• Is loss of sensation normal after surgery?

    Best answer: Yup, that's typical. Nerve regrowth is much slower than other tissues. You won't really know how much sensation you'll get back until like 6 months after surgery.
    Best answer: Yup, that's typical. Nerve regrowth is much slower than other tissues. You won't really know how much sensation you'll get back until like 6 months after surgery.
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • Did bump on my head affect my eye?

    I fell on side of trampoline yesterday. It caused a very large bump on the side of my eyebrow. I was treated in hospital for it but after some tests the doctor told me I'm safe and only have minor concussion. He advised me to put compress on the bump which I did when I got home. The bump has gotten bigger... show more
    I fell on side of trampoline yesterday. It caused a very large bump on the side of my eyebrow. I was treated in hospital for it but after some tests the doctor told me I'm safe and only have minor concussion. He advised me to put compress on the bump which I did when I got home. The bump has gotten bigger before I went to sleep. I woke up today finding out the bump travelled lower it seems, I cannot open my eye. My eye is swollenn fully close and very bright plum purple colour. Could the bump affectt my eye like this and cause this injury? How long will it be healing at longest?
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Question about head injury?

    Question about head injury?

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    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • What should I do about my broken ankle at a concert?

    Best answer: I'd recommend crutches no matter what - even if you don't need them. It's a great visual for people to stay the hell away from you (and even creates a bit of a physical barrier). The last thing you want is to be in a crowd and have someone step down on you or kick you or harm your ankle in some way.... show more
    Best answer: I'd recommend crutches no matter what - even if you don't need them. It's a great visual for people to stay the hell away from you (and even creates a bit of a physical barrier). The last thing you want is to be in a crowd and have someone step down on you or kick you or harm your ankle in some way.

    Crutches = STAY AWAY!
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • Scars on sides, below my waist?

    I haven't ever gotten cut below my wasn't, but I have a couple scars? It's never been there before but you only get scars from surgery and certain cuts right? I've never had surgery or cuts below my wasn't???
    I haven't ever gotten cut below my wasn't, but I have a couple scars? It's never been there before but you only get scars from surgery and certain cuts right? I've never had surgery or cuts below my wasn't???
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Why is the top of my foot red, following a puncture wound on the bottom?

    Yesterday, i stepped on a nail and it punctured my foot, what felt deeply, but it didn t puncture cleanly through. I immediately stopped the bleeding and followed it by Neosporin and a bandage. A couple hours later, i removed the bandage, cleaned it and soaked it in a bath of Epsom salt until the water got cold. I... show more
    Yesterday, i stepped on a nail and it punctured my foot, what felt deeply, but it didn t puncture cleanly through. I immediately stopped the bleeding and followed it by Neosporin and a bandage. A couple hours later, i removed the bandage, cleaned it and soaked it in a bath of Epsom salt until the water got cold. I dried it off, reapplied Neosporin and a bandage. It began swelling some time later and not so long after, i lost mobility on it completely. The pain eventually caused me to resort to a dose of 600mg of ibuprofen, which helped through the end hours of the day and through the night. Today, i woke up and the ibuprofen had ran its course. The pain had returned. I got up and physically inspected my wound and all appears okay. Swollen but it doesn t appear red, or infected. But upon further inspection, along with swelling, the top of my foot is red, just opposite of the wound. Is this something i should be worried about and should i seek medical attention?
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • I got a piece of glass stuck in my foot three weeks ago, can't find it how do I get it out?

    Best answer: You need to go to the doctors. It is not good having this embedded in your foot as it can cause infection or a realm of other complications not to mention the pain you must be feeling. They will be able to find it and remove it. I would highly reccomend you go to urgent care so they can fix this for you. If it... show more
    Best answer: You need to go to the doctors. It is not good having this embedded in your foot as it can cause infection or a realm of other complications not to mention the pain you must be feeling. They will be able to find it and remove it. I would highly reccomend you go to urgent care so they can fix this for you. If it happened that long ago, it could be very inflamed by now which can be bad. Best of luck!
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Both my feet are swollen for no reason. why has this happened?

    quite bad swelling on both feet and lower ankles. feel lots of fluid in both of them and a bit painful. I have not injured them at all
    quite bad swelling on both feet and lower ankles. feel lots of fluid in both of them and a bit painful. I have not injured them at all
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should I be concerned about this burn?

    I accidentally burned myself on the waffle iron at work last night and this is what it looks like this morning. Should I be concerned? What should I do?
    I accidentally burned myself on the waffle iron at work last night and this is what it looks like this morning. Should I be concerned? What should I do?
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is it possible that a severe head injury in childhood can cause you to become “dumber”?

    My dad got hit by a car as a kid and almost died. He got a pretty bad concussion and had to pretty much relearn how to talk. Is it possible this affected his intelligence or IQ? I ask because he’s... not very bright and it seems to slowly get worse as years go by.
    My dad got hit by a car as a kid and almost died. He got a pretty bad concussion and had to pretty much relearn how to talk. Is it possible this affected his intelligence or IQ? I ask because he’s... not very bright and it seems to slowly get worse as years go by.
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I have had pain in my heel and my doctors are saying it s just sore?

    About 4 or 5 weeks ago, I was kicked really hard in the back of my heel at a soccer game. It hurt really baldly the first week, but now it still hurts whenever I walk, not as bad. I went in for an Xray, but it turned out it was normal. It hurts a lot worse than to just be "Sore" so I don t know what to do!
    About 4 or 5 weeks ago, I was kicked really hard in the back of my heel at a soccer game. It hurt really baldly the first week, but now it still hurts whenever I walk, not as bad. I went in for an Xray, but it turned out it was normal. It hurts a lot worse than to just be "Sore" so I don t know what to do!
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Old football injury, never went to doctor :/?

    Okay so about 9 months ago I was playing high school football and during a game i got a tackle and the running back was like 6 foot and 300 pounds landed knee first on my upper right arm. For the first few minutes it hurt. Bad. I told my coach and he asked if I wanted a trainer but the pain went away so I said no I... show more
    Okay so about 9 months ago I was playing high school football and during a game i got a tackle and the running back was like 6 foot and 300 pounds landed knee first on my upper right arm. For the first few minutes it hurt. Bad. I told my coach and he asked if I wanted a trainer but the pain went away so I said no I think I'm fine and I finished the game. Well now I can't throw a baseball as fast as I can or my arm hurts. You know parade rest? Well I can't stand at that without pain in my arm (great there goes my chance to be in the military and public safety) and that's a big reason I hold off. I don't wanna be told I can't follow my dreams. The other day I used a hammer and pushed up on sheet metal bolted in and my arm went dead for a minute. I'm scared about not being able to pursue my dream but I don't wanna lose my arms nerves and **** if that's what it is. What do I do?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can high heels cause swelling in the leg?

    Best answer: Leg swelling is indicative of water retention. And as counter-productive as it sounds, water retention is caused by not drinking enough water. This is what throws a lot of people off and makes understanding difficult. The body is composed of two "oceans" as different as the Atlantic and Pacific. One... show more
    Best answer: Leg swelling is indicative of water retention. And as counter-productive as it sounds, water retention is caused by not drinking enough water.

    This is what throws a lot of people off and makes understanding difficult.

    The body is composed of two "oceans" as different as the Atlantic and Pacific. One ocean is composed of fresh water (inside the cells) while the other is a water/salt mix (in the area outside the cells). Good health requires that these oceans stay in a critical balance with one another.

    The body uses water for every function, and thus some of the water is used up in this way. Water is also lost through breathing and perspiration (maintaining a steady temperature) as well as kidney function and waste removal. An average adult loses around 2 quarts of water each day this way.

    But most people don't replace this water properly. They're led to believe that drinking "fluids" rehydrates the body, but this isn't how it works. The body was designed to use fresh water and nothing substitutes for fresh water. Doctors are just as erroneous in their promotion of "fluids" as they are in their claims about the dangers of salt. Water and salt are two of the three most important substances the body needs to live and function properly - only oxygen is more important. When the medical profession promotes "fluids" instead of water and they demonize salt, people who follow their advice are committing self-destruction and don't realize it. When you avoid two of the most important substances needed by the body, health problems are inevitable.

    When you don't drink the water you should, the body holds onto extra salt - because salt retains water, and this is the only way it has to protect itself. The water that salt attracts is stored in the area outside of the cells (the water/salt ocean) and used exclusively to filter and inject into the dehydrated cells as fresh water. To fix the problem requires that you actually increase your water intake because only by drinking water can you replenish the ocean inside the cells. Relying on the body's natural process to supply the cells with fresh water will lead to other health problems such as high blood pressure.

    Once you start drinking the water like you should and the two oceans of water restore their correct balance your body will have no more reason to hold onto the extra salt. It will be flushed out and the swelling will go down. In many cases, you could see a difference in a matter of days.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I shot myself, help?

    Short story is I m 16 and I have an air soft bb in my hand from a 300-500 fps pistol point blank. It s already healed and I discovered the bb not too far down. How do I go about removing it? If no ideas come up I ll just cut the thing out and drench it in peroxide. But if anyone has any detailed tips for doing... show more
    Short story is I m 16 and I have an air soft bb in my hand from a 300-500 fps pistol point blank. It s already healed and I discovered the bb not too far down. How do I go about removing it? If no ideas come up I ll just cut the thing out and drench it in peroxide. But if anyone has any detailed tips for doing this then that would be great. Thanks. Also what are risks for leaving it in? Does this require surgery?
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Knee injury! Help!?

    I hurt my knee about 9 months ago now and it hasn t stopped hurting, itll swell sometimes and it hurts and feels like loose I guess almost every day. I went to my normal pediatrician and he just asked a couple of questions and then said that I partially dislocated my knee cap and I should just he careful from now... show more
    I hurt my knee about 9 months ago now and it hasn t stopped hurting, itll swell sometimes and it hurts and feels like loose I guess almost every day. I went to my normal pediatrician and he just asked a couple of questions and then said that I partially dislocated my knee cap and I should just he careful from now on. But it s been bothering me for a long time so I m worried its something worse than that. Can anyone help?
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago