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I have had a low grade fever off and on for a couple of days. It is currently 100.8. Is it better to take something (aspirin, tylenol, etc) to reduce it or allow the fever to do its job and fight this virus or whatever it is. I have no other symptoms and am very healthy.

There are several trains of thought regarding treatment of low grade fever. I’m with the group of physicians who believe that low grade fevers do not need to be treated unless they cause the patient severe discomfort. Fever is a physiologic response to bacterial/viral infection and the increase in temperature serves several purposes. First, it . . . → Read More: I have had a low grade fever off and on for a couple of days. It is currently 100.8. Is it better to take something (aspirin, tylenol, etc) to reduce it or allow the fever to do its job and fight this virus or whatever it is. I have no other symptoms and am very healthy.

I took Plan B after unprotected sex. My period came a few days later than normal, but started with light pinkish brown spots and then turned to red. It was much heavier and lasted 3 days longer than normal ending again with the light pinkish brown spotting. I also had much more cramping than I normally do with my period. I believe this was a chemical pregnancy. Two weeks later I began having a sharp pain in my left lower abdomen. It hurts when I sneeze, walk too quickly, and when I push on the area with my fingers, otherwise it is a dull constant pain. I took a HPT and it was negative. Is it possible that this is a tubal pregnancy or just related to something else? I’ve had the pain for a little over a day now.

A tubal pregnancy (ectopic pregnancy) is an uncommon occurance but considered to be a medical emergency. Certain risk factors that predispose patients to tubal pregnancies include history of STDs, pelvic inflammation, or abdominal/pelvic surgeries. Symptoms of ectopic pregnancy usually occur between 5-8 weeks after the last normal menstrual period. These symptoms include intense abdominal pain, . . . → Read More: I took Plan B after unprotected sex. My period came a few days later than normal, but started with light pinkish brown spots and then turned to red. It was much heavier and lasted 3 days longer than normal ending again with the light pinkish brown spotting. I also had much more cramping than I normally do with my period. I believe this was a chemical pregnancy. Two weeks later I began having a sharp pain in my left lower abdomen. It hurts when I sneeze, walk too quickly, and when I push on the area with my fingers, otherwise it is a dull constant pain. I took a HPT and it was negative. Is it possible that this is a tubal pregnancy or just related to something else? I’ve had the pain for a little over a day now.

Lately I have noticed that my either my skin on my face or my breath has had a smell that resembles peanut butter. I have noticed the smell mostly when I am in the shower in the morning. This afternoon my husband noticed it also and asked if I had been eating peanut butter, which I had not. What could this be from?

There are a number of factors that contribute to body odor from skin products to diet to medications to medical conditions. Sometimes these smells can blend together to produce a familiar odor.

Skin products such as soaps and lotions contain fragrances and the oils/spices that we eat (olive oil, curry, etc.) can add scent to . . . → Read More: Lately I have noticed that my either my skin on my face or my breath has had a smell that resembles peanut butter. I have noticed the smell mostly when I am in the shower in the morning. This afternoon my husband noticed it also and asked if I had been eating peanut butter, which I had not. What could this be from?

I hurt my back yesturday and today my back hurt and my left lung hurts as well is this something serious

That depends on what you did to hurt your back. Blunt force trauma could result local bruising or even caused a pulmonary contusion (bruise of the lung). Depending on the severity of back injury, trauma may also result in fractured ribs.

Treatments for uncomplicated back pain include resting, icing, and NSAIDs (ibuprofen, acetamenophen, etc.). . . . → Read More: I hurt my back yesturday and today my back hurt and my left lung hurts as well is this something serious

I have several bumps on my right foot. They resemble what you would get after a small burn such as a match. They are not hard and not popable. What are they?

Calluses are the most likely diagnosis for the bumps on your foot. They are caused by excessive friction to an area of the foot and result in thickened skin. If the friction is stopped, calluses may disappear on their own but additional treatment with pumice stones or salicylic acid may be necessary to rid your . . . → Read More: I have several bumps on my right foot. They resemble what you would get after a small burn such as a match. They are not hard and not popable. What are they?