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I0 yr old sister has flank pain on her right side..It's an achy pain, and it's irritating her. It goes on and off, and she's had it for about 5 days. She had her left kidney removed due to a disesase when she was small so we are concerned. What could it be?
Don't say things like "go to the doctor" or "she will die" or "Go to the ER."

maybe a liver problem?  (+ info)


ok, everyday i find myself with a terrible pain in my stomach, which later causes me to feel nauseoas to all the smells around me. then, sometimes i get heart burn. after that, a terrible headache. What could it be. Any suggestions, treatments?

Preganancy??????? If not it could be a flu or a bug or something like a viral infection  (+ info)


i recently broke my left knee last summer and also strained some ligaments in it too but im also haveing a different kinda pain in my other leg, kinda like a growing pain.. could this be from limping for a while and will it go away because its bin like a year...

jus wondering thx...

it could be shin splints in your shins...its not too serious if it is  (+ info)

What pain reliever is advertised with a man holding the world on his shoulders in a commercial?

The commercial starts with everybody falling off the world. The camera zooms out and it shows a man holding the world on his shoulders. He is in pain and gets a pain reliever from someone one on the world. What pain reliever is that promoting?

Definitely Excedrin. A combination of aspirin, acetaminophen and caffeine. I have used it for years for all the usual aches, pains, headaches and stiffness.  (+ info)

How long does ovulation pain last and what can I do to relieve the pain?

I have a bad pain in my lower right abdomen which I'm presuming is ovulation pain. I'm supposed to be going to my friends birthday party in about 4 hours and if my pains carry on like this I'm not going to be able to go, I can hardly stand up straight. How can I relieve the pain?

About one in five women experience pain and discomfort during ovulation. The duration of the pain varies from one woman to the next, but ranges from a few minutes to 48 hours. In most cases, ovulation pain doesn’t mean that anything is wrong.

However, severe pain may sometimes be symptomatic of gynaecological conditions including endometriosis, which was the cause for painful ovulation and periods I experienced for nearly a year before I decided to seek help from my doctor and gynaecologist.

I would recommend that you consult with your doctor/gynaecologist if your ovulation pain lasts longer than three days or is associated with other unusual menstrual symptoms, such as heavy bleeding.

Good luck :)  (+ info)

How to reduce foot pain, leg pain and back pain while standing at work for a long time?

Hi everyone.
I was just wondering if anyone could give me advice on how to reduce foot pain, leg pain, and back pain while on the job at work.

Thanks! :(
I want to know if there is any foods, minerals, and what not that might be able to help me reduce the pain.

When standing still, have one foot higher than the other, it really works, like even a level of a 3" to 5" can make a difference when standing idle. If working on concrete, get soft soled shoes, like cushions. Trying exercises like walking on toes for a minute. Sitting down on a chair, bring your legs up and stretch your foot all the way forward and then all the way back (may have to have someone help you with this one), it stretches the tendons and muscles you have used one way all day.

Taking baths with epson salts helps (clear with GP). Make sure (via blood work) you have the right balance with potassium, magnesium, and calcium, to keep the leg pain away. Also stand two feet from wall, hold the wall and lean into the wall by relaxing arms, helps with legs. Also massage legs from foot to knee. Keep hydrated.

When you can get a break, put feet up, if you can, higher than heart, helps with the blood circulation. If your feet swell, make sure you have good shoes, see GP to make sure you don't have an underlying medical condition. Compression stockings for men and women are available to help keep the fluids from staying in legs and feet (see GP for guidance).

Back pain requires actually exercise and make sure there is nothing wrong first medically. Lot of stress from standing all day. Swimming is good as a relief, so is yoga and massage. Generally, people that eat right don't need supplements, but who eats right? Balance your meals with lots of greens, fresh veggies, light on meats and beer. Too much calcium like dairy can cause a buildup in blood, so balance is important. Try to stay away from corn products, seems there are people that are on their feet all the time, getting off of corn does help, but they don't know why yet.

Sometimes my son, after being on his feet all day says he feels like he was hit by a truck, God forbid, but he goes on his bike and weird, using different muscles helps the ones he overworked, so try it. If you have no medical problem, sometimes a hobby like bowling can make the difference because of the way we move or not move all day needs all the muscles working.

When tired, do put feet up, massage legs and feet, use pillows for back support and chill out.  (+ info)

What could pain in my back from taking a deep breath mean?

I have been experiencing back pain (localized to the middle-to-upper right region of my back) all day, especially when I take a deep breath. I've also noticed I get the pain when I move my right arm in certain directions, as well as if I twist my back to the right or left. But the pain is the worst when I take a deep breath. Could this just be a muscle strain? I'm not sure if pain from a muscle strain can be felt from taking a deep breath. Any advice and/or information would be appreciated.


There is a chance that you subluxated (partially displaced) a rib. This usually happens in the back from a traumatic incident, and can cause restricted and painful breathing. You also might have strained or bruised an intercostal muscle, located between the ribs. Either one would cause the symptoms you're describing.

A chiropractor might help, as well as alternating heat and ice on the area. Start with 10 minutes of heat, end with 10 minutes of ice.

Gentle deep breathing exercises can help a displaced rib readjust. Follow the procedure in the link below, except only breathe in to the point where you experience NO pain. You will find that you can breathe in deeper the more you do it.  (+ info)

What is the best pain relief during labour?

Ive never been good with pain, Ive always had extremely painful period pains in life and in general have never been good with pain.
So now that i am pregnant and planning my labour, I would like to know what is the best pain relief as I dont want to have a stressful, painful labour.
Is gas and air going to be enough? does it actually take any pain away?
Or would an epidural be a better option?
What are the pro's and con's for both of these?

It depends on your situation at the time and when you end up in hospital in relation to the progress of your labour. If you are in advanced labour gas and air becomes the only option. If you wish an epidural, which is not without risk and increases your risk of requiring intervention, (forceps or a Caesarean,) ideally you should discuss this option with your midwife in advance. Otherwise the middle option is pethidine and gas and air in the later stages.  (+ info)

How much pain relief can I expect from cortizone injections into a bulging disk?

Does anyone have a bulging disk which caused a lot of pain? If so, did you get cortizone injections and if you did how much relief from pain did you get? What has been the best pain relief?

I once had a cortisone shot in my wrist. It was very painful. I have since discovered a drug free non-invasive way to reduce inflammation - I use this product for my back and my knees. Its called actipatch. Works like a charm, easy to use and a good value since it lasts so long.   (+ info)

What is causing this chronic pain in my lower abdomen?

Every year, around this time, I get chronic pains in my lower abdomen, just below the belly button. This pain is accompanied by diarrhea and the pain is mild to moderate--depends on how my day is going or how it has gone. Please, help me figure out what could be causing this pain, and please, help me figure out any at-home-remedies that may stop the pain or ease it's passing.

What makes your question difficult to answer is the time of year factor. I don't know of anything in and of itself that would give you abdominal pain that is accompanied by or caused by the time of year.

Are you changing your diet or activity level? Does the pain and diarrhea come at other times of the year also but not as bad? There has to be something else that is triggering this, I think.

If you are having some strange reaction to the time of year, try getting the lamps that are recommended for people that become depressed due to the shortening of days. You need light that mimics natural sunlight, not just more lamps. You can find them if you do a search on seasonal affective disorder light or lamp. If that doesn't work, try talking to your doctor.  (+ info)

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