I have hormonal imbalance, I was diagnosed when I was a teenager?

Hello, I have hormonal imbalance, I was diagnosed when I was a teenager and the gynecologist prescribed me Diane 35. I also had polycystic ovaries.

Now I’m 26 and I’ve been taking the Diane for about 10 years, more or less.
I stopped the pill for about 9 months and the symptoms from the hormonal balance started so I started taking it again.
I don’t need the pill for birth control, so I looking to take something else to control the symptoms of the hormonal imbalance, which include facial hair, acne and no menstrual cycles at all.
The moment I stop the pill, my menstruation stops right that moment.

I’ve had several ultrasound tests done to check on my ovaries, it seems the Diane 35 eliminated the polycystic ovaries.
I take Diane 35 daily, except one week a month. And I take paroxetine daily.

I would really appreciate any advice and recommendation.



I have central posterior disc herniation with annular tear?

Age:17, Gender: Female

At my l4-l5 i have central prosterior disc herniation with annular tear and a degree of subligamentous extrusion of the disc material, which is occupying the anterior epidural space and causing partial compromise of the left lateral recess with potential for impingement of the left transversing nerve root. There is mild bilateral nerve root exiting forminal stenosis, aggravated by some facet joint arthropathy with widening of the joint spaces and hypertrophy. No direct exiting nerve root impingement is demonstrated at this level. My L5-S1, there is central prosterior and left paracentral and foraminal disc protrusion causing obliteration of the anterior epidural space and partial compromise of the left lateral recess with displacement of the left transversing nerve root. There is also mild stenosis of the proximal aspect of the left nerve root exit foramen with no definite direct exiting nerve root impingement.
Are these results bad and what would you recommend, i have already tried physio for 4 months with symptoms only getting worse, i am also on medication with no improvements, i have tried exercising and avoiding bending or sitting for long periods. I have also tried accupuncture with no change.

More details about the presenting complaint:
Numbness down left leg frequently, shooting pain down back of left leg and stabbing pain under big toe. Doctor said i have decreased quad and hamstring strength bilaterally and slump test produces leg pain bilaterally.

Current medications:
Naproxen 500mg 1 tablet 4 times daily, cocodomal 2 tablets 4 times daily. Doctor said thats the highest dosage they can give me because of my age.

Lab tests performed:
Mri performed.

Height, Weight, BMI
Height (cm) BMI Weight (Kg)
180.00 16.98 55.00



I began to have pain in my left hip, across my stomach and in my left groin?

I am a 69 year old male, the week before Thanksgiving i fell down my front steps ,I was able to get up without any difficulties. The next day I began to have pain in my left hip, across my stomach and in my left groin. I went to my Doctor and an x-Ray of my pelvis was ordered and obtained ,the x-Ray showed no fractures or anything that would cause the pain. The pain was still present after a month, I contacted my Doctor, a order for a cat scan was ordered, the scan showed no fracture or any other reason why the pain is still present, it has been three months since the fall and the pain is still an issue,my Doctor says that the next step is a MRI, Any ideas on what the problem is.



I broke my tibia and fibula in a snow blade accident, fibula seems displaced?

One month ago I broke my tibia and fibula in a snow blade accident. I had extension put on my leg and in two days surgery where I’ve got metal plate with 8 screws on the tibia but nothing on the fibula. Now I’ve had X-ray and doctor is saying it is OK with some minimal bone healing, but to me it looks like the fibula is a bit displaced. I wonder is it normal not to put plate on the fibula, having in mind it was multifractured fracture. Also I wonder whether it is normal to have only minimal bone healing after one month and when the bones should be fully recovered.



I experienced a sudden tingling on my lips and in my gums, is it Guillain Barre syndrome?

Hello! Over the past several weeks, I have been something of an anxiety ridden wreck. Actually, anxiety and high levels of stress have been with me for a long time, though recent circumstances have changed how I react to it. The stressors were more or less related to being an entrepreneur, college student, navigating a quarter-life crisis, as we millennials seem to do, etc. But in any case, I recently had a string of symptoms that I’m more worried about than before.

Several weeks ago, February 4th, I experienced a sudden tingling on my lips and in my gums. The tingling lasted, perhaps not more than a minute, and then was completely gone. Approximately two weeks later, I was struck with a short lived but moderately intense cold, the symptoms to be described as: itchy + scratchy sore throat, congestion and sneezing, a mild fever, night sweats, and extreme fatigue. The fatigue lasted for the entire duration of about 3 days. The itchy + scratchy sore throat, lasted only approximately 24 hours, as did the congestion and sneezing and mild fever, which occurred on the second day of this three days episode.

Around the fourth and fifth day, the symptoms of the cold more or less abated, but another symptom appeared: A tingling in my feet and lower legs, and some muscle soreness and weakness. For the next three days, leading up to today, I’ve experience more or less this tingling, along with a mild sense of dizziness and some difficulty walking.

I’ve looked up the symptoms online, and for better or for worse, would like to ask some questions about Guilliard Barre syndrome. When march first comes around, I will have access to health insurance, thank god, but I would like to see if I can rule out Guilliard Barre syndrome before that point, hence, why I’m asking about it on here.

Are there discrepancies between what I’ve said here and how Guilliard Barre syndrome progresses? For example, the speed of the progression symptoms with respect to my legs and feet. It’s been four days, and I can still stand and walk. The websites I consulted said that the syndrome progressed rapidly over the time span of two weeks, but how rapidly is that? And does my time scale fit what should be expected? Likewise, the symptoms of my cold matched up fairly well the symptoms for mononucleosis, but the entire episode was very brief.

Furthermore, in Guilliard Barre syndrome, is the tingling more or less constant? Or does the tingling come and go when you rest and/or use your legs respectively? In my case, the tingling hasn’t been constant, and while sometimes I may think that the tingling is slowly moving up my legs and spreading higher up my body, it’s difficult to distinguish that from the possibility that my anxiety is simply imagining things, so to speak.

Finally, though my hands are located “physically” higher up on my body, Guilliard Barre syndrom starts to attack the extremities of the body first, yes? This would imply that my hands should also be experiencing some tingling as well. They did experience some tingling a few days after the lips and gums were tingling, but only in isolated episodes, and only after using them for a period of time.



Was diagnosed by the doctors as “Periproctic abscess over 9 o’clock in SSL”?

I am a mariner by profession and presently posted onboard ship trading in ports of Europe.

I had a abscess in my anus area, and got operated in port of Germany, on 20.02.2017. It was diagnosed by the doctors as “Periproctic abscess over 9 o’clock in SSL”.

Post surgery, one Cutimed Sorbact 2×50 cm (Tamponade: Ribbon Gauge) was put in the operated wound area, and same was removed and replaced by the doctors on 21.02.2017. They further advised to change the “Cutimed Sorbact” within next 2-4 days by any medical practitioner, and discharged me from hospital.

Now I am at sea, approaching for next port Amsterdam. I am likely to have opportunity to visit doctor on arrival in port on 28.02.2017.

Please Note:
“Cutimed Sorbact” 2×50 cm (Tamponade: Ribbon Gauge) was last changed by the doctor on 21.02.2017.

Please advice on below questionnaire:
1. Is that OK to visit doctor for changing “Cutimed Sorbact” after 7 days on 28.02.2017….?
2. Is there any harm or risk involved by this 7 days period…?
3. Is it possible, that the “Cutimed Sorbact” would release automatically within this time period…?
4. Can I remove and change the “Cutimed Sorbact” by myself…?

I am little worried, as I am out at sea without a proper medical assistance. However, we do have a small hospital and medical equipment onboard, and could find a way out as per your advice on my above questionnaire.

Thanks & Best Regards,

(…)
Sex-Male
Age-41



I’ve just turned 40 and have advanced glaucoma started having confused episodes?

I’ve just turned 40 and have advanced glaucoma. I am taking Duotrav. The minute I started taking it I became very tired, then started having confused episodes. My weight was jumping around, I’d eat 1000 calories in a day and gain 2 or 3 pounds. Been on it 10 weeks. I’ve now got swollen feet, knees and thighs. It is getting worse, this morning I pulled an empty wheelie bin 15 metres and became out of breath and dizzy. My chest felt tight too. It has gone now, but I can’t see my opthalmologist for a few days. A few weeks ago, I had a sudden attack where I felt like the room was spinning violently and I ended up on the floor in a cold sweat.
Is this a medical emergency or should I just wait and see my opthalmologist? I live a long way from the nearest hospital and it would take a lot of energy to travel to it, but I have children and don’t want to risk my health.
I was fit before I started on this medicine, I ran a marathon less than 4 months ago.
The medication I take for my advanced glaucome is Duotrav, I also take cod liver oil, 200mg of ferrous sulphate, a multi vitamin and 5000iu of vit D3. I’m 5ft 4in and I weigh around 145 pounds. I have pre-diabetes. I had asthma as a child, but grew out of it.



Several months ago, my lower left leg (shin area) began to hurt?

Hi, several months ago, my lower left leg (shin area) began to hurt. Like a soreness, didn’t feel like the muscle, it felt like bone pain. I am a 43 year old female, 5’6 235pounds. I went to the doctor, who said I had mild pitting edema, but ordered an xray. My doctor, not the radiologist, viewed the xray and said it looked good, he didn’t see a fracture or anything but the outer part of my tibia was a little thicker than he is used to seeing, but said wait for radiologist report. The Xray came back normal. He then ordered an mri. He called and it was normal, and showed mild dermal edema. He said all he wanted me to do was try to exercise and take ibuprofen as needed. That seemed to help, but it is back. I want to believe the xray and mri would have showed something if it were of bigger concern. Just confused & worried. Thank you.



I have low grade fever, that persists for 3 to even 6 months I cannot lead a normal life?

Hi, my name is (…). I’m 30 years old. Last 3 winters I have low grade fever, that persists for 3 to even 6 months. I have diagnosed Hashimoto’s and on eutirox medicine, with ups and downs of hormones. I’m told that fever can’t be from Hashimoto’s, but blood test didn’t show anything. I don’t know what to do. I’m feeling tired, sleepy… I cannot lead normal life.
Thank You very much!



I’m afraid I can’t carry out my pregnancy, what should I do?

Hi i am a mother of two both preterm deliveries..my son was 8 months born viginal delivery…my son is 18 months old…i got pregnant with twin girls they both were born via emergency c section after my water broke…my one daughter died other was in hospital for 3 months she got released on nov 2016…from release date she is now 3 months old..and im pregnant again 3 to 4 weeks max im weak o cant carry this pregnancy what should i do…



I’ve been ill for the past seven weeks, need a second doctor opinion?

Okay, so I ve been ill for the past seven weeks. It started off as a cold and cough, after five weeks I went to my doctor, and was prescribed amoxicillin for five days for a chest infection. It seemed to clear it up for a couple of days, however, it flared up again even worse and I m in agony. I ve barely slept, I m constantly coughing, sometimes yellowy mucus comes up (sorry if that s tmi hahah) and I m just exhausted in general. I have a lump on the right side of my throat but I think it’s just a swollen gland?

I went back to my doctor today as it does n t seem to be improving, I ve tried everything for it, all types of cough syrups, tablets. You name it and I ve probably tried it. Nothing seems to shift it. The only advice I got from my doctor today was “come back if it gets worse”

I m at my wits end with this, it s reached the point where I m fed up of being ill, I just want it gone but I just feel like it isn t being taken seriously. What should I do?

I’m an eighteen year old female, I have asthma. I’m on montelukast tablets, salabutamol inhaler, ventolin inhaler, I have hay fever. I’m also taking the cilest contraceptive pill, I have never had an asthma attack.



I’ve been sick for over a year now not being able to do basic human things?

I’ve been sick for over a year now. I’m 29 female. Symptoms include: low vitamin d, underactive thyroid( normal now took levothyroxine),occasional heart palpitations, pale skin, swollen hands legs abdomen, dizzy spells, orthostatic hypotension patterns with symptoms, lung mucus production with cough, insomnia, constipation, pain in lower back shoulders hips legs. So far I’ve had a tilt table test(negative) heart ultrasound( negative) sleep study( negative) 24 hour urine collection with a cortisol level 4 points above normal. I went from functioning to now not being able to do basic human things like dishes and grocery shopping. So far my doctor just keeps telling me he’s not sure what’s causing all this.



High blood pressure for at least past week Two episodes of blurred vision?

High blood pressure for at least past week
Two episodes of blurred vision both lasted about 5 minutes
Difference in left and right arm pressure
Left arm painful when taking pressure. Right arm ok.
Headaches
Tightness when taking deep breath
Went to walkin. They sent me to ER. ER said it was reaction to sudafed I had taken two days prior. Sent me home. Next day went to Dr office. Did ekg said it was fine. Gave me clonidine to take as needed