I’m 15 years old and I’m known for having severe menstrual cramps, but i haven’t had upper abdominal pain before. Is this normal? I woke up at 3:30 in the morning with upper abdominal cramps and haven’t been able to fall back asleep.
It could be normal, especially if you’re known for severe menstrual cramps. However, if this persists, then you may have an inflammation of the pancreas. You’d have to give more information though (general location of the pain; is it a sharp pain or a deeper, throbbing pain/ pain of the muscles?).
by: Alice Murakami
on: 13th January 13
She has been having foot pains for the past six or seven hours. We did walk around the city today, but it was only for a half an hour. Is it growing pains? Muscle strains?
It’s not likely to be growing pains. She is 14 now, and most girls stop growing entirely by then. It may be a lot of things, depending on where the pains are in her foot. It could be a corn, plantar fasciitis (ball of foot), a calcaneal spur (heel), strained tendons along the foot, or the re-aggravation of an injury. Knowing where it hurts helps figure out what it is, or at least could be. Resting it should help a lot, but if it doesn’t, a visit to a doctor (podiatrist, maybe) might be in order. . . .
on: 15th December 07
I am having bad pain underneath my right armpit. It hurts worse whenever I lift my arm up and or i tighten my breast/chest muscle. It is also causing pain to shoot through my arm, shoulder and back. It is continuesly getting worse. Any ideas or advice would be wonderful. Thank you.
By the way I’m 23 years old and diabetic.
You have a lymph gland that more than likely is swollen you need to have it examined, it may be infected.
by: Sal Esqueda
on: 15th September 09
A few days ago my husband pulled his back thigh muscle and is having pain. What should he to do help it heal? We have already tried Bengay for the past 2 days and the pain is still the same. Thanks for your help.
use a heating pad i have pulled many muscles bc i dance. i has always done the trick 4 me. also it may her but some times it is good to keep stretching it out. good luck
on: 5th August 10
I have been having muscle and tendon pains now for 4 days. I also have sore feeling testicles. The pain in my muscles and tendons doesn’t feel like it is going away but it feels the same as when it started. I haven’t taken my temp yet.
you don’t say what you are doing when the pain starts were you doing any strenuous activity? sounds like you may have caused a stress injury done any heavy lifting? do the right thing have a chat with your GP
on: 24th June 09
Those creams they have (rub on usually white) that’s for muscle/joint pain relief? Are we pregnant ladies allowed to use it? 23 weeks, having some bad knee joint pain, and leg pain. I have this cream *just wondering if any one else used it? Have no heat pads or anything its called Rub A535
on: 1st January 70
I have muscle tightness, some pain from muscles and tingling in feet and hands.
These don’t sound like mercury-specific symptoms. See the Wikipedia reference. The WebMD reference is also quite interesting.
“Tests are available to measure mercury levels in the body. Blood or urine samples are used to test for exposure to metallic mercury and to inorganic forms of mercury. Mercury in whole blood or in scalp hair is measured to determine exposure to methylmercury. Your doctor can take samples and send them to a testing laboratory.”
Also according to WebMD, If you are avoiding fish and seafood because of fear of mercury contamination, you may be shooting yourself in the foot.
You haven’t revealed why you are taking fish oil supplements, nor in what dosages. If this has been prescribed by your doctor, tell the doctor of the symptoms.
on: 21st April 08
Ever since I started to exercise vigorously (haven’t exercised in many months), I’ve been having random body aches at random times. Sometimes my arms ache. The other day my cheeks were hurting and now my leg muscles hurt.
The pain is sudden and it only lasts for a few seconds. Also I can’t touch surfaces that are too cold or I feel pain. Should I tell my doctor about this? It’s been going on for a couple of weeks.
Sorry to here about how you feel,apply ice for the first 24 – 72 hours of an injury to reduce pain and inflammation. After that, heat often feels more soothing.
on: 12th November 12