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  • Does my family have cold or flu or both?

    My kids ages 4 and 6 have typical cold symptoms no fever and lots of energy to play. I feel like I’m might be fighting something, headache, aches and irritated throat and sinuses. This started with one kid, then the second then me over four days now it’s been a week. Now my husband just came down with a full fever....are we all fighting the same virus or does my husbands fever indicate that we can all look forward to another virus? If it helps he doesn’t work outside of home so he doesn’t go places much.

    2 AnswersInfectious Diseases3 years ago
  • Poll: What do you mean when you say you have the flu?

    Do You mean you are throwing up or do you mean you have like cold symptoms and fever?

    2 AnswersPolls & Surveys4 years ago
  • Back rib cage pain below shoulder blade posture related?

    I'm a 28 year old female. 5'1" and 96 pounds. No known medical condition other than ibs. Ive have this bruised achey muscle feeling on my right side back rib cage, sometimes it wraps around the side too. Occasionally I feel like something's stuck in there and I've had restricted movement. One time I had a muscle spasm and was worried something was horribly wrong so I went to urgent care and gave me a chest X-ray and that was clear. The doctor said he didn't think it was referred pain because of the nature of the pain. I remember bending over and standing up fast and hurting a ligament down the right side of my upper spine. Since then I've had this pain but in a different spot. Sometimes the pain involves the muscle over the shoulder blade too. I'm wondering if this is ever gonna get better? Or if there's something really wrong with me that maybe the doctors missed.

    1 AnswerPain & Pain Management4 years ago
  • Can a virus or bacteria express itself differently in different people?

    So my son had a cold that turned into strep. The doctor diagnosed without a throat swab so it could just be a secondary infection of some sort...I developed a tight phlemy sand in my windpipe feeling around the same time he got his sore throat and fever. I have no cough other than forced ones to clear my windpipe. My throat is not sore, I don't have a fever but my entire back and rib cage feel inflamed and I'm just wondering if maybe I have what my son has and I'm just reacting differently or if we are both suffering from something different altogether?

    2 AnswersRespiratory Diseases5 years ago
  • How does carrying my toddler affect my back?

    My boy has been sick and clingy lately. I've been carrying him a lot. I am 98 ibs and he is 30. He prefers to always be on my left hip....I have been having right side back rib cage pain. Sometimes it feels like burning and other times a dull ache...not usually localized. I seem to feel it most when I'm sitting or standing in one spot but when I'm moving its ok. I also have rib cage pain around my sternum and arm pits...can this be expected? Why does my right side hurt when I am usually carrying him on my left? Or does my pain have anything to do with carrying him? I'm 26 underweight but generally healthy female with a mild anxiety disorder.

    2 AnswersPain & Pain Management5 years ago
  • Possible cause of shooting pain in abdomen?

    So I'm a relatively healthy 26 year old female (I'm underweight). I do have irritable bowel and functional dyspepsia. Anyways so I was standing and leaning over while inspecting my fish tank and then when I stood back up I had a shock like pain throughout my abdomen. It started from the right side of my groin (I don't have an appendix) and then shot up and crossed over to the left side of my abdomen and ended just under my left breast. It really hurt!!! I was like what??? I hunched back over to make the pain stop which it helped. Then I stood up slowly and took some deep breaths and I was fine. So was that like a pinched nerve or something???

    1 AnswerPain & Pain Management5 years ago
  • Which virus is the culprit of my sick kids?

    My 3 year old woke up and vomited at 2am. That was it but she had an upset tummy and fever all the next day so I treated her with tylenol. She is feeling better now but now my 18 month old has developed a harsh cough within that same time frame....I don't know anyone they have been around with either virus. Are they sharing the same virus that is manifesting differently? Or do they have two different things? Can a virus manifest itself in different ways??

    2 AnswersInfectious Diseases6 years ago
  • Contagious Stomach flu or tirdness in my toddler?

    Hi My little girl had a very exciting day on Thanksgiving. She hardly ate anything. She's almost three and sometimes when shes excited she won't eat. She had like two cups of yogurt throughout the day. The next morning she woke up complaining of feeling hot and she looked shaky. So I gave her some milk because she wasn't hungry. That came back up over 3 bouts of vomiting over a course of maybe 5 hours. No one that I have been around has been sick or has been recently sick. Some I'm confused. After that she started to raid the fridge so im just wondering if she has a contagious bug or if her body is just trying to sort itself out after all the excitment. She turns 3 in a month.

    1 AnswerToddler & Preschooler6 years ago
  • My 2 year old has Toddlers Diarrhea and now she has blood in her poop?

    (Diarrhea that won't go away and not infectious)...but her past two nappies has poop with streaks of blood in it. She is eating fine and her happy normal self but the blood streaks are kind of spooking me.

    7 AnswersToddler & Preschooler7 years ago
  • My 2 year old developed a cold and now has the runs?

    For about 5 days my two year old has had cold symptoms. She still has a slight cough but seems better today....but for the past two days she's been pooping loose watery poop every 5 hours or so. Just wondering if this is part of her cold or a stomach bug on top of it?

    1 AnswerInfectious Diseases7 years ago
  • Does my child have stomach flu AND chicken pox?

    So my 2 year old broke out in chicken pox 2 days ago and just this evening she puked all over the floor...she seems ok now but it's only been an hour since. I would think she vomited due to the chicken pox but she has also had recent exposure to people who have stomach flu. She doesn't have fever and she's running around and chugging back milk. I don't know what to make if this. It really doesn't help my paranoia because I am terrified of stomach flu!

    4 AnswersInfectious Diseases7 years ago
  • Are my symptoms pregnancy related or from something else?

    I am 36 weeks pregnant. Started having softer more frequent bowels 1.5 weeks ago. The past three days it's constant diarrhea. Eating and drinking aggravate it. I have a lot of heartburn with occasional nausea, sometimes I feel hungry other times sick. I'm tired, I'm eating very little cause I'm sick of pooping. No one else around me has been doctor doesn't seem concerned. Anyone have a clue what's making me so miserable?

    2 AnswersPregnancy7 years ago
  • 36 weeks pregnant and can't stop farting or pooping??!?

    No one around me has or has had any kind of intestinal bug. My daughter and I have a cold but that's about it....anyways, over the course of 2 weeks I have had to go more frequently, my movements are loose and often (like 4 times a day). I also have embarrassing amounts of gas. I just can't figure out why and it is causing me to worry. Not only to mention that it is extremely inconvenient. I mentioned it to my doctor but she didn't seem too concerned. Any clues as to what's going on?

    2 AnswersPregnancy7 years ago
  • Small baby at 36 weeks.... Can't eat enough due to bloating and nausea?

    I have started to feel discomfort about two weeks earlier. I am constantly going number 2 due to Braxton contractions and gut aches due to gas. Every time I try to eat I feel sick after due to heartburn regardless of what I eat and the baby's very violent movements. Last I went to my doc she said I was measuring small.....even though I've already gained 35ibs.....I can't possibly eat anymore....I just don't know what to do. Any advice on how to manage this would be great.

    2 AnswersPregnancy7 years ago
  • Can baby's movements in womb cause nausea?

    I'm currently 35 weeks and having a boy. His movements are violent! It hurts and after awhile I start to feel ill.... Like suppers not going down.... I'm wondering if this is common and also if there is a way to calm him down. Like my whole belly will be doing to wave or looking like an alien horror movie!

    1 AnswerPregnancy7 years ago
  • How do I get rid of cellulite but keep my boobs?

    I've done loads of muscle toning. I have flat abs, no love handles, lean arms. I can have a toned bum and abs, but I can't get rid of the layer of cellulite on my bum and thighs unless I drop down to an unhealthily which I no longer have boobs....not joking, literally no boobs: it sucks. I've done loads of muscle toning, the shape of my butt and thighs is nice but the cellulite remains unless I weigh a bmi or 18 of less....then I have no there any special trick out there that anyone can offer that would help solve my dilemma?

    8 AnswersDiet & Fitness7 years ago
  • Will my baby keep growing if I lost a bit of weight?

    My weight has been fluctuating within the same 5 Ib's for the past month (I am currently 28 weeks and have gained roughly 21 Ib's but in the past month my weight hasn't been increasing but more so staying the same). The past week I have dropped from 118 to 116. I always weigh myself first thing in the morning. Will this harm the baby? Will the baby keep growing if I am not gaining much? Also will the weight loss come off my baby or just me? How large should my baby be measuring for 28 weeks?

    2 AnswersPregnancy7 years ago
  • I think I ate some undercooked pork?

    So my mom bought some pork chops and cubed them and fried them for what seemed like a good length of time. While I was eating them the pieces seemed white and dry but I saw this one peice that looked pink with a vein in it and I'm wondering if that's ok. I couldn't tell if it was a a bit of dark meat or if it was discolored because of the vein or if maybe the meal was undercooked.

    3 AnswersOther - Food & Drink7 years ago
  • Is it normal for ones post partum belly to completely disappear right after birth?

    I'm reading that it is uncommon for this but my belly was gone as soon as the baby was. I'm pregnant again and I'm just wondering the likelihood of being lucky again or if I can expect a slow recovery like the rest of women?

    1 AnswerPregnancy7 years ago