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My thighs and both arms in the exact place hurts only when i touch or rub them. Feels like the deep muscles are bruised. What could this be?

My thighs and both arms in the exact place hurts only when i touch or rub them. Feels like the deep muscles are bruised. What could this be?

Myalgia: You're describing a symmetrical myalgia. Viral infections (most notably the flu) can cause this. Some drugs, most notably, statins can do it. Rare diseases (collagen vascular type) can cause it. Try a simple remedy like advil or aleve (naproxen). If it doesn't resolve or keeps coming back, you'll need some testing done. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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I have these soft, tender lumps underneath my arms that are super painful. They are under both arms and they keep reappearing. Not sure what's goingon?

I have these soft, tender lumps underneath my arms that are super painful. They are under both arms and they keep reappearing. Not sure what's goingon?

R/O HIRADENITIS: It may be HIRADENITIS Supporitiva , a type of folliculitis is that can occur in the groin or armpit region. You need to be examined to make sure it is not an enlarged lymph node. Also lab work and potentially an ultrasound of the area. Your doctor may prescribe both topical and oral antibiotics. If it doesn't resolve referral to a surgeon maybe needed. ...Read more

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If I sit in a certain position my chest area pops a lot and is tender my rib area hurts often and both arms go numb and soreness feeling were suspenders would go? Saw cardiologist he said heart is good

If I sit in a certain position my chest area pops a lot and is tender my rib area hurts often and both arms go numb and soreness feeling were suspenders would go? Saw cardiologist he said heart is good

Glad heart is OK: Take your chest X-ray and neck films with you to see a physiatrist or a neurologist. They will need these to sort out the arm symptoms. You might have thoracic outlet syndrome or an orthopedic problem of the cervical spine leading to the arm symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the causes for clonus hyperreflexia in both arms and legs. MRI shows no signs of MS or neuron impairment?

What are the causes for clonus hyperreflexia in both arms and legs. MRI shows no signs of MS or neuron impairment?

MRI only tells: .. part of the story. If you have myoclonus and hyper-reflexia, you must establish a strong relationship with a good neurologist in order to get diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. North of the equator, there are several devastating neurological disorders that cause these symptoms, multiple sclerosis being only one of them. Please get yourself diagnosed quickly. ...Read more

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Ulnar nerve symptoms(shock feeling) in both arms out of nowhere, seems to fade in the morning, increase as the day goes on, and is worse at night?

Ulnar nerve symptoms(shock feeling) in both arms out of nowhere, seems to fade in the morning, increase as the day goes on, and is worse at night?

Ulnar Nerve: symptoms that worsen as the day progresses and resolve with sleep may be due to something else like Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or C8 cervical radiculopathy. Parasthesias occur in the 5th and 4th fingers. With C8 issues there is often radiation of the discomfort from the base of the neck to the fingers. If due to cervical spondylolisthesis or a disk protrusion reclining may take the pressure of roots ...Read more

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I have tinnitus, vomitted, numbness in both arms, used bathroom 3 times, fainted. What are these symptoms a sign of?

I have tinnitus, vomitted, numbness in both arms, used bathroom 3 times, fainted. What are these symptoms a sign of?

Evaluation: Please see a physician since you mentioned "fainted". The way your question is phrased , the cause could be dehydration due to GI infection, heart issue or brain issue. ...Read more

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Two hours ago, I experienced a heaviness and tingling in both arms along with immediate fatigue. These symptoms are re-occuring and random. f/54?

Two hours ago, I experienced a heaviness and tingling in both arms along with immediate fatigue.  These symptoms are re-occuring and random.  f/54?

Could be your heart: Go to the ER. Its possible that you have a blockage in the arteries around your heart which can lead to a heart attack. There may be less dangerous causes for your symptoms like pinched nerves or anxiety, but it's important to rule out life threatening causes right away. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with carparel tunnel syndrome in 1999. I have worn braces on both arms since especially to sleep. I am starting to gave more symptom?

I was diagnosed with carparel tunnel syndrome in 1999.  I have worn braces on both arms since especially to sleep.  I am starting to gave more symptom?

Go see your doc: This is not an unusual presentation. You have been able to ward off symtoms for years but it seems to be progressing now and may be time to do more. ...Read more

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I have been taking amoxicillion for 9 days. I have about 6 hives on my elbow area only on both arms. Do i need to go to emergency room or can I wait until tomorrow? No other symptoms

I have been taking amoxicillion for 9 days.  I have about 6 hives on my elbow area only on both arms. Do i need to go to emergency room or can I wait until tomorrow? No other symptoms

By : By the date of this post almost a week has gone by. Hopefully you called your doctor. For the future, you should not take Amoxicillin or related antibiotics. Also if you ever experience an allergic reaction again discontinue the medication immediately and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as needed for itching, hives, and inflammation. Lastly if you ever experience an allergic reaction accompanied by shortness of breath and/or a feeling that your throat is closing up call 911. Take care. ...Read more

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Isnt it weird that the cubitaltunel symptoms happened at both arms at the same time?+ they seem to disappear in the morning, can it be something else?

Isnt it weird that the cubitaltunel symptoms happened at both arms at the same time?+ they seem to disappear in the morning, can it be something else?

Not weird: Can be related to sleeping position One conservative treatment for early cubital tunnel is night splints to prevent elbow hyperflexion while sleeping. If no symptoms during day at work or during activities then try night splints . if symptoms present during activities, may need nerve studies to eval health and compression of nerve ...Read more

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My child has a red, slightly raised rash on both arms and face/cheeks. He isn't bothered by it and has no other symptoms.

My child has a red, slightly raised rash on both arms and face/cheeks. He isn't bothered by it and has no other symptoms.

Rash: Could be a few things but look up 5th disease or slapped cheek disease to see if it looks similar. The important issue about this infection is that it can cause problems with an unborn fetus. All the best. ...Read more

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My mother present these symptoms numbness in both arms, most of the time left arm, her hand turns purple color, and simoultaneosly comes chest pain.

My mother present these symptoms numbness in both arms, most of the time left arm, her hand turns purple color, and simoultaneosly comes chest pain.

Raynaud's phenomenon: Your mom needs a thorough exam including an ekg and blood test by her dr to check for heart condition, blood vessel inflammation or spasm. Take care and best wishes! ...Read more

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Symptoms c7/T1 MRI mild posterior disc bulge / mild scollosis can you have cervical Ridiculophy? Would it be both arms & muscle spasm upper spine

Symptoms c7/T1 MRI  mild posterior disc bulge / mild scollosis  can you have  cervical Ridiculophy?  Would it be both arms & muscle spasm upper  spine

Possible: based on the MRI your disk does not seem too significant. However if this happened acutely it is certainly possible that you can get upper extremity radiculitis or radiculopathy as well as back muscle spasm. ...Read more

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