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Can hair dressers and massage therapists give head neck shoulder massages around swollen lymph nodes?
Yes: That is very ok as long as u enjoy it to your full satishfaction. ...Read more
Treat disease: Your best option is to treat the Fibromyalgia. The 3 meds used for symptom control are lyrics, cymbals and savella (milnacipran). Avoid pain meds they can make this disease worse over time. The primary treatment for fibromyalgia is following good sleep habits, medications like Elavil at bedtime and aerobic exercise. The Tx is not easy but it works. ...Read more
Hard cartilage like lumpin lower sacrum, 7 groin lymph nodes, 2 neck with 1 in collarbone since Dec, doctor won't send me for tests? About 2cm in size
Get another opinion: Any node 2 cm in size demands a work-up. Find another doctor. ...Read more
Hard cartilage like lumpin lower sacrum about 2cm in size, 7 groin lymph nodes, 2 neck with 1in collarbone since Dec, doctor won't send me for tests?
Lumps/enlarged nodes: An xray might help with the lump you feel on your sacrum. Groin nodes are always the largest ones we feel because that area just isn't clean & the nodes are constantly handling a lot of bacterial invaders. Neck nodes are also usually easy to feel, so don't panic. Your nodes may be normal, especially if they move easily. Worrisome symptoms include night sweats, fevers, unexplained weight loss. ...Read more
Rt sd, swollen/tender neck glands 3 1/2 months.Sometimes hard to breathe.Lt side new lump/gland.Pink lump back neck.ENT 2 weeks.PM won't treat.Cancer?
Lymphnodes: Your symptoms as described appear to be possibly due to some underlying infectious process or something that would cause the swollen nodes, and now Shortness of breath. Be diligent, and get an evaluation. Hopefully the ENT will be more helpful to you and order some routine tests at least to include a cbc-dff and C-Xray to start, Best wishes. ...Read more
Firm, non visible, pea size slight painful lumps near inner triceps, gracilis on thigh and lumbar area. PA-C friend said lymph nodes arent in this area. Could be lipoma? No ins. Warrant DR visit
1.5 inch lymph node upper arm.Big Cluster maybe on lower neck cluster in armpit Bit bigger than pea by Adam's apple 1 inch back of neck? Not sick help
MD: Sounds like more than normal. See MD for exam to make sure. ...Read more
Lipomas? Pea to marble size lumps near inner tricepsx2, inner thigh near gracilisx2 and lumbarx2. PA said these are not lymph nodes No ins. Dangerous?
Lipomas R Benign: Nope. They are left alone unless they get infected, injured or become intolerably painful. These are cysts of fat cells and are very common. ...Read more
Purple pimple in area of panty line/ pubic hair. Saw derm immed. He dx small furuncle. Rx'd Bactroban (mupirocin). Read boils in groin DANGEROUS. Scared! MRSA?
.5 CM bump under skin, 8 weeks discovered. Center below chin, where neck curves and meets chin. Shotty node? Seems squishy and moveable. No pain or sick
Lymph nodes: It's worth watching for a short time probably benign but be observant. ...Read more
Nervous.Woke up and felt raised hard pea size lump on back of neck near hairline.Saw nurse practicioner same day.She says bug bite.Sounds wrong.Ideas?
Possibly: glomus tumors under the nail bed are blue appearing lesions caused by blood vessels that when placed under cold water enhance their pain. They can be confused with a traumatic episode to the nail bed where a small hematoma forms. Where the glomus does not usually enlarge, a hematoma does and when of concern can be partially drained by opening a paper clip, heating one end and penetrating the nail ...Read more
Major myofascial pain w/TrP's (have confirmed late Lyme). Nothing releases them or shoulder spasms (phys ther, accup, chiro, massage etc). HELP!
Painful knots luq ab/oblique muscle on ribcage 4 mos.Stretch, wrap, ice?PCP visits no help,not paying attention to knots.Ct& xray clear.PLEASE help.
The muscles around lower back, neck, spine, shoulders, shoulder blades, & ribs hurt. Have tried PT/hot/cold/exercise/meds - no help. What should I do?
Consider Massage &PT: the first thing we need to figure out is why. We need to learn more about your spine, do an exam, get xrays and learn more about your work, sports and trauma if any. Many people see a Chiropractor or sports medicine doc who will do an exam and get imaging. If massage, stretching and exercise dont help a formal course of Physical therapy may be appropriate. If all this fails an MRI is indicated. ...Read more
female 59 tender under ribs where ribs join, feel like a spare tyre, bloated,not firm lump but resistant,thicker tissue to touch, diarrheoa, nausea?
Lump?: I have read your question several times and it is just unclear to me where you are saying the lump is. Please clarify that and also exactly what your question is. ...Read more