Aches/Pains & Lumps/Bumps

Sores

Monday, October 13, 2014


Question

I first noticed an open sore on my inner right thigh about a week ago and since then it has multiplied and I thought it was just from my legs rubbing together from walking but now there are 2 on my stomach and one on my inner left thigh. I am not sexually active and those are the only places they are found. I did put Neosporin on and cover them with a band-aid but I stopped doing that because when I would take the band-aid off, skin on the adhesive part would peel off as well causing another sore. The Neosporin does seem to work but new sores keeping popping up. Any idea on what this could be and how to treat it?

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Stomach Pain & Cramping

Friday, October 10, 2014


Question

Ever since this past Friday, I get these random stomach aches and cramping, and eventually go to the bathroom. Normally when I go to the bathroom, I never have gas and now that seems to be all it is. None of my stools have been solid either. It almost feels like I can't go. The stomach aches happen randomly, maybe 3-4 times a day, which is annoying. They even wake me up when I'm sleeping. I've never had any issues like this, so I don't know what to do.

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Bad Back from Basketball

Thursday, October 9, 2014


Question

I used to have problems with my sciatica a few years ago. My back hurts again after I played basketball last weekend. I feel pain when I get up. I can't even stoop. What should I do to reduce my injury? What shouldn't I do?

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Ankle Popping & Pain

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


Question

About 10 years ago, I broke my ankle, stretched the tendons, and tore some ligaments. For the past several years, I have experienced popping every time I move it, and on and off swelling, giving, and pain. I typically experience these symptoms after long periods on my feet or when the weather changes. At what point should I go to a doctor? Is this something that I am going to have to deal with for the rest of my life? What are my treatment options? Also, the injury was to my left ankle, but since still can't put half of my weight on it, I experience similar problems with my right ankle.

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Headaches & Dizziness

Wednesday, September 3, 2014


Question

For about 5 days now I have been experiencing headaches which are almost immediately followed by a dizzy spell. They've been happening on average once or twice a day. If I'm sitting down it feels like I begin rocking back and forth in my seat. On one occasion I stumbled over something but I believe a blacked out because I don't remember the actual fall, just stumbling and then getting up off the floor. What could be causing this and what are some possible solutions?

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