A couple of days ago I noticed a pea sized lump in front of my left ear. It doesn’t seem to move, and is not painful. I cannot tell if it has changed in size at all. It definitely doesn’t seem to have gotten any bigger. I cannot get an appointment with my GP for a couple of weeks, and don’t know if it’s urgent enough to spend £50 on a private appointment. Thanks.
I found a lump at the bottom of my back that is small, pink and brown around the edges. What could it be? I am quite concerned as I have only just noticed this and it is not painful. I think it has been there for a few months now, I have nothing else on my body and I have had blood tests and they are fine
Two and a half weeks ago I had a day where my urine was dark red/brown. I put this down to too much black coffee as it always makes me need to urinate much more often. I even thought it could be the coffee passing through me. This continued for a few days and then became normal one time and coloured the next. This is how it continued until during the last few days it became more blood coloured more often, but my doctor had started me on Rivaroxaban because I have intermittent AF and one of the common side effects is blood in the urine. Today, for example from first thing in the morning my urine was clear, bloody, clear, clear and then bloody, bloody and clear.
Having seen a bloody urine sample and tested it today my doctor has referred me as urgent to the hospital for tests.
I have googled it and found with bladder cancer it is quite usual for the urine to fluctuate, being bloody one time and not the next.
Are my chances of having cancer great? Unfortunately I am 65 and have smoked all my life albeit less then 10 a day.
Medications: Rivaroxaban and Citalopram both 20mg
Hi. I’m presently on Isentress, Norvir and Reyataz for HIV and thinking of using sildenafil (A Viagra Alternative) to help with my ED problems. Is it safe to take both HIV meds and Sildenafil at the same time?
Medications: Isentress, Norvir and Reyataz
Hello in 2010 I had an ultrasound after seeing a nephrologist. My right kidney measured 10×3.6 cm and my left 9.8×3.8 cm…the notation said slight increased echogenicity of both kidneys in prominent pyramids. And the impression was suggesting medical renal disease…now the nephrologist said that I had significant scarring in both kidneys. Which baffled him because my blood work was great. Now a few days ago after getting an ultrasound of my kidneys there was nothing it was all normal. And while I’m thankful I’m confused and no one seems to be able to tell me why this can occur. Can you tell me why this might be the case?
Medications: Methotrexate, prednisone, gabapentin
General Information: I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2017 and my Rheumatologist thinks I may have RA or sarcoidosis.
I have been suffering from a pinpoint pain in my lower back, at exactly the same location at least 3 to 4 times per day. the pain stays for a second or two and then goes away. But it happens often, several times a day. I had a lumpectomy and lymph node operation 2 months ago. Can it be related to my operation. My doc thinks no.
I have been experiencing diarrhea on and off for a very long time. With an ongoing pain in my lower left stomach. Probably close to the descending colon, inguinal ligament or the rectus abdominis. Scans have not shown anything out of the ordinary and doctors usually just talk about a hernia.
I am 46, I have one child (18y boy with my ex), but I have been trying to have a baby for 10 years with my now wife. We have done all IVF methods, even with donor eggs. But, the embryo does never survive the 4th or 5th day after the embryo transfer.
I like suggestions on what diagnostics and tests I should do. Are there any specific blood test or others that I could order, to further analyze my situation?
I’m a 30 year old female and pregnant. I have a nickel sized lump that is very painful and itchy at top of my vagina lip. Its red and has yellow. Also the entire left side is swelled. Hurts to move or walk. This has been here a little over a week but keeps getting worse each. I don’t know if its a boil, possible staph infection, ect. And I don’t know if I need to go to hospital or not. Its extremely painful.
Medications: Zoloft vistril
General Information: No
I am a 23 year old female with chronic pain and tingling sensation in both legs accompanied by issues with urinating. I have had to urinate multiple times in just a short 30 minutes…some times i feel like i can’t empty my bladder. My legs have been hurting for about 6 months. They hurt all day every day and even wake me up during the night. I can’t find relief with anything…please help.
Medications: Synthroid, zoloft
General Information: Saw a doctor and had xrays done. Went to an ER one time because the pain was radiating to my abdomin and back..urgent care said there was blood in my urine and figured I was having a kidney stone. They gave me a shot of muscle relaxer which did not help and sent me to the ER for a CT and they refused to do one.
My husband is 72 and forgetting things, can’t remember dates and forgets where he puts things like his keys and wallet. Is it alzheimer’s?
Medications: Zocor, Nexxum, Lisinopril, Hydrochlorothiazide
I am a 91 year old male with congestive heart failure, on medicine for it and have an existing pacemaker that was put in in 2012.
I have bad swelling in my legs and feet, no energy, sleeping issues, and just don’t feel good.
I have the option of 1. getting a new battery in my existing pacemaker (has 6-7 months left)
2. Getting a biventricular pacemaker put in
3. Doing nothing
My question is: 1. Will my swelling be alleviated with the biventricular pacemaker put in?
2. If I chose to do nothing, what will typically happen when my battery runs down or out?
Medications: Multaq, Furosemide, spironolactone, ferrous sulfate
General Information: Yes, I am under the care is a cardiologist
I have a major acne problem which cannot be corrected. Acne all over my face. Went to several doctors but no solution can be found. Was tested for just about everything. CBC, TSH, HB, Blood sugar and kidney. All normal. Also tried all kind of acne products including clindamycin and minocycline. Nothing. What should I do?
Medications: clindamycin and minocycline