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Why would I have had two abscesses in two weeks on my torso?

Why would I have had two abscesses in two weeks on my torso?

No particular reason: Sometimes these things happen. Maybe the underlying factors that caused the first also precipitated the second. Or alternatively organisms from the first were introduced into the second site thereby producing that lesion. Unless you have a recurrent problem with this I would not look for any other potential cause. ...Read more

Cta (Definition)

Computed tomography angiography. Specialized contrast enhanced CT technique that visualizes the blood vessels. Can simulate a traditional angiogram without ...Read more


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Small red spots on torso not itchy?

Small red spots on torso not itchy?

Could Be Anything: With out an exam, it is hard to say from your description. If they have always been there and not changed, then may be small hemangiomas (blood vessels). If they are recent, they could be anything from things similar to pimples, bug bites, fungal infections (ringworm or tinea versicolor), to different types of moles or growths. Have it evaluated at your next doctor visit. Sooner, if changing. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of tinea on your torso?

How can I get rid of tinea on your torso?

Antifungal creams: Tinea is a fungal skin infection (often mis-leadingly called "ringworm") that is easily treated with over-the-counter antifungal creams (found in the ahtelete's foot section at you pharmacy) such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). Follow the directions; if not better see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can I have herpes on my torso and not in mymouth or genitals?

Can I have herpes on my torso and not in mymouth or genitals?

Cutaneous herpes: Yes, it's possible to have herpes only on your skin, but be sure it's not shingles (usually a band of painful blisters on one side of your body). ...Read more

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How long will a bacteria infection on the torso usually last for?

How long will a bacteria infection on the torso usually last for?

Depends on…: The severity of the infection (how large an area involved, how deep) & what organism(s) causing the infection & of course, whether it is being treated & how aggressively. Other factors are comorbid conditions like diabetes, especially if poorly controlled. Minor infections caused by run-of-the-mill bacteria, treated with appropriate antibiotic, usually take 7-10 days. More complicated take longer. ...Read more

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Rash appearing on torso and back that's very itchy. What could this be?

Rash appearing on torso and back that's very itchy. What could this be?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best remedy for upper torso keloids? Want to flatten them or remove.

What's the best remedy for upper torso keloids?  Want to flatten them or remove.

It depends: Keloid removal depends upon their size and appearance to affect cosmetic appeal. An examination by a dermatologist or cosmetic/plastic surgeon would provide the best answer to your question. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been itching for a few days and I have little pale spots on my torso and back.?

I have been itching for a few days and I have little pale spots on my torso and back.?

Maybe a fungus: You may have a type of fungus (ring worm) called tinea versicolor. I would have this checked by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my torso that doesn't itch or burn. It came up overnight. What is it?

I have a rash on my torso that doesn't itch or burn. It came up overnight. What is it?

Whats it look like: Almost impossible to tell without seeing it. If you are on a new medication it still might be an allergy, best have someone lay eyes on it, could be serious could be nothing, don't chance it. ...Read more

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I have ashy and flaky spots around my penis..They also appear around my torso...Is this bad?

I have ashy and flaky spots around my penis..They also appear around my torso...Is this bad?

See your doctor: Many rashes are difficult to diagnose online. It would be best to see your physician and have this looked at. Please make an appointment to see your family practice physician. Silvery flaky skin on a beefy red area may be psoriasis. ...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

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What kind of body tremors including the torso can go away when your asleep and continue on when you wake up?

What kind of body tremors including the torso can go away when your asleep and continue on when you wake up?

Striated muscle: During certain parts of your sleep cycle, your ability to control voluntary musculature, or striated muscle is blocked, which prevents all muscle function that is not smooth muscle, the muscle that lines your blood vessels and the leer part of your intestinal tract. Most of the external muscles in your limbs, abdominal wall, and around your torso and back are striated ...Read more

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I had belt lipectomy . Can i attain a perfect torso if i start working out a after few monthsfrom my surgery.?

I had belt lipectomy . Can i attain a perfect torso if i start working out a after few monthsfrom my surgery.?

Depends!: Congratulations on your weight loss and new appearance after excess skin removal. Working out after your surgeon approves can indeed improve muscle tone, strength, and size, but your skin tone is what it is, and as you already know from having had surgery, only excision can eliminate loose skin. Perfect? Doubtful. Improved? You bet! get working! ...Read more

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I have on going pain in my left side about mid torso which is made worse by fatty food and high sugar any ideas?

I have on going pain in my left side about mid torso which is made worse by fatty food and high sugar any ideas?

Gallbladder/Pancreas: This may be atypical pain from your gallbladder or pancreas? Are you overweight or obese. You are very young for these symptoms. Alternately they may be signs of food intolerance. If you have nausea or change in stools please see a primary care physician. You cane referred to one on HealthTap but this may require ultrasound or abdominal CT scan. ...Read more

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I have small red spots on my torso after tanning. Do they get larger if not treated? Do they go away after time?

I have small red spots on my torso after tanning. Do they get larger if not treated? Do they go away after time?

Unsure: As with any rash an eyes on exam is always best. It could be an irritation around the hair follicles. If not too bad observe it for a few days. More importantly - why tanning? Dark skin culturally viewed as healthy but it's on the same scale as smoking as cancer risk. Invest in spray on if needed or gradual coloring body lotion. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/basic_info/indoor_tanning.htm ...Read more