I want to start a testosterone replacement therapy?

I want to start a testosterone replacement therapy. My main concern is the impact to my kidneys.
One year ago I was found with a cancer in one of my kidneys. I underwent a partial nephrectomy which succeeded. Now, I have 1 whole kidney and 0.6 of the other. They work properly and I do not have any sign of cancer (whereas I will be doing exams every 6 months for the next 3 years).
I have to add the whole kidney has 2-3 cysts, but apart from that my kidneys work completely properly.
My questions are: Is the use of testosterone toxic for kidneys? Does my condition (apart for the extra burden due to the deficit in volume of kidneys) entail higher risk? Would you suggest the use of testosterone in such a case?

Age: 43
Male
Medications: None

How much are the chances for me to get cervical cancer ?

I am a medical student and before 1 month i saw that i have a wart around the anus and today i saw that i had 2 more , so they must have multiplied . I have had anal sex a few times with only one partner and never have had vaginal sex. I want to know if i am at risk of cervical cancer or anal cancer , please help me I am 21 years old , i know there is no way to cure HPV but mostly it goes away on its own right ? If i had only anal sex how much are the chances for me to get cervical cancer ?

Age: 21
Female
Medications: None
No
General Information: I will go see a doctor today, i showed to my professor , a gastroenterohepatologist this problem and she said it isnt something to worry about it can be cured. I have problem with tonsills

It started 4 days ago with the headache, slight heartache, and slight kidney ache?

It started 4 days ago with the headache, slight heartache, and slight kidney ache. I was shivering, and the body temperature went up to 38.4C. Next day the temperature was about 37.8C, so I went to the doctor. He got me checked but found nothing. Since I had to travel abroad, he prescribed Levofloxacin 500 mg. Today, 2 days after I started taking antibiotic, my body temperature went up to 38.4C again. I am afraid it’s a virus, and antibiotic only makes it worse. May I stop taking it?

Age: 39
Female
Medications: Levofloxacin 500 mg
Yes
General Information:

My mother suffers from Polimyalgia Rheumatica, Osteoporosis, Hypertension and a heart murmur?

I am a caregiver to my 85 year old mother who suffers from Polimyalgia Rheumatica, Osteoporosis, Hypertension and a heart murmur. My question is dealing with her blood pressure. She is taking all the medications prescribed (Amlodipine, Losartan, Hydralazine, Isosorbide) routinely throughout the day and her pressure seems to be okay. In the evening though she starts to get this feeling that she has to vomit and she feels terrible. I took her blood pressure during this time and it was 188/92. She doesn’t eat anything at this time of night and I monitor/restrict any sodium intake throughout the day. Is there something that could be causing this that I could try at my end to resolve these “episodes”? Thank you in advance for your reply. Sincerely, (—)

Age: 61
Male
Medications:

I have mostly on the right side pelvic pain though sometimes I feel it on the left?

Hello,

I have mostly on the right side pelvic pain though sometimes I feel it on the left. This pain started since I put in Mirena IUD( about 1 year ago) and comes and goes on and off. For few days i have been feeling also burning and tingling pain in lower part of the stomach ( both sides). I have recently ( 1 month ago) had pervic MRI that showed herniated disk at L4/L5 ( lowest part). Recently I have also experienced constipation problems and saw gastroenterologist for it who did segmentation ( she saw 25cm of my colon but said it looked normal). I also had endoscopy done about 6 month ago and was diagnosed with stomach hernia and acid problem for which I am taking anti-acid medication. I also been experience need to urinate urges but have been diagnosed with over active bladder few years back so its ongoing problem that comes and goes. What bothers me the most now is burning sensation in my lower part of the stomach. Can you please tell me what can it be.

Age: 40
Female
Medications: anti-acid

I have had an infection in my finger for About 8 days?

Hi, I have had an infection in my finger for About 8 days. I believe that it is paronychia. A few days ago I noticed severe pain in my left underarm, and the following day I began to have flu like symptoms. I have full body aches, fever, and the pain with the finger, as well as swelling. Not really sure if this is something that I can treat at home , or if I need to seek my doctor. Thank you so much .

Age: 19
Male
Medications: None
No
General Information: I was at a spring last Saturday and I feel like I had a cut on my nail and may have gotten something into my finger to cause this.

I am 45 and in perimenopause. I no longer have regular periods?

I am 45 and in perimenopause. I no longer have regular periods. My last period was 6 months ago and it only lasted two days. I also have fibroids. Recently I have had a light brown discharge. I have only had the discharge in the morning. Just after I get up and usually nothing for the rest of the day. What causes this?

Age: 45
Female
Medications: Metformin, amlodipine, metoprolol, atrovostain, hydrochlothizide

I started with a late period. I also started to have nausea, minor headaches, and fatigue

age: 24, height: 5’5″, weight: 128, gender: Female, meds: N/A, medical issues: none, duration: 6 weeks, hormonal imbalance?

So it the strangeness started with a late period. I also started to have nausea, minor headaches, and fatigue. Six days later I get my period although it’s shorter and lighter. The nausea, headache, and fatigue continued. A month passes and over that time I also started to get this pressure/heavy kind of feeling in my uterus, like it was expanding. I’m starting to get a little freaked out because I’ve been feeling strange for a while with little change. I didn’t think it was pregnancy because one unfortunate instance occured a day or two after what I calculated to be when I would have ovulated (although I’d been irregular the 3 months prior). I finally decided to get a $1 test just to make sure and it came out negative. I’m feeling relieved but I still felt strange, something was still wrong.

Three days later I start my period, but it’s very strange. Day 1 was pretty normal maybe heavier than normal but in late morning of day 2 I started passing clumps (not like the ones I would normally get at the end of my period, they were larger and looked a little different, like tissue). The first two were pretty normal but they kept coming getting larger and more frequent. Towards the end I had to go to the bathroom every 20 minutes or so to pass 7 cm clumps. There were about 7 clumps in total 4 of them were large, 3 of them were very large about 3″ clumps. I was also cramping very bad. I normally only cramp the first day and if it’s bad enough I’ll take some medicine and I’m usually fine after that. Not the case, even after taking medicine it was still very painful. The clots stopped after 5hrs, I felt completely drained emotionally and physically (my uterus felt bare/empty). My period continued for 3 more days. The other symptoms I felt over the month subsided after that. What was wrong with me?

Age: 24
Female
Medications: None
No
General Information: Haven’t felt symptoms or had a period like that since.

I was recently told by my Dr that my anemia is a level 9 and put on a iron supplement?

I was recently told by my Dr that my anemia is a level 9 and put on a iron supplement. Within a few days, the shortness of breath, fatigue etc has dissipated significantly. Could it just be an iron deficiency or should I be more worried? The information on the internet has me completely terrified and worried.

Age: 46
Female
Medications: Ferrous Sulfate, B12, fish oil and a multi vitamin

I have a twitch in my left thumb-it occasionally moves on it own?

I have a twitch in my left thumb-it occasionally moves on it own. My doctor has run CBC blood work and hospital has run bloodwork and all results came back fine. I suffer from anxiety and sometimes depression. Why is my thumb still twitching? Is this a sign of MS, Lupus, or Parkinson’s’?

Age:
Male
Medications:
No
General Information: I have a kidney disease (FSG) im not sure if this has anything to do with the twitching. My doctor doesnt seem to worried. I have not gone to see a neurologist yet.

I’ve just been prescribed Ramipril for high blood pressure?

I’ve just been prescribed Ramipril for high blood pressure based on the fact that I’ve had high BP for a couple of weeks of checking. He says it’s just something that happens as we get older – I’m 47.

I have been regularly taking Phenylephrine for blocked sinuses and related tension headaches, it’s the only over the counter medicine I’ve found to work. But research has shown me that this could be the cause on my high BP, along with Naproxen which I use for my stiff back, due to a fracture many years ago.

Is it more likely that if I stop the medicines my BP will normalise rather than treating a symptom of my over-medication… or is my BP likely unrelated to my meds and due to age as my GP suggests?

Many thanks,
(—)

Age: 47
Male
Medications: various over the counter remedies

I have been having lower left pelvic pain that radiates to my groin, down my upper front thigh, hip and to lower back?

I have been having lower left pelvic pain that radiates to my groin, down my upper front thigh, hip and to lower back. It gets severe after my period ends and sometimes around ovulation and can last for days. I had a Plain CT scan without contrast last June in the ER when I first had this severe pain. It came back normal. I am worried maybe it missed something ( like diverticulosis and or diverticulitis. I was wondering if a 3T MRI without contrast would be able to diagnose and or rule out diverticula and diverticulitis? I cannot tolerate the contrasts or dyes as I get nasty adverse reactions to them.

Age: 43
Female
Medications: none
Yes
General Information: I have seen sevreal doctor’s and keep getting bounced around. This issues started last June. I keep having episodes. I was told it may be gynelogical. I consulted with a gynecologist who specializes inn gyne issues and he said he could do a laprsocopy to explore. I want to be sure this lower left pain is Not being caused by something else like Diverticulosis / diverticulitis before going under the knife. I am super sensitive to chemicals in general and get nasty reactions. I have read that 3T MRI has higher resolution and can diagnose issues without the use of the dyes and contrasts. Is this true?? Would a 3T MRI be able to see diverticula and diverticulitis?

I had substantial pain and bruising and what felt like a hard lump under the skin?

Approximately 1.5 weeks ago I slipped in the shower, and landed in such away as the vertical shower door rim impact my left buttock – I had substantial pain and bruising and what felt like a hard lump under the skin. The bruising is now quite dark and seems normal, but the hard lump was occasionally painful when sitting ‘on’ it in certain positions on hard surfaces. Today I sat on an exercise bike and when I began to pedal it felt as if the lump dislodged or tore or moved (I can’t explain it any better than this – something definitely changed mechanically) and the pain became quite severe – I couldn’t continue on the cycle, and then walking was also painful. It feels like a burning sensation just under the surface of the skin, exactly at the location of this lump. Even very gentle pressure on the area causes a burning pain. It may be worth noting that the lump is not exactly underneath the bruise but was definitely caused by the same injury. There is also no new bruising in the area. It also does not seem to be muscular at all – as I mentioned, it feels like it is just under the skin, but also when I tense the muscles in that area there is no pain. I am mostly concerned because I have to fly long distance in 3 days and hope I will be able to cope with over the counter pain medication – or, does this seem like something I should see a doctor for before I travel?

Age: 38
Male
Medications: none

I had some episodes of pressure behind my eyes, sudden tiredness followed by eye twitching and twitching on right side of face?

i am a 49 year old non smoker, thin woman. Recently, I had some episodes of pressure behind my eyes, sudden tiredness followed by eye twitching and twitching on right side of face, This would instantly lead to nausea and feeling the urge to throw up. The symptoms disappeared, but I went on for an MRI w/o contrast. I thought I was just really stressed from work. The MRI results came back today as the following: There is biparietal atrophy and microvascular changes advances for patients age. Other differential considerations could include demyelinating type process, vasculitis or lyme disease.
I had blood work today. I just need some thoughts please. I am lined up for MRI w/ contrast and a neurologist visit. Please help. The internet is terrifying.

Age:
Female
Medications: klonopin fioricet
Yes
General Information: I am an (—). The doctor is ordering the test, but won’t say much

I have a sharp and throbbing pain on the right side of my left toenail?

I have a sharp and throbbing pain on the right side of my left toenail. I don’t know if it’s ingrown or not and this is the first time I’ve felt pain from it. Should I get this fixed by a professional? It only just starting hurting last night and it woke me up from my sleep so I took ibuprofen. Since I just took painkillers last night, I don’t know if it has actually gotten any better or not. I can still feel it if I walk normally, but it feels much better than last night. I tried taking action myself last night and cut down my nail as much as I could on the side where the pain was coming from.

Age: 21
Male
Medications: None
No
General Information: I’ve had no previous problems with either of my toenails in the past. The skin on the right side of my toenail looks somewhat reddened.