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I found a tick on the back of my neck earlier today. I got it off, found no others. I've got a sore,red,lump on my shoulder. could a tick be embedded?

I found a tick on the back of my neck earlier today. I got it off, found no others. I've got a sore,red,lump on my shoulder. could a tick be embedded?

TICK BITE/LYME: Yes you need an exam and labs bring the tick you removed . Your doctor will screen for tick born diseases and likely start empiric therapy with doxycycline for 3 weeks. SEEK PROMPT MEDICAL ATTENTION ...Read more

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Hi I fell and hurt my shoulder and it's swollen and sore and red what does that mean?

Hi I fell and hurt my shoulder and it's swollen and sore and red what does that mean?

Contusion or more: You may have simply sustained a contusion (bruise of the bone and/or the soft tissues) but if it is very painful and hurts a lot to move it you could have broken a bone. Apply ice for 10-15 minutes at a time 2-3 times an hour for 2-3 hours, take motrin as directed and rest it. If it is not much better, or is worse by tomorrow go see a doctor. ...Read more

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I've found sore red lump/pimple on the top of my shoulder on my back, never had this before and it hurts when i move my arm or neck what is this?

I've found sore red lump/pimple on the top of my shoulder on my back, never had this before and it hurts when i move my arm or neck what is this?

Ruptured cyst: Could be an epidermoid cyst. These can rupture under the skin and cause a large area of swelling and redness. These can be removed relatively easily, unless they have been drained previously, in which case they can be scarred and adhere to the surrounding tissue. Frequently, if they are very inflamed, the area will improve with oral antibiotics (rx). ...Read more

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Red bump on arm feels like a ball hurts only when i rub or push down noticed it today making my left shoulder kinda sore could it have ben poison spid

Red bump on arm feels like a ball hurts only when i rub or push down noticed it today making my left shoulder kinda sore could it have ben poison spid

Doubtful spider bite: Spider bites are painful, form a small black ulcer from the venom the spider injects with a bite. Your lump does not sound like this. Many, Many things on the list of what this might be (lipoma, inclusion cyst, lymph node) to name a few. Only way to know what it is, evaluation. Can watch for next 1-2 weeks. If still there then eval, if worse eval. Also leave it alone to not irritate it. Dr R ...Read more

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I think I have tendonitis. Palm of hand is red and are sore. Also wrist/hand part is also sore. Also pain in front of shoulder possibly rotator cuff.?

I think I have tendonitis. Palm of hand is red  and are sore. Also wrist/hand part is also sore. Also pain in front of shoulder possibly rotator cuff.?

It : It is hard to fully understand your description of symptoms such as these without further information regarding the diagnosis given thus far but there are several nerve related problems that can turn on or turn up the signal in nerves giving pain and discomfort. A peripheral neurpathy can be due to a variety of things, rsd can be ralted to an injured nerve or nerves, hormonal and metabolic problems including thyroid diseease and diabetes can affect circulation, nerve tissue and dryness of skin. Circulation conditions and temperture realted disorders can occur. Smoking can bring on a certain level of problems as well as certain medications it is equally inport to rule out anything focal such as a peripheral nerve compression like carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel or a simple tendonitsi that aslo may be acting as an underlying trigger for your problem. Talk to your physician about seeing a specialist or two with the idea that they may not solve your issue directly but can rule out some otherwise simpler diagnoses. ...Read more

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Some sort of rash neck top of shoulder. Not sore or itchy or red. More like raised skin bumpy very small spots. I have cold sore cold under nose ?

Some sort of rash neck top of shoulder. Not sore or itchy or red. More like raised skin bumpy very small spots.  I have cold sore cold under nose ?

Unsure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Sore, red area next to right nipple x2 days. Now one of the veins on rt side of chest is dark purple (extending from my nipple to clavicle). Causes?

Sore, red area next to right nipple x2 days. Now one of the veins on rt side of chest is dark purple (extending from my nipple to clavicle). Causes?

Many possibilities: There are many possibilities - an area of redness could indicate a skin infection (cellulitis) or infection of the breast (mastitis). If this is sore or painful, it's best to have it examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have left side neck pain under my jaw. The pain feels like cramping, a dull ache. I get red flushing and pain sometimes in my shoulder.

I have left side neck pain under my jaw. The pain feels like cramping, a dull ache. I get red flushing and pain sometimes in my shoulder.

Pain/jaw: In your age group. Especially if there is a heart history in your family. Make sure this is not atypical chest pain. Other wise it could be dental or parotid gland problem . Check with your Doctor ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sore shoulder what could it be?

What to do if I have a sore shoulder what could it be?

Be nice to it...: No knowing your history, lots of things can cause a shoulder to be "sore." usually sore shoulders are due to overuse, either in terms of exercise or activity. If the soreness has been persistent for an extended period of time, is unresponsive to conservative treatment (ice, activity modification, rest, nsaids), or there is a history of traumatic injury or severe pain, then see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Sore back/shoulder blade. What do these symptoms mean?

Sore back/shoulder blade. What do these symptoms mean?

Pain to touch: This is usually the sign of a bruise, spasm, or tendinitis. Pain to the touch is not likely nerve related. If the pain is between the spine and your shoulder blade, i would consider levator syndrome (muscle irritation) likely due to posture especially computer work. Rest, ice, nsaid's, and salonpas hot patches (capsacian patches) are good. Change your posture, monitor at eye level. ...Read more

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Sore upper back on the inner parts of my shoulder blades. Why is that?

Sore upper back on the inner parts of my shoulder blades. Why is that?

Tendinosis: Pain in this area is common, many times this is only on one side but can be on both. Palpation can localize the pain, many times to the iliocostalis tendons at their attachments on the ribs. These respond well to prolotherapy. ...Read more

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I have had a cough for a few weeks and now my shoulder blade feels sore?

I have had a cough for a few weeks and now my shoulder blade feels sore?

You may have: strained a muscle in your chest or even cracked a rib with coughing. It would be worthwhile getting checked out by a health care professional to reassure you that this is not something more serious. ...Read more

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Do you think I should switch back and forth from heat to ice with my sore shoulder?

You can: But if it still is bothering you 3 weeks after an injury, visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to find a doctor that does prolotherapy to help you get the shoulder better. ...Read more

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I have pain and redness in the tips if both my second toes. mild to moderate pain, soreness. ?

I have pain and redness in the tips if both my second toes. mild to moderate pain, soreness. ?

Trauma: I hope that it is from wearing athletic shoes that are too lose and starting to exercise rather than wearing new shoes that are too short. Look at your feet. Your sore toes are also the longest ones. Figure out what you are doing that makes them sore and change it. (If it is the exercise, try lacing the shoes bottom to top or at least tighter across the top as that stops the foot from sliddi ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for off of the gym to fix a sore rotator cuff in the shoulder?

Please tell me how long it takes for off of the gym to fix a sore rotator cuff in the shoulder?

Depends: Depends on what caused the soreness. Inflammatory issues such as tendinitis & bursitis are unpredictable & best managed with rest, cortisone injections, & rehab exercises. A tear may never "heal" on its own depending on severity & often requires repair. A low grade partial tear may heal with rest & rehab. ...Read more

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I had a cold sore which heal and now I have redness where the cold sore used to be, does this heal?

I had a cold sore which heal and now I have redness where the cold sore used to be, does this heal?

Cold sore erythema: Yes, it should heal just like when you cut yourself it scabs, then is red, and then the redness eventually fades ...Read more

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My shoulder is popping clicking and is always sore and has been like this for 3 months what could be wrong?

My shoulder is popping clicking and is always sore and has been like this for 3 months what could be wrong?

Clicking: Clicking and popping in the shoulder is usually a tendon rubbing over the bone. However if it is associated with instability and increased laxity in the shoulder it may represent a labral tear in the glenohumeral joint. An MRI can be obtained to further elucidate this diagnosis. ...Read more

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What happens if you dislocate your shoulder and relocate it yourself. The mussel is sore could I have trapped something ?

What happens if you dislocate your shoulder and relocate it yourself. The mussel is sore could I have trapped something ?

Soreness is common: A sore shoulder after shoulder dislocation is very common and does not mean something is trapped. Nevertheless you should have an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon to make sure there is no undiscovered damage. ...Read more

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I have had a clicking and popping in my shoulder for a month and has been sore for about 3 months what could be wrong with it?

Joint laxity ?: At age 20, it probably isn't arthritis. Sometimes the muscles that support your shoulder are lax and allow extra movement that causes the symptoms you describe. Physical therapy can be helpful. ...Read more

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I spraint my shoulder 3 weeks ago its still sore and keeps clicking when I move it and feels like a nerve is hit wen I move it?

Shoulder: Impingement. The nerves that run down your arm run from your neck through your shoulder. Shoulder injuries of various types can "pinch" the nerves and cause pain. If you are having persistent symptoms for 3 weeks, you should probably get evaluated. ...Read more

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Bit or stung by something, redness and very sore to the touch. Has a dot in middle but dont see stinger or anything What could it be?

Bit or stung by something, redness and very sore to the touch. Has a dot in middle but dont see stinger or anything What could it be?

Try directly ap-: plying Soy Sauce to the sting for immediate pain relief. This usually works to take away the sting instantaneously .Thereafter ,watch out for secondary infection indicated by increasing inflammation,swelling,redness,drainage .If this occurs,you will need an antibiotic,so see a doctor.If you are allergic,the initial swelling will be pronounced ,and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help..but causes sedation.Be careful ...Read more