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When to see a doctor for severe stomach pain

When to see a doctor for severe stomach pain

When severe stomach pain occurs, it can be difficult to decide whether to see a doctor, go to the emergency room, or wait. If the pain is severe or debilitating, a person may need to seek medical help immediately. Stomach pain is the most common reason for emergency room visits. When a person is unsure […]

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Many Drug Abusers Use Family Members to ‘Opioid Shop’

Many Drug Abusers Use Family Members to ‘Opioid Shop’

Latest Chronic Pain News FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who are thwarted in their attempts to “shop around” for prescription opioid painkillers at doctors’ offices and pharmacies may try to get the drugs via relatives as a last resort, researchers report. Some people who misuse opioids go to numerous prescribers and fill […]

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CBD — It’s Everywhere, But Does It Work?

CBD — It’s Everywhere, But Does It Work?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You would have to be living in a cave to have missed the CBD craze that is sweeping across America: New products are cramming store shelves as the market explodes for what many Americans believe to be a miracle cure-all. […]

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What to know about abdominal tenderness

What to know about abdominal tenderness

Abdominal tenderness is a type of pain that someone experiences when they apply pressure to their abdomen. It can occur due to various illnesses, or if a person experiences a physical blow to their abdomen. According to an article that features in the International Journal of General Medicine, abdominal pain is the most common reason […]

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Possible causes of facial pain

Possible causes of facial pain

Facial pain is common and often the result of headaches and injuries. However, other causes of facial pain include nerve conditions, jaw and dental problems, and infections. Facial pain can originate from a specific area of the face, or it may radiate from another part of the head. Doctors often categorize facial pain into one […]

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Blood Test Might Diagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Blood Test Might Diagnose Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Chronic Pain News TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Chronic fatigue syndrome is such a mysterious illness that it took years to be recognized as a legitimate ailment, and doctors still struggle to accurately diagnose it. Now, an experimental blood test has successfully spotted the syndrome, also known as […]

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What causes sharp stomach pain that comes and goes?

What causes sharp stomach pain that comes and goes?

Sharp stomach pain can leave a person doubled over or briefly unable to move. When the pain eases, anxiety about the next wave of pain can build up.Sharp stomach pain is common and not usually a sign of a serious medical problem. Even when there is a serious underlying cause, prompt treatment can ease the […]

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Chronic fatigue syndrome: New test in sight

Chronic fatigue syndrome: New test in sight

Scientists have developed a test for chronic fatigue syndrome that detects the reaction of the immune cells and blood plasma to stress. The findings may also help screen effective drugs for the condition. Scientists have developed and tested a new diagnostic tool for ME/CFS. Myalgic encephalomyelitis, or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), is a serious condition […]

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What to know about urethral syndrome

What to know about urethral syndrome

Urethral syndrome describes a group of symptoms that occur when the urethra becomes irritated. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body. In this article, we discuss what urethral syndrome is along with its risk factors and symptoms. We also cover diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. What […]