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Can gout occur in the soft tissue on the top outer area of the foot near the ankle?

Can gout occur in the soft tissue on the top outer area of the foot near the ankle?

Tophaceous Gout: Gout can occur in just about any soft tissue in the body. The accumulation of uric acid crystals in the soft tissue forms nodules or masses called tophi. The singular of tophi is tophus or stone. These can become quite large and disfiguring. They can rupture through the skin and destroy not only soft tissue but joints. Tophi formation is the result of chronic high levels of uric acid in the blood. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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Got this fungus in the crack of the buttock?

Got this fungus in the crack of the buttock?

Antifungal cream: Over the counter anti fungal cream may help in general, keeping the area dry and not moist between showers or baths may help. An appointment to see md is important to look for other diagnoses is important. ...Read more

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Two small white oval shaped cuts in the crease of the buttcheeks above the anus after stretching the area. They don't bleed or weep. Is this herpes?!

Two small white oval shaped cuts in the crease of the buttcheeks above the anus after stretching the area. They don't bleed or weep. Is this herpes?!

Not likely: Herpes usually presents with burning, itching vesicles on a reddish base. Not as white oval marks that appear after stretching. Leave these alone and they should heal. ...Read more

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Daughter hit ankle on table leg 5 days ago now it's bruised w/ a knot in the middle of it. The skin in the middle of the bruise at the knot is white?

A Bruise likely.: Not knowing where on the ankle she was injured makes it difficult to assess potential problems. As long as it is bruised and there is no pain to speak of, you can try putting warm moist compresses on the area to dissipate the bruise. If there is limited ankle motion or pain, then an evaluation is in order. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have joint pain with cellulitis? Infected wound on knuckle. Pain has spread from just the cut to deep in the knuckle joint

Is it normal to have joint pain with cellulitis? Infected wound on knuckle. Pain has spread from just the cut to deep in the knuckle joint

It is possible: If a cellulitis spreads it can infect adjacent and deeper structures such as bone and joints. If that happens you would need to have it treated aggressively. You may need and incision and drainage and possible intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in the right foot in the joint where small toe connects to the foot. X-ray shows something sticking out of the bone side view only?

Sharp pain in the right foot in the joint where small toe connects to the foot. X-ray shows something sticking out of the bone side view only?

Tailors bunion: bone spur or tailors bunion deformity. The shoe rubs on the skin and the skin rubs on the spur causing the pain. As we age the bone or knuckle gets bigger. Wider shoes can help or surgery to remove the spur can help. See your local podiatrist ...Read more

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Does a knot under bruise get larger in the process of healing?

Does a knot under bruise get larger in the process of healing?

Yes it can: A bruise or hematoma in the process of healing can initially become slightly larger before it shrinks away. If there's is increasing pain ; redness at the site, have the injury examined quickly. See a doctor if you are concerned about your healing. ...Read more

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3 days ago i noticed tiny blisters and redness in 1 area of my buttocks. The redness and swelling has expanded across my hip and into the groin area. What is this?

3 days ago i noticed tiny blisters and redness in 1 area of my buttocks. The redness and swelling has expanded across my hip and into the groin area. What is this?

This : This sounds like a possible cellulitis (skin infection). You will need to be examined by a doctor and get treated. Antibiotics will clear this up if it is in fact bacterial in nature, other possibilities are herpetic lesions, allergic reaction, or even bug bites. If the issue has not resolved please seek medical attention. Best of luck and happy new year. ...Read more

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My husband broke one of his back ribs. There is a large lump where the rib was broken. Is this the muscle swelling from the broken bone piercing it?

My husband broke one of his back ribs. There is a large lump where the rib was broken. Is this the muscle swelling from the broken bone piercing it?

Don't exactly kno-: -what a "back rib" is, but I assume U mean a regular rib near the spine. All healing bones have an area of swelling around them, especially visible in thinner people. This is a normal finding. ...Read more

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It was sore when the doctor pushed on the area where my growth plate is located (ankle). Could the pain just be a bruise on it or from the swelling??

It was sore when the doctor pushed on the area where my growth plate is located (ankle). Could the pain just be a bruise on it or from the swelling??

Pushing too Hard.: Normally, the growth plate area is not sore to push on unless intentionally pushed on hard enough to cause you to have pain. Not specifically from a previously suspected injury, but from aggressive pushing. If he/she is evaluating the growth plate because of trauma to the ankle, the pain could be from bruising and/or swelling of the growth plate. An x-ray may be taken to check for a fracture. ...Read more

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What causes a blister inside the nose and swollen gland in the neck?

What causes a blister inside the nose and swollen gland in the neck?

Infection: You may have a staph infection in your nose. The swollen gland in your neck is a reaction to the infection in your nose. Seek immediate help from your doctor. ...Read more

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Hard lump in the middle of a crater in the muscle under skin on inner back thigh. Any idea?

Hard lump in the middle of a crater in the muscle under skin on inner back thigh. Any idea?

Torn muscle: A torn hamstring muscle will retract and cause a defect. At either end there will be a lump of retracted muscle. Warm up before exercise. This is caused by sudden severe stress on the muscle w/o being warmed up. ...Read more

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more