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    What is the reason medical providers and hospitals list your race on your records?

    I am mixed race but I look 100% white.  I am basically half black and half white though my DNA test show 40% European, 40% African and 20% Native American.  For most of my life I identified myself as mixed race although for people who didn't know me, they were usually surprised to find out I was not 100% white.

    However, for the last 10 years of so I started identifying as only white.  If people ask me my race I say white.  I don't lie though, if some starts asking me about my actual background and they seem to want to know more then I do say I am interracial.  However, whenever I go to a new medical provider, they don't even ask, they just automatically put down "white".

    I was in the hospital ER a few weeks ago and again, they didn't ask, they listed white on my files.  Personally, I really don't care and I am sort of flattered since I identify as white more than anything else.  I know we are all human beings but do certain medications or treatments work better for some races than others?  Is it possible they could give me something that affects black people adversely because they think I am all white?

    Or are they just asking for your race for some type of statistical or identification purposes.  

    5 AnswersOther - General Health Care7 hours ago
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    Are my Covid vaccine symptoms bad enough to go to the hospital?

    I deal with chronic inflammation problems and the J&J vaccine has made it to where I can’t sit down, lay down, walk, go to the bathroom, or move at all without pain all over my major muscles and every joint. I didn’t know most of my body could gave this much pain. It’s also interacting badly with my anxiety meds and giving me awful side effects like brain fog and brain zaps. Should I report this to the CDC, go to the hospital, just wait it out? I’m a college student so I don’t have the money to pay for a hospital trip in my own but I can’t get any work done for my classes since I’m pretty much bedridden from pain in my hips and back. 

    4 AnswersPain & Pain Management2 days ago
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    Any idea how to stay cool at night?

    I turn into a human heater when I sleep, and I have since I was a teen. At one point my boyfriend couldn't sleep with me in the summer because I was so hot at night. I've tried thin blankets and gel pads that are supposed to keep you cool, but those heat up after a while and become another problem. I wake up covered in sweat, I have fans and air-conditioning going but it doesn't help. I don't tolerate heat well, to the point that I've gotten heat stroke multiple times. Around 74 degrees I get uncomfortable, by 80 my asthma gets really bad, 86 and I have trouble breathing and can enter heat exhaustion easily, and by 90 I can't move and I'm in danger of heat stroke. So being a sweaty and hot mess at night isn't ideal. Does anyone know of products that help cool someone off in their sleep?

    9 AnswersOther - General Health Care6 days ago
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    Should I be worried for waiting too long to have the tenden repair surgery ?

    I cut my middle finger flexor tendon a week ago, and I am still not able to see a doctor yet. Because I am still waiting for my PCP to request a referral to my insurance company. (I have HMO plan)

    4 AnswersInjuries5 days ago
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    Ears still ringing 4 days after loud exposure?

    I was exposed to a loud sound for a few minutes (chainsaw cutting metal) on Tuesday and my ears are still ringing a bit. I never ran a chain saw before so like an idiot I didn’t use ear protection. Did I cause permanent damage or is it most likely temporary? Thank you! 

    5 AnswersInjuries1 week ago
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    Is joe and kamala in over their head or what?

    Which I might add, didn't take much

    10 AnswersPain & Pain Management1 week ago
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    Has anyone's nose been hurt by wearing a mask?

    The bridge of my nose where the top of the mask goes is starting to feel very tender and sore lately? i'm wondering what the cause of it is

    4 AnswersPain & Pain Management1 week ago
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    what should i do about my health situation?

    I have had a back injury since october of 2019 that i got at work, i wake up one morning and have severe pain in my mid back, i tried everything from pain meds, to heat packs, PT and even a chiropractor, none of them worked, the chiropractor seemed to help a bit but nothing in the long wrong, my pain has only got worse or stayed the same a year and a half later, i dont have an actual doctor but a nurse practioner which is my regular PCP, she has been less then helpful and suggests it will eventually get better even tho it has not, anything that lasts 3 months or longer i heard is considered chronic, my problem is not bones its muscles, back pain is very tricky i hear, my chiropractor suggested i do x rays, ct scans and mris, my PCP is very skeptical of all that saying it is not nessessary, but we did x rays and it showed everything is fine with me, again xrays are for bones not muscles but she says ct scans and mris are very expensive, im even willing to pay 1 or 2 ground out of pocket if i have to at the hospital to do it since she says my insurance may not cover it or its not important enough to her, i really believe the ct scans and mris will show something, i believe my muscles are either dislocated or torn totally, i know something is wrong and its been this way for over a year now, should i just pony up the dough and pay out of pocket? i have medicaid but that is all

    5 AnswersPain & Pain Management2 weeks ago
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    When to go to the e.r?

    I've been having slightly bloody stools for a month. Less than a week ago it started to become painful and now I get somewhat severe pain for 15 minutes or so at random under my right ribcage. It comes and goes and I was told to see an e.r if it became worse but I don't want to go without a good enough reason and I don't want to walk in there and not have a good enough reason. What do I do? 

    5 AnswersPain & Pain Management2 weeks ago
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    Did anyone else feel really weird after getting the covid vaccine?

    I just got my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine about 9 hours ago. I got it in my left arm. My left arm feels a little sore, as expected, but my right arm feels extremely heavy. It’s like it takes a lot of effort just to lift it. My headache went away with some ibuprofen, but I feel a little “foggy.” My eyelids feel heavy, and I’m a bit groggy and disoriented. I don’t believe I have a fever, and I’m not too achy like I was expecting. I don’t usually feel like this when I’m sober, but I definitely haven’t been drinking. My eyes feel like they’re working extra hard to focus. Did anyone else feel like this? 

    4 AnswersOther - General Health Care2 weeks ago
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    did governors of states really restrict people from having "elective surgery" and even going to a standard medical clinic? which states? why?

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    In other countries, they have not been able to balance covid very well.  There are a lot of restrictions on what healthcare treatment is available.

    In the US, we have been running our healthcare system at full levels since around May 1, 2020. 

    In November/December/January, healthcare systems did reduce "elective surgery" in some areas.  But it was truly "elective surgery" - items that don't make much difference if you do them today versus in a few weeks - like knee replacements.

    8 AnswersOther - General Health Care2 weeks ago
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    How can we know for sure that the COVID vaccines are safe?

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    Have you ever seen anyone contract a terminal disease from ANY of the 26 vaccines in use in the USA?

    You are more likely to die in a car crash and yet you get into a car without worrying about it.

    Everything in life has some element of risk.  More than half a million dead and many more with long-term conditions from Covid.    The vaccine is a no-brainer when it comes to risk-reward.

    9 AnswersOther - General Health Care2 weeks ago
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    Can a sprained ankle move up your leg.?

    I sprained my ankle on 3/24 and it is now 3/28. The swelling has went down alot around my ankle there is still some pain not much. I am now getting pain up my leg, is this normal?

    5 AnswersInjuries2 weeks ago
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    I'm 19.I've been experiencing headaches/Migraines for 6 years. Brain CT came back clear but my migraines pain is increasing. ?

    Hi, I'm 19 years old and I've been experiencing headaches/Migraines for 6 years. The doctors said it was school stress but I matriculated in 2019 and haven't had any stress related problems. I did a Brain CT and it came back clear. The Doctors gave me Amitriptyline HCI 10mg, Ibuprofen 200mg and Adco Napamol for the pain. I'm still getting these headaches and the pain is increasing everytime I get them. I also am Nauseous, can't focus and sometimes the pain is too strong that I can't sleep most times.

    9 AnswersPain & Pain Management2 weeks ago
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