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  1. Maybe a gum, nose or sinus irritation issue.
  2. I agree with bin and molly.
  3. It may just be a bad virus. Our daughter once had a very bad headache, with a fever and we were told to go to the ER. It scared the hell out of us. It turned out to be a virus. If it persists, go back to the doctor and ask that blood work be done.
  4. No posts are a bit concerning. I hope all is OK.
  5. My full time employee had melanoma a number of years ago and she is now fine. It was insitu. It was pretty horrendous looking. Her regular physician diagnosed it as an age spot. I saw it and having read many of my wife's pharmacy books, knew it did not look right. It grew and I convinced her to go to a dermatologist. Studies have been done that have said that it is best to have a dermatologist give a body scan to be on the safe side.
  6. I had basal cell carcinoma on the upper part of the right side of my nose 8-9 years ago. It was a shiny spot and to me it did not look normal. To me it looked like a skin cancer and I was right. I went to my dermatologist and he could never play poker as his face gives him away. He looked at the spot and I could see his face grimace a bit so I knew it was not good. He biopsied it and it came back as a basal cell carcinoma. If you have to get cancer, this is the cancer to get as it does not typically spread and it is almost 100% curable. I was sent to a Moh's surgeon and he looked at it and began to operate on it. I sat in a chair and they monitored my blood pressure after they injected the area with an anesthetic. I was awake the whole time and it was over before I knew it. It has been almost 9 years now and nothing has come back. The surgeon told me their was a 98% chance it would not come back and so far it has not.
  7. Please elaborate.
  8. My physician told me that typically heart skips and flutters are benign.
  9. My ENT physician told me that allergies, post nasal drip and reflux can cause a sore throat and a cough.
  10. I like my internal medicine, GI, ENT and dermatologist. When I see them, they put me at ease as I trust them implicitly.
  11. I used to get Lipoma's, which are benign lumps that can appear anywhere. One time I had 2 painful Lipomas removed from my right thigh by a general surgeon and he said they are no big deal. Lipomas can be painful or not painful, according to the general surgeon who removed mine. He called them fatty tumors.
  12. Happy holidays to all.
  13. I am 60 and have had HA since I was in my 20's and at times it is pretty awful and tough for me to deal with.
  14. I once had a finger infection and was put on antibiotics for it. Mine was very painful and very swollen. Some people I know had a finger infection and did nothing but lancing it and they were fine. The internet tends to paint doom and gloom.
  15. A client of mine who is in her late 60's has a brother in law who was diagnosed with ALS around 18 months ago and his first symptom was slurred speech. He was around 70 at the time of diagnosis and has had it now for 18 months, He has to eat with a feeding tube, walks bent over and can't talk anymore. Very sad.