Category: Hypochondriasis

Posts about hypochondriasis, or unexplained somatic complaints that seem serious to me but are just as likely nothing major.

Hand Numbness – Causes and Evaluation

So numbness in the hands is one of the vaguest symptoms you can have, and it can have a multitude of causes from anxiety to paraneoplastic syndromes (a side effect of certain cancers).  I of course assumed it...

Rat Droppings, GI Symptoms, and Hypochondriasis

I discovered a tag line for my blog:  “Learning Medicine Through Hypochondriasis”.  It came to me yesterday at our Seder when everyone was sharing their illness concerns and it became clear that we are a genetically hypochondriacal family. ...

Rat Droppings in the Grill

After the nice cold winters we get in the Midwest, we took off the cover to our new grill we bought last year and the smell caused a flashback.  Not quite to PTSD criteria, but bad...