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Doctor insights on: Lymes Spine Feels Bruised

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How can I tell if I have just a bruise or if it is Lyme disease?

How can I tell if I have just a bruise or if it is Lyme disease?

See details: I assume you know what a bruise looks like. If it looks like a bruise, it is likely to be a bruise. The lyme rash often has a bulls-eye appearance. ...Read more

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I have a round bruise on my back that wont go away with a dot in the center could this be a sign of Lyme ?

I have a round bruise on my back that wont go away with a dot in the center could this be a sign of Lyme ?

Could be: It could be but it could also be a fixed drug eruption. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I have had a large (3" diameter) itchy purple bruise develop around a tick bite within 24 hours. Should I be worried about Lyme?

I have had a large (3" diameter) itchy purple bruise develop around a tick bite within 24 hours. Should I be worried about Lyme?

No,you are having an: allergic reaction to the ticks saliva. Put hydrocortisone cream on it. It should get better in next few days. If it does not,see your Dr. If the tick was not attached for 24 hrs, little chance of lyme disease. ...Read more

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I have a bullseye bruise on my arm. The center is not bruised, but is raised slightly. it does not look red like the lyme disease pics look.

I have a bullseye bruise on my arm. The center is not bruised, but is raised slightly. it does not look red like the lyme disease pics look.

Likely not Lyme but: The most likely explanation is that this is just a bruise, unless you've been hiking in deer tic infested forests recently. I would discuss with your primary doctor who can test you for Lyme if he/she thinks it is possible. ...Read more

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What's the best way to tell a doc I've had symptoms of Lyme,hernia,Celiac,heart,tongue,ear,neck,finger,fog,torso,tick bumps/bruising, problems?

What's the best way to tell a doc I've had symptoms of Lyme,hernia,Celiac,heart,tongue,ear,neck,finger,fog,torso,tick bumps/bruising, problems?

Write it down: You can prepare for a visit by writing down any symptom or set of symptoms/findings in an organized way.Include when they started, any things that you think alter the intensity,anything you have done that helped. Make up a comprehensive list, review it to make sure you have it all. Have a trusted friend readmit to see if it is clear and concise.Hand it to the nurse or tech before the visit. ...Read more

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Diagnosis help: for 6 wks I had sore, dull ache in my neck and along my spine. Also I have numbness and pain on sole of left ft. Lyme titers were neg.

Need evaluation: You need to see your physician to clarify the involvement. I doubt Lyme but think more of a type of neurological involvement ...Read more

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Numbness/ pain in sole of left foot along with soreness along back of neck and spine for 6 wks. Stool has also been very loose. Lyme titers were neg.

Numbness/ pain in sole of left foot along with soreness along back of neck and spine for 6 wks. Stool has also been very loose. Lyme titers were neg.

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. We need age, country or state, and gender. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you, too! ...Read more