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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:56 AM
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So is it okay to ask for medical advice here
If it's for a fictional character?


Such as

Question: Jake has been increasingly suffering from irritibility and water retention, and in the past few months his abdomen has swollen considerably. Lately he's had terrible heartburn, and he has to pee every ten minutes. What's wrong with him?

Answer: I suspect that he's pregnant. Congratulations to Jake!


I know better than to solicit actual medical advice here, but what about non-actual?
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:13 AM
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1. I am Jake's prostate
It's getting effin' crowded in here!
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RebelSansCause Donating Member (304 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:36 AM
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8. please tell me that's a fight club reference!
if so, you rock.
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quip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:53 AM
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13. Sort of
It was a direct reference to the Readers Digest articles from the 70's which Fight Club picks up on. :hi:
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:41 AM
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2. Have Jake's heart and kidney function checked.
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 10:42 AM by davsand
If he's retaining water in his central body either of those systems could create that scenario. I suppose it might be possible that his blood sugars are out of whack--like maybe diabetes or something.

A real Doc would probably want to look for any swelling in the extremities, and would probably ask about any burning or tingling in the feet and hands along with ordering a whole bunch of tests.

You may be right that Jake is pregnant--especially if "Jake" is actually a "Jane" in drag. Are his boobs really sore too?

Please note: I am NOT a doc, nor do I play one or TV (and I did not stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.)



Laura
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 10:44 AM
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3. Lupus
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Lance_Boyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:19 AM
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4. ahem...
that's THE lupus. ;-)

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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:25 AM
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7. !
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:43 AM
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10. Yay House!!
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:44 AM
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11. That would make it amyloidosis, nine times out of ten
Poor Jake!
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:21 AM
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5. If it's "Jake" most likely congestive heart failure
with the water retention.

Unless it's a Sci Fi story and he's preggers.
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:41 AM
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9. Still can't hear you
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:48 AM
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12. Rick is coming to get you!
BWAHAHAHAHAHA!

:evilgrin:
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:21 AM
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6. Dupe
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 11:26 AM by supernova
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:27 PM
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14. I suspect he drinks a lot of beer
dude, what are you thinking by asking here? it's like trying to get medication on the street corner.
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:31 PM
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15. liver problems, stop drinking jake
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