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Acute or repeated trauma, disease, or a combination of both can cause foot pain.  It could be caused by something as simple as wearing badly fitting shoes or by running on hard surfaces.  Repetitive trauma to the bones, muscles and ligaments can result in extra bone growths known as spurs.

Your pain could be caused by plantar fasciitis: Inflammation of the tissue in the sole of the foot from the front to the heel.  It is often associated with a bony spur projecting from the underside of the heel.  Symptoms are typically localized tenderness and pain that becomes worse when stepping down on the heel.

Ice can be useful in reducing the inflammation and anti-inflammatories, such as cortisone injections, can be helpful.  Sometimes surgery is necessary if the spur is chronically inflamed.

Cushioned inserts can take the pressure off the spur.

Pain in the foot indicates that there is either something wrong with the interaction of the internal structure or with how the foot is reacting with external influences.  The primary clues are how and when the pain occurs, and where the pain is.

There is lots of free medical advice available online.  Some sites are manned by leading healthcare professionals and institutions while others offer a more informal free medical chat room service.  They are a useful addition to traditional telephone and face-to-face services.

Listed below are some free medical resources you may like to consider:

www.webhealthcentre.com offers online consultations.  You have to create a health record with details of your health indices (height, weight etc) and also your medical history.  You can then proceed to the online consultation.  Choose a speciality for your consultation, such as podiatry for foot conditions.

www.ukchatterbox.co.uk has a general advice forum where you ask for medical advice.  While this is not manned by professionals, you may come across someone suffering from the same condition as you.

www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk has an alphabetical list of symptoms or a body map for you to identify the area of concern.  This service is for people in England only.

You should also consult your own doctor for a professional diagnosis as he/she has access to your full medical history.
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I had my daughter 8weeks ago and still haven't had my period. I have had unprotected sex but my partner didnt cum inside me. Could I be pregnant? Please help
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Try getting an x-ray of your foot, it could be caused by a spur of bone.
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I am a 44 year old woman who is 285 pounds and is getting repeated urinary tract infections.  I a on macrobid antibiotics and if seems that if I get off of it, I get an infection within a couple of days.  I have had ultrasounds and they came out fine.  I have also had a cystoscopy which turned out fine.  What could be the reason why I continually get these infections?
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I am 64 years old and am also getting recurrent uti's. I've had a cystoscopy and bladder ,kidney ulrasounds. I too would like to know the reasons for the infections.
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I missed one pill of my pack and then took the first two on the same day. Now I lost a pill for the monday before my sugar pills start. I have had sex but have used protection. Should I worry?
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Even missing one day of your birth control can cause your body to throw itself into menstruation. Consult the medication insert to see if it mentions skipping a dose. Most likely it will say something along the lines of "if you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, but not after more than 12 hours have passed." I realize this was 3 months ago, but this will help you in the future so you do not worry about becoming pregnant. Oral contraceptives only work when taken correctly.
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I have an ongoing throat problem. I clear my throat more than 100 times a day. My throat gets really raw. I take reflux medication I have a nasal spray and nothing seems to work. Please tell me what you think it could be.
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Sounds like planters fasclitis. It an inflammation of the fascia that runs along the bottom of the foot from heel to toe. As the fascia is strecthed it tears usually worse when you first get up.
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I am not very sure how to explain my self, but here it goes... I am experiencing a memory problem, which I think is also leading to other problems such as anxiety and depression issues. I have been having this problem for a while however it has seem to worsen. I can have something in my mind to say, however when it come out of my mouth it comes out in bluish way and gets to a point that you words are starting not to make since (blah, blah, blah)... Its like I can start conversation about something and while in the middle of the conversation the thought goes. Well this has created the other problems what I have stated. Because now I feel insecure when I speak because I feel like I am going to the say the wrong thing or make a fool of myself.. Its has gotten so bad that I have to go from job to job because I feel like people are discussing my problem behind my back, and of course I get embarrassed and frustrated at myself . I don't know what to do; I am a very religious guy and I believe in praying about things.. However, this issue is a problem also when it comes down to me having my prayer time.. Because, again I am talking and completely loose my focus and thought; so it even makes me insecure during that time.
I need all the help that I can get right now and all the advice thats out there.. I am not a dumb guy and I consider myself to be very intelligent.. It just makes me feel slow or something right and its even worse because I can't figure out the problem.

I am a 31 y/o male... I don't have any medical insurance and have not had any in a good while. However, I am not very big on taking medicine; I prefer to use more natural herbal products.. I use to have seizures at an early age when I was around 6 y/o and that lasted till about 13... Thank the lord that I have never had another one.. Also the last thing I must add and I regret to say is that I was told I am HIV Positive 10 years ago...By the grace of GOD I have not experienced any health problems nor have I taken any medications for this and don't plan to...However before responding, please answer this question as if you were not aware of the HIV deal. Because this problem with my memory and comprehending started along time ago and just have seem to worsen as I said.. I appreciate all of you who respond to try and help me out in this matter.
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Here is my question....
I have been a long time sufferer of fibromyalgia for about 15 years. I am just finding out that I have been getting an increase in arthritis from one area to another. First I was told I have an increase in arthritis in my chest, then shoulder, then neck, and this latest diagnosis has been an increase of arthritis in my pelvic bone where it meets the spine. Every time I move something cracks on my body. Why isn't there a surgery to fix this so we don't have to go through all this pain? Yes sure I get blocker shots but they don't last long enough for the pain to even become moderately bearable. If they can give blocker shots, why can't surgery be done to cure it? How much do doctors really know about this disease? What kind of arthritis can I expect? Will it become so unbearable that I will not be able to do anything? I was informed by a rheumatologist that it will just keep getting worse because that is what fibromyalgia does. Any advise you can provide will be welcome.
Sincerely frustrated and in pain always.
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I have had a cough now for a few months off and on. After about 2 months I finally went to the doctor after my insurance has kicked in and the doctor had told me it was related to my asthma. She gave me abuterol and then a Z pack. I used my neb treatments for about a week and finished with the Z pack and the cough went away for about 2 to 3 weeks. In the time frame I had a bad sore throat off and on. It tended to be at night more then anything. Now this week the cough has come back with just as much phlegm as before. I get coughing spells and when that happens I use my inhaler that I have with me at all times, but it only works for a short time. I have a hard time believing that it is all asthma related since I haven't had that much trouble with my asthma for a few years now. It doesn't seam as if the nebs help. When I get these coughing spells I do find it a little harder to breath. Should I go back to the Doc.
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Actually its best if you get your foot checked up by some qualified doctor. On the internet you can get many advices from different people, many of whom are quiet qualified to do that. However, they don't see the actual situation. Without physical examination of the foot it is not possible to get accurate diagnosis. It could be anywhere from a swollen tendon to a possible case of increased uric acid. So its best to go to a doctor.
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I have been dealing with chronic hives. They appear all over my body in the form of raised bumps that also become very warm or hot to the touch. They are extremely itchy and my doctor cannot figure out what is causing them. How can I relieve the itching nothing seems to work and it's driving me crazy!
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I am waiting for some test results. For some reason, I want to write a living will. If the result shows that I need too much medical attention to stay alive and well, I'd rather choose to die. Am I being too negative? I just don't like to be treated as a patient......
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After swelling in both feet and ankles my right foot was left noticeably wider than my left.
Since then the right foot has had much redness the full outside edge and up to my ankle...
And is uncomfortable and sometimes painful.
It appears that the blood flow isn't circulating properly. Can I do anything about this and am wondering about the size change in my foot. I can't wear most of my shoes now.
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medical building with x-ray dept. And two dental offices with dental
x_ray. Four confirmed thyroid cancer. Two serious other cases
needing thyroid removal. All in the last ten years.
The building has 6 floors, two of the cancer cases happened
in the 4th floor one on second and the other two cases 4th floor and 3rd. Floor. I am worried! Thanks!
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My son is 18 months old about six months ago I noticed a few moles on his shoulder, he has now got some on his chest too in total about 20 moles, he has started to get mole like bumps down his arm we are concerned parents please help with any suggestions
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I was told I had thread worms and was given a tablet. After 2 more of these tablets the problem persists. I have severe itching day and night, no signs of worms in stools, clean bedding etc daily, wash frequently. This has persisted for over 2 months and driving me to distraction. My partner also had the medication but has showed no signs either before or after this.
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My fiance had surgery on his testicles when he was around 7 or so, but doesn't remember what it was for and won't ask. Does anyone have any idea what the surgery could have been for?? I'm trying to figure out if we will be able to have children together, or if we need to adopt.
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I have had my mirena  for three months now and I have not had a period since the first week I had it. I read on the website today that most women will stop having their period but after a year of having it I have only had it a few months and I am not having one I am getting worried.
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Hi, am a lady of 34 years and a mother of a 17 months old daughter. I had my period december 19, 2009 and ended december 21, it began again on jan 18, 2010 and ended jan 21, 2010; on february 8, 2010 it started. Please I need to find out which days am fertile, for am planning to have another baby soon.
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I've tennis elbow and I used a lot of medications but it didn't work , the analgesics have no effect with me And has come up to my neck pain and caused me a severe headache .. I can't sleep at night because of my pains and I don't know what to do ,, any advice please ???‏
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Analgesics will not affect joint pains. Take NSAIDS, preferably Ibruprofen of Naproxen 250 mg 3 times daily. Take with meals as it can cause gastric ulcers.
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Can a 72 year old woman who has had a Transient Ischemic Attack 2 months ago, travel to a third world country (Asia) now 2 months later where there is no 911 and an abundance of very rich foods (high salt, rich desserts), compiled with stresses that typically exist in a 3rd world country (ex - traffic, heat, noise pollution, politics, hygiene problems, etc).
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I hit my knee cap about a week ago and my knee is still just as swollen as it was whenever it happened. But now my lower leg, ankle and foot is swollen. I have bruising on my shin and I only hit my knee. My knee and lower leg is hot and red. I've been elevating it but, it doesn't seem to work.
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I had my neck fused last oct. 2 weeks ago my hip where they removed the bone started hurting, called the Dr. Got an xray, was told it is either it is either fractured or broken. I was told it is very common for this to happen.  Why if they know it is very common, was I not told it could happen. I am in much pain when standing or walking. What can I expect?
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Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your q
My grandmother 92 years old, she just had a balloon surgery in the right kidney a month ago. She has a history of irregular heart rhythm secondary to embolism in her right kidney. Now she has blockage in her brain and is unconscious BP- 140/85. A doctor is saying that we have to wait to reduce the swelling the brain before the procedure. Another doctor is saying that they can do the procedure now. My question is what should be my next step that will be safe and assure longevity of my grandmothers life.
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Am a newlywed and have an non existing sex life. My husband has very low libido. Short or no erections. We have gone to the doctor. He has done treatment to higher testosterone levels. And now doctors says he is fine and ready to go. The takes levitra and still the same. I see no improvement. We have sex maybe 2  a month. No children. No big worries. We are 33 and 39. Not over weight by far. What can we do??
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I have had a sore throat since september. Last week I lost my voice and the 3 days ago developed a persistant cough...... Its always the left side of my throat that hurts the most. Now the glands in my underarms are tender... Ideas? The walk in clinic physician had no idea
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Okay so here is the question,
I was on the nuva ring for maybe a little over a year. Then I decided to study abroad and I decided to get off the ring, I figured it would be easier. Well, after I got off the ring I got my period for the first two months. (Let me break it down: I got off the ring in January and got my January period and February period), then I never got it again. So it has almost been 4 months and still nothing, I am starting to get a little worried but I am still studying abroad and a little scared to go to the doctor. Does anyone know what this could be.
I have been a little stressed and studying aboard was a big change for me....Help please
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My mother is suffering from very severe wind she has been given 3 different types of medication the wind is ciming up but she is getting no relief she also suffers from othe medical conditions but this is new this past month or so and she has no energy and is very aggitated
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I fell down 3 or 4 of my cellar stairs. I immediately went to the hospital where they casted my ankle all the way up to my knee. It was fractured in two places and the back bone to my leg was fractured also. I can move the ankle all around and right now I am in a boot and use crutches. They want to do surgery. This happened two weeks ago. Is this necessary???? Will I get arthritis from all of this later on???? I have had NO pain other then the bone to the back of my leg.

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I am a 36 year old female. I am suffering headaches and bloodshot eyes. Please advise
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The doctor says my gallbladder is functioning at 1% and says it should be removed.  I want to know what would happen if I don't remove it?
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I have been having a fishy odor coming from my vagina for about four months now. The color of the discharge has been greenish yellow and sometimes a cloudy with or gray. Now I woke up with a swollen lymph node under my chin close to my neck.It feels like a skittle. I have been having lower ab pains and the discharge wont stop. My collarbone area has been sore for two days now. I havent lost any weight or had any night sweats or anything. I'm actually eating a lot. Can you help me/
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It could be something as simple as a yeast infection. There are tests that you can buy at the store that will tell you if it's a yeast infection or something more serious. But, you should definitely go to the doctor. If you can't afford it, most towns have a planned parenthood or something. If all else fails, go to the ER. They have to treat you and more ERs allow you to apply for financial aid.
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I am having chest pains with palpitations and pain between my shoulder blades and down left arm.. Not always but occasional shortness of breath... I have had an EKG and Echo and both were normal.. Any idea what else this could be???
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Hot flashes given a medication that is for that, but says not to take if you have had a hysterectomy, which I have had. What do you advise
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Can an eighty year old man have an orgasm. If not should he invest in a penal implant
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My wife took royal jelly (get at any drug store)..it worked for her..sure you can look it up online
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Eye pain doctor told me you have 6 vessels going to the eye and #4 is blocked so he told me to take a baby aspirin but I still get the pain in the eye and he never exam me just listened
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Diarrhea, and Vomiting.
My 9 yr old baby girl, just got sick today. I have no idea how it happen
was told to give her EMET ROL over the counter. No fever,
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My question is about eating disorders, I am around 6'0 290. I am overwieght but I seem to not be able to satisfy my hunger its not because I'm overwieght its just that I can't seem to get satisfied is it me or what please help
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Have you ever had a Thyroid function test, or your Glucose levels checked? If you are not eating during the day and aren't losing weight, it is very possible that your body is having trouble breaking down glucose, or your thyroid is governing your metabolism too slowly (Hypothyroidism.) Either way, not eating regular, healthy and balanced meals can cause many complications including weight gain due to water retention and/ or bloating.
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That sounds like a bone spur or possibly a "green break" in one of your metatarsals (knuckles on your feet.) Were X-rays negative?
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The end of the chip bags hit my eye & I get a little pain but my eye gets watery in sunlight
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Someone can give me some advice :( . I have 15 years old and my vision is bad all happened 2 years ago I can't see at distance good not speaking night maybe is from computer and if is YES tell me what should I do  thx .
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Sciatic nerve problem.. I have a crooked back, two bulging disc's,leaning on my sciatic nerve.
Should I have surgery
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Dear Friends, I never motion for 3 days. I am trying but my stomach and leg very pain.
Trying to push out also cannot. Pls give some advice. Today I never take any food only yogurt.

Pls give any advice.. I am very scared...
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Hi everyone,
I am wondering if there are any parents out there that have had their child with diagnosed with early puberty and have put them on the monthly shot that is recommended and I am also wanting parents who did not put their child on the shot input. I am trying to decide what I should do with my child who has been diagnosed with. I am not about just putting anything in my child, but she is only 7 years old and I don't think she is ready to be told about menstruation yet either and would like some feedback on this. Thanks so much in advance

Devon
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My father wakes up with brown liquid all over his pillow as though he has been sick could you tell me what it is or what could be causing it
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My daughter is 3 1/2 yrs, she constantly coughs during the evenings and goes on thru out the nite. What could be the cause and what remedy to cure the cough.
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Sounds like bone spurs, or pieced of the heel bone that break off and cause a lot of pain in the area you're speaking of.
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I have a temperature I can't keep down been to the doctor and he thinks I have an infections because I have a sore back throat, and constantly feel achy and get headaches
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Were would I find information or articles on current headline case of breach of ethical practice
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My period stopped 6 days ago. I have been getting cramps, backaches, and headaches frequently. This never happened to me before. And I did have unprotected sex 3 weeks ago. So what is the deal?
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Bone spurs they'll feel like you're stepping on a small rock, but there is nothing there when you are looking.
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I'm just 13 but I think it may be a build up of scar tissue, it would be best to get it removed the longer you leave it, if you get it removed it may come back ( my dad had it) x

Good luck
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I have a callous on the ball of my foot, now beneath the callous is a cut that wont heal. When I scrape the callous down it becomes more visible, and you can see, theres an open cut underneath the callous that will not close. What is this ???
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My brother 20 year suffering with vomthing continuously even if he take tablet it is coming out
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I  am an engineer and prepare master degree in separate fetal ECG signal from maternal ECG
Most paper search to extract QRS only , please I need to know why this part especially important in ECG signal
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I have been suffering from pain and weakness in my upperarms especially during the night. In the day the pain goes away when I start to use my arms.
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I have been getting nite sweats for a very long time now but the part that worries me the most is that the odour is usually sour mostly like vinegar sented...could you tell me what may be causing this problem
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I am male and am suffering from some unknown probabally sexual desease related to muscles.My Butt, legs and arm muscles are shrinking. The situation worsen when I take chelistrole diet
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I had sex last night and had sex the next morning , my period came right after we did it , can I get pregnant ??? Knowing my period is irregular...someone please answer this question
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Need advice for a bowl/rectal problem.  My brother call last night and told me he has a leakage problem, liquid with no color, non bloody.  He does not know when this occurs and subsequently notice by others.  He has no medical insurance to visit doctor nor sufficient funds to defray cost.  He asked me for advise.  I looked up bowl movement problems on web and discovered that our bodies automatic produces liquid to nullify waste in the bowls.  My brother drinks beer daily and heavily.  He does not eat properly and on both issues know better but will not adhere to advise.  Could there be more wrong than just proper diet and drinking habit.  I am not knowledgeable enough to diagnose, only back ground in medicine is combat medic military service.  I would appreciate any and all information to help him.  I advised him to increase fiber intake and wear a plastic diaper.  Thanks
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Sorry Aicha I deffinantly pushed the wrong button. I'm embarrassed. I meant for what you got as an answer a question to general population. Sorry again
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My daughter has a vp shunt and has been cranky and restless and is throwing up do you think that her vp shunt is not working and should I take her to the er? Please answer asap only if you know about vp shunts
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It is very possible that alcohol and poor diet can cause anal leakage. He may just have severe IBS which would make regularity a problem especially with alcohol consumption. Make sure he is not using any other drugs such as psychostimulants, cocaine, amphetamines etc...
Hope this helps!!!
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I had a slipped hip about one year ago and I gt a bang today and its tender to touch should I be worried
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After eating food I get diarrhoea , that makes me run at least 6 times
please help
maureen
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My boyfriend is 27 years old. The last two days he's been having these strange attacks.  He'll be walking, face slack, non responsive, then just some out of it. This started yesterday. Today he went slack sitting down nonresponse and started drooling. My grandmother heard someone fall and he doesnt remember anything happening. The last spout he was standing in a room he never walks into and when I tried to catch him as he stumbled out his head fell foreward and a stream of drool escaped his mouth. Then its like he just snaps out of it. He doesnt remember any of these times. Another time he was nonresponse yelling gibberish at empty space and doesnt remember doing it. We took his blood pressure. Laying down: 178/113. Sitting 157/72. Standing: 146/98.  Please help!! This is scaring all of us. He doesnt have medical and we don't know what to do. Also he's been urinating more frequently than normal and has loss of appetite.

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