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What's the best way to tell a doc I've had symptoms of Lyme,hernia,Celiac,heart,tongue,ear,neck,finger,fog,torso,tick bumps/bruising, problems?

What's the best way to tell a doc I've had symptoms of Lyme,hernia,Celiac,heart,tongue,ear,neck,finger,fog,torso,tick bumps/bruising, problems?

Write it down: You can prepare for a visit by writing down any symptom or set of symptoms/findings in an organized way.Include when they started, any things that you think alter the intensity,anything you have done that helped. Make up a comprehensive list, review it to make sure you have it all. Have a trusted friend readmit to see if it is clear and concise.Hand it to the nurse or tech before the visit. ...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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What could these symptoms mean? I am a 21yo F with frequent sinus/ear infections, pallor, weakness, fatigue, and extremely large and easy bruising.

What could these symptoms mean? I am a 21yo F with frequent sinus/ear infections, pallor, weakness, fatigue, and extremely large and easy bruising.

Mgt: I would suggest screening for chronic infection, immune disorders, including malignancy. These are potentially serious symptoms, and a follow up appointment with your PCP is indicated. If there are chronic lung infections, please have a chest radiograph. Eat a balanced diet and avoid contact with anyone who is ill. ...Read more

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Hard fixed knot behind right ear. Tender to touch and flesh colored, also have been battling cold/allergy symptoms.

Hard fixed knot behind right ear. Tender to touch and flesh colored, also have been battling cold/allergy symptoms.

Probably inflamed: This is most likely inflammation in a lymph node or inflamed cyst, but if it persists or enlarges after your other symptoms resolve I would have it examined by your primary care giver ...Read more

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Softish lump behind my right ear, slightly moveable, have had for ears and is sometimes tender but mostly painless. No other symptoms. ?

Softish lump behind my right ear, slightly moveable, have had for ears and is sometimes tender but mostly painless. No other symptoms. ?

Cyst or lymph node: A soft lump behind the ear may be one of many things. A lymph node may remain enlarged after an infection. Any recurrent infections could make it tender. A cyst would be firmer, but attached to the skin. They can get tender when inflamed. Sounds like it should be evaluated by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Soft mobile lump side of right ear near lobe had it for a month now its not red or tender and no other symptoms what can it be and should it go away?

Soft mobile lump side of right ear near lobe had it for a month now its not red or tender and no other symptoms what can it be and should it go away?

Cyst: This bump is probably an uninflamed cyst....However, you should have it verified by a dermatologist.You may or may not want to have it surgically removed. You want to be sure that is all it is. Depending on the size and if it's growing you may decide to remove it. ...Read more

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Pea sized lump behind right ear sometimes tender no other symptoms what could it be, could it be cancer, had this lump for a few days?

Pea sized lump behind right ear sometimes tender no other symptoms what could it be, could it be cancer, had this lump for a few days?

Cancer not likely: A tender lump behind your ear is likely to be a boil or inflammed cyst of some type, not a cancer. You can treat it with warm compresses but if it does not resolve soon, you should see a physician or surgeon as it may require drainage or excision. ...Read more

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A slightly swollen, tender lymph node below left ear with no other symptoms of cold/infection, etc. Any OTC med i can take or do I need a doctor?

A slightly swollen, tender lymph node below left ear with no other symptoms of cold/infection, etc. Any OTC med i can take or do I need a doctor?

Lymph node, salivary: Adjacent to the ear lobe is the parotid salivary gland and lymph nodes so the lump could be from one of these structures. Also can have skin cysts in this location. Suggest watching it and to see ENT if it gets bigger or if there is pain or tenderness to touch. ...Read more

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Is unexplained bruising on my 5 month olds ear normal ?

Is unexplained bruising on my 5 month olds ear normal ?

NO!: A bruised ear in a 5 month old needs immediate evaluation. This may be associated with physical abuse. Don't wait-see your doctor today. ...Read more

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Can scratching your ears cause bruising?

Can scratching your ears cause bruising?

Yes: Both inside and outside, scratching the ears too vigorously can cause bruising. If you bruise easily anywhere on the body, you should be seen by a doctor to make sure you don't have something else going on as well. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more