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Diagnosed with ear inflammation. Left side of neck and face felt like there are some pressure. Hard to breathe sometimes.Symptoms of the inflammation?

Diagnosed with ear inflammation. Left side of neck and face felt like there are some pressure. Hard to breathe sometimes.Symptoms of the inflammation?

Mgt: If there is inflammation of the airway, this can lead to shortness of breath. I would recommend a pulmonary assessment. Other causes may include swollen lymph nodes which can compress areas of the airway. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Burning sensation on top of my head (inside), like a pressure in there, like something is moving inside and produces a burning sensation (top and back?

Burning sensation on top of my head (inside), like a pressure in there, like something is moving inside and produces a burning sensation (top and back?

Burning: This is most likely to be an irritability/inflammation of superficial nerves, skin or muscles in the scalp rather than a brain problem. Check for any signs of scalp inflammation. If symptoms persist or worsen, have an examination by a physician. ...Read more

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When i raise my arm the skin on the base of my neck (both sides )suddenly rises and it is like filled with liquid No pain like blowing a balloon

When i raise my arm the skin on the base of my neck (both sides )suddenly rises and it is like filled with liquid No pain like blowing a balloon

Multiple: possibilities. Suggest doing a full lab panel including thyroid. Suggest taking a high definition pic of the area involved and discussing with the Healthtap doctor on call. ...Read more

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I have cauliflower ear from a trauma. The external cartilage has solid drainage from inside the aurical part of the ear. It's very painful and M?

I have cauliflower ear from a trauma.  The external cartilage has solid drainage from inside the aurical  part of the ear.  It's very painful and  
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Ear: Consider visiting an ENT or going to urgent care to have them numb the ear and aspirate fluid from the swollen area, as well as possibly start antibiotics for an infection. ...Read more

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Would a headache caused by a brain tumor feel like it's on the surface of the head? Top left of the head, mostly when bending over, but not everytime

Would a headache caused by a brain tumor feel like it's on the surface of the head? Top left of the head, mostly when bending over, but not everytime

Please don't worry: Thankfully your history does not suggest a brain tumor. The human brain has no pain sensitive structures and thus brain tumors present more commonly with other neurologic symptoms or seizures. You should have a neurologic evaluation to set your mind at ease. Good luck and get well soon. ...Read more

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I have pinkie size bumps behind & in front of both ears also feels like something stuck in throat is this part of hypothyroid?

I have pinkie size bumps behind & in front of both ears also feels like something stuck in throat is this part of hypothyroid?

See your doctor: The "bumps" in front of and behind your ears are likely unrelated to hypothyroidism. They may be lymph nodes. The sensation of something stuck in your throat is not normal. Please see your physician for an examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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What could cause what feels like like temporalis muscle swelling/temple swelling along with lack of sensation in the area ? 20yrs. CT normal

What could cause what feels like like temporalis muscle swelling/temple swelling along with lack of sensation in the area ? 20yrs. CT normal

Swelling: TMJ one possibility. Jaw joint and surrounding tissue pain from grinding, clenching. Advise soft diet for 3-7 days, ibuprofen, no hard foods, no gum chewing, may need dental splint. Auriculotemporal nerve neuritis another possibility. If any visual symptoms, see ophthalmology. ...Read more

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Slight swelling above top front of ear on head. Clear non smelly liquid leaking out of top of ear. It gets cakey with hair. Need medication?

Slight swelling above top front of ear on head. Clear non smelly liquid leaking out of top of ear.  It gets cakey with hair.  Need medication?

Preauricular cyst: You have a congenital cyst and sinus. You need to see an ear nose and throat physician for possible surgeryt to remove the cyst and sinus tract. ...Read more

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Why after eating a lot of food it causes inner ear to hurt with feeling of pain and pressure deep in the ear canal of both ears?

Why after eating a lot of food  it causes inner ear to hurt with feeling of pain and pressure deep in the ear canal of both ears?

Ear pain: A bit less common. However, various things may be the cause. Overeating can reflux, depending on how badly and your personal symptoms because the anatomy of the eustachian tubes in the throat acid can actually enter the canals. Tmj, sore jaw joint from simply chewing too much food, may give a sense of ear pain. This isn't straight fwd ; is going to require an exam from your doc. Best luck! ...Read more

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I'm 28 F small pain in one spot under breast bone feels like in the heart that comes and goes out of the blue when lying down or standing up! Help!!!

I'm 28 F small pain in one spot under breast bone feels like in the heart that comes and goes out of the blue when lying down or standing up! Help!!!

Other symptoms?: This does not sound like a heart problem and may actually be caused by the bone, or a muscle or ligament in your chest. Are you having fever, shortness of breath, dizziness, palpitations, nausea or other symptoms? Is it relieved with an analgesic? Your should see your doctor and if this worsens or becomes associated with additional symptoms, go to the hospital. ...Read more

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What causes tingly feelings in the inside of the arms and knees, following palpatations, feels like im outside of my body?

What causes tingly feelings in the inside of the arms and knees, following palpatations, feels like im outside of my body?

Need more info: These symptoms are very vague and nonspecific. Possibly related to diet or caffeine intake? Symptoms like these are best evaluated in person by your physician. Based on the findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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What causes small wounds and cuts on the inside cheeks and lump like structure on the gum filled with salty like fluids?small Pimple like in the cheek

What causes small wounds and cuts on the inside cheeks and lump like structure on the gum filled with salty like fluids?small Pimple like in the cheek

Wounds: Your skin inside your mouth is cut occasionally by the mechanical action of eating. Stiff/sharp food edges can scratch the wall , and the open scratches are noticeable because they expose nerve endings.The tissue also has mucous producing glands underneath and eating can crush their plumbing.If the gland cannot empty the mucous it creates a sac full that bulges out into the mouth until it ruptures ...Read more

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Crackles and pops like pop rocks what feels and sounds like in bottom of my brain and neck.mri shows lesions. Can be related ? What can it be?

Crackles and pops like pop rocks what feels and sounds like in bottom of my brain and neck.mri shows lesions. Can be related ? What can it be?

Doubtful: Doubtful, this may simply be the vertebrae / bones in your neck adjusting. The neck and back are fluid and moveable bones, that is where osteopathic medicine and chiropractic medicine can manipulate your bones to assist in realignment. Don't be alarmed, continue close follow up with your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Woke up with pain in one area on the left side of back, possibly behind the lungs or heart. What could this be? Pneumonia or inflammation?

Pain: Pain is caused by many things. More information would be necessary to postulate the cause of your pain. The most likely, however, with no more information is musculoskeletal pain. Having said that, however, with no more information the possibilities are legion. ...Read more

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Can a rheumatologic disease cause inflammation/swelling of lower portion of calf with chicken like skin and lack of leg hair isolated to the swelling?

Can a rheumatologic disease cause inflammation/swelling of lower portion of calf with chicken like skin and lack of leg hair isolated to the swelling?

Possibly: i don't know what disease you might have and what test have been done. i do not know if it is one leg or both. i presuem the test showed that you didn't have a blood clot. it is hard to speculate what is going on. heart and liver problems also have to be considered and a complete history including family surgical medical habits travel, occupation. You might need several doctors to work on this ...Read more