Analgesics are medicines taken to get relief from pain. They act by reducing pain without causing loss of consciousness. They are also called painkillers. They work by acting in a different way on the central and peripheral nervous systems. Analgesics include Acetaminophen and opioid drugs like Morphine or Codeine.

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What causes severe pain in my neck, shoulder and upper arm?

Query: I have severe pain in my neck, shoulder and upper arm. It reduces if I sit still but increases if I move around. It is particularly bad when in bed and wakes me frequently. It started about five weeks ago when I drove my new car for the first time - I was very tense! I went to a physiotherapist who ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello sir Pain in the neck shoulder and upper arm suggest very neurological etiology or cause for the pain. can you raise your hand above your head? does it pain on even the slightest of the moment or does it pain at a particular angle? it might be something to do with your cervical vertebra. kind...  Read Full »

Please provide me a better solution for the frequent pulsating headache present for a year.

Query: I have been having frequent headaches from around the past year. They started around a year ago and would happen everyday for around a month and were so excruciating I had to take headache pills. It felt as if my brain was moving inside my head though I'm sure that's not what it was but that was wha...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: a very good day to you I have gone to your problem. The way you describing your headaches they do not sound like a migraine. so I guess most probably migraine can be ruled out. the headache that you are describing looks more like a tension type headache which is usually on both the sides , around t...  Read Full »

What are the causes of lower abdominal pain in men?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is 28 years old. He has had lower abdominal pain since two months. I have marked the paining area in the attached picture. He has pain in the area just behind this in the back also. The pain is mild about 0.5 in 10 scale and sometimes 2 or 3 out of 10. There is a mild burning ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Looking at your husband's urine routine examination report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is very clear that it is unlikely to be UTI in any form. I think the groin pain could be non-specific. It may be related to your posture, nature of work, etc. I...  Read Full »

Why does my butt hurt after anal sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I had anal sex and now my butt has been hurting all day for six days now. And every time I have to poop or wipe it, it is very painful. It is very uncomfortable when I sit or lay on my butt.  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There might be a small tear in the anal region, which is commonly called as an anal fissure. Even a small fissure can be really painful as it causes a spasm of the anal opening. It heals slowly, as it gets irritated repeatedly during the bowel movement. You might eve...  Read Full »

How to regain the strength of my knees?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. I have a little problem that effects my daily hobbies. I play basketball and play in such a way that I am constantly running and jumping at maximum effort each time. When I was a little bit younger, I had a pretty bad case of Osgood-Schlatter disease. It was from consta...  Read Full »

Dr. Srikanth Nara

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the description, your symptoms are as similar to Osgood-Schlatter disease. This problem is usually seen in the active adolescent age group, mostly affected region are the places where your tendons and bone come together. In your case, the growing tibial tuberosity...  Read Full »

Why do I have knee pain after wearing high heels?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain in my knees and around the ankles, since the last two weeks. It all started when I walked around in high-heeled shoes one day. After that, I got my periods and the pain got aggravated. The pain has decreased, but is still quite bad. Also, I recently went to get a Pap test done...  Read Full »

Dr. Vidya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is unfortunate that you are suffering from knee pain and it got aggravated by periods. Any pain already present can get aggravated with menses. The best thing to do now is rest and avoiding straining the same muscles. I suggest you try hot foment...  Read Full »

Baby has fallen from bed and got swollen lips. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, My 15 months old son fell from a queen size bed and landed on his face. His lips swole up. He cried and seemed hard to calm down. He is now sleeping. This all occurred about one hour ago. He is responding to touch. He seeme very sleepy. But I do not know if it is because of falling or...  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Parmar

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your situation. It is good that at present she is stable. Let me give you some information about it. He may be tired so he slept. It is possible that lip swelling can cause pain so need to give pain killer like Paracetamol. Sometimes in small baby like hi...  Read Full »

Is there any temporary or immediate relief for tooth pain?

Query: Hi doctor, Since yesterday I am getting tooth pain in my upper left canine. It is paining four to five times a day and it is very severe pain. It is there for 15 minutes. Afterward, everything is normal. My question is what might be the problem? Can you please suggest any temporary relief medicine ...  Read Full »

Dr. Osman Adam


Answer: Hi, Welcome to Almost dental caries can cause pain whether it is constant pain or intermittent. According to your condition, it is almost caries bacteria cavitated inside the tooth and pain results from the infected bacteria reaching the pulp chamber (the sensory area inside the tooth...  Read Full »

I have testicle pain after an episode of mumps. Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I had mumps five months ago and after that, I started to have an infection in my left testes. It was swollen and now it has shrunk to almost half the size of the other one. As I am sexually active, I feel a pain in each of the vas deferens after sex. If I do not have sex for days, the...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Psychiatrist, Sexologist, Psychotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. You had mumps and this is a viral infection known to cause an inflammation of the testis in some cases. Since this is a viral infection, and in most cases, a spontaneous recovery is seen, I do not see any benefit in giving antibiotics. T...  Read Full »

My mom was treated for trigeminal neuralgia, with no relief. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 58 year old mother has a history of trigeminal neuralgia from the past four years. She was initially treated with Carbamazepine, but she had a severe allergic reaction, due to which it was stopped. Oxcarbazepine was tried, and it caused allergy too. Pregabalin, phenytoin, and sod...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You seem to have tried all the possible treatments. I would suggest trying a medicine known as Tapentadol at doses of 50 mg twice daily, along with Gabapentin 600 mg per day. Consider radiofrequency ablation or alcohol injection into the nerve again, if no relief is ob...  Read Full »

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