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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Ischial Tuberosity Tenderness

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What is the difference between a hamstring and ischial tuberosity?

What is the difference between a hamstring and ischial tuberosity?

Muscle vs bone: There are three muscles on the back of the femur (thigh bone) that run from your hip to your knee and are collectively called the "hamstrings". The ischial tuberosity is the name of the bony area where the top of the hamstrings attach. ...Read more

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Why does going for a BM cause me so much pain and discomfort afterwards which can last all day my bowels feel raw/tender?

Why does going for a BM cause me so much pain and discomfort afterwards which can last all day my bowels feel raw/tender?

Rectal Fissure: Typically a fissure causes severe rectal pain and bleeding. Fissures can be associated with hemorrhoids. A bowel regimen to soften stool is first line therapy. Be well. If the fissure is diagnosed and treated you should recover in several weeks. Occasionally surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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What causes tender swollen lymp node?

What causes tender swollen lymp node?

Several things: Lymph nodes are a site of inflammatory response and immune reaction. Swollen, tender lymph nodes are a common response to bacterial or viral infection. Lymph nodes can also enlarge and become tender in certain autoimmune diseases. Lymphoma is a type of tumor that develops in lymph nodes and finally certain types of cancer will "drain" cells into a lymph nodes and spread to those nodes. ...Read more

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I have a tender spot on the back of my head. What could be the cause?

I have a tender spot on the back of my head. What could be the cause?

Probably nothing: You have probably bumped or irritated the "spot" in some manner. Have someone look to see if there is anything visable. If not, give it a while. Remember, in medicine, something bad usually does not go away and gets worse and becomes apparent, if it goes away, it was nothing to start with. ...Read more

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I have two marble size lumps in my thighs. Slightly tender to touch. What could they be caused from?

I have two marble size lumps in my thighs. Slightly tender to touch. What could they be caused from?

Lipoma?: May be a fatty tumor called a lipoma, or a cyst under the skin. Best to have it checked out by your primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read more