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How to get debris out of your eye
Getting an object stuck in the eye is a common problem. It does not usually cause lasting damage, but it is essential to remove it to avoid scratching the cornea. Here, learn how to remove a foreign object from the eye safely at home. If a sharp or fast-moving object enters a person’s eye, they should see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What to know about cramps on birth control
Doctors often prescribe birth control to help reduce cramps, so are cramps on birth control normal? Pelvic pain may be common as the body adjusts to hormonal medications, but these symptoms should lessen over time. In this article, learn about which birth control methods can cause cramps and how to relieve symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Head injury: Symptoms, concussion, and treatment
Head injuries range from mild to severe. Some are treatable at home with ice and rest, while others are life-threatening and require immediate medical treatment. In this article, learn about the types of head injuries, common symptoms, how to recognize a concussion, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

How to treat a burn on the roof of the mouth at home
Burning the roof of the mouth is common. These burns are easy to treat at home and rarely cause for concern. Natural remedies can help, including yogurt, milk, aloe vera gel, and honey. Here, learn about seven natural home remedies for burns on the roof of the mouth. We also describe when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

What does having both chest pain and headache mean?
When someone has chest pain and a headache at the same time, the causes are usually unrelated. However, some conditions can cause both symptoms. We explain these conditions here. We also discuss when chest pain and a headache might be due to issues relating to the heart or blood pressure, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Disrupted immune system? Avoid getting a tattoo
Specialists present the case of a woman who sought medical advice as she developed unusual, persistent pain in her knee and thigh after getting a tattoo. (Medical News Today)

What are the symptoms of rotator cuff tendinitis?
The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons in the shoulder. Injuries and overuse can harm it, leading to inflammation of the connective tissues. This is called tendinitis, and it can be painful if left untreated. Here, learn about causes, symptoms, and the range of treatment options for rotator cuff tendinitis. (Medical News Today)

How do you treat a fecal impaction?
A fecal impaction, or impacted bowel, is a serious bowel condition that will require medical treatment. It occurs when a hard, immobile mass of stool blocks the colon or rectum. The symptoms include abdominal pain and an inability to relieve oneself. Learn more about how to prevent and treat an impacted bowel here. (Medical News Today)

Coronary artery spasm: What to know
Coronary artery spasm may cause pain, burning, or tightness in the chest, but it is often asymptomatic. While coronary artery spasms sometimes go unnoticed and do not cause significant problems, they can sometimes be life-threatening. In this article, learn more about the symptoms, risk factors, and how to treat it. (Medical News Today)

Lower back pain and vaginal discharge: What to know
Lower back pain and vaginal discharge are common on their own. When they occur together, this can point to specific medical issues. In this article, learn about seven possible causes of both lower back pain and vaginal discharge. We also describe risk factors, diagnostic methods, and treatment options. (Medical News Today)

What to know about menopause and sore breasts
Sore breasts are common during menstruation, but breast pain and discomfort can also occur during perimenopause and menopause. In this article, learn why breast pain can happen at this stage of life. We cover the home remedies that people can use to relieve pain, as well as when to see a doctor for breast symptoms. (Medical News Today)

What causes chest pain that comes and goes?
Chest pain can have many origins, including problems with the heart, muscles, and lungs. When this pain comes and goes, a person may suspect a problem with the heart. In this article, we explore possible causes of intermittent chest pain, how to tell when the problem is heart-related, and when to call a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Lightning crotch: What to know about shooting pain during pregnancy
Some pregnant people may experience lightning crotch, which is a shooting pain in the vagina, rectum, or pelvis. Doctors do not fully understand its causes, but there are several home remedies that can help to ease the symptoms. Here, we look at the possible causes of lightning crotch and explain when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Is chest pain a symptom of asthma?
There are many uncomfortable symptoms associated with asthma. These include breathing difficulties and possibly chest pain. This pain may happen before or during an asthma attack. There are many methods of prevention. Learn more about the link between asthma and chest pain, and when to see a doctor, here. (Medical News Today)

Aspirin's anticancer effect explored
The common over-the-counter painkiller aspirin appears to protect against colorectal cancer. A new study uncovers the cellular mechanisms involved. (Medical News Today)

What are the best cannabis strains for chronic pain?
Many different medications are available to treat chronic pain. One natural alternative treatment option is marijuana, or cannabis, which has a range of pain-relieving properties. There are different strains of marijuana. The most effective one depends on the type of pain. Learn more about marijuana for pain here. (Medical News Today)

Why does perimenopause cause ovary pain?
Perimenopause is the time when the body is preparing for menopause, and it can last several years. During this time, hormones levels fluctuate. This can cause irregular menstruation that may be more painful than usual. Read on to learn what causes perimenopause ovary pain, in particular, and how to treat the symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Deltoid pain: Types and treatment
The deltoid is a muscle responsible for lifting the arm and helping the shoulder to move. Strains and injuries from overuse can lead to pain. In this article, learn about the types of deltoid strain, which range from mild to severe. We also describe exercises and stretches that can relieve pain and aid recovery. (Medical News Today)

Bibasilar atelectasis: Symptoms, causes, and complications
Bibasilar atelectasis is when a lung or lobe in one of the lungs collapses. It is most common when a person is still in the hospital following a surgical procedure. In this article, learn about the symptoms, the obstructive and nonobstructive causes, possible complications, and how doctors treat bibasilar atelectasis. (Medical News Today)

What is biceps tenodesis?
Biceps tenodesis is a surgical procedure used to reduce pain in the shoulder and surrounding area. It is an option when pain is caused by problems with the biceps tendon in the arm. In this article, learn about the types of procedure, who could benefit from it, possible complications, and alternative treatments. (Medical News Today)

What causes bleeding into the skin?
Minor bleeding into the skin is common and is often the result of an injury. It is usually no cause for concern and people should be able to manage their symptoms at home. In this article, we look at possible causes of bleeding into the skin and bruising. We also cover diagnosis, treatment, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Dry needling vs. acupuncture: What the research says
Dry needling and acupuncture look similar and involve sticking thin needles into the skin, but they are different practices with different aims. In this article, we look at how dry needling and acupuncture work, the ailments they intend to treat, and whether they are effective. We also explore the possible risks. (Medical News Today)

What can cause pain in the diaphragm area?
The diaphragm, a sheet of muscle in the middle chest area, is essential for breathing. Any diaphragm pain can, therefore, be very alarming. Possible causes of pain include trauma, musculoskeletal problems, and pregnancy. The treatment will depend on the cause. Learn more about the causes and their treatments here. (Medical News Today)

One shot may block chemo pain for several weeks
One injection of a protein into the spines of mice reversed pain states induced by chemotherapy for 2 months by altering pain processes in cells. (Medical News Today)

What is Eagle syndrome?
Summary description Eagle syndrome is a form of nerve pain that causes people to experience a dull, throbbing ache around the face and throat. It can be caused by an unusually long bone below the ear and can often be treated successfully with surgery. We look at the symptoms and treatments of Eagle syndrome. (Medical News Today)

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