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I have a red swollen itchy rash on my left side of my stomach and it hurts to the touch ?

I have a red swollen itchy  rash on my left side of my stomach and it hurts to the touch ?

Is it shingles ?: Need a picture or a physical exam to begin to guess what it is. If you have a group of blisters located only on one side and it's both itchy and painful, shingles is one possibility . This is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus and it's not very common at your age, 33. It usually occurs when people are older, sick or stressed. Very important to see a doctor within the first 48 hours! Go asap! ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


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I woke up with a red swollen spot on my stomach about a week and a half ago. It hasn't gone away or spread but it's very itchy. It's about 1" long?

I woke up with a red swollen spot on my stomach about a week and a half ago. It hasn't gone away or spread but it's very itchy. It's about 1" long?

See a doctor: It is difficult to evaluate your lesion over the internet. The characteristics of the swelling and fact that it has been 1.5 weeks suggest that you should have a doctor properly assess the area in person. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Chronic generalised itchy skin , weight loss , Lumps under arms , Swollen stomach , Pale or jaundice , Chronic sweats?

Chronic generalised itchy skin , weight loss , Lumps under arms , Swollen stomach , Pale or jaundice , Chronic sweats?

See a Dr. in person: You definitely sound like you need to have an in-person visit with your physician for a physical and lab tests. Don't put it off, do it today. ...Read more

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I'm a 36 year old woman with symptoms of swollen breast, itchy breast, swollen abdomen and I'm bloated with gas and back pain. What can this be?

I'm a 36 year old woman with symptoms  of swollen breast, itchy breast, swollen abdomen and I'm bloated with gas and back pain. What can this be?

See doctor: Off the cuff, I would suspect pregnancy at the top of the list. If pregnancy is a possibility, get tested for it. Nonetheless you still should consult a doctor soon- An OB if pregnant, your PCP if not. ...Read more

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I have IBS and the lower left abdominal area or transverse colon gets very itchy and painful at times and diff. To focus? What is that? What can I do

I have IBS and the lower left abdominal area or transverse colon gets very itchy and painful at times and diff. To focus? What is that?  What can I do

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What's an itchy nodule in upper abdomen?

What's an itchy nodule in upper abdomen?

It's difficult to: Diagnose without seeing the actual nodule. It could be a boil, a wart , a sebaceous/ fatty cyst, a lipoma/ fatty tumor with inflammation or eczema on top. Only your dr can give u an accurate diagnosis. Take care! ...Read more

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What are these itchy little bumps on my upper abdomen?

What are these itchy little bumps on my upper abdomen?

Skin rashes: It is very difficult to diagnose skin rashes without actually seeing it. Red bumps that itch are commonly eczema. You might try otc Hydrocortisone cream applying a thin layer to the rashes once or twice a day and use skin moisterizer daily. If it does not go away, you should see a physician to get a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have an odd allergic to reaction to something unknown , it comes randomly and is a single line of raised , horribly itchy bumps on my upper abdomen?

I have an odd allergic to reaction to something unknown ,  it comes randomly and is a single line of raised , horribly itchy bumps on my upper abdomen?

Such: "confined" localized skin eruptions are usually due to a CONTACT (Poison ivy-like) allergic reaction... What are you wearing when this happens?????? Just a thought Hope it helps Dr Z ...Read more

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Ok i have 7 small red bumps on my upper abdomen. They just appeared over night, and are only itchy when i get hot and sweaty. There are 2 more near my?

Ok i have 7 small red bumps on my upper abdomen. They just appeared over night, and are only itchy when i get hot and sweaty. There are 2 more near my?

Exam needed: A physician would have to examine these for diagnosis. They could be a herpes infection or allergy to clothing,soaps,etc, or insect bites like bed bugs or scabies infection. Get examined for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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L am diabetic and have had a really bothersome red itchy cracked skin with some occasional blistering patches in the fold beneath my abdomen/ upper th?

L am diabetic and have had a really bothersome red itchy cracked skin with some occasional blistering patches in the fold beneath my abdomen/ upper th?

Be seen: Diabetics are at risk for infection and you may be dealing with strep/staph or a yeast infection. Be checked and treated. Check your blood sugars. Poor control can trigger infections. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a non itchy rash looking spot on my lower left side of my stomach. What could it be?

Rash: Spots on the skin can be caused by many things - need to see it, or a photo of ti, to give any useful suggestions. Consider seeing your doctor, or sending a photo of the rash in a private message to a dermatologist on healthtap to get an opinion. ...Read more

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I got my flu shot yesterday and IV been very itchy mostly on my stomach is it a common symptom?

I got my flu shot yesterday and IV been very itchy mostly on my stomach is it a common symptom?

Itching: Itching is not a common symptom of a flu shot. You may be having an adverse reaction to the shot. For now take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to stop the itching.If itching gets worse see your doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

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Hi, I have developed itchy red bumps nd rashes between my left side of stomach nd waist !

Rash: Itchy red bumps could be anything- contact dermatitis , eczema, insect bites . Make sure it is not vesicular in nature (because you will need to see your doctor) and to take photos. Take some antihistamine. Apply steroid cream for the itch.Beware of impetigo , this will need to be treated with antibiotics ...Read more

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Yestarday I saw itchy type bump on my left hand as well as stomach and swelling left hand please help?

Yestarday I saw itchy type bump on my left hand as well as stomach and swelling left hand please help?

Possibly hives?: Hives are raised, itchy bumps caused by histamine (chemical released during an allergic reaction). Blocking histamine by taking an oral anti-histamine can help prevent new hives from forming, and help current hives fade away. For people over 2 yr old, oral zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) can also be used. Sometimes Hydrocortisone 1% cream can decrease hives. If worried, one should see a doctor to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps on hands and feet that swell and are sore. I have had a rash on my legs and , stomach, and arms but it was just itchy bumps, not pa?

I have itchy bumps on hands and feet that swell and are sore. I have had a rash on my legs and , stomach, and arms but it was just itchy bumps, not pa?

See dermatologist: It is impossible to diagnose from this description. There are multiple possibilities which will not respond to over the counter products.Evaluate all medications, environmental exposure and food history. ...Read more

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I haverash with little blisters connecting with black dots in center, not painful just like a sting, not itchy and its on the left side of my stomach.

I haverash with little blisters connecting with black dots in center, not painful just like a sting, not itchy and its on the left side of my stomach.

?Shingles?: There are very few skin conditions that produce 'blisters' only on one side in a nerve root distribution. This may be herpes zoster (shingles), in which case might be very helpful to see a doctor to limit duration, degree of discomfort and possibility of post-herpetic neuralgia. ...Read more

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I have brown spots on only the left side of my stomach. Not raised and not itchy, but spreading and gets darker after a shower or after sweating?

Tinea?: Could be a number of things, but the first thing i think of is tinea, or fungal infection of the skin. This propagates in moist environments, and can sometimes cause a pigmentation (tinea versicolor). Consider use of topical antifungals like tinactin (tolnaftate) and if no resolvement, see your doctor. ...Read more