Doctor insights on:
Does Prickly Skin Always Mean A Serious Disease
Does underarm swelling automatically mean a person has breast cancer or something very serious? What else can it mean?
Lumpy armpits: No. It is in no way an automatic diagnosis of breast cancer. If indeed it's a lymph node swollen, it could be due to anything from a plugged breast duct that got a little infected, to an ingrown hair in your arm pit, to a systemic viral illness, to absolutely nothing. Try a few days of scheduled anti-inflammatories and hot compresses, and if it isn't better, let your doctor check you out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have what looks like a skin tag on neck. It is red and irritated. Should I be concerned it is a nodular melanoma? Does skin cancer appear overnite?
Not always lupus: A malar or "butterfly" rash is one of the signs of possible lupus, but other rashes can appear similar, including eczema, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, and others. A complete history, physical exam, and possible skin biopsy and/or blood test can usually distinguish between these rashes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does it mean when your hands are cold? Does it indicate a low metabolism, bad circulation or something else? Please say all possible causes.
Possibly Raynaud's: For some this may represent raynaud's syndrome, a spasm of the small vessels of the hands most often related to cold weather, emotional stress, or a multitude of other factors. Classically it is described as cold hands which first turn "ghost white" and then become purplish in color, most often trigged by the cold. I would suggest seeing a vascular surgeon to test for circulatory problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A cancer more likely to express as a nodule, rather than a diffuse change in the gland. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/thyroid-cancer/basics/symptoms/CON-20043551 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have livedo reticularis. Doesn't abate much w/heat. Could this have anything to do w/a similar looking (kind of an inversed livedo pattern) heat rash i always get in the shower?
Why would a dermatologist assume a Malar rash is Rosacea and not Lupus because it is not a raised rash? I have read Lupus can appear as flat lesions?
Does having a splenic infarct always mean something else is going on? Such as autoimmune or cancer?
Usually: Splenic infarct common in sickle cell disease and gaucher disease, from thrombosis. Clot formation in infections (such as infectious mononucleosis, cytomegalovirus infection, malaria. Hematological malignancies such as leukemia etc. Idiopathic venous thrombosis can also be etiology. ...Read more
Crp level of 7.3 does it mean infection or could it be something else like heart disease? Had infection on foot but heart disease runs in family.
I have an ANA that goes from 1.1 or below up to 1.3. Does a fluctuating result like this mean I don't really have lupus?
Not follow ANA: We do not use ANA titers to follow lupus. Also the ANA alone can not diagnose lupus. The are other tests and other examinations that are done to diagnose lupus and to follow the course of lupus. Lab studies are part of a biologic system and can fluctuate but we do not use them alone for diagnosis or to follow a course of lupus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that one sym of multiple sclerosis is an itchy neck? How would you describe this itch? Like a rash?
Lhermitte's: What you are asking about involves inflammation affecting the cervical spinal cord, and the event is not a rash or an itchy sensation per se, but rather a tingling or even an electrical shocklike sensation shooting down the upper back or chest. Could be associated with ms, but also, a sign of other problems in the neck. ...Read more
I have lupus sle .My eye white part is red swollen looks like a blood clot psinful too is this a flare up from lupus?
Why do get a rash and skin turns red with the slightest excursion. I have sarcoidosis could it be related to that?
A chest n abdonemen red blotches about 2 wks is this a possible sign of HIV or does other symptoms have to accompany a rash for possible HIV?
How can we help you?: I am sorry to hear this. If you have a specific question you would like answered - please resubmit. Thanks ...Read more
Would scleroderma or another autoimmune disease cause a lumpy/bumpy texture underneath the skin all over? Can only feel, not see.
Subjective: I presume your colonoscopy endoscopy report said patchy hyperemia. Usually this is nothing just like facial flushing when you are nervous. Sometimes hyperemia is associated with inflammation, but biopsies of the hyperemic areas would confirm this. You should ask your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Does bicornuate uterus mean you always have kidney disease?
- Does bleeding always mean miscarriage?
- Does a lump always mean cancer?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Do multiple cafe au lait spots on my baby s skin mean he has a serious disease?
- What does it mean to have a calcified granulomas lung disease is this something serious is it treatable?
- Why does opiate withdrawal cause prickly skin?
- Does frequent uriantion mean something serious?
- Talk to a dermatologist online for free