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Ring Indentation Around The Neck
I have a small indentation on my neck that is located where the Adam's apple usually rests. It is visible when I look up and has had me worried. There is no pain or anything in the area and it's been there for a couple of months.?
Neck: Doesn't sound like anything particular, but tough to say without seeing a pic. Usually more concerned with a growth, instead of what you are describing. ...Read more
My Sister is experiencing neck pain and back pain. The following also describe her: Headache and Pain shooting down the leg. Her MRI findings are DIFFUSE DISC BULGE AT CV4. CV5 AND CV5.CV6 CAUSING THECAL SAC INDENTATION What should she do?
Acanthosis nigrans: A dark, velvety hyperpigmentation, occuring across the back of the neck, can be a harbinger of Diabetes.All persons with this sign should be tested for insulin resistance. Routine blood tests like CMP, CBC, THYROID PROFILE including TSH, LIPID PANEL. HEmaglobinA1C, UA, and VITAMIN D, and INSULIN LEVEL should be done. If borderline, they should be repeated every 6-12 months. ...Read more
Acanthosis nigricans: It sounds like you are describing a skin condition called acanthosis nigricans. This appears as darkened, velvety skin around the base of the neck, also in the axilla. It is typically associated with Insulin resistance. You don't necessarily have to have diabetes, but would be at increased risk for developing diabetes. If you are overweight, weight loss can be helpful to treat it. ...Read more
Hello, I have a dark ring around my neck. I am wondering what would be the cause of it? Recently in the past three years I have put on some weight, it started at the back of my neck first an now its formed a ring. I am wondering if its diabetes? Also I sw
Acanthosis: Nigricans, more freq in females with polycystic ovaries ...Read more
See doctor: There are many potential considerations If they are ringlike and scaly, I would think of a fungal skin infection. Are your toenails jagged and fragile? ...Read more
I started using st ives products, and I was using them everyday, and now I have a dark ring around my neck. How do I get rid of it?
Stop St Ives:
Most probably you are having a reaction to
this skin product. This is very common and
not usually a severe one. Stop using this and
after a couple weeks or a month you might
try a different product for your skin.
If this does not clear or becomes worse you
may need to see a skin specialist. ...Read more
Ok so today is day 3 since I noticed I got bit. Should it still be warm to the touch? And my neck stiff still? Also the bite is green with a red ring
Infection: From what you described, it appears that the wound is infected. If you do not have access to your doctor, today, go the emergency room of a nearby hospital. In addition to the wound care, depending on who/what bit you, you may need rabies vaccine, and may be a tetanus shot as well. ...Read more
See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Consult Dr. ASAP: Although it could be simply a virus or musculoskeletal problem (esp. Upper neck vertebral dsyf) causing this symptom complex, severe stiff neck w/headache can also be meningitis, brain bleed, etc. Rule these out immediately. If illness/bleeding is not the cause, consider osteopathic exam to find neurologic or muscoloskeletal cause (s).These may be treatable by manipulation, meds, or other care. ...Read more
Can swan neck deformality in fingers be corrected or cured by wearing oval- 8 slpint ring product?
Hi I am 16 and I have horribly embarrassing horizontal neck lines (tree rings) around my neck. How can I get rid of them efficiently and safe?
You should: See a dermatologist for advice.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are the best cosmetic treatments/procedures for minimizing or eliminating so-called "necklace lines" (horizontal lines or rings on the neck)?
2: 2. Botox or restylane fillers. Make sure you see a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Do not worry: The symptoms of stiff neck and tinnitus (ringing awareness in the ears) may be only a viral infection. There is an entity called cervical vertigo which is related to inflammation of the neck muscles which can rarely cause the perception of sound in the ears. Try heat to the neck and an anti-inflammatory drug. If not relieved see a physiatrist (dr. Of physical medicine). ...Read more
My toddler has a yellowish ring around his neck. He's had it since at least his first couple months after birth. It's very faint. What is it?
Yellow veggies...???: This is a difficult question to answer without seeing the boy and what the rest of his skin looks like especially the palms of his hands. Does he eat many yellow vegetables including carrots children may develop carotenemia which causes a generalized yellowish discoloration of the skin especially of the palms. It does not cause yellowish color of whites of the eyes which is danger sign. ...Read more
My 6 year old has the dark ring all the way around his neck he is over 80 pounds he does go outside and play and run around what could this be?
Rash: Dark ring may be acanthosis nigricans especially if a person is over weight. Acanthosis nigricans represents risk factor for diabetes. Other causes like dermatitis, hyperpigmentation from sun exposure, fungal infection are a possibility. Need to see child's PCP to determine the exact cause ...Read more
I have a red bumpy circular shaped rash on the front of my neck. The outer part of the rash is more inflammed and looks a bit like a ring. It is about 2-3 inches across in diameter.
Pressure in ears and head and ringing ears. Can my neck cause that? Other causes? See neuro tomorrow ok to wait?
Ok to wait: Ringing in your ears has many sources. It is OK to wait until your appt. ...Read more
I've had a bug bite on my neck for a few days, and today it has a red ring around the bite. Do I need to see a doctor?
2 wks ago I had a near 4" node removed from my neck and now have pain in my shoulder that radiates to my middle and ring finger. Is it related?
Could be!: Call your surgeon about this for instructions on what to do. ...Read more
Can I grow taller by hanging upside down with rope tied on my ankle just like how african neck rings stretch necks? I'm not concerned about injuries
Nope, won't work: I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the way your legs grow through growth plates within the ends of the shafts of the bones make it so your proposed method would not work. You can't stretch out those growth plates to make yourself taller, and the bone that is already there won't stretch - its like trying to stretch steel or wood - to rigid to be amenable to that. Accept what your height is. ...Read more
Recently had a mole on the back of my neck removed. After 2 weeks it has grown back black as well as with a red ring around it. Could this be dangerous?
Need more info: All depends on how the mole was removed and was it sent for microscopic examination? Did the doctor do a punch biopsy or cut it out with a scalpel and then suture it closed? The red ring could be indication of beginning infection. Please get back to the doctor who took the mole off and ask him/her the answers to the questions I just posed. ...Read more
Fungus infection on back of neck like ring and very much itchy and it happens alwys in 3 4 months?
Ring worm: A rash that's itchy and looks like a ring is "ring worm" or a mild fungal infection of the skin. I wonder if you have a hotter, wetter environment every few months that could allow this fungus to grow? Fungi love moisture- so if you're hot and sweaty hope you could change that. An antifungal cream should wipe it out - like Clotrimazole 1% twice a day for 2 weeks. You can ask your pharmacist 4 it. ...Read more
My neck has been in pain for over a month & now my right pinky & ring finger have gone numb. Is this serious?
Neuromuscular: It is possible the neck pain and the right ring and pinky numbness are related. A disc, ligament or vertebral bone problem can narrow the nerve exit and cause irritation on the nerves to your hand (c8-t1). However, when this occurs numbness in the forearm occurs. Another possibility is ulnar nerve problem at the wrist or at the elbow and coincidental neck pain. Check with your doctor for DX & tx. ...Read more
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