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Insect bite with a red tail, what is this?

Insect bite with a red tail, what is this?

Infection: Usually a bug bite with redness leading away from it indicates an infected bite. You can use a topical antibiotic to treat it. If you have a fever or the redness is spreading, then see a doctor. ...Read more

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A couple of times as of late, my stool comes out with a bit of a 'tail' just at the end. So it's normal size, but thinner at the very end. Problem?

A couple of times as of late, my stool comes out with a bit of a 'tail' just at the end. So it's normal size, but thinner at the very end. Problem?

Less worries please: Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) , shape, & caliber are affected by multiple factors (fiber intake, bacterial load, GI transit, fluid secretion, sphincter and rectal tone, etc.) Share a photo with your GI doc for evaluation as warranted. ...Read more

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Can tail bone pain be due to a mosquito bite?

Can tail bone pain be due to a mosquito bite?

Yes, it can: These are common side effects. Ask your doctor to adjust the medication. ...Read more

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Stepped on (friendly) stray cat's tail & it scratched my foot (small scratch, bled a bit). 12 days later cat still is friendly/normal. Rabies concern?

Stepped on (friendly) stray cat's tail & it scratched my foot (small scratch, bled a bit). 12 days later cat still is friendly/normal. Rabies concern?

The cat would be: dead by now if it was rabid, so I don't think you have anything to worry about, and 12 days,assuming it was rabid,you'd be feeling sick by now. ...Read more

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I think I have been bitten by something, possibly the nz white tailed spider. Its it sore to touch and red around bite, makes my foot ache and stiff?

I think I have been bitten by something, possibly the nz white tailed spider. Its it sore to touch and red around bite, makes my foot ache and stiff?

Unusual: There are a few white tail spiders that have made it across the ditch but not many. Wash the wound out if there is one and try ibuprofen and paracetamol and if that is not holding you you may need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my right buttock and just above it and a bit on the side, what is it?

I have a pain in my right buttock and just above it and a bit on the side, what is it?

Buttock Pain: Without a little more detail, such as the quality of the pain, the appearance of the skin, your history leading up to the onset, and possible other symptoms, it is hard to say. Often a developing infection, such as an abscess, can present this way. So called nerve pain ("sciatica") due to certain back conditions can also be responsible. Other musculo-skeletal conditions are possible.See your md. ...Read more

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I have 3 bites that are red, and have "tails" following out. They are all close together. Should I be worried?

I have 3 bites that are red, and have "tails" following out. They are all close together. Should I be worried?

Bed bugs: Bedbug bites are difficult to distinguish from other arthropod bites. A linear series of bites found on awakening suggests bedbugs, but does not occur in all cases. The "linear feeding" may occur as a single bedbug probes multiple times looking for a productive capillary or from many bedbugs feeding along a zone of exposed skin. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from quite a bit of pain in my right buttock since last Friday after receiving an IM injection there.

I have been suffering from quite a bit of pain in my right buttock since last Friday after receiving an IM injection there.

Possibilities: Any time the skin is penetrated, there is a chance that infection can develop. We are trained to use care to minimize this risk, but it can still occur sometimes. Assuming the injection was properly placed (the upper-outer quadrant of the buttock) the remaining possibilities include (1) local irritation from the medication itself and (2) infection. Heat and redness indicate infection. ...Read more

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So I have these odd mosquito bite like bumps on my buttock?

So I have these odd mosquito bite like bumps on my buttock?

What is odd?R U: sure they r mosquito bites?Can u upload picture,with discretion? ...Read more

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I have a rash on my left buttock its four small clusters. At first I thought I had been bit by a spider. It's raw and itches I've had it for 4-5 days?

I have a rash on my left buttock its four small clusters. At first I thought I had been bit by a spider. It's raw and itches I've had it for 4-5 days?

Herpes?: Whenever a rash seems "clustered" you have to always worry about "herpes". Herpes infection may occur anywhere on the body. It almost always itches. See a dermatologist for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am experiencing buttock pain on the surface because of a spot. And it's quite swollen. Severe pain on the spot but the spot is like a mosquito bite?

I am experiencing  buttock pain on the surface because of a spot. And it's quite swollen. Severe pain on the spot but the spot is like a mosquito bite?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. The lesion is not likely to be a mosquito bite, but could be a spider bite, or infection of a hair follicle. Try warm compresses for a day or so, if that does not help, it would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have this flare up on my skin affecting the right side of right buttock it is like little raised bumps that look like mosquito bites it itches bad I have tried anti iitch creams nothing is working?

A few possibilities: If you have been exposed to new substances, this could be plain old contact dermatitis; try to find what might be irritating your skin. Shingles would be a bad case scenario to maybe get checked out. The worst case scenario would be a recurrent rash like that which could represent herpes on your rear end that keep coming on over and over: Valtrex (valacyclovir) would be the treatment for that or the shingles. ...Read more

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Is eating the shrimp tail and shell bad for you?

Is eating the shrimp tail and shell bad for you?

No: These will be digested and cause no problem. Incidental fact: flamingos eat shrimp as a major portion of their diets and the pink color is mobilized and used to color their feathers. ...Read more

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What could the knot on my tail bone be?

What could the knot on my tail bone be?

Don't know: cyst? tumor? fracture? This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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My tail bone is really hurting, what should I do?

My tail bone is really hurting, what should I do?

Tail bone is hurting: See u pcp for evaluation and treatment, specially if over the counter pain medication
is not working. ...Read more

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Should i really have the problems since breaking my tail bone?

Should i really have the problems since breaking my tail bone?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Why can someone be born with a tail?

Rare event: There are several organs in our body that seem to have reduced in their presentation over time as no longer necessary to human survival. All developing embyos go thru a tail stage and most then absorb it back. I reviewed this article and think it will help answer your questions.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_vestigiality ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you allergic to rats are you allergic to short tailed possums too?

I'm just wondering, if you allergic to rats are you allergic to short tailed possums too?

Rats: Unlikely to cross react, but truly never heard of anyone being allergic to possums and you want them as a pet?! ...Read more

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Why is my husband having tail bone itch?

Why is my husband having tail bone itch?

Most likely he have: Some irritation to the area from infection of some sort or allergic reaction to some stuff he is using. Check out. ...Read more

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What is a spts tumor in the pancreas tail?

What is a spts tumor in the pancreas tail?

Unusual: This is a solid-pseudo-papillary tumor of the pancreas. This is a relatively rare tumor and usually benign in nature. It is usually cured with surgery. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have damaged my "tail bone"?

How can I tell if I have damaged my "tail bone"?

sitting hurst: Sitting on a firm chair or any pressure will hurt. Sitting on a rolled up newspaper so there is no pressure on the coccyx will decrease the pain. Less pain at all when standing.
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Can you consume horse tail while on birthcontrol?

Can you consume horse tail while on birthcontrol?

Horsetail tea: There is no documented interaction between the herb horsetail and OCPs, BUT given the list of possible side effects and the lack of long-term safety studies I urge caution. As it is an herbal, there is no guarantee on it's purity or effective concentration. There are reports of horsetail products being contaminated with similar herbs with known toxicity - again I urge caution. ...Read more

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I hit my tail bone. What should I do for the pain?

I hit my tail bone. What should I do for the pain?

NSAID: Non steroidal anti -inflammatory medication can be very helpful for musculoskeletal pain. Acupuncture can also be helpful for coccyxdenia. If the pain is persistant you may wish to be evaluated to determine if you sustained a fracture. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of pain in tail bone?.......

What can be the cause of pain in tail bone?.......

Coccydynia!: It's amazing that there's a specialized term even for this. Supposedly caused by having fallen or sat too hard on it, there's an interesting literature. Just for this one, wikipedia is great. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/coccydynia. ...Read more

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What to do if I discovered this knot on my tail bone?

Knot: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Tail bone pain no injury?

See below: Sounds like you have coccydynia or 'tailbone pain'. This can occur with trauma to the tail bone, abnormally positioned coccyx, or poor sitting posture. Try using a good lumbar support to help shift your pelvis forward. This will put the pressure on your ischium. (bottom part of pelvic bone), and will shift the weight off of your coccyx (tailbone). ...Read more

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Symptoms of a broken tail bone ?

Pain: Difficulty sitting or walking for that matter, . ...Read more