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I have got a sore knee, sore to touch and swollen?

I have got a sore knee, sore to touch and swollen?

Injury/infection: If the knee is red, warm, and tender to the touch, an infection is high on the list of potential causes. Therefore, you should seek an orthopedic surgeon's evaluation. If you injured your knee, by twisting, hitting, or some other method, then it may not be as critical to see a physician. Ice, wrap, and anti-inflammatory agents may work. Probably best to break down and see a physician. ...Read more

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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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Phlebitis? Right leg and ankle swollen and red. Warm to the touch.

Phlebitis? Right leg and ankle swollen and red.  Warm to the touch.

Could be, but...: You should have this looked at asap. You need to make sure this is not a developing infection. If it is not an infection, it could be any number of inflammation problems - phlebitis being one of them. Gout or another inflammatory arthritis is a possibility as well as a skin inflammation indicating some underlying systemic problem. Basic lab work can rule out a significant problem. ...Read more

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Hi, my right forearm, is very swollen and tender. It's starting to bruise and hurts to apply pressure to the wrist.

Hi, my right forearm, is very swollen and tender. It's starting to bruise and hurts to apply pressure to the wrist.

See your physician: Did you injure your arm/wrist in some way? There are many reasons, but it all depends on your medical history and recent history. See your physician immediately to discuss the symptoms in detail. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/arminjuriesanddisorders.html ...Read more

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Help I have a sore throat, stiff neck, tender glands and tenderness to touch?

Help I have a sore throat, stiff neck, tender glands and tenderness to touch?

Med eval: It would be beneficial to have this evaluated to ensure that you don't have streph throat (which requires antibiotic treatment). Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Severely painful and swollen finger knucnles and joints and hard lumps on hands, what to do?

Severely painful and swollen finger knucnles and joints and hard lumps on hands, what to do?

Palm Lumps may: Be dupuytren's disease. A common genetic disorder that can present in a variety of ways. Swollen finger knucles can be a part of this known as garrod's knuckles. Other cause of swollen painful knuckles and fingers are gouty arthritis, inflamm arthritides, psoriatic arthritis and lyme first line treatment for swelling is rest ice and otc meds but if getting worse fast get to a doc to r/o infection. ...Read more

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Swollen, red, warm to the touch knee and tender skin, what should I do?

Swollen, red, warm to the touch knee and tender skin, what should I do?

Infection?: Sounds like it could be an infection or possibly just bursitis. You should call your regular doctor, see an orthopedic surgeon or just go to the emergency room asap. ...Read more

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Inner thighs sensitive to touch and painful swollen lymphnodes all thru my body?

Inner thighs sensitive to touch and painful swollen lymphnodes all thru my body?

Seek Evaluation: There are several categories of diagnoses related to generalized lymphadenopathy. Common things being common, a viral infection is possible. Lymphoma, leukemia, drug-associated, and bacterial infections are also possible. The workup isn't necessarily a super quick thing. I would see your primary doctor. If you had a new sexual partner, i'd get tested for hiv, mono, etc. ...Read more

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Have swollen lymph nodes behind ear, under jaw, skin near my Adam's apple is tender to touch and sometimes itchy and i feel constant stiffness there?

Have swollen lymph nodes behind ear, under jaw, skin near my Adam's apple is tender to touch and sometimes itchy and i feel constant stiffness there?

More info needed: Have you had any recent viral illness. Often viral illness can be associated with swollen glands. Any swollen glands under your arms or in your groin area? Thyroid issues need to be checked for as well, if you have the area you described as tender. Please be seen by your physician to get a good checkup and history and probably some blood tests too for Mono, cytomegalovirus, or immune issues. ...Read more

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Red, swollen and tender to touch on third toe?

Red, swollen and tender to touch on third toe?

Go See Your Doctor!: Some part of the body that is tender,red and swollen is either infected, injured, metabolically compromised, or some combination of these.So think back, did you stub your toe and also get an abrasion on it then crush grapes in a septic tank all the while forgetting to take your insulin for the last month?Then you're in a world of trouble.More likely, though,is that you have an injury or infection. ...Read more

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over the past 2 weeks lymph nodes under my jaw have been swollen and sore and hard to the touch. jaw is tender to touch. What could this be? Worried.

 over the past 2 weeks lymph nodes under my jaw have been swollen and sore and hard to the touch. jaw is tender to touch. What could this be? Worried.

Amenities: Inflammation of the lymph nodes can come from a number of different causes I suggest yousee a doctor to get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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I've woken up with my upper eyelid swollen and very tender to touch. What could this be?

I've woken up with my upper eyelid swollen and very tender to touch. What could this be?

Warm compress : Probable chalazion. Put warm wet towel on for 10 minutes 4 times a day. If not better in 1-2 days or you develop a fever, visit ophthalmologist. Chalazion is a blocked gland of the eyelid. The warm compress usually melts away the blockage. ...Read more

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Ihave swollen ankles, swollencalves swollen thighs and a swollen abdominal arew alon with swollen cheeks?

Ihave swollen ankles, swollencalves swollen thighs and a swollen abdominal arew alon with swollen cheeks?

Needs Attention: There can be a number of things that may be causing these symptoms. Some causes could be serious and should be checked out by a physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Hit my hand closed fist off a wall in a fight my knuckles are swollen ones really swollen red and hurts to touch and move closing my hand hurts alot?

Hit my hand closed fist off a wall in a fight my knuckles are swollen ones really swollen red and hurts to touch and move closing  my hand hurts alot?

Boxers fracture: Common injury as described is a metacarpal fracture most commonly the 5th metacarpal. You need x rays and possible casting or open reduction and plating. Seek care with hand surgeon. Possible sagital band injury as well. ...Read more

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I have a brown discolored lump on my lower left shin near my ankle. Its swollen, it hurts and warm to touch and causes my ankle to swell. Please help!

I have a brown discolored lump on my lower left shin near my ankle. Its swollen, it hurts and warm to touch and causes my ankle to swell. Please help!

Possible Abscesses: It sounds like you may have some abscesses with or without cellulitis. You may need antibiotics and possible drainage of the abscesses if they are fully formed. In the meantime analgesia like paracetamol and ibuprofen will help but also running the area under hot water and soap as often as it is convenient should help. You should let a doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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My right hand is very swollen hot to the touch and a constant itching?

My right hand is very swollen hot to the touch and a constant itching?

There are several: possibilities to describe your symptoms. Unfortunately some of them are extremely life threatening such as flesh eating bacterial infection. You need to been seen immediately for evaluation and treatment. Go to an ER. ...Read more

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2cm lump on right arm. Inside above elbow. Sore and tender. Arm hurts to move. ?

2cm lump on right arm. Inside above elbow. Sore and tender. Arm hurts to move. ?

Infection?: What you are describing sounds like an inflamed epitrochlear lymph node, which can be a sign of infection. I would recommend seeing your physician for evaluation. ...Read more