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I have enlarged lymph nodes in neck and fatigue. I also have occasional pain under right rib cage and have been experiencing more acne.

I have enlarged lymph nodes in neck and fatigue. I also have occasional pain under right rib cage and have been experiencing more acne.

Mono-like: Sounds like a mononucleosis-like syndrome, which can have many causes, from epstein-barr virus. Cmv, toxoplasmosis, HIV and so on and so on. Go see a pcp and be thoroughly evaluated. This cannot be diagnosed over the internet. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I have 3 red (bites/rashes) biggest, bigger and big on my rib cage. A dr said shingles but I think bug bites (bed bugs?). I found zero bugs in my bed.

I have 3 red (bites/rashes) biggest, bigger and big on my rib cage. A dr said shingles but I think bug bites (bed bugs?). I found zero bugs in my bed.

Probably are bites.: I couldn't be sure because I haven't taken a History and Physical on you but your description favors bug bites if there are no blisters and if they do not follow a nerve dermatone pattern. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my left side near my rib cage and bra line. It's small bumps, what could this be?

I have a rash on my left side near my rib cage and bra line. It's small bumps, what could this be?

Could be shingles: A rash along your bra line, especially if it is painful, could be shingles. If it persists, you should seek medical consultation. ...Read more

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Have rib cage pain on the left side. Skin feels warm and itchy but no rash. Pain is more of a constant irritation.

Have rib cage pain on the left side. Skin feels warm and itchy but no rash. Pain is more of a constant irritation.

Gentle massage: Sounds like muscle strain, suggest cool - warm compresses gentle massage, if skin related, moisturizing lotion will help. If persistent then see your Dr for a hands on evaluation ...Read more

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Pain on my left side under my rib cage, getting full quick, losing a lot of weight, aching joints and I just got a rash, what could it be?

Pain on my left side under my rib cage, getting full quick, losing a lot of weight, aching joints and I just got a rash, what could it be?

See your doctor: The symptoms you describe could be from a whole host of issues. Your side pain and weight loss in particular are worrisome. I strongly suggest you see your doctor, and have the examination and tests necessary to help sort your pain out soon. Please make those arrangements soon. ...Read more

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Bruising pain by my rib cage and back with a red blotchy rash?

Bruising pain by my rib cage and back with a red blotchy rash?

Could be shingles: A painful red rash from shingles typically occurs in one dermatome and only on one side. The red blotches look like little blisters. See your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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It hurts under my armpit and rib cage when I breath I also have some sort of purplish rash on my right hand what should I do?

It hurts under my armpit and rib cage when I breath I also have some sort of purplish rash on my right hand what should I do?

Pleurisy or muscular: Most of the time pain in the chest is either from inflammation of the lining of the lungs known as pleurisy or from a muscle pull/strain. ...Read more

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I'm 19,female.Have had bloating,back to where I can't move,weakness,stomach pain espec in pelvic & rib cage,rash,dry mouth. What can be wrong?

I'm 19,female.Have had bloating,back to where I can't move,weakness,stomach pain espec in pelvic & rib cage,rash,dry mouth. What can be wrong?

Check with dr: It is possible that you have gas pains however your symptoms sound more severe so I would check with doctor to make sure there is nothing else serious going on. ...Read more

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I have these pimple like dots on my chest all over and they seem to be itchy now and it might be increasing in location now are they rashes?

I have these pimple like dots on my chest all over and they seem to be itchy now and it might be increasing in location now are they rashes?

Rash: Rashes are hard to diagnose sometimes when you are looking at them. Impossible to diagnose without even seeing them. Sounds like yours may be infected. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can there be only 1 symptom after 3 weeks hiv exposure? I have some pimple non patchy like rash on neck and chest

Can there be only 1 symptom after 3 weeks hiv exposure? I have some pimple non patchy like rash on neck and chest

May be: There is no consistency to symptoms of HIV. None of the tests is 100% at three weeks. In about 12 weeks, you should get a test of HIV nucleic acids, if negative, it will essentially rule out HIV infection. ...Read more

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My son got clear pimples or bumps on his left side chest with a rash, what can it b..?

Localized blisters: Localized blistered rashes are usually the result of dermatitis, from things like poison ivy. Shingles, a re-activation of the varicella virus, is another possibility. ...Read more

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I have a white pimple like rash that has appeared all over my chest and tops of arms it is not itchy or sore ?

I have a white pimple like rash that has appeared all over my chest and tops of arms it is not itchy or sore ?

Folliculitis: It is hard to say without seeing it but my guess is folliculitis. Itching can be present with folliculitis. Steroid creams help and good hygiene is important. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more