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Doctor insights on: Causes Of My Ribs Spots

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What is the cause of exray showing spot on a rib?

What is the cause of exray showing spot on a rib?

?: Many possibilities, most benign. Old fracture site, cyst, X-ray artifact... Ask your doc. ...Read more

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During massage, she found a tender spot on my back just below my ribs. When pressing on that spot, it caused discomfort in my jugular notch. Why?

During massage, she found a tender spot on my back just below my ribs. When pressing on that spot, it caused discomfort in my jugular notch. Why?

Referred pain: Dating back to our time in utero, various patterns of innervation were established which can set up referred pain. It is not alarming and completely normal. Likewise acupuncture utilizes patterns of referral along various meridian lines in an analogous way. If you remain concerned a good PT or Osteopathic MD can provide further evaluation and reassurance. ...Read more

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What could cause tenderness on exact spot on both sides of ribs just above where my bra sits and below my underarm. Only hurts when touched.

What could cause tenderness on exact spot on both sides of ribs just above where my bra sits and below my underarm. Only hurts when touched.

Size?: If you are a size d or above, you may have tenderness at the area from the weight of the breast or from the metal wire under the bra to support your breasts. If you are less than size c, then the bra may just be too tight. See your doctor if neither of the above applies to you. ...Read more

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Have sharp pains at rib cage and behind left breast. Have a benign tumor in same spot on rib cage. Could this b the cause?

Have sharp pains at rib cage and behind left breast. Have a benign tumor in same spot on rib cage. Could this b the cause?

Find out more: You need to find out more about the benign tumor that you have mentioned on the rib cage. Your doctor should be bale to guide you further, both in terms of pain control and resolve or remove the so called benign tumor if this lesion is felt to be the cause of your pains. ...Read more

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What can cause spots on a chest X-ray besides cancer?

What can cause spots on a chest X-ray besides cancer?

Many sources...: Many medical conditions can cause spots to form on lungs. The most common in the US include prior tuberculosis infection and/or prior histoplasmosis infection (a fungal infection). These spots may be called "nodules" by your doctor. If they are small (less than 8 mm) they may be followed over time with repeat/serial scans of the chest. If in 2 years they do not change they are benign. ...Read more

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Spots with white pimples about 15 on chest after going on holiday what can cause this?

Spots with white pimples about 15 on chest after going on holiday what can cause this?

White spots chest: Hi CAT 116561 ~ TINEA VERSICOLOR if generalised and if in a minute part of the chest could be white heads which is little sebum cysts due to sweating. I think this is a larger rash and so it s probably TV Treatment cheat sheet attached ...Read more

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Are dark brown spots on back and chest caused by acne for 6 years permanent or can they be removed?

Are dark brown spots on back and chest caused by acne for 6 years permanent or can they be removed?

Will face eventually: These often take several years to fade. I hope your acne is being managed; especially when it is on the trunk, it usually requires systemic treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause dark spots on a chest x-ray? There are several black spots on my chest x-rays. I thought tumors where white, so what could these be?

What can cause dark spots on a chest x-ray? There are several black spots on my chest x-rays. I thought tumors where white, so what could these be?

The: The first thing to know about a chest x-ray is that dark things represent air or fat, which white things represent fluid, tissue, and bone. Therefore, "dark spots" on a chest film, especially if they are in the lungs, most likely represent holes. Lungs with a lot of disease--especially in smokers--can develop large cavities called bullae. Dark spots in the ribs or the bones of the spine and shoulders may represent destructive processes like infection or tumor.

When people talk about "spots" on a chest film they're usually talking about white spots. White spots in the lungs can be caused by pneumonia or other infections, areas of partial lung collapse, or tumors. Extremely white spots can represent calcium deposits, as are often present iin the arteries of people with vascular disease and in the lining of the chest wall in people with asbestos exposure.

Chest films can be some of the most challenging xrays to read, because just about every disease out there causes some kind of abnormality in the chest. The list of differential diagnoses (that is, the possible causes of an abnormality) is very long. ...Read more

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What would cause blotchy dry pink spots to spread all over my chest? They don't itch and look like tinea versicolor or pityriasis rosea.

What would cause blotchy dry pink spots to spread all over my chest? They don't itch and look like tinea versicolor or pityriasis rosea.

Chest spots: Tinea versicolor (aka pityriasis versicolor) is a chronic fungal infection of the skin characterized by sharply bordered, scaly, red-tan patches on trunk, upper arms, neck that do not tan. ± itch. Tx is antifungals like clotrimazole/ketoconazole/miconazole. Otc selenium shampoo (leave on 10 min) can help. Pityriasis rosea is viral rash (probably) that lasts 3-12 wks, starting with —>. ...Read more

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I get red blotchy spots on my chest and upper arms when stressed or upset. I know it is caused mainly by anxiety but is there any remedy for this?

I get red blotchy spots on my chest and upper arms when stressed or upset. I know it is caused mainly by anxiety but is there any remedy for this?

Anxiety & skin rash: Stress and anxiety can trigger or worsen skin conditions such as urticaria (hives). The key is to control your anxiety. Antidepressants can be helpful for preventing acute anxiety attacks. To control your skin rash due to anxiety, you can try cool compresses or take antihistamines. I have found doxepine, an antidepressant with a strong antihistamine effect, to be helpful in stress-induced rash. ...Read more

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What could be causes of small blood vessels breakages? Eyes, shoulders, chest, face, there are small vessels breakage and make red spots.

What could be causes of small blood vessels breakages? Eyes, shoulders, chest, face, there are small vessels breakage and make red spots.

Red Spots - causes.: There are multiple causes of red spots (telangiectasia) of the skin including aging, genetics, sun exposure, hormones and medications. Sometimes no reason can be found. An easy treatment for these (excluding the eyes) is either a topical laser or fine needle radio frequency. They do recur over time. ...Read more

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Causes for Petechiae with platelets at 331? Occasional petechia spots on chest and legs... Diagnosed but doctor doesn't know what it could be

Causes for Petechiae with platelets at 331? Occasional petechia spots on chest and legs... Diagnosed but doctor doesn't know what it could be

Petechia normal CBC: Occasionally no cause can be found, in these cases is Indicated to perform: a "platelets function assay" as well request a capillary function, but the patient are very symptomatic.
Petechia refers to one of the three descriptive types of bleeding into the skin differentiated by size, the other two being purpura and ecchymosis. Petechiae are by definition less than 3 mm.
The term is almost always used in the plural, since a single lesion is seldom noticed or significant.
The most common cause of petechiae is through physical trauma such as a hard bout of coughing, holding breath, vomiting or crying, which can result in facial petechiae, especially around the eyes. Petechiae in this instance are harmless and usually disappear within a few days. Petechiae may be a sign of thrombocytopenia (low plateletcounts) when platelet function is inhibited (e.g., as a side effect of medications or during certain infections), or in clotting factor deficiencies.[1] They may also occur when excessive pressure is applied to tissue (e.g., when a tourniquet is applied to an extremity or with excessive coughing or vomiting).
If unsure, petechiae should always be quickly investigated. They can be interpreted as vasculitis, an inflammation of the blood vessels, which requires immediate treatment to prevent permanent damage. Some malignancies can also cause petechiae to appear. Petechiae should be investigated by a doctor to rule out the more dangerous conditions.
The significance of petechiae in children depends on the clinical context in which they arise. Petechiae in children can occur with viral infections. In this instance, they do not necessarily signify a serious illness. However, they are a hallmark signal of some potentially serious illnesses, such as meningococcemia, leukemia, and certain causes of thrombocytopenia, of which meningococcemia can cause death within 48 hours of infection. Therefore, their presence should not be ignored.
Petechiae (in the face) may also be present in cases of asphyxiation. ...Read more

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I have red itchy spots randomly all over my legs, stomach & chest. They itch horribly. I do have Lyme disease could it be related or other causes?!

I have red itchy spots randomly all over my legs, stomach & chest. They itch horribly. I do have Lyme disease could it be related or other causes?!

Not sure of the: Context. Lyme disease is an infection. It can have a rash and would need treatment. Mostly people mean "I think I might have had lyme disease sometime in the past". And the organism would certainly be entirely gone with treatment. While one can have an injury from it, it is less likely to have rash from treated lyme than treated gunshot wound.
THen, inflammations, infections, circulatory issues. . ...Read more

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What causes 5 second burning sensations, like hot spots, on the chest, arms, back, and abdomen? All bloodwork ok, EKG ok, holter ok. Pinched nerve?

What causes 5 second burning sensations, like hot spots, on the chest, arms, back, and abdomen? All bloodwork ok, EKG ok, holter ok. Pinched nerve?

Chest pain: Hi, most likely anxiety, which causes the patient to breathe faster and therefore for a seconds the blood calcium level falls and causes this sensation, blowing a paper bag might help. ...Read more

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My brother is 15 and has spots, that look alike to chicken pox, present on his arms, chest and legs. They do not itch and causes no pain but do look li?

My brother is 15 and has spots, that look alike to chicken pox, present on his arms, chest and legs. They do not itch and causes no pain but do look li?

Chicken pox?: Take your brother to see his doctor, or a clinic nurse. There are many causes for skin rashes, and it may be another illness. If it is chicken pox, it is very contagious and he should avoid contact with others until he knows for sure what it is. If he begins having a fever, he should see a health provider right away. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes chest pain right after working out/cardio? Mostly pain in middle to lower part of chest. Sometimes no specific to any spot.

What causes chest pain right after working out/cardio? Mostly pain in middle to lower part of chest. Sometimes no specific to any spot.

Tricky: Cannot say in your particular case, but generally,
heart disease is rare at age 20.
Pain can be localized by what triggers it. If moving or poking it is muscle and tendons, deep breathing it is the diaphram. If affected by eating, then the stomach and esophagus, etc. ...Read more

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Can acid from stomach can caused body change like spot on chest?

Can acid from stomach can caused body change like spot on chest?

Possibly: Stomach acid can have a pH as low as 1.5, nearly as strong as concentrated sulfuric acid. It's usually buffered by the food you eat, that comes up with the vomit. So while in theory, pure stomach acid could burn you, most of the time food and saliva neutralize it somewhat, raising the pH before or while it comes up (and out.) sorry if that was disgusting, but you asked the question. ...Read more

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What can cause a black spot on a chest xray?

What can cause a black spot on a chest xray?

Air: Most abnormal spots seen in lungs are white. When air gets into soft tissues such as mediastinum, so called pneumomediastinum, or dissects into neck, subcutaneous emphysema, in pleural space, or in pericardial space can be noted as black in form of air collections. ...Read more

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Reg Chest CT showed 2mm lung spot that was there 6 months ago and unchanged. Prior CRC 1/09, HR for liver met 4/12. CEA is normal. What could be cause?

Reg Chest CT showed 2mm lung spot that was there 6 months ago and unchanged. Prior CRC 1/09, HR for liver met 4/12. CEA is normal. What could be cause?

Chest nodule: The good news is small. Hasn't changes in 6 m & CEA normal Many tiny nodules are scars from prior infections. Standard protocol is to monitor with CT every 6 mos x 2 years and if stable not to worry. ...Read more

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How can I get rib of dark spots that on your body & face?

How can I get rib of dark spots that on your body & face?

Skin liteners/laser: Depending on the dark spots and your complexion it is possible to use prescription skin lightening cream or laser treatment. Dark spots have the potential to be melanoma and any suspicious lesions should be evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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I have purple spots around a small freckle right above the intersecting point of my ribs what does that mean and what do I do?

I have purple spots around a small freckle right above the intersecting point of my ribs what does that mean and what do I do?

Dermatologist: Since this is a very unusual skin lesion that stands out in comparison to any other skin lesions on your body, I recommend that you have a dermatologist examine and diagnose this for peace of mind. ...Read more

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Woke up and noticed a patch of brown spots on the left side of my torso. Right around the rib cage.

Woke up and noticed a patch of brown spots on the left side of my torso. Right around the rib cage.

Many causes: Pigmented lesions can have many causes from chemical irritation, infection, inflammatory or immune mediated changes. The information provided is very limited. If the lesions don't go away in a week or two it might be worth seeking professional help. ...Read more