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nausea is not some other condition that frequently occurs to women
Some are surprised when it happens...If they say no, we sometime confirm with that test.

Overall in the context of anaesthesia, surgery and general medical treatment, nausea affects women more than men

suspected reflux
Reflux has also been known to cause coughing as the only symptom
 

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I'm sure I've told this anecdote here before, but I still laugh at my stupidity.

I once ticked yes to having homosexual sex. But I'm a cisgender woman who has not had homosexual sex. The Red Cross staff took the mistake seriously, though still appropriate, and satisfied themselves that it was a simple ticking mistake on my part. Sigh. :D
I am not altogether stupid, though andye might say differently, but I had to look that one up. Now I can drop that into conversation one day. ;)
 
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Nooooooo! Been playing since I was 6!

Cricket?! How!?

My right toenail won't grow properly anymore....... starts growing then digs in, then I have to cut it back. Annoying!
Ingrown toenails - I've had for 30 years and my mother taught me to cut a V into the toenail in the middle with toenail clippers (the dead section only, not all the way :eek: ). That forces the toenail to actually grow back towards the middle, thus reducig the advent of ingrown to either side. Must keep the tips of the V flat (so cut with toenail clippers again) , as otherwise snags socks etc.

My son had one recently that required surgical (GP) intervention by removing about a third of the toenail with local. Slowly growing back.

My (new to me, thanks to my old one leaving the clinic) GP has recommended that I take Nexium for suspected reflux, due to frequent nausea in the morning and gagging while brushing my teeth. Oddly, getting a dental checkup doesn't cause any gag reflex. :/
(And no, the nausea is not some other condition that frequently occurs to women :p)
Thank god for that :eek: - wouldn't have been a welcome outcome for anyone. How would Miss K have taken that news ;)
 

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Ingrown toenails - I've had for 30 years and my mother taught me to cut a V into the toenail in the middle with toenail clippers (the dead section only, not all the way :eek: ). That forces the toenail to actually grow back towards the middle, thus reducig the advent of ingrown to either side. Must keep the tips of the V flat (so cut with toenail clippers again) , as otherwise snags socks etc.

My son had one recently that required surgical (GP) intervention by removing about a third of the toenail with local. Slowly growing back.


Thank god for that :eek: - wouldn't have been a welcome outcome for anyone. How would Miss K have taken that news ;)
Tried all of that, had it operated on a few times too so it's generally a bit narrower on the sides anyway. The problem is is won't grow up/over the end! Just gotta live with it. Other option is to remove permanently but I don't think I can stomach that ;)

The other one damaged on the weekend looks like it will fall off now, bummer.
 

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Cardiologist visit today, I didn't think it was 12 months but there you go. Surgery was May2020 and I have been doing very well. Stress echo test went well with improved stamina, but utrasound indicated scarring from another heart attack. Probably happened between the last stress echo in March which was just after one of the various stentings, and surgery in May. Reviewing imaging with the surgeon just prior to surgery in May 20 indicated (from imaging in January) a heart attack in January but this had resolved by the time of the May imaging we were reviewing. I didn't know that was possible. Anyway, it's not slowing me down.

This might be useful for anyone familiar with diverticulitis. I developed another case around 3 months ago. It started feeling like IBS with cramping and severe pain and took around 3 weeks to develop into diverticulitis. I thought this was odd. 2 concurrent courses of antibiotics seemd to clear it. Then a week later it started again. Before I had the script filled I thought long and hard and it occured to me the time-frame coincided with switching to a "no-sugar" cordial from conventional cordial. An online search of the various artificial sweeteners the no-sugar cordial contained indicated bowel inflammation, bloating, etc as possible side effects. No kidding. Instead of starting another course of antibiotics I stopped drinking the cordial. After about a week the pain subsided and the diverticultis did not develop. This could be helpful for anyone who suffers diverticulitis or any GP's who diagnose it. The colon inflammation caused by the intolerance to sweeteners allows the DV to develop. Not everyone will be susceptible to the side effects of artificial sweeteners and I was very surprised to discover I am.
 
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My reflux was diagnosed after my mum got sick of me constantly clearing my throat. ENT examination showed acid burns up my oeseophagus. I don’t take anything but the odd gaviscon, but keeping stress down helps.
 

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My reflux was diagnosed after my mum got sick of me constantly clearing my throat. ENT examination showed acid burns up my oeseophagus. I don’t take anything but the odd gaviscon, but keeping stress down helps.
Lucky! I've been on tablets every day for many years now. If I miss one day...... I can feel it!
 

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I've been on somac for years now once it was discovered as part of all the explorations a few years ago that I had localised scleroderma (another damn autoimmune thing)! Raynaud's is part of it (fingers go ghostly white with fluctuating temps). And I know when I miss just one tablet. I Remember years ago chasing around Rome trying to find Gaviscon and at the time I thought it was because I'd hammered the drinks package on a cruise. Well, that may be true too. 🤭🤫
 

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I've been on somac for years now once it was discovered as part of all the explorations a few years ago that I had localised scleroderma (another damn autoimmune thing)! Raynaud's is part of it (fingers go ghostly white with fluctuating temps). And I know when I miss just one tablet. I Remember years ago chasing around Rome trying to find Gaviscon and at the time I thought it was because I'd hammered the drinks package on a cruise. Well, that may be true too. 🤭🤫
So this is weird. Just today on news.com.au commenting on the Queens 'purple' hands seen yesterday.

"According to health experts, her purple hands could be down to Raynaud’s phenomenon, a problem that causes decreased blood flow to the fingers, per Mayo Clinic.

The non profit medical centre claims that the health issue causes blood vessels in the hands and feet to overreact to cold temperatures or stress."
 

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So this is weird. Just today on news.com.au commenting on the Queens 'purple' hands seen yesterday.

"According to health experts, her purple hands could be down to Raynaud’s phenomenon, a problem that causes decreased blood flow to the fingers, per Mayo Clinic.

The non profit medical centre claims that the health issue causes blood vessels in the hands and feet to overreact to cold temperatures or stress."
It was 14 here yesterday so must be stress then ;)
 

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😂 what people on news.com.au commented on was that the man she was talking to also had purple hands.
Was it him?
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Saw my GP today as I had to get some new scripts, and I wanted to know the results of my annual (GP initiated) blood tests and ECG. Discussed and all good. Then he wanted to examine me.

I said he could take my BP, but I wasn't going to have my abdomen/pelvis poked, pushed, prodded and palpated, (he is quite heavy handed). He wasn't very happy and claimed that if a GP didn't perform an abdominal examination then they weren't much of a doctor. He did however agree that I could exercise a right not to have an examination.

I currently don't have an issue with my abdomen except the growth of a tumour associated with my R adrenal gland.

Just wondering whether others have GPs that want to physically examine them.
 

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Saw my GP today as I had to get some new scripts, and I wanted to know the results of my annual (GP initiated) blood tests and ECG. Discussed and all good. Then he wanted to examine me.

I said he could take my BP, but I wasn't going to have my abdomen/pelvis poked, pushed, prodded and palpated, (he is quite heavy handed). He wasn't very happy and claimed that if a GP didn't perform an abdominal examination then they weren't much of a doctor. He did however agree that I could exercise a right not to have an examination.

I currently don't have an issue with my abdomen except the growth of a tumour associated with my R adrenal gland.

Just wondering whether others have GPs that want to physically examine them.

Sorry but I hope they do.
 

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