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I have lumps all over all of my muscles.

I have lumps all over all of my muscles.

Get it checked: Without examining it would be difficult to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Hard lumps in both breasts. Hurts. Does every women have these in their boobs? Are they just muscles?

Hard lumps in both breasts. Hurts. Does every women have these in their boobs? Are they just muscles?

Breast tissue: This is likely breast tissue that is sensitive to hormones and these are usually tender. I would however, have a breast exam done, albeit your age is not common for any breast tumors. Could be cysts too. ...Read more

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When I tense my muscles I can feel like little lumps along the muscle wich I can break up with my fingers but comes back? My muscles are sore also

When I tense my muscles I can feel like little lumps along the muscle wich I can break up with my fingers but comes back? My muscles are sore also

Muscles: If you are getting sore with these lumps after exercising it is probably a build up of lactic acid. Massage therapy works as does a foam roller among other things. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes in neck, white furry tongue, face muscle soreness near jaw, thigh and forearm muscles become fatigued, lumps under skin onbelly?

Swollen lymph nodes in neck, white furry tongue, face muscle soreness near jaw, thigh and forearm muscles become fatigued, lumps under skin onbelly?

Exam: Do you think this should be treated online? Absolutely NOT. Call for a medical appointment, exam, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Cannot be answered online. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the right side of my stomach, could my muscles, or fat, develop unevenly? If not, what could it be?

I have a lump on the right side of my stomach, could my muscles, or fat, develop unevenly? If not, what could it be?

Possibly lipoma: Could be a lipoma which is a totally benign fatty tumor in the layer under the skin. Other possibilities include hernia especially if you have an incision in the area. Recommend you see your doctor for a simple physical exam to help determine what it is. ...Read more

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3 yo has small hard lump under muscles in neck. Not movable and hard to find. Feels like a bone. Is this a bone I'm feeling? Worry lymphoma?

3 yo has small hard lump under muscles in neck. Not movable and hard to find. Feels like a bone. Is this a bone I'm feeling? Worry lymphoma?

Sounds like it: Lymph nodes are round firm swellings. There are bones in the neck protecting the breating tube. It seems you have found one. Ask your doctor about it during the next check-up but it doesn't sound urgent ...Read more

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If you aren't sick could you feel a moveable lump on lower front side of the neck next to the muscles? I have had a sore neck could it be muscle?

If you aren't sick could you feel a moveable lump on lower front side of the neck next to the muscles? I have had a sore neck could it be muscle?

Yes, it is possible: There are a number of normal structures in the neck that could cause a lump, such as muscles, lymph nodes, the thyroid cartilage, however there are also a number of concerning things that can present as a lump. If it has been present for more than a few weeks and it wasn't there before, it should be examined by a doctor to make sure it isn't something serious ...Read more

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I have a lump on my neck and if I clench my teeth my neck muscles expand and the lump is more prominent, what could it be?

I have a lump on my neck and if I clench my teeth my neck muscles expand and the lump is more prominent, what could it be?

Suspicious lump?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the lumps on your neck examined by a primary care specialist (e.g. ENT, OFP). Any suspicious lump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can a hiatal hernia cause pain under left ribs& side? It hurts often but sometimes only when cough & I have a lump on each side of my ab muscles.

Can a hiatal hernia cause pain under left ribs& side? It hurts often but sometimes only when cough & I have a lump on each side of my ab muscles.

Possibly: Discomfort under the left rib cage may come from hiatal hernia but may also be due to other things such as gas entrapment in the upper left colon or even from pinched nerves in the rib cage or problem with the base of the left lung. It's best to have your physician examine and advise you, and if he/she feels it's advisable a referral to a gastroenterologist will be made. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more