I found out I have iron deficiency. I am an African American female in my early twenties and I play basketball how much iron should I be consuming everyday? And do I need to take supplements? If so how long?
Tina Baldwin, MD MPP
In the last few days I’ve experienced increasing pain and swelling in my jaw and neck lymph nodes, and one lymph node in my right armpit is painful. I’ve recently had a new sex partner, and now realize I wasn’t his only partner... this is a first for me... symptom wise... what should I be concerned with? And is medical treatment necessary or should I wait to see if it dissipates?; Fatigue, but I work a lot, so that’s normal... maybe an increase in night sweating...
Tanya Wright, MD PhD
I have had heart palpitations for years and had them checked out by a couple doctors and they say they are benign. Lately every now and then I have had symptoms where after waking up in the middle of the night to pee after walking to the bathroom and sitting down the toilet my heart begins to pound really hard for about 1 minute so loud I can hear it in my ears then it goes away. What is causing this?
Anand Ganguli, MD
This just happened - I was squatting near my toilet because I thought I was going to throw up. I started to get light headed and passed out (while throwing up) and hit my head against the wall. I only hit my right temple and it was on a smooth wall. Maybe like a foot of space between me and said wall. This all happened in like the span of 5 minutes? I just want to know if I have a concussion or not. I don't feel confused or anything, just my head hurting. Thanks!
Sarah Jones, MD
Jammed my pointer finger when I fell. Seems the nail is separated from nail bed at top of nail. Should I soak finger in salt? I am wearing a splint and keeping antibiotic cream on it, but finger hurts when it touches anything.
Tony Clerssaint, MD PhD
Hi, I've been having a lot of blood in my stool. I thought it would just go away, but it has been going on for about 6 months. What should I do and what could it be?
Sundeep Shankar, MD
I have aching hip pain on both sides, and have for a several months now! Sometimes the pain radiates down my legs, and it usually gets worse at night. I've tried over the counter pain meds but they don't really help
Dave Henry, MD MPH
For the past 5 months my period has lasted for 25 or more days and is really light and had a lot of clots. I don’t want to call It a period because it doesn’t feel like a period at all .. I have no period symptoms that I usually have and I have no cramps or anything
Allison Bahrami, MD
My period is on and it's been going on for a week now, but this morning after I had taken a Mucinex pill 12 hours earlier, I passed a really big clump of blood (but not a lot of blood). It started at 2 am but it happen again till 4 am then it happen again until 8 am.
Katrina Wang, MD
Hello, there are bumps spreading across all over my body the past few days. Came out of no where. It's very itchy but it’s not painful at all. Hydrocortisone hasn't helped.
Ryan Lee, MD
Hey I went to the hospital because I had a umbilical hernia and they told me I was gonna be fine but now the bottom ride side of my stomach is in pain and not sure if I should go to the hospital or if it’s some kind of muscle cramp
Anisha Donuur, MD
It feels like my liver is thumping and I also woke up jaundiced. I have really bad unexplainable pain in my hands and feet what seems like my “smaller joints” through out my fingers and toes even my elbows that have been very present for days and I’m severely itchy. My limbs feel like they are heavy and tired extremely fast for no reason and sore. I’ve never felt my body feel so depleted and exhausted.
Joseph Williams, MD
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