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 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’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



I had laryngitis cough sore throat and fever and I’m having lots of vertigo episodes?

I am 55. Last week I had laryngitis cough sore throat and fever . This week I thought I was better fever gone sore throat gone but now I have a rattling sound when I breathe in and breathe out, and I’m having lots of vertigo episodes and a hacking cough that brings nothing up ….. i’m not sure if I should see a doctor or not



Since late last year, l have been complaining about my loss of appetite and consequently loss of weight?

I am a 43 year old Nigerian lady.l saw my menstruation on the 5th of this month February and now l saw it again yesterday being 19th February, meaning a 14days cycle which is quite absurd and unusual though no pain, flow is normal and reddish, no smell, just stupidly normal.

Since late last year, l have been complaining about my loss of appetite and consequently loss of weight. l used to weigh 105kg(not healthy l know) but now l have stayed on 95 since Dec. I do not have any accompanying sickness or illness except occasional itching in my private part which goes off after medication though my clitoris retain a pepperish pain(not unbearable though) but l just notice it all the same. Apart from that no other complain until this 14 days cycle stuff.

Last week Thursday, l bought a multi vitamin syrup to aid my appetite and so dont know if it has any thing to do with it(Protobex syrup)predigested protein fortified with vitamins, iron and zinc. I have a history of asthma and high blood pressure.l am daily on franol tablet and ventolin inhaler. What could be wrong please?



Getting joint pains after the pregnancy?

Hi ,currently my sister is getting joint pains after the pregnancy.She gave birth 11 days back and pains started after 5th day.Her age is 27.Seems like they are getting worse day by day and can’t even get up from bed without help.Can you please help and advise us why she is in such condition and what is the cure.Thanks.



For 2-3 years I have had blood in my stools?

Hello I am a 17 year old female. For 2-3 years I have had blood in my stool. I have also, from time to time, had maroon-colored or white discharge come out. I’ve also had oil in my stool. I know this is not normal but I’m scared to tell my parents and to have to go to the doctor. May you please help me determine what is wrong with my colon.



I’ve been diagnosed with anemia?

hello I’ve recently been diagnosed with anemia , and due to a heavy period its been effecting me more. I have been taking the tablets given to me , however I have recently started to feel very ill and nausea even when sitting , my arms and legs feel very strange and ache . I have a slight odd feeling in my chest , I feel like a zombie all I want to do is lay in bed , I have no idea what to do , surely my tablets should be preventing this ?