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  • 9 hours ago

    Blood pressure and stroke

    I'm a 56 year old female, nurse and not ignorant. I've had chronic hypertension for some years now, barely manageable by PCP who told me that pressures of 180's/110's weren't high enough to cause a CVA.... am I missing something here? My average blood pressure on 2 different meds is 150/90.
  • 1 day ago

    Sudden Death

    My grandfather, aged 71, passed away last Friday. At around 2:30 in the afternoon, we found him lying on the bathroom floor. There was poop on the toilet bowl so he actually still did his bathroom business. We do not know how long he has been there for. But earlier in the morning, he was still fine and ate breakfast. Even though many of us assumed he was already dead, he was rushed in the hospital as they revived him for the next 30 minutes... however, he was declared as “Death on Arrival” and there....
  • 1 day ago

    Heart palpitations and air burping

    I am according to my Dr. a very healthy, 6 2 150 lb, 47 year old male. Although he says my arms and legs (36 in inseam) are a little long and my heart has to work hard to get the blood out to them, little else is wrong with me, but maybe some mild asthma and allergies. So he says I may have some kind of heart thing where it skips a beat or whatever, can't recall the name (right?) but he said probably nothing to worry about but I can do an echo if I want. He said it would probably just make me....
  • 2 days ago

    Elevated J point, ST elevation - asymptomatic

    I am 37 yo and 180 lbs. I had a ECG during a physical today at an urgent care/occupational health clinic, and was told it was abnormal. High J point. I have no prior cardiac history and no history of abnormal ECG. My last ECG was 10 years ago. I have not SOB and no angina. Elevation is
  • 2 days ago

    Medical Misconduct during Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test?

    This happened years ago, but I wanted to hear your opinions whether what felt like a sexual misconduct by a doctor was indeed one. It happened during a cardiopulmonary exercise test. I had a few of those done and usually it was fine to keep my bra and sometimes also my shirt on, as well as my pants. The only time a doctor departed from this norm was when he asked me to take off my bra and jeans and get on a bike like that. It made me feel uncomfortable, so I asked if I could keep my bra on. He said....
  • 3 days ago

    It's about a concern for why I cannot have my grapefruits

    It's not a post , It's a concern . I love my grapefruits and I was just so happen to be reading the instruction on my bottle of simvastatin and realize that i'm not supposed to be eating grapefruits with this medication and I wanted to know why ?
  • 3 days ago

    How likely is it that I have an aneurysm?

    Hi, I'm a 21 year old girl. I've been in a small car accident for abt 2 months ago, I was walking across the street when I was hit by a bus on my left side in max 20mph. I only got rib fracture, but can I get a thoracic aneurysm? I got small sternal pain on the left side that comes and goes,its very diffuse and I'm scared it's a rapid growing aneurism
  • 4 days ago

    Burning/pressure in throat for past two days?

    On Tuesday night, my neck went numb/had a novocaine feeling on the left side and stayed that way for 3 hours. It went away after I woke up at 3:00 AM. The next day, when I woke up, the novocaine feeling/numbness was mostly gone but there was still a sensation on the side of my throat and between my collarbones. Later Wednesday night, after I ate my dinner (fish sticks, pierogies, macaroni and cheese and soda) i started getting a burning feeling in my throat, about 8:30-9:00 PM. Yesterday, the burning....
  • 4 days ago

    Extreme Pain Last Night in Solar Plexus?

    I'm a male, 32, 6' about 210 lbs. I was woken up last night at about 1AM with an extreme pain in my solar plexus that I'd never felt before. It's kind of difficult to describe except that it was in the solar plexus area. Not a gas type pain. It was like someone was wringing or stabbing the area where my esophagus met my stomach or something. It was absolutely debilitating and brought me to my knees. It felt like something was really wrong. I stood up and stretched my arms over my....
  • Rib/breast pain

    Im a 17 year old female, for the past month i have been having pain in my left lower rib cage that radiates to my breast which causes nipple pain and also all down my left side aswell as the left side of my back. When i press the painful part of my ribs i feel a hard, bone like bump. The pain in my breast however is more of a burning pain an it id worrying me alot. Ive been to a&e and had multiple blood tests, chest x rays and ECGs which have all came back fine. I am due my period in a couple....