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  • 6 days ago

    Red dots in mouth and sore throat (pictures attached)

    For about a week now my throat has been hurting a little bit, and I almost never get sick so I find it strange. It is not a consistent pain, sometimes it feels like a throb of pain, and I have slight pain with swallowing, not every time though. I have noticed a red splotch on the roof of my mouth, and many red dots on the back of my throat, that are increasing in amount. I do not know if I should be worried or if it is just a sore throat. I have a dentist appointment coming up so I will ask about....
  • 7 days ago

    Unidentified Condition

    Hello, I've been having severe headaches, dizziness and trouble with focus for the past few months. It's become aggressive over the last two weeks. For awhile I could resolve it by eating, but gradually (and to date) that hasn't been enough. I'll feel fine for 30 minutes, within an hour or two my symptoms creep back up. If I don't do anything I'll feel like I'll pass out, I've frantically interrupted a recent shopping trip by stopping three times to get something eat....
  • 7 days ago

    Changing doctors and...

    I wasn't sure where to put this but: I'm in the process of changing doctors. I have most of my records going back to 2015. I'm 58 and this would be a primary care doctor. Do I really need to take ALL of this to the new doctor's office (or fax it? I have a 5 lb envelope from one hospital ALONE for a cardiac stress test and an upper GI!) Would they want every lab test I've ever had, or would the last 3 years suffice? What about office notes from visits? My last doctor was very judgmental....
  • 10 days ago

    Genital Warts? (Contains photo links)

    Hi I've been experiencing itching and discomfort in my vagina for about a month, i thought it was thrush so I was using creams but it didn't go away, last night I was experiencing serious stinging (because there's also small cuts and irritation) so I had a look and noticed something that kind of looks like Warts. I've never had anything like this before and im so scared, I'm doing exams this week so I don't have any time to see a doctor. The "warts" seem to be clustered....
  • 10 days ago

    Massive hair shedding after stopping birth control

    Mid May I was able to stop taking my birth control pills after my Husband was given the clear following his vasectomy. I was on different generic versions of tri pills (tri sprintec, tri previfem) for about 10 years with no health issues. Currently My periods are normal and I have had every one when I was supposed to. They last a few days, not heavy, mild cramping. About a week after my cycles I experience some cramping which I think is ovulation? Overall I would be considered healthy. 5'4"....
  • 11 days ago

    Premenopausal? Husband needs advice.

    My wife is 43, for several years now she had a ‘spell of irritability and combativeness’ almost every 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 months. For 4 to around 8 days she is almost impossible to interact with, and I’m the bad guy for everything, and because I have encouraged her to have her hormones tested- I’m treated like I’m trying to have her ‘sent off’. I have had zero luck at getting her to see a medical professional about her mood swings. She does want to admit it. Her family does not want to see it, I’m being....
  • 12 days ago

    how soon can i travel after having an endometrial polyp removal?

    how soon can i travel after having an endometrial polyp removal?
  • 15 days ago

    Thickening of Uterus wall age 45

    Hi, I've just been diagnosed via a Trans Vag scan that I have a thickening of the Uterus. I'm 45 and haven't had any menopausal symptoms except for irregular periods and abnormal bleeding for 20 days. I've ready that hormone treatment can increase chances of cancer if used over a long period. I would like to avoid hormone treatment. I've also read that if the thickening happens pre-menopausal you are at a higher risk of developing cancer. Can you let me what is true and what's....
  • 15 days ago

    Do I still need these EVERY year?

    AT my last GYN visit, my doctor said since I had never had an "abnormal" Pap smear, was post-menopausal, monogamous for 20+ years and human papilloma virus negative, I only needed a Pap smear every 3 years. I was thinking I NEVER need another one. Same with a mammogram; have never had an abnormality BUT have very dense breast tissue and the GYN DID suggest the next time I have one, to do it via MRI instead. My insurance won't cover this; when I get to a certain age I'm positive....
  • 15 days ago

    Period just stopped

    I’m 36... birthed 4 babies. My youngest is 3 and my tubes are tied. My periods have been regular until this one . I’ve had no issues until now