Patient discussion about pain

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Q. Pulling pain in anus.

Dear friends, I am 32. I feel a Pulling pain in anus sometimes while i finish passing stool and some times when i sit for long time. No bleeding so far. Is it a symptoms of piles? If so what can be done to cure it without going to doctor or operation. Please help me. This pain makes me to feel that i am very old.
A1horsechestnut is supposed to help...here is some info about it:
http://nccam.nih.gov/health/horsechestnut/index.htm#uses

but i wouldn't get my hopes high.
A2Could i eat something to cure it without operating? Thank you for your patience.
A3Thank you so much dominicus... one more question, if it is found as piles, can it be cured WITHOUT operating? Thanks in advance!

Q. Polio Syndrome pain

One of my aunt is taking Neurontin for Post Polio Syndrome pain in her left leg and arm. she did not realize that she had so much pain and that it was keeping her from doing so many things. Is Neurontin recomended for this treatment and how does it help? Will she have problems with Neurontin if she take it long term? Neurontin is greatly helping the pain but not the fatique in these limbs. Should it help the fatigue?
A1Neurontin is being given as medication for nerve pain now also...I take 800 mg a day and it was started for back pain and it is also being used in some fibro patients I am learning( i also have fibromyalgia) It didn't cause me a lot of drowsness but amount of medication and medications affect people differently so each person can be different. But with the fatigue fibromyalgia causes maybe I just can't tell the difference b/c before I started it I was tried all the time and that is not any worse. But if your Aunt and yourself feel uncomfortable with this treatment I would suggest a second opinion. Good Luck to your Aunt
A2Gabapentin (AKA Neurontin) is usually used in preventing epileptic seizures. but it also a great pain relief for polio survivors. but it has an annoying side effect- it causes fatigue. i know an epileptic girl that says she "slept through her childhood", stayed awake for 6 hours a day.
A3One of the doctor who read your case shared with me that It is commonly of help for all types of chronic pain. But, the fatigue is due to the post polio probably and will not change with decreasing the pain. Neurontin is a fairly new drug(2-4 years here) but, there is no obvious long term problems with its use.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khVrlHQHFvw

Q. Why do they think that the pain is all in my head?

Is there any chance which may wrongfully lead doctor to conclude that our symptoms are of a psychological nature? Why do they think that the pain is all in my head?
AIt may happen very rarely and if he is new to his profession. It doesn’t mean that all those are new to their profession does these mistakes. Doctors cannot "see" and may not understand the sources of your pain or fatigue. However, what they do observe is your anxiety and frustration with having to deal with these symptoms around-the-clock, which may wrongfully lead them to conclude that your symptoms are of a psychological nature. Also, the old school of thought regarding pain is that it is produced by tissue injury, and there is no obvious source of tissue injury in patients with fibromyalgia. Regardless, if your doctor does not believe that your symptoms are real, you owe it to yourself to find another doctor who believes in you and will work with you to help reduce your symptoms.

Q. l have a pain in the head,l can feel sometime inside.

A1sounds like you have a brain,lol, go see a doctor
A2I am not quite sure I fully understand the problem but if you are experiencing headaches on a regular basis you should see a doctor to consult. It might be that you're suffering from migraine attacks and the proper medications can help you experience less pain.

Q. I have a real painful back pain and neck pain for the past 2 months. What should I do?

A1Try and look at your typical daily actions and positions. Is there anything that might be causing it? bad chair? This will help you pinpoint what is causing the problem.

(from my personal experience: keep away from chiropractors. have never met one that helped. they can make things worse)
A2Well, it depends on many things-do you have pain in any other place? Do you fell tingling or numbness in your limbs? Were you injured? Etc.
If the pain lasts that long, it's reasonable to consult a doctor (e.g. orthopedist), because it may be caused by diseases that can be treated.
You can read more here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003025.htm

Q. what cause pain around kidney

uncomfortable pressure swelling right side back
A1thanx....the pain is dull and there's no fever: muscular pain perhaps? If it worsens, persists or fever developes; I will head to the Doctor. thamx again....
A2HELLO,Im not a DR.-but it could be kidney stones--or infection--go to see your DR. you cant fix this yourself.mrfoot56

Q. I have neck pain in the center of my neck. It is also swollen what can it be?

I am a 33 secretary and i am usually very healthy. in the past few weeks i am feeling a large swelling in my neck. It is hot and painful, but touching it doesn't make the pain worse. what can it be?
A1Neck swelling can be either from thyroid source or from inflamation of the skin due to infection. to distinguish between them you can check if the swelling is connected to the thyroid or not. Try to swallow. If the swelling is moving - its a thyroid swelling. elsewhere its a cutaneous issue.
A2Your neck problem can be due to several etiologies, but i can your symptoms sounds very familiar to the symptoms that i had during my thyroid gland inflammation.
does your neck look like this?
http://phoenity.com/diseases/images/thyroid_enlargement.jpg
If so you need to contact en endocrinologist.
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