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Coccyx Blister Symptoms
2weeks-severl month: Coccydynia is diagnosed based solely on the symptoms and the examination findings of local tenderness. Rest, avoiding re-injury to the affected area, antiinflammation and pain medications can relieve symptoms. Some patients with persistent coccydynia are treated with local cortisone injection. Rarely, a surgical resection of the coccyx can be performed remove the irritated bony prominence. ...Read more
How long do prodromal symtpoms of herpes first outbreak lastburning/tingling in thigh vagina anus abdomen x 9 days. Is herpes? Will blisters happen?
I would go : In. The distribution of pain is wide fore genital herpes. The prodrome in a first episode is usually a viral type illness, then breakout. One would expect lesions after 9 days but it can be tricky in that there are times when it causes pain without blisters. If that is what u have i would b suprised? Gd luck. ...Read more
Female 35. 1.5x2.5" red rash spinal area above tailbone. Mild pain, light blistering. Would suspect shingles if it was in any other location. Thoughts?
Blisters: If the eruption is only on one side of the spine, shingles is a definite possibility. If the eruptions are on both sides or in the middle other herpes infection is possibility. Since these are all treatable, I recommend that you be examined by your physician or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cluster of 4 small blisters on wrist, no pain or itching, nothing ever around genitals, could it be genital herpes?
Very unlikely: Neither HSV2 (the usual cause of genital herpes) nor HSV1 (almost all oral herpes) is likely to involve the wrist. Herpes zoster (shingles) is the only herpes infection that would do this. See your doctor if more lesions appear or if it becomes painful, or if you otherwise remain concerned. ...Read more
Sudden Recurrent wound by upper lip. Itches, tingles, swells. Forms blister, crusts over, bleeds. Blood work & swab neg for hsv. What else could it be?
Still maybe herpes: This still sounds like herpes despite the negative test results. Up to 30% of people with HSV1 have negative blood tests for it, so that result doesn't mean much. Try another swab test when you have a fresh blister (within 2 days of onset), and make sure they do a PCR test, not culture. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CRPS left foot, stress fx, ORIF- redness, pain, sensitivity, swelling. Right foot swelling sometimes- no other symptoms. CRPS spreading?
Be checked by your..: Online inquiry and "guessing" at this time would not realistically help answer your concern. The best thing to do is to timely ask your treating doctor who knows more & better about your individual local and systemic conditions than anyone online. How to get all related things for good medical care done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more
Mri-large disc bulge L5 s1. Pain (hip/lower leg) some numbness to lower leg/foot & toes. Suffering 10 weeks. Will it heal on its own or need surgery?
Enough time passed: 8 to 12 weeks is an adequate time to allow non-surgical treatments, as you already received, to work. After that, it is unlikely that you will improve without surgery. Other important factors are your neurological exam, the size of the disc herniation, your pain level. At some point, the risk/benefit ratio tilts in favor of surgical treatment for immediate pain relief. See your spine specialist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
6 weeks post-op 2 level lumbar spine fusion + laminectomy. Sciatic pain gone-healing on sched. Why the intrmittnt sunburn-like pain on skin of thighs?
See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
Would herp whitlow present as 1 small itchy lesion on finger w/ dots inside, no pain, no redness & no vesicles 4-5 days after initial symptoms?
Diagnosed w/herpes but symptoms don't resemble the virus no pain when bumps appear and no scabbing?
Could TMD symptoms (bone spurs, disc fragments, flattening of condyle )
Resolve on its own over time?
Jellyfish sting on leg oct. Still sore, pain on heel same leg & tummy, vision blur, urinary urgency, drooling, aches, lethargy. Connected? Please help!
Can't figure out these symptoms Non-exertional chest pain, cold hands, unilateral swollen interphalangeal thumb joint w/o trauma, dyspnea on awakening?
Think rheumatic dz: Definitely confusing! Nontraumatic IP joint swelling, especially in the thumb, brings to mind rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A common complication of RA is costochondritis which affects the rib joints (chest pain) & a variant called Caplan's Syndrome leads to lung nodules. Other autoimmune diseases may mimic RA (lupus?) but testing by a Rheumatologist may sort things out for u. Good Luck! Thanx 4 ur Q ...Read more
Mnay: First time around you may get systemic symptoms of fever, chills, malaise, an outbreak of numerous blister-like lesions on the genetalia which will rupture and leave very tender and painful ulcers which may last as long as 10-14days. The female genetalia may become swollen and tender to the point that she cannot walk. The man can develop severe swelling which may partially impede free urination. ...Read more
Can Cauda Equina Spinal Nodule cause pain/pressure through bowel & pelvic area; and severe constant worsening pain through sacral & tailbone area?
Thanks. Today I have a slight itch on the blisters. Can hsv blisters occur 4 weeks post exposure? Can hsv2 first outbreak appear on belly?
Herpes: HSV 2 can certainly appear 4 weeks after exposure. They can appear anywhere but the abdomen is a less common area. Have you confirmed that these blisters are actually herpes? Testing should be done to confirm this before you amen assumptions. Shingles is a more likely cause of blisters on the abdomen. Consider a virtual visit on healthtap with one of primary care doctors to show them an image. ...Read more
Genital herpes symptoms: can u have swollen groin glands without skin blisters? Is this a genital herpes outbreak. I have pain on my left side only.
Cannot diagnose: Without seeing and examining you it is impossible to diagnose what is going on. See an ob/gyn doctor and get looked after professionally. Good luck. ...Read more
Will genital herpes cause buttock ache/ back of leg ache even though rash is elsewhere? I.e penis
Probably not, but...: This depends on the nature and timing of hte pain. If the buttoch/leg discomfort is at the same time as a genital herpes outbreak, or starts 1-2 days before, and if it clears up in another day or two. they may be linked. If you're talking about more chronic or persistent, ongoing pain, and not associated with herpes outbreaks, then almost certainly it's an entirely separate problem. ...Read more
Pain in front of ankle, midline. No bruising, mild swelling. Occurred spontaneously (no "injury event."). Can walk, but w/ pain. Possible causes?
Bitten, blister like mark, very sore shoulder. Next day sore throat and slight trouble breathing. Next day cold symptoms. Toady pain in lower back. Er?
My 5 month old came back from his nan's with a inch and a half blister on his lower back she said she didn't notice it but how can it just appear ?
Go to Pediatrician: Your baby needs to be seen today by their pediatrician. This sore needs to be evaluated and documented. Please go today if at all possible. ...Read more
Red itchy area showed up on lower back out of no where Wed. Thurs it grew larger & bumpy; Fri. tons of tiny blisters formed. Super itchy & sensitive?
Shingles: The best way to diagnosis a rash is to actually see the rash and/or feel it, so it is difficult to provide information based on this question. The rash of shingles usually starts as a red itchy (often painful) area, and then develops blisters. Shingles rash usually occurs on only one side of the body, and stops abruptly at the spine when it is on the back. ...Read more
What can I do for the painful red blisters filled with water all over my lower back from cellulitis?
Depends on cause: If the blisters don't cross the midline, consider shingles(tx: acyclovir). With cellulitis present, if the area of blistering is also very edematous (swollen), then mobilization of fluid from this area (e.g. Diuresis) can also help, along with abx. If the pt looks ill, has a fever, and the blisters are looking more violaceous, then go to the ed- the infection may be getting worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a band of a rash on my lower back consisting of many small blisters. They are red and the rash is spreading. It is quite painful as well?
Sounds like shingles: If your "rash" on you lower back follows a dermatome-- sounds like you may have "shingles". Which is re activation of chickenpox (varicella zoster virus). Very painful. You should get seen to make sure what this is. If it's shingles, you can get an anti viral which will help aid in healing. Go to an urgent care if you don't have a doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have dark spots appearing on my body had a blistering sunburn when 14 now 20 also pregnant and lower back feels sunburnt with no exposure what is it?
Been feeling run down & had pains in lower back/top of buttocks for few days. I felt a few lumps at the top of buttocks they are like little blisters?
My gf and I kissed and she gave me fellatio. Can I give her shingles too? My blisters are on the right of my lower back and right of my
U.S. kids vaccinated: Chicken pox and shingles are the same zoster virus. If a person has NO good immunity to the zoster virus (never caught chicken pox, is immunosuppressed, never got the vaccine, or got the vaccine but did not make enough antibodies) then she can get a case of chicken pox from the virus in the skin lesions of the shingles. She cannot catch shingles but can later develop it after she gets chicken pox. ...Read more
I want to know if I have a cyst or not I have been having lower back pains, gotten a little sick, its been buring around my vagina and itching plus I have a blister on my vagina walls, it hurts when i walk, do stuff and sleep and i've been have a thick di
Hello. : Hello. Can't determine if your lesion is a cyst just by this description alone. I am going to assume (tell me if I am wrong) that you are a sexually active female. Between thick vaginal discharge, vaginal itching and burning, vaginal lesion and back pain - this is suggestive of an infection. You really need a complete sexually transmitted disease work up. Please see your gynecologist for evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
My whole body is itchy but i get a small bumpy rash lower back inner right arm in between boobs. They are kinda like blood blisters.. Please help.
Topical HC cream: There many potential answers but if you had this for more than a week, you should consult a dermatologist. In the meanwhile try otc Hydrocortisone cream to see if this helps. This is the time of the year people tend to itch more from dry skin. Start applying a skin moisturizer immediately after bathing and see if this reduces the itch. ...Read more
Could be: With a painful rash following a specific nerve distribution pattern, you likely have shingles outbreak. If you have an outbreak, please stay away from anyone who has never had chicken pox, until rash resolves. Go see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Your back pain may be related to the rash, or might be unrelated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have lower back pain, along with redness and what looks like blisters in my throat, and my body is feeling achy. I'm concerned that I may have PID.
Oral sex ??: There are several conditions that can cause the symptoms that you described. Although some may be benign, there are others that should be treated. I suggest you see your primary care doctor as soon as these symptoms appear. ...Read more
Mild dyspnea-increases on exertion, lower back pain, fatigue, difficult to concentrate, cold hands/feet, painless blisters on end of tongue. Help!
Need more info: This constellation of symptoms could be unrelated and appear rather non-specific. A thorough history and physical examination should be performed by your doctor to elicit a diagnosis or multiple diagnoses. He may want to check your thyroid, blood levels and heart function. Go to er if shortness of breath worsens, you develop chest pain, or dizziness. ...Read more
What are symptoms of a sacral or coccyx chordoma? Is a pointy or sharp tailbone that protrudes a symptom of this disease?
Few symptoms: Chordoma is a rare malignancy of the lower sacrum, typically in male patients over 40. It is often associated with deep pain in pelvis/sacrum, and bowel obstruction due to the mass interfering with evacuation of colon. Neurologic symptoms are rare until late and include sciatica and bowel/bladder dysfunction. Tumors are slow growing, hard to resect/cure, and often found late in the disease. ...Read more
What are the symptoms and treatment for coccyx (or cocycycal) virus? Are these two the same virus?
Lump on right side coccyx - marble sized, painful to sit (sit all day). Also frequent constipation. Pilonidal Cyst? Chordoma? No other symptoms. 31y/o
Probable pilonidal: See gen. SurgeonGet a more detailed answer ›