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Board: Gallbladder 04-22-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By MSNik
Re: Pain three months after gallbladder removal

I will... but I had it done on a Friday and its now Sunday and havent gotten a call; I am assuming no one is going to look at my films until Monday...it was not a STAT order.
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-22-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 76
Posted By MSNik
Re: PRP injections for knee osteo

I know a few people who have had PRP for knees...Ive had it for other things...some of them swear by it and say it helped...others say it did nothing. For me, it did nothing. For my mother, who had...
Board: Women's Health 04-22-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 54
Posted By MSNik
Re: Diagnosed with a ovarian cyst

Hi. Ovarian cysts are not uncommon and yes- they do hurt alot! I once went thinking my appendix was about to rupture only to learn it was a cyst.

What happens is that they basically pop on their...
Board: Gallbladder 04-21-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 123
Posted By MSNik
Re: Pain three months after gallbladder removal

I am one year out from having mine removed...the pain that I have been having for the past week had me calling my surgeon and visiting him on Thursday afternoon. He sent me for a CT scan. I was...
Board: Skin Problems 04-20-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By MSNik
Re: Small red bumps in folds of nose. WON'T GO AWAY! HELP!!

Hello. Is the doctor you are seeing a dermatologist? You should listen to him...and keep using the cream he has prescribed...if he isnt a dermatologist, find one and get a second opinion.

Stop...
Board: Gallbladder 04-19-2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By MSNik
Re: Biliary hyperkinesia

That is not normal, anything below 35 and above 75 is considered abnormal....your scan is showing that this is all coming from your GB:
You need to take your tests to another GI office; ask them to...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-16-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By MSNik
Re: More than GERD???

Did anyone mention your gallbladder? You can request a HIDA scan or Ultrasound (or both) to rule out GB issues; they present pretty much exactly as you described.
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 04-15-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By MSNik
Re: Anyone have similar symptoms

Hi there. It certainly can be GERD, but GERD can cause other issues such as Barretts Disease. You need to see a GI doctor or Gastroenterologist. A GI doctor oversees the digestive tract and if you...
Board: Exercise & Fitness 04-15-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By MSNik
Re: Elliptical - Workout Question

Neither of these are going to help you lose weight better than the other....losing weight is all about burning more than you take in calorie wise.

What will make a difference is your heart...
Board: Spinal Cord Disorders 04-15-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By MSNik
Re: Issues at c3 level

I have a herniated disc at C-3 and C-4...my symptoms include numbness in my left hand, tingling in both of my feet and stiffness and pain randomly in my neck.

I also have MS and it took years to...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 04-15-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By MSNik
Re: ill for 6 days

Did you go to the doctors when you hit your head? Were you knocked unconscious? If it has been almost a week and you are still exhibiting signs of a concussion; you really should be checked out.
...
Board: Schizophrenia 04-15-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By MSNik
Re: I need some advice on getting a job and going back to school

Aveas, maybe try finding a temporary service which can place you in short term jobs for awhile? This might allow you to see how you do in the job world without a big committment. It also looks good...
Board: Back Problems 04-15-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By MSNik
Re: Explain my lower back mri

You really need to talk to the doctor who ordered this to get a full understanding of this; however, some of the terminology is relatively easy to explain.

L4- L5- you have disc bulging. This...
Board: Urology 04-15-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By MSNik
Re: Difficulties Urinating

You would need to see a urologist to get medication for this; however what you are describing might be a bladder spasm issue and yes, it is fixable with medication.

Unfortunately, there is nothing...
Board: Bowel Disorders 04-15-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By MSNik
Re: Haemorrhoid or something more?

Hi there. You definitely need to have that colonoscopy to make sure that nothing serious is happening; but waiting a few more weeks for it isnt going to change anything.

Meantime, I am wondering...
Board: Menopause 04-15-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By MSNik
Re: Digestive issues

I started having similar symptoms right around that time. Mine also included constipation and irregular BMs. I went to my GI doctor who prescribed some medicine to take as needed; it really helped.
...
Board: Multiple Sclerosis 04-15-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By MSNik
Re: MS treatment with Ocrevus infusion

sorry I cant help you...but I am very curious to hear if you have had this done and how your experience was. Because it is so new, my doctor won't prescribe it for me. He is big on waiting for at...
Board: Relationship Health 04-13-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By MSNik
Re: Husband wants open marriage

Wow. This is a sticky one for sure...if this happened to me, I would feel exactly like you do- and be completely against it...but then what? I would be afraid that I couldn't trust him once he opened...
Board: Women's Health 04-13-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By MSNik
Re: Strange Vaginal Smell

Peanut, semen has a very distinct smell and it could be absolutely nothing; but it could also be a bacterial infection which you are smelling. Men do not get the same symptoms as women. It couldn't...
Board: Gallbladder 04-12-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By MSNik
Re: Pooping 3-4x each morning

Usually this only happens if you are eating allot of fat in your diet. Even good fats (Coconut oil, avocado) can do this to you.

There is a post surgical complication which sometimes happens...
Board: Gallbladder 04-12-2018, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By MSNik
Re: Constipation PRE OP

I would disagree with that based on my own symptoms. My constipation stopped as soon as mine was out and I started eating properly.

The first 3 weeks after you get it out, stay away from FAT of...
Board: Gallbladder 04-11-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By MSNik
Re: Constipation PRE OP

It is absolutely a symptom of a bad gallbladder; in fact this is how most gallbladders are discovered that they need to come out.

Have you seen a GI doctor? Have you had a HIDA scan or Ultrasound?...
Board: HIV Prevention 04-11-2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 206
Posted By MSNik
Re: Hiv through bitten

If the skin was not broken, there is no risk of transmission.
Board: Herpes 04-10-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By MSNik
Re: Just been diagnosed with herpes!!

There are drugs you can take to shorten the duration... have you seen your doctor?
Board: Nail Problems 04-10-2018, 01:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By MSNik
Re: Can fungus arrest toenail growth? If yes, can treatment restart growth?

Your nail should grow back. Fungus shouldn't prevent it. Nails are made up of Keratin, and the laser didnt destroy that....it may take time, but you should start seeing growth again.
Board: Women's Health 04-09-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 237
Posted By MSNik
Re: Any clue

If you mean when your period stops......best thing in the world!
Board: Burns & Injuries 04-09-2018, 03:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By MSNik
Re: Hit in the chest, should I be worried?

You should be fine...a bottle of water should not cause any problems. You may be bruised and bruises can cause minor pain...if it lasts more than 24 hours, call your doctor; otherwise just...
Board: ADD / ADHD 04-08-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 180
Posted By MSNik
Re: unwanted medication changes - hurting or helping?

There has been allot of new information released on how to take these drugs and maximum dosages...just because you read one thing does not mean that its still the latest information.

I would...
Board: Eating Disorder Recovery 04-08-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By MSNik
Re: How long would my Bulimia recovery take ?

A disease such as bulimia and anorexia are both psychological diseases...not physical. They manifest in physical symptoms. To recover from these it will take counseling and time...the amount of time...
Board: Brain Tumors 04-08-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By MSNik
Re: Can an mri w/o contrast miss a brain tumor?

Most of the time an MRI will pick up everything there is to see; but there is always a margin of error. IF you feel that it should be repeated with Contrast and your doctor will not do it, you can...
Board: HIV Prevention 04-08-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By MSNik
Re: Transmission risk during acute infection

Because they prevent the exchange of body fluids...

Do you know how HIV is passed on to others? I am not sure I am understanding the question.... anything you can do to lower the risk is a good...
Board: HIV Prevention 04-08-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By MSNik
Re: Transmission risk during acute infection

Because they prevent the exchange of body fluids...

Do you know how HIV is passed on to others?
Board: Health Insurance - SSDI Issues 04-08-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By MSNik
Re: Seeking Copay Assistance

You need to speak to the doctor who is administering the treatment. He or She may know of a co-pay assistance program from the pharmaceutical company..

You should also call your insurance company....
Board: Sexual Health - Women 04-08-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By MSNik
Re: I Get So Tired After Sex

I have the opposite effect; I am so wide awake that I cannot fall asleep. I have spoken to my friends about their experiences...seems to be half and half....some women get tired and some wide awake! ...
Board: HIV Prevention 04-08-2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By MSNik
Re: Transmission risk during acute infection

Sam, obviously if the condom is used, risk decreases; however, its very important that the condom is used correctly- placed on the man PRIOR to any sexual content and that no body fluids are...
Board: Digestive Disorders 04-08-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By MSNik
Re: Digestive or bowel issue

The only person who can really answer this question is a GI (Gastroenterologist) doctor. If you are having bowel issues to this extent, you probably want to rule out the reason why....it could be...
Board: Menopause 04-08-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 442
Posted By MSNik
Re: Is light spotting normal? And for how long?

It absolutely could just be your wacky hormones! If it doesnt stop like a normal period, make an appt with your GYN ; but if you are entering into peri- you may discover that your periods start...
Board: Urology 04-07-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By MSNik
Re: Long term urinary issue need help addressing

Hi there. I feel like you have tried everything and are in good hands with your doctor, but wanted to address the last thing you said. Worrying this will affect school..

I did my MBA and am 5/8...
Board: Pain Management 04-07-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By MSNik
Re: In chronic pain but refuse to take pain pills

Amy, all pain pills are addictive; however, when they are used correctly under a doctors care- and not abused- patients can take them and successfully STOP taking them when they are no longer needed....
Board: Parenting Issues 04-07-2018, 03:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By MSNik
Re: Is my boyfriendís daughter jealous?

Hi. WOW. I am a step mom to two girls...they were 6 and 8 when they came into my life (15 years ago)- and I remember the pouts and tantrums and how they tried to get their dad to hate me...but ...
...
Board: Birth Control 04-07-2018, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By MSNik
Re: Birth control

Sorry, but I am alittle confused....was this your last pill before you get your period? If so, dont start a new pack...just let your period come and then start back on the day you are supposed to...
Board: HIV Prevention 04-06-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By MSNik
Re: Catching HIV through Unprofessional Tattoo?

Everything you mention here sounds normal for getting a tattoo. Water is usually used on cotton to wipe off the blood and ink as the tattoo is being done...petroleum jelly is sometimes used...
Board: Sexually Transmitted Diseases 04-06-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By MSNik
Re: Help with symptoms and test results

These are all really good questions for your doctor. But....taking Cipro could mask any test results including your WBC.

Taking the additional Cipro after finishing your course of antibiotics is...
Board: Knee & Hip Problems 04-05-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By MSNik
Re: what are the effective ways to reduce knee pain?

Congratulations on the weight loss! Thats a huge accomplishment.

If you didn't bang or injure your knee, its possible that the extra weight previously had something to do with the pain...

The...
Board: Obesity 04-05-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By MSNik
Re: Bulging "Baby Fat" only on left inner thigh

Be careful if you are having lasers done that it is only done by a doctor. Some states allow technicians to run lasers; personally, I would not allow anyone who was not a board certified MD in...
Board: Stress 04-05-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By MSNik
Re: Can stress mimic or cause chronic disorders?

If something is only caused by stress it is usually reversible. Finding ways to get rid of the stress takes practice- but can be done. If you are having a serious health problem, you need to talk to...
Board: General Health 04-05-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 368
Posted By MSNik
Re: Constant Tiredness......Why??

Hi there. There are quite a few things which come to mind. It is great that you are having sleep studies done; because that is definitely a place to start!

There are other things which could be...
Board: Aging Issues 04-05-2018, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By MSNik
Re: Deteriorating ...

Have you had a good physical lately? So many things can be out of wack causing your symptoms....vitamin deficiencies; especially vitamin D- can cause us to have brain fog and feel forgetful....other...
Board: Obesity 04-05-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By MSNik
Re: Bulging "Baby Fat" only on left inner thigh

Fat pockets can be caused by alot of different things. I had something similar. I went to a medical spa where they performed a laser treatment on my outer thigh- it caused it to slowly break down and...
Board: Skin Problems 04-05-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By MSNik
Re: What the heck is this rash? How do I get it to go away?

Have you been checked for autoimmune diseases? You might want to go to a Rheumatologist- sometimes rashes like this are from Lupus. Your primary doctor can run some blood work on you; but a Rheumy...
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