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Can Someone Cause Themselves Bruises If They Constantly Squeeze The Upper Part Of Their Arms
Is incoordination of the legs when the muscles don't move? And people have to actually move their legs themselves.
Maybe incoordination: Only an examination by someone like a neurologist will be able to judge whether your inability to move the legs voluntarily is an issue of incoordination or muscle weakness. My bet is that it is more WEAKNESS than anything else....but then, it has to be determined what the origin of the weakness is to be (i.e. brain, muscle, or spinal cord?). I would get an appointment soon with somone. ...Read more
My husbands hands and arms keep swelling. His hands blow up double their size. They are swollen more often than they are normal. What can be the cause?
Are warts on the upper face area and around the eyes usually caused by sexual contact? I notice them a lot on people. People seem otherwise ok.
If somebody stretches their lips with their fingers and their lips bleed slightly at the corners, does this cause permanent damage to the lips?
Well, I'ts probably normal, but due to my weight where my legs meet my pelvis sometimes lumps of raised skin will rise. They are uncomfortable, and eventually part of them breaks and blood comes out, and they usually go away. This one is really big.
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Seemingly random points of pain on arms and legs come and go they are about the size if a quarter and aren't really tender to the touch.What can cause?
What could cause someone to have flare ups where they get clusters of red dots on their arms, heart palpitations, everything burns including the face and ears and they have nerve and muscle pain?
Nondiagnostic: These multiple symptoms are nondiagnostic but may be due to release of hormones by tumors such as carcinoid,pheochromocytoma or conditions like hyperthyroidism or even anxiety. Your physician would take a detailed history,perform a thorough physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. If needed, a referral to a specialist will be made. ...Read more
Sometimes I have white spots below the ankle on back part that appear and dissapear themselves in some minutes or hours.The other part may become dark?
Break your rib?: It would be really difficutlt to do it yourself. It is just hard to develop enough force with the limited wind-up you can get to punch yourself. The ribs are pretty flexible. The case in which something like this might happen is when the individual has osteoporosis or a condition like cancer that makes the bones fragile. But even then it usually takes a punch from someone else. ...Read more
Can posture or stress cause paresthesia of the back? My symptoms come and go, and I've noticed they sometimes occur when I'm hunching and others not.
Sometimes it happen to many people to have tingling sensations when they raise their hands above heads.... what is the pb & how to treat this ?
Thoracic Outlet : First thought would be possible thoracic outlet syndrome, but this is fairly uncommon. Pinched nerve in neck is usually helped by raising arm overhead and placing on top of head, so unlikely cause. Brachial plexus, median/radial/ulnar nerve causes also unlikely to be made worse by raising arm over head. Rarely low thyroid presents with tingling in extremities. Best to doctor for evaluation. Dr. R ...Read more
Are herpes more painful then they are itchy ? And can they be on the top part of your thigh like by your knee and a above ?
YES & YES: Herpes simplex, both oral and genital, are among the few rashes that HURT. Although most cases of Herpes occur around the lips (cold sores) and in the genital area, they can break out anywhere that there is a significant exposure and limited protection. Inflamed, chafed or irritated skin can be targets. However, since Herpes is less common on normal skin, see your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more
I have small skin tone bumps on my hand and to the middle of my forearm. They are scattered in different places and they itch. When I scratch them or rub them they burn. Any suggestions?
Many possibilities: Itchy spots can be from many causes, such as: hives, viral infections, other infections, medication causes, hot-tub rashes, heat rashes, reactions to creams / lotions, allergic reactions to various things (including foods), internal disorders (such as kidney disease, auto-immune disease), etc... That means a rash that persists or is worrisome in appearance should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more
Can a person get corporal tunnel in their shoulder and if so can it cause the upper arm to swell?
NO: Assuming you mean CARPAL Tunnel, that is from the median nerve being entrapped and inflamed as it goes through the carpal bones (which form a tunnel) in the wrist. Upper arm swelling and shoulder pains may be caused by another issue, so get it evaluated by Doc. best wishes to you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is muscle jerking and twitching on difrent parts of body signs of als, or only if it's in one part? Not constant they come and they go ?
When people die from being hung does their head always swell & turn purple? Is their a way to prevent it from happening?
Strange Question: Depending from the height a person falls determines mechanism of death. From a greater ht the rope often 'breaks their neck' ; death occurs more quickly. Otherwise the rope blocks the blood supply to the brain from carotid arteries, but the rope also keeps blood from draining away from the head, thus some swelling builds up. The sooner a mortician can have access to the body the better appearance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can protracted withdrawals from benzos make ones body have painful tingles from the buttocks all the way down to the feet non stop 24/7?
Yes: Paresthesias are one of the things that are pretty common, and can sometimes be severe, and are rarely seen in alcohol withdrawal. Again, benzos should never be stopped abruptly, and if intolerable symptoms, such as severe paresthesias occur (the pins and needles feelings), it means it is being done too fast. Anticonvulsants like Depakote and Neurontin (gabapentin) can also reduce many of these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer