Objects in the Ear - Preparing For Your Appointment
A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Objects in the Ear.
Pain Management - Health Tools
Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Complementary medicine: Should I use complementary medicine? Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Anxiety: Using positive thinking Cancer: Controlling cancer ...
Chronic Pain - Treatment Overview
Treating chronic pain can be challenging. Often the reason for the pain is not clear, and it may take several types or combinations of treatments before you find relief.
Sickle Cell Disease: Dactylitis (Hand-Foot Syndrome) - Topic Overview
Dactylitis is severe pain that affects the bones of the hands,the feet,or both. It's often the first symptom of sickle cell disease in babies. Dactylitis is caused by blocked blood circulation. Symptoms include extreme pain and tenderness,usually with swelling. An episode may last 1 to 2 weeks. ...
Chronic Pain - Home Treatment
Learn what you can do to manage chronic pain.
Pain Management - When to Call Your Doctor
WebMD discusses when to call the doctor about pain and how to discuss it.
Sickle Cell Disease: Splenic Sequestration - Topic Overview
What is splenic sequestration?Splenic sequestration is a problem with the spleen that can happen in people who have sickle cell disease. Splenic sequestration happens when a lot of sickled red blood cells become trapped in the spleen. The spleen can enlarge, get damaged, and not work as it should. When the spleen doesn't work well, a person is more likely to have serious, life-threatening infections with certain types of bacteria.If splenic sequestration happens suddenly, it can be a life-threatening emergency.Who is affected by it?This condition is more common in infants and young children who have sickle cell disease. It may follow a respiratory infection. In older children and adults, the spleen often does not work because of years of damage from sickled cells.What are the symptoms?Splenic sequestration causes sudden and severe anemia, with symptoms of sudden weakness, pale lips, rapid breathing, excessive thirst, belly pain, and rapid heartbeat. If you have a baby or young child
Pain Management - Topic Overview
WebMD discusses different types of pain and how each can feel.
Chronic Pain - Surgery
Surgery is not often used to treat chronic pain. The decision to have surgery depends on your condition and the cause of your pain. Surgery is usually considered only after other treatments have failed, or if it is considered medically necessary.
Chronic Pain - Cause
Learn about chronic pain and how it develops.