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I have pituitary gland & im taking cabergoline & my right side top head being hurting (skull) feels like a bruise &my neck hurts also is it the pills?

I have pituitary gland & im taking cabergoline & my right side top head being hurting (skull) feels like a bruise &my neck hurts also is it the pills?

Maybe: It is possible that it is a side effect — headache and skeletal muscle pain does occur but as you have a unique problem you should follow up with your prescribing physician for an exam to ensure it isn't anything else ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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I have a bruise on neck resembling a hickey. Possible causes? No kissing or injury to the area. I do have swollen lymph nodes in the region.

I have a bruise on neck resembling a hickey. Possible causes? No kissing or injury to the area. I do have swollen lymph nodes in the region.

Get a medical check: This bruise could be from any kind of injury or bump. But your enlarged lymph glands concern me even more. So the best course of action is to have your doctor check your lymph nodes as well as your bruised area. A blood count(cbc) may be able to rule out any obvious cause of bleeding(bruises). If the lymph nodes are larger than one centimeter or if they enlarge further, then a biopsy of the node be. ...Read more

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How can I cure bruises around the neck?

How can I cure bruises around the neck?

Bruises: Bruises will eventually fade. They can be covered with makeup. While there are no double-blind studies, a number of cosmetic surgeons will recommend arnica cream or homeopathic arnica pills to help bruising heal faster. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about an unexplained bruise on my neck?

Should I be worried about an unexplained bruise on my neck?

Perhaps: If bruising develops without any recognized injury, there is cause for concern. Use of Aspirin or non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen can cause increased bleeding. There are other diseases that affect the bodies clotting ability and can lead to unexplained bleeding. If the condition does not resolve quickly, consult your family doctor. ...Read more

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If you put someone in a headlock, will they have bruises on their neck?

If you put someone in a headlock, will they have bruises on their neck?

Possibly: It is possible to cause bruising or injury by putting someone in a headlock. I would advise that you avoid this activity. ...Read more

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Having a bruise on your neck means what?

Having a bruise on your neck means what?

Depends: If you injure the neck you can cause bruising. If this bruise does not go away after a week or so see your MD ...Read more

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Bruise and swollen neck, can hardly talk. What do I do?

Bruise and swollen neck, can hardly talk. What do I do?

Possibly serious: This may be a sign of a serious condition with bleeding into the neck. It may put pressure on the airway, making it difficult to breathe. You should see a medical professional as soon as possible. ...Read more

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A month ago my son came home with a bruise on his neck which looked like a bite, within a few days it developed into a small lump. Is it a lymph node?

A month ago my son came home with a bruise on his neck which looked like a bite, within a few days it developed into a small lump. Is it a lymph node?

Possible: Usually post bite, if the body continues to react, sometimes it forms a small swelling called a granuloma. Lymph nodes are a response away from the bite site. If it's getting bigger, do have it seen. Secondary infection is of concern, especially iof it is tender. ...Read more

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What is this bruise on my neck? I have had this thing come and go for almost a year now. Its right where my adams apple would be if I were to be a guy. I do smoke and im wondering if its cancer.

What is this bruise on my neck? I have had this thing come and go for almost a year now. Its right where my adams apple would be if I were to be a guy. I do smoke and im wondering if its cancer.

No clue: Do not know why you would develop bruising over your thyroid cartilage (it's really present in both men and women, just more prominent in men). If you haven't seen your health care provider for this already, you should. There may be some kind of thyroid problem, or even a problem with your blood coagulation, although do not know why bruising would consistently happen in that spot. ...Read more

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Could injury to jaw and neck cause a swollen lymph node on the side it occurred? Like being punched, I have a bruise on my neck and jaw as well. Tender

Could injury to jaw and neck cause a swollen lymph node on the side it occurred? Like being punched, I have a bruise on my neck and jaw as well. Tender

How did it happen?: What you described sounds like physical abuse. If any one hit you, it is imperative that you report it to police and get out of any contact with that person.
What you think is a swollen lymph node may be bleeding into the tissue.
If you do not wish to talk to police, talk to your clergy, your parents or another adult that you have rapport with.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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What causes bruises at the base of your neck? Bruise cames and goes, and doesn't hurt.

What causes bruises at the base of your neck? Bruise cames and goes, and doesn't hurt.

You : You could have had a small torn blood vessel under the skin. If you are taking blood thinners and have recurrent bruising, then you should be evaluated. If you continue to get bruises for no reason that you can recall, then you should get blood testing. ...Read more

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My platelet count is 444 and my lymphs (absolute) is 3.3. I am tired all the time, bruise easily, have migraines and neck pain. Should i be concerned?

My platelet count is 444 and my lymphs (absolute) is 3.3. I am tired all the time, bruise easily, have migraines and neck pain. Should i be concerned?

One idea: The slightly increased platelet count may be a warning of overall iron deficiency even if you are not yet anemic. Iron is involved in all your body systems and deficiency may produce fatigue even before you become anemic. ...Read more

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Have a high white cell count. Red and white cells in urine. Culture was negative for bacteria. Also, swollen lymph nodes in neck bruise easy?

Have a high white cell count.  Red and white cells in urine. Culture was negative for bacteria. Also, swollen lymph nodes in neck bruise easy?

Needs further Eval: The number of potential diagnoses in your case, makes it impossible to recommend anything other than getting yourself evaluated by a doctor in-person. You may be dealing with either an infection that can't be cultured or is something other than a bacterium, or else it 's due to a non-infectious cause like an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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I have sore, like a bruise, eyes, ear ache, swollen neck glands, headache and upper chest pain, what could it be? No cough or sore throat as yet. Ta.

I have sore, like a bruise, eyes, ear ache, swollen neck glands, headache and upper chest pain, what could it be? No cough or sore throat as yet. Ta.

Viral syndrome: Non-specific symptoms of generalized aching, headache, irritability, enlarged lymph glands may be for may be from a viral infection. Fever and other symptoms may develop later or not at all. Hydration, rest and otcs such as aspirin, non-steroidals, (nsaids) and Acetaminophen taken in doses not exceeding the stated daily maximums, usually help alleviate the symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes bruising to the middle of neck?

What causes bruising to the middle of neck?

BRUISING OF NECK: HOW LONG?
PRESSURE ON NECK COULD DO IT.
MEDICATIONS COULD DO IT.
KISSING THE NECK HARD COULD CONCEIVABLY DO IT. ...Read more

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