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Egg white discharge for 3 days, clear discharge is continuing, fluttery motion in rite lwr abdomen- prickly pain, back ache, am I preggo? Periods 1day late

Egg white discharge for 3 days, clear discharge is continuing, fluttery motion in rite lwr abdomen- prickly pain, back ache, am I preggo? Periods 1day late

Maybe: The pregnancy test will be more knowledgeable than either you or I so why conjecture that which may not be? Get an HPT and go for it. If I were you, however, and just to give your body that much more of a chance to develop enough concentration of what the test is looking for I might recommend waiting at least another week. Your period still could come even though you're late. ...Read more

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I've seen a rheumy about my burning/prickly muscle pain in upper back. Mri and bloods clear. They think poss fibro. Should I see a neurologist?

I've seen a rheumy about my burning/prickly muscle pain in upper back. Mri and bloods clear. They think poss fibro. Should I see a neurologist?

It's your call.: My assumption is if all your tests are normal & u don't have weakness, numbness & tingling of your extremities, then likely it's not serious. Your pain likely is musculoskeletal in nature, possibly a pinched nerve in your cervical or thoracic spine, a bruising or strained muscle or ligament from strenuous physical activity. Fibromyalgia is a (clinical) DX of exclusion. Take care! ...Read more

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I've been getting a prickly, warm feeling in my upper left back, what could this be?

I've been getting a prickly, warm feeling in my upper left back, what could this be?

Sensations in back: There are many possibilities. It sounds as if your nerves in that area are being irritated somewhere along the pathway of the nerves to the spinal cord and then to the brain. Best to call your doctory for a examination to determine the cause. It may be something that can be easily treated with proper care. ...Read more

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Hi, have had strange prickly sensation left side of my back for a few weeks and some dizzy spells, really worried about it?

Hi, have had strange prickly sensation left side of my back for a few weeks and some dizzy spells, really worried about it?

More information?: Is there a rash on your back? Any history of trauma? Can you be more specific about what you mean by episodes of dizziness? As this has persisted for a few weeks perhaps you are needing to be seen by a physician. ...Read more

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I get a prickly / tingling sensation in my lower back while I'm doing a lying down psoas stretch. Any ideas why this might be?

I get a prickly / tingling sensation in my lower back while I'm doing a lying down psoas stretch. Any ideas why this might be?

Nerve reaction: It is possible that you are impinging parts of the nervous system with this maneuver. Tingling sensations (paresthesiae) certainly suggest a nerve type reaction and you should try modifying your stretching technique. ...Read more

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Can rsi in the upper back have prickly burning sensations.? Going through physio to strengthen upper back but keep getting relapses.

Can rsi in the upper back have prickly burning sensations.? Going through physio to strengthen upper back but keep getting relapses.

Specialist will help: Rsi (repetitive stress/strain injury) is usually of the extremity, I've not seen it in the back, however a variety of strain patterns of the back can produce prickly burning sensation. See a musculoskeletal specialist, usually a doctor of osteopathic medicine (D.O.) that specializes in omm (osteopathic manual medicine) or nmm (neuromuscular medicine) with a sports medicine background. ...Read more

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Right shoulder blade area gets this prickly feeling sometimes, it's never my left side. It's very sensitive when it happens. Any ideas?

Right shoulder blade area gets this prickly feeling sometimes, it's never my left side. It's very sensitive when it happens. Any ideas?

Need more informatio: There is too little information to make a definitive diagnosis and listing possible ailments only makes one anxious. Check with your MD who can suggest a specialist to see. But definitely get it checked out ...Read more

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I was wondering how common central, prickly chest pain that is also felt under the ribs and in the back is, what causes it, and how to treat it? Thx

I was wondering how common central, prickly chest pain that is also felt under the ribs and in the back is, what causes it, and how to treat it? Thx

Not very common: I have to say that patients do not often describe chest pain as prickly and going also to the back. What it is would depend on a further detailed history regarding when you have it, what brings it on, what makes it go away. How to treat it would depend on what it is. Sorry to be vague, but really the best thing is to see a doc who can take a complete history. ...Read more

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Can tight upper back muscles cause nerve irritation? Prickly painful sensations.

Can tight upper back muscles cause nerve irritation? Prickly painful sensations.

Sort of.: Tight muscles can certainly cause prickly sensations in the overlying skin. This is probably due to irritation of small nerves. It may also be due to medications or anxiety. In any case, gentle stretching may help. ...Read more

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I’m having deep sharp, prickly pain that comes in waves in my lower abdominal area. It comes and goes every few minutes. It helps to put pressure on my stomic area but if I push to hard it goes back to hurting. It’s a pain like shingles but deep.

I’m having deep sharp, prickly pain that comes in waves in my lower abdominal area. It comes and goes every few minutes. It helps to put pressure on my stomic area but if I push to hard it goes back to hurting. It’s a pain like shingles but deep.

Doctor can examine: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually R lower abdomen), diverticulitis, kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy), stomach flu, abdominal tumor, etc... Most people with "moderate pain, " more than mild pain, may need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it's not appendicitis, which usually needs surgery. ...Read more

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Can tight scalene muscles cause a prickly/sore sensation across shoulders and upper back?

Can tight scalene muscles cause a prickly/sore sensation across shoulders and upper back?

Neck: The scalenes muscles in and of themselves may not cause this sensation. The other muscles or the upper back and shoulders such as trapezius, splenius capitus, and accessory muscles of the shoulder that support the scapula may cause this feeling. If doing rehab for neck tightness all of this areas should be addressed as well as posture and sleeping habits. ...Read more

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My back, shoulder and arms have this painful prickly feeling and its getting worse. When I touch the area it hurts worse; clothing even hurts.?

My back, shoulder and arms have this painful prickly feeling and its getting worse. When I touch the area it hurts worse; clothing even hurts.?

See a PCP!: Any number of things can cause these symptoms, including pinched nerves, muscle sprain/strain, viruses (shingles), etc. Since its getting worse, get it checked out! ...Read more

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Burning prickly feeling all over back when I get hot or above room temp I have small white dots on arms like vitaligo and red discoloration on back?

Burning prickly feeling all over back when I get hot or above room temp I have small white dots on arms like vitaligo and red discoloration on back?

Diagnosis?: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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My daughter has rash on her cheeks neck and chest. My mum swears it's prickly heat but it is spreading down her back it's been there since Wednesday?

My daughter has rash on her cheeks neck and chest. My mum swears it's prickly heat but it is spreading down her back it's been there since Wednesday?

Rashes: Rashes are best diagnosed by actually seeing them. How is your daughter acting? Any fever recently? Any other symptoms? Is the rash bothering her (itch)? What does is look like? These are all important bits of information that will help your pediatrician decide what you are dealing with and the best way to approach it. ...Read more

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Can nerve pain come and go? I was almost symptom free for around a month but pain has returned. Prickly burning pain in inner thigh and upper back.

Can nerve pain come and go? I was almost symptom free for around a month but pain has returned. Prickly burning pain in inner thigh and upper back.

Yes, possible: Especially post-herpetic pain. See your doctor for possible medication to control the nerve impulses (e.g. Gabapentin) and minimize the pain if caused by a reaction to a herpetic virus. ...Read more

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Been prescribed amitriptyline for nerve related pain. Prickly burning sensations in upper back and legs. How long does this drug take to work approx?

Been prescribed amitriptyline for nerve related pain. Prickly burning sensations in upper back and legs. How long does this drug take to work approx?

Amitriptylene: Amitriptyline will need several weeks' consistent dosing to show effectiveness. Doses required are often less than needed for depressive symptoms. ...Read more

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Back of my heel gets a sharp prickly feeling when bending over & leaning forward at the waist feels really weird could it be Achilles' tendonitis?

Back of my heel gets a sharp prickly feeling when bending over & leaning forward at the waist feels really weird could it be Achilles' tendonitis?

Oh my aching.......: That certainly sounds reasonable. Try bending your knees while doing the same maneuver and see if the symptoms are the same of lessened. To remove all doubt, have your leg examined by a orthopedic, physiatrist, podiatrist or a good physical therapist. They may be able to offer you suggestions on how to relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there any reason I would get thigh burning pain at the same time my upper back pain flares up? Both burning/prickly sensation. Very odd.

Yes: Neuropathic pain....Secondary to lumbar area disc / foraminal stenosis. See your pmd. Can be other more serious condition because of unusual disease. Simple vit B12 deficiency possible. ...Read more

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Toddler sweating after 15mins of sleep. We use prickly heat talc to stop the sweating, but his shoulder to back is cold to touch. What I need to do?

Toddler sweating after 15mins of sleep. We use prickly heat talc to stop the sweating, but his shoulder to back is cold to touch. What I need to do?

Do not: Sweating is the natural way the body react to change in temperature do not mask it and block it if the toddler is sweating a lot check the temperature and take him to a doctor do not block the sweating and keep him warm if cold and change his cloth often there is no short cut to take care of babies doctor can tell you why he is sweating
please take him to a doctor ...Read more

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Had lumbar puncture 2 weeks ago, negative. 5 days ago felt tingling and slight prickly feelings in torso and legs. Is this common and will it resolve?

Had lumbar puncture 2 weeks ago, negative. 5 days ago felt tingling and slight prickly feelings in torso and legs. Is this common and will it resolve?

Not common: This is not common, but also, not likely to be dangerous. A lumbar puncture can leave residual symptoms if there is continued leaking of fluid out of the dura or blood products outside or inside the dura. The good news is that you are two weeks out and very likely out of danger. The symptoms will likely resolve. ...Read more

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I've been having dull pain in my lower back. I also night time nausea & prickly itch/sting feeling under my ribs & body, low iron & sarcoid, 32 yr od?

I've been having dull pain in my lower back. I also night time nausea & prickly itch/sting feeling under my ribs & body, low iron & sarcoid, 32 yr od?

More info needed: These symptoms don't appear to be interrelated. Iron deficiency and sarcoid manifest themselves in a somewhat different set of symptoms than you describe. Your physician is the best person to evaluate you. ...Read more

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32mth & 13mth old have small pimple like bumps on arms/legs and a couple on back. Not many at all. Could this be prickly hear? No temp.

32mth & 13mth old have small pimple like bumps on arms/legs and a couple on back. Not many at all. Could this be prickly hear? No temp.

A picture ; history: When is comes to rashes there is no substitute for seeing, either directly or a pic. How long has the rash been there? Is is a long term rash or did is come in the last few days? Is the rash itchy? Could these be bug bites? I would recommend seeing your pediatrician if this rash doesn't go away in a few days or becomes worse. If is looks like this pic it is a form of warts. ...Read more

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I was in Barbados and I now have a prickly rash on my left side of neck and at very back of lower head. No fever, just rash tender to touch.

I was in Barbados and I now have a prickly rash on my left side of neck and at very back of lower head. No fever, just rash tender to touch.

Shingles?: Sounds as if this may be shingles. A quick look at the nature of the rash and its distribution should allow most doctors to recognize this. Have your PCP take a look. ...Read more

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I am have a prickly stinging sensation in my lower pelvis along with vaginal discharge. Came back negative for chlymidia and gonnorhea what could it b?

Several things: Other infections can cause vaginal discharge, trichomonas infections can cause discharge with odor and I have seen a number of patients with lower abdominal pain or cramps.
An ovarian cyst can change a vaginal discharge and cause lower abdominal, pelvic discomfort. ...Read more

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18months had 3x Pneumonia history. Excessive sweating while asleep. We put prickly heat powder sweating stop but his back cold to touch any side effect?

18months had 3x Pneumonia history. Excessive sweating while asleep. We put prickly heat powder sweating stop but his back cold to touch any side effect?

TB check: Hi. Has the infant been around people with active TB? I've had patients from your country where every family member there in the Philippines had TB. I don't need to tell you TB is very prevalent there. Is the infant gaining weight appropriately? Please take the baby to a pediatrician who is tireless in looking for the cause of the pneumonia and sweating. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my legs back of hands tops of feet it is little prickly white bumps that itch what is it? It really itches

I have a rash on my legs back of hands tops of feet it is little prickly white bumps that itch what is it? It really itches

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more