Dear Doctor, Recently I read about how rabies can incubate silently in animals and humans and it was traumatizing information. Particularly that it can incubate in humans for years. Since, I've been having obsessive compulsive thoughts about being rabid that I cannot shake off. I have played and dealt with many cats growing up, with many of them living outside of our house in a green, mountainous area. Although I can not recall any cat showing even minor symptoms of being rabid, I cannot help but worry that I somehow caught the disease silently from a carrier and it is incubating inside of me. The internet sources state that the virus can be transmitted if it is incubating inside of the cat and it can be in the salivary glands with no noticeable symptoms. I have not been bitten by cats outside of playful interactions and never punctured the skin, however I worry that maybe a contaminated hand of mine could have rubbed my eye and I could've caught the disease or that the virus could have made its way through my skin from a hard playful bite.?
Also, is there a test I can do to put this issue behind me and get my mind to ease??
I am female, 31 years old, 5'10" tall, and about 330lbs. A co-worker of mine is "training" me on Crossfit, but I am not sure that it is exactly safe for someone of my weight. The first day out, he had me running up and down a hall, and then up four flights of stairs, and I could not complete it. I do not have days in between to rest, as he has me working out everyday, and by the third day, I could barely move (i.e. could hardly walk, get into bed, etc.) and he said this was a good thing. I am afraid if I keep doing this workout that I will suffer some serious medical problems. Bottom line, is Crossfit a safe exercise for people who are considered morbidly obese like myself?
I am 19 week pregnant and before I became pregnant I had an MRI which showed a white spot on my brain and the doctor said he would not worry about it because it has no mass but I was suffering from major migraines! Now I have been having a really bad pain in my head which feels like an electrocuting muscle pulling pain, it is not a mugrainr, when I move my head it hurts like I'm pulling a muscle and the top and behind my eye really hurts! I have trouble sleeping t night because when I put my head Down on pillow one side of my head goes numb and tingly and feels like blood is rushing to it! I'm starting to really worry. I also get a hot numb feeling in the left back side if my tongue.
DID I CAUSE MY GRANDSON TO GET SICK?
2 weeks ago, my husband had a bad cough and felt very tired. Those were his only symptoms, and it lasted for almost a week. He?s better now, but I never got sick? those symptoms or any other. At the end of that week, I attended my son's 31st birthday gathering at a restaurant with 8 adults and my 3 month old grandson. Because my husband had been sick, I was asked to not touch my grandson, so I didn't. I sat next to my son and for a few minutes he held my grandson, during which time I talked and cooed to him. I was very close to my grandson, but I never touched him. I certainly didn't cough or sneeze, but I was close to him for several minutes. Most of the other people at this restaurant gathering touched and held and kissed my grandson many times.
2 or 3 days later my grandson got sick with a cough and runny nose, and later with upset stomach, throwing up, and even some blood in his stool! We're all very concerned and my son and his wife have been to their doctor more than once.
But the question is? Could I have caused my grandson to get sick because I had been in the same house as my coughing husband?
Or is it more likely that someone who touched the restaurant doorknobs and chairs and table and menu AND my grandson is the source of my grandson's sickness?
I may have taken a bad batch of a body builder supplement (Creatine monohydrate) it's hit me like a super laxative, been running to the bathroom for almost 12 hours. Could it also be poisonous? Not sure what to do next.
Gastroenterology Problem; For one month I have experienced a change in bowel motion and have experienced Abdominal Colic with gas and changes between Diarrhea and Constipation. Also, a change in stool consistency from normal to tiny round pellets. I had a stool examination and was told that I am experiencing undigested food. Now I have this gelatin like tissue with no smell, This is not mucus as I am an Anesthesiologist and can differentiate between gelatin like substance and mucus.My food intake is mostly fiber. I do not have Lactose Intolerance. I am in Iraq so good medical care here is very limited. Thank you for any assistance.
Extreme bloating, gas that won't pass, threw up Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, constipation to begin with, then diarrhea. Feel like I'm about to burst open. Been eating very little (a few spoonfuls of chicken noodle soup, oatmeal, canned pears) Very little fluid intake. Diagnosed years ago with Spastic Colon, IBS, Hiatal Hernia Have been taking medications (Bentyl, Prilosec, Compazine daily) for years but have never experienced anything this extreme. Have tried Tagament and Simethicone. They give a little relief for a little while, then I'm back to square one. Suggestions?