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Doctor insights on: Arthritis And Head Lumps

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Been down for about 3 days. Painful cough w/stringy thick yellow phlegm. Low fever 100.6 Painful joints. Head pressure. No vomit. What could it be?

Been down for about 3 days. Painful cough w/stringy thick yellow phlegm. Low fever 100.6 Painful joints. Head pressure. No vomit. What could it be?

Mgt/workup: Your symptoms may be related to a viral illness, including influenza. If your joints are swollen or red, I would suggest a visit with your doctor. If you have a sore throat, then a strep test can be obtained at that time. ...Read more

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What could cause lumps that grow below the head of penis?

What could cause lumps that grow below the head of penis?

Pearly papules?: One man in about one hundred is the lucky owner of "pearly penile papules" along the corona (the back part of the glans). They are a normal variant and might be considered something of a plus. If for some reason you don't like them, they can be removed using a laser. Check the online photos and see if this matches what you have. ...Read more

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Penis head has small white lumps of skin around the ridge is this normal?

Penis head has small white lumps of skin around the ridge is this normal?

Maybe, maybe not: Lumps & bumps are hard to describe in words. If one has little bumps on the head of his penis, and std's have been ruled out, they could be "pearly penile papules", which are small, skin-colored papules that usually are located on the edge of the head of the penis (visible when the foreskin is pulled all the way back). Pearly penile papules are considered normal. A doctor can evaluate the lumps. ...Read more

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What causes lumps on middle fore head and on the back of head which causes your head to hurt?

What causes lumps on middle fore head and on the back of head which causes your head to hurt?

Need exam: Your question needs to be answer by your physician after having proper physical exam .See your physician. ...Read more

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My 5 year old has lumps on the lower part of his head and complaints he can't bend his head to his chest?

My 5 year old has lumps on the lower part of his head and complaints he can't bend his head to his chest?

Needs to be seen: I would be concerned that the lumps are lymph nodes. If he can not bend his head to his chest, then meningitis is a possibly. While there are other concerns, meningitis is the most serious and should be investigated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Hi I have 3 lumps under my skin on my head leading down my neck I have no clue what they r they don't hurt they r verry hard?

Hi I have 3 lumps under my skin on my head leading down my neck I have no clue what they r they don't hurt they r verry hard?

Lymphmnodes: Do you have any soresby scrating frequently-lice /dandruf/ring worm-fungal infection, psoriasis . The occipital lymphnodes could have been enlarged in above conditions . Also based on the age, how long you have, any h/o std's like syphylis, HIV can cause it, better to have them examined by your primary doctor atleast once. ...Read more

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I had lump on my head. A 2 or 3 years ago. It grow and got bigger. It bleed and hurt. Had it removed. 3 months ago find 2 lumps on my head.

I had lump on my head. A 2 or 3 years ago. It grow and got bigger. It bleed and hurt. Had it removed. 3 months ago find 2 lumps on my head.

What was the biopsy: Or diagnosis for the first bump? This may be helpful for determining your other lumps. Have your pcp look at this, and determine if it's similar or related. Best to get to the bottom on this. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has two pea sized lumps on his head.. one near the top and the other half way down the head on the left. They don't seem to bother him,?

My 2 year old has two pea sized lumps on his head.. one near the top and the other half way down the head on the left.  They don't seem to bother him,?

Lymph node: There are many lymph nodes in the neck and back of the head that are often more noticeable because they are located where our fat pads don't hide them. If you feel around you should find several the size of a pea & sometimes bigger.They can increase to the size of a big peanut if stimulated by local factors, illness or vaccines.I would just monitor it. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more