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    August 22, 2014 8:48:31 AM PDT

    Legal disclaimer:  we do not have a doctor-patient relationship and we cannot give specific instructions of care to you, but we can give you our best effort to find high-quality information that you can consider. If we are wrong, or you don't like what we say, feel free to leave a message and let us know how we can improve the quality of the service. In addition, we encourage other people in the community to contribute their knowledge to the questions that are asked. 

    For example, if you have a rare disease, and had a rare surgery, please simply state "back surgery," and if needed we can explore that further.  If your neighbor or best friend reads this, will be they be able to identify you based on the information given? If yes, please remove the information or change it slightly. 

    BAD example:  I live in Boston, Dr. Patel at MGH hospital diagnosed me with a schwannoma tumor last month, then I traveled to Tokyo and taught english for a year.  

    Acceptable example: I live in the United States, I had a tumor & surgery, then I traveled abroad for work.

     

    1. Age: Please add or substract (2-5 years if adult for privacy)

    2. When did problem start?

    3. Have you had this before? 

    4. Is it getting better or worse? 

    5. Height? 

    6. Weight? 

    7. Heart Rate? 

    8. Temperature? 

    9. Medical conditions current? 

    10. Medical conditions past? 

    11. Your current medications? 

    11b. Your current supplements? 

    12. Your surgeries? 

    13.  Recreational drugs? 

    14.  How many cigarettes do you smoke per day?

    15. Number of alcohol drinks/day?

    16. Medical conditions in family?

    17.What is your primary concern you want the doctor to answer?

    Pain Questions:

    18. Location of pain. Can you point your finger to the spot of pain?

    19. Intensity of pain currently: 0-10 (0 is no pain 10 is the worst pain)

    20. Quality: sharp or dull?

    21. Duration: How long does it last?

    22. Radiation: does the pain spread anywhere?

    23. Has anything else been associated with the pain?

    24. What has made the pain better?

    25. What has made it worse? movement?

    26. How much pain are you in after treatment with your current medications?

    27. How much pain are you in without treatment?

    If you have the pain in more than one location, or the pain goes to a second location, please

    answer the pain questions(n°19 to n°27) again for the second location. For example. constant

    testicle pain, but intermittent abdominal pain, please tell me more about the abdominal pain by

    answering the same set of questions. 


    This post was edited by Brett Snodgrass at October 19, 2014 5:41:09 PM PDT
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    August 23, 2014 10:51:39 PM PDT
    Hi. I am 20 years of age, I just started having this pain right at my belly button. As I stand for about 5 mins it my belly button area starts to hurt especially if I touch it, I feels really bruised and kind of swollen. When I sit down it quits hurting. Do you have an idea of what it might be?
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    • 1955 posts
    August 24, 2014 4:27:18 AM PDT

    Dear L, thank you kindly for your questioned if your user name is your real name, please change it.

    I look forward to hearing from you, Kind regards,

    BrettMD

    Legal disclaimer:  we do not have a doctor- relationship and we cannot give specific instructions of care to you, but we can give you our best effort to find high quality information that you can consider. If we are wrong, or you don't like what we say, feel free to leave a message and let us know how we can improve  quality of service.In addition, we encourage other people in the community to contribute their knowledge to the questions that are asked. 

    For example, if you have a rare disease, and had a rare surgery, please simply state "back surgery," and if needed we can explore that further.  If your neighbor or best friend reads this, will be they be able to identify you based on the information given? If yes, please remove the information or change it slightly. 

    BAD example:  I live in Boston, Dr. Patel at MGH hospital diagnosed me with a schwannoma tumor last month, then I traveled to Tokyo and taught english for a year.  

    Acceptable example: I live in the United States, I had a tumor & surgery, then I traveled abroad for work.

    Please answer these questions and help the doctor to assist you in a more efficient way:

    1. Age: Please add or substract (2-5 years if adult for privacy)

    2. When did problem start?

    3. Have you had this before? 

    4. Is it getting better or worse? 

    5. Height? 

    6. Weight? 

    7. Heart Rate? 

    8. Temperature? 

    9. Medical conditions current? 

    10. Medical conditions past? 

    11. Your current medications? 

    11b. Your current supplements? 

    12. Your surgeries? 

    13.  Recreational drugs? 

    14.  How many cigarettes do you smoke per day?

    15. Number of alcohol drinks/day?

    16. Medical conditions in family?

    17.What is your primary concern you want the doctor to answer?

    Pain Questions:

    18. Location of pain. Can you point your finger to the spot of pain?

    19. Intensity of pain currently: 0-10 (0 is no pain 10 is the worst pain)

    20. Quality: sharp or dull?

    21. Duration: How long does it last?

    22. Radiation: does the pain spread anywhere?

    23. Has anything else been associated with the pain?

    24. What has made the pain better?

    25. What has made it worse? movement?

    26. How much pain are you in after treatment with your current medications?

    27. How much pain are you in without treatment?


    This post was edited by DrSocial Admin at August 24, 2014 5:25:28 AM PDT
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    August 24, 2014 10:40:16 PM PDT
    1. Age: Please add or substract (2-5 years if adult for privacy)
    20
    2. When did problem start? 2 days ago

    3. Have you had this before? 
    No
    4. Is it getting better or worse? 
    It's the same
    5. Height? 
    5"7"
    6. Weight? 
    145
    7. Heart Rate? 
    Don't know
    8. Temperature? 
    Normal
    9. Medical conditions current? 
    No
    10. Medical conditions past? 
    No
    11. Your current medications? 
    Advil
    11b. Your current supplements? 
    N/a
    12. Your surgeries? 
    None
    13.  Recreational drugs? 
    None
    14.  How many cigarettes do you smoke per day?
    Don't smoke
    15. Number of alcohol drinks/day?
    Don't drink
    16. Medical conditions in family?
    no
    17.What is your primary concern you want the doctor to answer?
    Why ami having pain at my belly button area?

    Pain Questions:
    I'm having pain right at my belly button it started 2 days ago. While standing for about 5 mins I start having pain at the point of my belly button, especially if I touch it. It feels bruised and kind of swollen. When I sit down it stops hurting. So my question is, is what do you think the problem can be?
    18. Location of pain. Can you point your finger to the spot of pain?
    Right at my belly button and around it.
    19. Intensity of pain currently: 0-10 (0 is no pain 10 is the worst pain)
    5
    20. Quality: sharp or dull?
    Sharp
    21. Duration: How long does it last?
    Until I sit down
    22. Radiation: does the pain spread anywhere?
    No just around the belly button.
    23. Has anything else been associated with the pain?
    no

    24. What has made the pain better?
    Sitting down.
    25. What has made it worse? movement?
    Walking or touching it.
    26. How much pain are you in after treatment with your current medications?
    None, it don't help it
    27. How much pain are you in without treatment?
    Same as befor.
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    • 1955 posts
    August 24, 2014 11:35:03 PM PDT
    Thank you for the reply,

    do you have a hernia?
    28. When was your last menstrual period? When was the first day of your last menstrual period?

    29. When have you last taken a pregnancy test?

    30. When were you last sexualy active? Yesterday, week ago, Month ago?

    please see image
    This post was edited by Brett Snodgrass at August 24, 2014 11:36:10 PM PDT
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    • 1955 posts
    August 24, 2014 11:48:12 PM PDT
    Have you considered going to the emergency room to be evaluated?
    Here is the app call Isabel Symptom Checker.
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/isabel-symptom-checker/id564116865?mt=8

    Do you think that it could be an ectopic pregnancy, endometriosis?

    Do you have any nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, change in appetite, burning with urination, vaginal discharge?

    Please consider going to the hospital to be evaluated and please consider keeping me updated.
    Another useful website is.
    Sharecare.com
    HealthTap.com
    Zocdoc.com
    Webmd.com
    Rightdiagnosis.com

    If you choose not to go to the ER, please consider looking into this further by visiting one or more of the above sites. I would be glad to discuss the information you obtain from them with you.
    Kind regards,
    BrettMD

    This post was edited by Brett Snodgrass at August 24, 2014 11:49:03 PM PDT
    • 4 posts
    August 25, 2014 9:25:44 AM PDT
    do you have a hernia? 
    I don't think I have a hernia because I don't lift anything heavy.
    28. When was your last menstrual period?
    my last period was 16 months ago, I haven't had one since I had my daughter. I'm not on birth control either.
    When was the first day of your last menstrual period?
    April 1st 2013
    29. When have you last taken a pregnancy test?
    Last year when I found out I was pregnant.
    30. When were you last sexualy active?
    2 days ago but it didn't bother my stomach
    Yesterday, week ago, Month ago? 

    And I'm positive I'm not pregnant, me and my husband use protection.

    I do have problems using the bathroom.
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    • 1955 posts
    August 25, 2014 10:09:18 AM PDT
    Dear User, thank you for the reply,

    Well it is very clear to me, that if my (non-medical) opinion, as an unlicensed physician in Missouri is anything but see a doctor for evaluation of your signs and symptoms, then my training, learning, and helping advance the field of medicine since 2001 would have been a very bad decision. What I mean is, I am clearly not a licensed physician in spite of having more training and publications than some of the Missouri Medical Board Members, and in spite of not repeatedly committing fraud against a good cardiologist as they have done six times. Regardless of their refusal to perform their due diligence, if I said that you did not need to see a physician, then most would wonder what I have done during the past 13 years... What I am trying to say is that, even people with less ACGME accredited training than myself, such as some medical board members, should probably advise you to see a physician and be evaluated by some of the following methods: 1. History, 2, physical exam, 3 laboratory, (blood count, possibly other endocrine testsand 4. Imaging (Eg. Ultrasound, X-rays, MRI ).

    Was your toddler born by vaginal or cesarean section?

    What did your doctor say about your amenorrhea?

    Did the ever perform an MRI of your brain?

    When will you be able to see a doctor for evaluation which will likely include laboratory tests and imaging?

    Are legal issues preventing you from seeking medical care?

    When was the last time you had a bowel movement?

    Are you able to pass gas (Fart)?

    How is your abdominal pain now, better or worse than yesterday?

    If you or someone else presses firmly, and deeply, on the right side of your abdomen , does it hurt? Where does it hurt?

    What is your temperature?

    What is your heart rate?
    Please consider keeping me updated,
    Kind regards,
    -BrettMD
    This post was edited by Brett Snodgrass at August 25, 2014 10:17:57 AM PDT
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    August 25, 2014 11:34:22 AM PDT
    I'm just going to go to the hospital if it continues.
    Thank you for your thought on everything.
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    • 1955 posts
    August 25, 2014 12:26:29 PM PDT

    You are welcome. 

     

    I hope things get better. 

     

    Kind regards,

    -BrettMD