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I have painful lump inside cheek near wisdom tooth. Help?

I have painful lump inside cheek near wisdom tooth. Help?

Painful lump: That sounds like an infections which would require immediate treatment. Call and see your dentist as soon as possible. It might require removal of the wisdom tooth. ...Read more

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I have this pump or lump inside my cheek above my jaw. It's not painful nor visible but I can feel it when I put pressure on it.

I have this pump or lump inside my cheek above my jaw. It's not painful nor visible but I can feel it when I put pressure on it.

Go to a doctor: If the lump does not resolve in a few days I would go to a regular doctor, an ENT or Dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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I have a Very painful lump in my cheek thats getting worse. I have a feeling that it is a cheek abscess and I'm very worried. How are these treated?

I have a Very painful lump in my cheek thats getting worse. I have a feeling that it is a cheek abscess and I'm very worried.  How are these treated?

By draining it: If you have an abscess, the way to treat it is to have it drained. This is a very quick and easy procedure. The doctor will numb up your skin and use a sterile scalpel to open the abscess. Once it drains you will feel 100% better! Please don't wait and suffer. It will only get worse and more painful. ...Read more

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I have a reacurring lump on my groin and at the same time a painful spot on my left bottom cheek.

I have a reacurring lump on my groin and at the same time a painful spot on my left bottom cheek.

2 different issues: When we as doctors see patients, we ask sevreral questions, to decide how to make a diagnosis and treatment. From the limited information provbided, it is not clear that these are related, or occur simultaneously or not anything including totally minor inflamed hair follicles, lymph nodes , or herpes simplex, or other stds could be prresent. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
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Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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I have a lump on my left butt cheek and its very painful and sore could this be a boil ? Or something ?

I have a lump on my left butt cheek and its very painful and sore could this be a boil ? Or something ?

Yes: This is a common area where bug bites or hair follicles may become breeding grounds for staph or other germs that will form an abscess. If you can sit on a heating pad for an extended period or over several hours you may get it to raise to the skin and drain.If not, it may need to be drained by your doc. ...Read more

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I had an antibiotic and steroid injection in my butt (1 in each cheek) 20 days ago. I have a quarter sized painful lump on my right cheek. Normal??

I had an antibiotic and steroid injection in my butt (1 in each cheek) 20 days ago. I have a quarter sized painful lump on my right cheek. Normal??

Likely a reaction: You might have had a reaction to one of the components at the injection site. Injectables often have preservatives or other components in addition to the drug itself that can cause an inflammatory response in susceptible people. I've seen these take weeks to appear and up to 3 months to resolve. If it doesn't start improving in a few weeks, gets red/warm or you run a fever, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever
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Big black lump in my mouth on my right cheek, it's painful and it spread to the left side I have black bloody stuff all over my tongue and rash onarm?

Big black lump in my mouth on my right cheek, it's painful  and it spread to the left side I have black bloody stuff all over my tongue and rash onarm?

Hemorrhage: Black 'lumps' that 'spread' to other are areas may be submucosal hemorrhages. They may rupture and leave a bloody debris on the tongue. You need to get a blood test asap. Time is important in determining the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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