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Can laying flat on my back on months bed rest without any activity cause dizziness when sitting up?

Can laying flat on my back on months bed rest without any activity cause dizziness when sitting up?

Possibly: Long term bed rest can lead to loss of muscle mass. In the legs, muscles function to squeeze blood from veins to the heart. If there is lack of utilization, it would take few seconds for the blood pressure to normalize and the dizziness to dissipate. If dizziness lasts longer, get further evaluate. Common cause includes dehydration as well. ...Read more

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Does botox cause lumps on top of head?

Does botox cause lumps on top of head?

No: When Botox is injected it might cause the area to raise up a little but this should fade away in a few minutes. If you are concern with an injected area, please call back to your injector's office for an evaluation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Neck/head pain. Leaning head foward feel pressure on back of head. Neck hurts off and on on both sides. Should i go to dr?

Neck/head pain. Leaning head foward feel pressure on back of head. Neck hurts off and on on both sides. Should i go to dr?

Yes, your primary : Care doctor will do physical ; neurological exams to determine if you need x-rays or other radiographic studies or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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I have some pain on my arms just below the shoulder anytime I sleep on them. I try to sleep on my sides without laying directly on my arms by curling my shoulders forward while laying on multiple pillows, or by placing the arm on the bed under my pillow a

I have some pain on my arms just below the shoulder anytime I sleep on them. I try to sleep on my sides without laying directly on my arms by curling my shoulders forward while laying on multiple pillows, or by placing the arm on the bed under my pillow a

Tendinitis: It could be tendinitis in the tendons around the shoulder, you probably need an exam to find out what movements are restricted by pain or what movements brings on the pain to get to the diagnosis, if it persist may need some imaging like xray and MRI. ...Read more

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Why does sitting on soft sofas cause back pain?

Why does sitting on soft sofas cause back pain?

Soft = less support : If a soft sofa increases your pain, then it may be related to the fact that it provides you less support. Specifically, in a sitting position, it may be allowing your spine to flex (arc forward) more than if you were sitting upon a firm chair, for example. This is classic for disc related pain. An evaluation with a physiatrist or other spine specialist can help evaluate your specific symptoms. ...Read more

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What can cause bruise-like spots on my spine?

What can cause bruise-like spots on my spine?

U mean on the skin -: over the back of your spine or on the spine itself?? Are these spots been described by a radiologist on your spine Xrays, CT or MRI scan report?? ...Read more

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Red raised rash on boobs,on side of tummy and on the side of armpit and on the back it doesn't itch but won't go away. What could it be?

Red raised rash on boobs,on side of tummy and on the side of armpit and on the back it doesn't itch but won't go away. What could it be?

?fungal: Possibly a fungal rash.It won't hurt to use an over the counter anti-fungal cream.If moist rash using antifungal powder is OK. Better see doctor to get accurate diagnosis and possible oral antifungal Rx if that is what it is.Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Spotted rash on stomach and some spots on arms the resemble fungas or ringworm...Small spots randomly on areas of stomach and couple on back side?

Spotted rash on stomach and some spots on arms the resemble fungas or ringworm...Small spots randomly on areas of stomach and couple on back side?

Pityriasis rosea?: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a peach spots rash to see what it might be. Sometimes rashes are related to viruses, allergies, medications, etc., but many times they are not. For odd rashes, skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. One should bring to the doctor a list of all medications used in the month before the rash appeared. ...Read more

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Can laying on my back cause breast soreness?

Can laying on my back cause breast soreness?

No: The soreness is more likely due to fibrocystic disease which all women have to a certain extent. ...Read more

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White spot on skin just below neck on the back side. It's painless so what could it be?

White spot on skin just below neck on the back side. It's painless so what could it be?

Many possibilities : Could just be a "beauty mark", could be a benign mole, could be skin cancer. They only way to find out if it is really a problem is to get it evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How long does it take for flat spots of head to go away, my daughter is 11months has flat spot on left and back of head, which is noticeable. ?

How long does it take for flat spots of head to go away, 
my daughter is 11months has flat spot on left and back of head, which is noticeable. ?

Depends: By the time baby is spending more of her time upright & not laying down, gravity is no longer aggravating the process as much & it has a chance to round out. If the skull is visibly distorted, shifting one ear& part of the face forward as seen from above, a specialized helmet can be worn to help speed the reshaping. Most become un-noticeable with time & as hair thickens. ...Read more

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I have a painful pimple like bump with white head on my elbow. What could it be? Could laying on my bed or applying pressure on my elbow at my desk cause it?

I have a painful pimple like bump with white head on my elbow. What could it be? Could laying on my bed or applying pressure on my elbow at my desk cause it?

Yes: This could be as simple as a pimple that has not come to surface yet. Constant pressure or irritation to the area can cause this. If you are having fevers, chills or limited range of motion of your elbow joint, a more serious infection could be developing and you should seek medical attention. If not, a warm compress and avoiding the pressure to the area should be helpful. ...Read more

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What causes neck/ head pain when I strech lying on belly?

What causes neck/ head pain when I strech lying on belly?

MUSCLE STRAIN: Exercise can cause a lot of muscular strain and headache if done excessively.Try to relax and enjoy your exercise. ...Read more

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I've always had a tender spot on back of head, resting head on hard floors causes discomfort & slight pain in the spot. What is it?

I've always had a tender spot on back of head, resting head on hard floors causes discomfort & slight pain in the spot. What is it?

It is impossible to: determine the nature of your ailment over the internet. You need to be examined and perhaps have some testing done to determine the source of your symptoms. Make an appointment with a health care provider to assess the issue. ...Read more