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Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a term used to describe a common type of arthritis in children. It is a long-term (chronic) disease resulting in ...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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I have lumps under my scape head that have plus in them when i pop them another come bigger and painful different location under scape head?

I have lumps under my scape head that have plus in them when i pop them another come bigger and painful different location under scape head?

See your doc: i presume you mean that you have pustules in your scalp, that you pop or drain and pus comes out, then other occur in other areas of your scalp. You may have a staph infection that is out of control. The only treatment may be an antibiotic. DON'T pop or manipulate any more of these, wash your hands frequently and don't touch them. See your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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2 large lumps on my head. The one on top has become very soft. Should I be concerned?

2 large lumps on my head. The one on top has become very soft. Should I be concerned?

Hard to say: Those lumps could be normal. But in order to be entirely sure a face to head exam would be necessary by a doctor. ...Read more

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Hi. I have 3 hard lumps on my head the biggest one is on the left and when I touch it it hurts. I've had them for years could it be serious?

Hi. I have 3 hard lumps on my head the biggest one is on the left and when I touch it it hurts. I've had them for years could it be serious?

Pilar cyst: Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population.Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck. Pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited. ...Read more

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Hey i'm worried because I have two lumps on my head i had them for a few years but they've gotten bigger i'm scared what can it be and they don't hurt?

Hey i'm worried because I have two lumps on my head i had them for a few years but they've gotten bigger i'm scared what can it be and they don't hurt?

Lumps in head: If you feel them right underneath your scalp and they've been there for years, they're probably sebaceous cysts (benign). Sometimes these get larger or become infected, so if you haven't had them evaluated by your doctor yet, now's the time. We can often remove them if they're getting too large or uncomfortable. ...Read more

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I have lumps on my head what can they be?

I have lumps on my head what can they be?

Lumps and bumps : You asked what could "lumps on my head" be? Unfortunately medicine is not straight forward and most doctor's do not have a crystal ball. Without knowing more or without being able to perform an examination, it has to be assumed these "lumps" are lethal, but probably benign. If really small, see a dermatologist. If average in size, see the internist. If large, see the surgeon. Or just see your dr. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

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