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  1. The forum should start charging people here for advertising. They must be getting some kickback for steering people to their site.
  2. Many years ago i fell and my back began bothering me when I bent forward and I got a bruise around the center of my back. It hurt pretty bad. I called my physician and he told me to go to the ER. I went to the ER and they xrayed my back. Next thing you know I was admitted as an inpatient for 6 days for observation as I had a compression fracture of the vertebrae. I had to wear a back brace for a few months and it healed and I was told by the orthopaedic physician named Jayasanker Menon that I should have no further issues and so far I have not.
  3. Why are all of these people advertising on this forum???
  4. My wife is pharmacist and she said before stopping any medicine, to talk with your physician first.
  5. Sorry no one ever answered your inquiry. Eventually when you begin to gain weight your self-esteem will improve. Just gain the weight for yourself and it will make you feel better about yourself. It is very positive you are on the road to recovery.
  6. See a doctor more for your peace of mind.
  7. I had two large Lipomas on my right thigh many years ago. They grew and became painful so I had to have them removed by a general surgeon. They are quite common. It is a good sign that it is not growing and it is rubbery and squishy. It may make you feel better to have a physician look at it..
  8. We all feel weird at one time or another. I would see how you feel and if the feeling persists, then I would call your physician.
  9. If the doctor thought it was anything bad, more tests would have been ordered.
  10. You may have a Lipoma, which is a fatty benign cyst. I had a few of them on my thigh a number of years ago. They were at times painful and were rubbery and were movable.
  11. Sorry to hear you are feeling badly. I have at times felt pretty bad myself. What has helped me is to keep busy and keep my mind occupied. I have had actual health issues in the past which did not help matters.
  12. MARC

    Anxiety anxiety

    My physician has told me that actual physical illness needs to be ruled out first as the cause of anxiety symptoms.
  13. A carcinoid tumor is an extremely rare form of cancerous tumor that usually appears in the GI system or lungs.
  14. I remember once trying to self diagnose myself to my GI physician and he said to me, you are a CPA, so stick to what you know best and leave me the medical diagnosing to me.
  15. I remember once asking my internal medicine physician about a carcinoid tumor and he said I had a better chance of getting struck by lightning.
  16. A client of mine passed away a while ago of bladder cancer and he was 89.
  17. Some doctors have no bedside manner. I remember years ago, I went for an eye exam as one of my eyes was bothering me. My regular eye physician was out of town so I saw an associate. She asked me if I was having headaches and I said no and asked why. She then said one of my optic nerves was larger then the other and if I was having headaches, this could indicate a brain tumor. I got pretty nervous and pissed off by what she said. I told my regular eye physician I would appreciate to not mention a brain tumor unless I actually had one.
  18. I have ringing in my left ear 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have had it for years. Sometimes it is softer and sometimes louder. Sometimes it is like you are at the ocean and you hear ocean waves. Sometimes it is a whooshing sound. When I asked my internal medicine and ENT physicians about it, they said they have it too and to learn to live with it. My ear feels full at times too. A number of years ago I was dizzy off and on every day for 6 weeks. I thought it would never go away. My ENT physician told me that as we age, the crystals in our ears shift and it takes a while for our brain to catch up with the change, so thus the dizziness. Hopefully your issue will slowly go away on its own. I am in no way a physician or qualified to give any diagnosis, but if I was a betting man and I used to be, I would bet it is an inner ear or drainage issue and not any tumor. By the way, welcome to the forum.
  19. My physician told me bladder cancer is pretty rare and occurs predominately in the elderly.
  20. I get the same thing myself sometimes. I have actually had some burning through more then just the beginning of when I pee and I checked out OK.
  21. A number of years ago I was getting crawling sensations on the top of my head. It persisted and I called my ENT physician as I had a cough anyway, so while I was there I mentioned it to him and he grimaced. He said what do you want me to do about it. I asked him if I could have an MRI of my brain. As a side note, I had been seeing him for many years and I have referred many people to him. He then said in order for the insurance to pay, he would have to state a diagnosis, so he said persistent Tinnitus. I went in for the MRI and the technician asked me how long I have had Tinnitus and I said 3 months. The MRI took forever and my physician called me the next day and said all was OK. He said tension in your back, shoulders and neck can cause odd head sensations such as what I had.
  22. At 36 your risk is pretty low of anything serious. You could also try an OTC constipation remedy. You could also call your physician and see what he or she thinks you should do.
  23. MARC

    *** fear

    I hsve a tickle in my throat quite often. My ENT said it is from allergies, post nasal drip, sinus issues or GERD.