Archive for June 14th, 2012
» posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 10:13 pm by
Question by jamlynne: can hypothyroidism cause joint pain?
like…i was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism, and im 23yrs old 5”’1 and weigh 113lbs….but now my fingers and my knees mostly are hurting like joint pain? any info on this and how maybe theyre connected? please….serious answers only! thanks
Answer by Brn_Eye_Grl
It could just be that your body hasn’t fully adjusted yet to your dose of Synthroid or Levoxythroid. If so, your metabolism and everything is slow, it could also account for joint soreness.
However, you may have hypothyroidism as a secondary condition. What that means is the reason you could have it is because you may have an autoimmune disorder (body’s immune system attacks the body). You’ve probably heard of some of these – arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS), etc. Hence, it attacks everything, organs, joints, tec… including the thryoid, making one hypothyroid.
So really, the primary disease is an autoimmune disease. In this case, it could be more like rheumatoid arthritis.
Keep in mind, you may not have an autoimmune disease, but if so, that could be what is making your joints hurt.
You need to have a test run (blood test) called an ANA – Anti Nuclear Antibody test. It will show if your immune system is attacking your body.
If it turns out you do, don’t fret. Most of these are very easily treatable, and can keep you feeling pretty much like nothing is wrong with you at all.
Talk to your doctor, have an ANA run, and possibly some other autoimmune tests run as well to rule that out or confirm it.
If you need someone to talk to about it, feel free to contact me.
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» posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 6:09 pm by
A few nice chronic pain incidence images I found:
» posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 3:58 pm by
Question by Chcoo: Chapter 2 – 5 on Trauma Center: New Blood?
I am having real trouble with this operation. It is the chapter where the Dr. is on fire and you have to do skin grafts. I keep running out of time. It seems like there is only one walkthrough around and it doesn’t say crap about what to do. Just tells me what I already know. My biggest problem is he starts to bleed and ruins the graft, so i have to start the process all over again
Answer by eriisaurus
When you put on the skin grafts, you have to put the Antibiotical Gel over it to make it stick.
Just drain the blood, put the grafts on and put some gel over it and it should clear up letting you get the next one.
Hope that’s what your after.
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» posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 3:53 pm by
Question by Mandinga: Knee pain symptoms…what could be wrong?
I have had a slight discomfort in both my knees for about three months. When it initaily started, I stopped doing knee related exercises and it only got a little better. The most uncomfortable position for my knees are when they are in a crossed legged sitting postion (indian style) or one leg across the other knee. This is really the only time it turns into slight pain. The pain is more on the outside/ inner part of the knee. It can also be aggrevated a bit by loosed foot leg curls. I can run, do squats, climb stairs, and all other normal movements except for the former. My question is, what do these symptoms sounds like and what can I do to fix it? I’m 24 with no other health problems.
Answer by shy
u may be having problem with u r cartilage which is resides down to u r patella bone(knee cap)..which is shock absorber of u r knee …u r cartilage have become soft or injured by moving leg in wrong angles …avoid floor activity …..avoid sit ups that usually happen in Indian style of sitting …that makes u r knee to lift u r weight against gravity that make knees to really lift 5 times u r weight …and if pain is severe consult u r doctor …will give pain killer and anti-inflammatory drug that will reduce the damage…and Take care u r knee ….so that knee last longer to help u in for u r old age
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» posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 3:50 pm by
Question by beachbum: Chest pain in young women lasting for over a week?
I am a 22 year old female, in generally good health. I have had chest pain in the left side of my chest for over a week. The pain is somewhat localized to the left-center of my chest and occasionally moves to the center of my chest. It is not a stabbing pain, more like a sharp pain that is maybe a 5 on the pain scale. I have also had extreme fatigue and occasional dizziness and slight nausea. Also, I have also noticed that my extremities are weak, but especially my arms. I sometimes get short of breath after I have done something that normally is easy, ie. walking up the stairs. I went to the doctor and he said that it was probably a virus, I had an EKG and chest x-ray and they came out normal. He told me just to wait and see and if it hadn’t gone away in a few days, then to come back. It doesn’t seem like the pain is subsiding, so my main question is what can I expect as a possible diagnosis if/when I go back?
Answer by M U
Honey, it could be a dozen different things, and the only way to find out for sure is to get more tests. Whatever you do, don’t pay any attention to the crazies you are likely to find on Yahoo Answers.
Even if your EKG was normal, you could have something wrong in the heart area. Perhaps the pericardium (the lining around the heart) is infected. Or, it might be a lung infection, even if nothing showed on the chest x-ray. Or it could even be your gall bladder, although I kind of doubt that one; the location doesn’t sound right.
But whatever it is, you need professional advice, not guesses from me or people who know even less than I do. I wish you well.
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» posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 8:11 am by
Check out these joint pain in knees images:
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Image by Lab2112
About a month and a half ago, I started getting increasingly sharp bursts of pain in my right knee during running. Gritting my teeth, I thought I could tough out whatever was bothering the joint, but after limping around after each running session to the point that I could no longer enjoy walking, I decided to go to an orthopedist to see what was wrong.
One hands-on evaluation, an X-Ray, and one MRI later, the orthopedist informed me that I had a torn miniscus cartilage that needed to be surgically removed (modern medicine still has no way to regrow cartilage, just like nerve cells).
Today, September 10, 2007, was the knee surgery, and the photo above is the result. That blue tube sticking out of the thickly bandaged area connects to a cooling unit, which is supposed to be more effective than a bag of ice (it wasn’t).
The cane propped up against my left was useful for exactly three days: the hours after the surgery until I could get home, the next day while trying to hobble around the apartment, and for the post-op visit at the doctor’s office. Essentially, I could never get the hang of it, preferring to walk around stiff-legged and lurching like a brain-crazed zombie, so the cane stayed home thereafter.
» posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 8:08 am by
Check out these cortisone injections for foot pain images:
the neck thing. ouch. no really…ouch!
Image by zabethanne
this started the mornintg of oct 14th.
Ive seen multiple drs, pa’s , PT’s, and have been in a lot of pain ever since that morning. I just woke up and it was wrong, all the muslces around my neck and upper back were constricted.
the mri revealed that ive got quite a huge ruptured herniated disc,. Things keep changing as far as what is next and how that goes….. Today I saw a neurosurgeon who went back over the mri and approved the surgery, and explained how it would go down. I STILL have to meet with another neurosurgeon,. I actually have a cd with the mri film on it thats pretty cool. I liked this dr today. Dr Roth out in Brunswick. He showed me where things where and why it hurts in my arm. That little tree branch looking thing above in the picture is a nerve that leads to your arms. ill post it later. Im still in portland. Dusty had his phenal injections yesterday. ALready his gate is much more normal. He is to come back in a month to meet with gail to get his brace modified again. this is ALL very positive news.
Im still in a great deal of pain.
Todays Dr gave me cortisone doses that should help some with the pain and inflamation. Currently im taking that, pain pills and muscle relaxers. Nights and early mornings are th eworst. If i do sleep, when i wake all the muscles around that area are locked up tense.
I dont know what they are going to do exactly yet. I wont be in the studio for a while.
that was a full week ago. I have a new surgery date.
This coming tuesday Nov 21, 7am MMC in Portland.
Im on the last doses of a steriod pulse and it ocmpletley masks the pain during the day but combined with the hydrocodone and the muscle relaxers im quite a chemical mess.
The good news is that they are hoping to do a discectomy from the back. If that occurs then i will be right as rain and recovered within a week by all accounts. if its from the front it wont be that pretty. i wont know until the day of the surgery. its the dr’s call.
the studio is closed until i can get back on my feet.
I had the surgery then, on nov 21 and everything went extremely smooth. The surgeon was able to completely remove the obstruction and replace the nerves where they were supposed to be. It had got so bad that my entire left arm was NUMB and the FIRST thing i did when i came out of anesthesia was wiggle my fingers on my left hand! they worked.
Now, several months later, i have full range of motion, and the only reminder of this time, is a constant gravelly feeling in the back of my neck, and the occassional twinge of sharp pain. I also have a HUMP on the left side of the back of my neck, where my vertebrea now is, then a sharp jump to the other side. i have a scar that looks like an upside down keyhole about four inches long on the back of my neck, and the pain that happens occassionally is inside there somewhere where i cant rub.. It doesnt even phase me and i get through just groovilly. Its a massive improvement from how things were.
remember when we were young and could fall out of trees on our heads and just stand up and brush off the grass and bounce to the next thing? this was my sign that those days are completely over.
» posted on Thursday, June 14th, 2012 at 6:00 am by