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Can scar tissue become inflamed when rubbed and prodded?

Can scar tissue become inflamed when rubbed and prodded?

Absolutely: Scar tissue is extrememly vascular and sensitive to touch, and can be painful when rubbed. I like silicone sheeting, and injection of steroids into scars (and sometimes laser treatments), that helps a lot. ...Read more

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I always have a thick white discharge. No matter on my prod or not. What could this be?

I always have a thick white discharge. No matter on my prod or not. What could this be?

Check it out: To have discharge is not right. There are different causes to it, so I recommend you have it checked out soon. There are some infectious causes such as bacterial vaginitis, gonorrhea and chlamydia, etc, but there are non-infectious causes that are important as well. See your doc. ...Read more

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Can anxiety make yiu feel things when you poke and prod at your body even when everyone else including doctors tell you your fine. Looking for masses?

Can anxiety make yiu feel things when you poke and prod at your body even when everyone else including doctors tell you your fine. Looking for masses?

Anxiety: Yes. If you don't know the anatomy any prodding will reveal 'masses' which are in reality normal structures. If you rub them enough they will eventually start to hurt because YOU are the irritating agent. Stop. Eliminate caffeine from your diet, try some chamomile tea twice a day. Listen to some calming music with the tea. ...Read more

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I am sched for d&c for retained placental prod. This wk. 4mo postpart. Abnormal trophoblastic cells. Will pathology from d&c show gtd if it's present?

I am sched for d&c for retained placental prod. This wk. 4mo postpart. Abnormal trophoblastic cells. Will pathology from d&c show gtd if it's present?

Trophoblastic cells: A thorough D&C should give enough tissue for the pathologist to examine for GTD. Trophoblastic cells are present in normal implantation sites of the placenta and these can look similar to GTD. Hopefully the pathologist can tell the difference, but it is also very important to monitor the BHCG levels. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth randomly prodding my gum, what can I do about this?

Wisdom tooth randomly prodding my gum, what can I do about this?

Evaluation: The tooth in question should be evaluated by a local dentist. If it is your wisdom tooth, in may be best to have it extracted. ...Read more

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Can stretching your neck muscles while poking and prodding at your neck muscles and tendons leave pain in that region afterwards? Thank you

Can stretching your neck muscles while poking and prodding at your neck muscles and tendons leave pain in that region afterwards? Thank you

It depends: When doing stretches, always use proper technique. Do not press too hard with your fingers if you want to massage yourself. This does not sound like disease, but if any concerns still remain, see your doctor for a proper exam. ...Read more

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Hi, had one swollen tonsil for over a month, noticed a white spot & when prodded produced white pus, no pain as such just ached sometimes, what is it?

Hi, had one swollen tonsil for over a month, noticed a white spot & when prodded produced white pus, no pain as such just ached sometimes, what is it?

Tonsil stones: This is a very common problem. Most people can manage the condition by frequent gargling with listerine or hydrogen peroxide, gently brushing over the area with a soft brush, or using a water pik to dislodge them. Sometimes the tonsils may become chronically infected, painful, or swollen. Then it may be time to consider removal. You should see an otolaryngologist and discuss. ...Read more

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Non-visable, painless swollen foliate papillae on one side. May have gotten worse. Been prodding it a lot, could that have irritated it? . Worried....

Non-visable, painless swollen foliate papillae on one side. May have gotten worse. Been prodding it a lot, could that have irritated it? . Worried....

Tongue pain/swelling: Do you feel a bump in your tongue? Did you bite it.? Tell your pcp md. I think it is irritated, the question is from what - infection, inflammation, B12 deficiency, or tumor the top causes. Pain is bad as means big enough to pinch nerves along the way. See your dentist or dental surg or ENT or pcp md if not getting better. If any nodes in neck are sore and if you had a cough or cold, tell md. ...Read more

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Can rubbing and prodding scar tissue make it grow larger? I have a bad itch over a healed laceration?

Can rubbing and prodding scar tissue make it grow larger? I have a bad itch over a healed laceration?

Possible: Hi, some people are at risk of developing Keloid, a scar that doesn't know when to stop, irritation of the area could increase that risk, 10% of people are at risk of developing Keloid and the risk is higher in people with darker skin. ...Read more

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I have a smooth hard lump in my upper left abdomen. It is painful when prodded. There is nothing to see externally but it is easily felt.

I have a smooth hard lump in my upper left abdomen. It is painful when prodded. There is nothing to see externally but it is easily felt.

Lipoma: Most likely is a lipoma which is a collection of fat in the skin. They are usually a bit mobile and can be tender. Have a doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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How long should you allow a cough to linger before being seen? Ppl are telling me it's getting worse. It's a min. Prod. Cough. Oc. Chest tightness

How long should you allow a cough to linger before being seen? Ppl are telling me it's getting worse. It's a min. Prod. Cough. Oc. Chest tightness

If you have chest sx: If you have chest tightness associated with the cough, I would advise getting checked out. Chest tightness + cough could be due to worrisome causes or could be benign -- the only safe way to sort it out is through a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Clarifying allergy ALL NSAIDs, need safe topical. Some natural ings act as NSAIDs. Is Topricin safe? Ingredients on topricin. Com, tab in prod desc.

Clarifying allergy ALL NSAIDs, need safe topical. Some natural ings act as NSAIDs. Is Topricin safe? Ingredients on topricin. Com, tab in prod desc.

Depends: Since you did not mention nasal or sinus polyps, I presume that you do not have Aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease in which patients would react to all NSAIDs except Celebrex (celecoxib). There has been no study on whether topical NSAIDs would trigger systemic symptoms and thus the answer is unknown. It appears to me that you need a good neurologic and orthopedic evaluation. ...Read more

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Tib/fib frac rod put in &prod took out 60 day later bone too soft went thru ankle left 5 mm hole help?

Tib/fib frac rod put in &prod took out 60 day later bone too soft went thru ankle left 5 mm hole help?

Not much 2 do. Get -: -a 2nd opinion, 2 long a nail? Sounds like it, Ur bone should not B osteoporotic @ Ur age unless underlying disease. ...Read more

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Could poking and prodding at an already swollen lymph node generally make it stay swollen for longer/more sore?

Could poking and prodding at an already swollen lymph node generally make it stay swollen for longer/more sore?

No: Swollen lymph glands can arise from mononucleosis, tumor spread, an inflammatory reaction to a virus or bactgerial infection. The node if normal contains follicles filled with spaces producing large numbers of white blood cells to combat the existing problem. Prodding may only cause painful symptoms if excessive but not enlargement. ...Read more

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Does a hypoechoic lymph node with size 8.4mm*2.9mm considered enlarge? I often use my hand to prod it. Will this action aggravate it?

Does a hypoechoic lymph node with size 8.4mm*2.9mm considered enlarge? I often use my hand to prod it. Will this action aggravate it?

In most: Instances that size wouldn't be considered enlarged. However, there are other features (e.g. morphology/shape) that are also important in determining whether a lymph node looks abnormal on ultrasound. Talk to your doc about it. ...Read more

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Small growth in front of left tonsil area (tonsils removed) no pain, no change in size over months. Pus comes out when prodded. Should I be worried?

Small growth in front of left tonsil area (tonsils removed) no pain, no change in size over months. Pus comes out when prodded. Should I be worried?

Exam needed: Pus indicates an infection, but there usually is pain associated with an abcess in that area. It is advisable to have a throat exam by your physician or an otolaryngologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My 2 yo woke up w/a prod cough. Is it possible it's allergies or can I expect it to get worse w/fever? We are going on vacation, how long will it last?

My 2 yo woke up w/a prod cough. Is it possible it's allergies or can I expect it to get worse w/fever? We are going on vacation, how long will it last?

Yes, unknown, unknown: Many parents face this issue as you prepare to leave home and your support system for care. A 2 yo is expected to get 5-7 respiratory infections per year and occasionally react to irritant exposures/allergic triggers. At the beginning, the eventual outcome of early coughing is unpredictable. Plan ahead and have the phone contact info for your pcp on hand. Phone management or advice can help. ...Read more

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Hypochondriac. Can checking/poking/prodding glands/nodes too often make them feel sore/swollen? If so, best way to reduce swelling/soreness?

Hypochondriac. Can checking/poking/prodding glands/nodes too often make them feel sore/swollen? If so, best way to reduce swelling/soreness?

Yes: That can happen. To reduce that problem, one must stop "checking/poking/prodding glands/nodes too often". One's primary care doctor or psychiatrist can offer helpful medication, if needed. ...Read more

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There is a bone-like bump below my left knee but it does not cause pain. Only slighty if I prod it with a little force, or when I squat deep?

There is a bone-like bump below my left knee but it does not cause pain. Only slighty if I prod it with a little force, or when I squat deep?

Could be a few thing: I'm not sure exactly where its located
due to your age it may be the proximal
tibial growth plate or even the head of the
fibula
it may be somewhat inflamed from exercise
hard to say much more without an exam and
xray of the area. ...Read more

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Have a slight cough for quite som time. Wouldn't worry except I keep getting a bad test in my mouth after non-prod cough. This usually happens with colds or bronchitis, which I don't have. Any idea?

Have a slight cough for quite som time. Wouldn't worry except I keep getting a bad test in my mouth after non-prod cough. This usually happens with colds or bronchitis, which I don't have. Any idea?

Possible reflux: One possibility is atypical or "silent" reflux. I know this may sound strange but if stomach juice comes up it can reach the voice box region leading to cough. If even a little stomach juice reaches the mouth it can be very bitter or lead to a bad taste. Stop drinking acids. No sodas, coffee, tea. Stay away from tomatoes and sauce. Don't eat or drink for 3 hours before bed. See your md. ...Read more

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I had a small swelling one side of my tongue, I prodded and accidentally popped it. I can't see doctor until friday. Should I see dentist about it?

I had a small swelling one side of my tongue, I prodded and accidentally popped it. I can't see doctor until friday. Should I see dentist about it?

You could. In: The meanwhile do some warm salt water rinses and avoid playing with the area. Avoid tobacco products as well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Pain right of abdomen, below ribs over hip. Not severe, a dull ache. Can spread round side. Worse in morning. No pain if prodded. Can feel warm.?

Pain right of abdomen, below ribs over hip. Not severe, a dull ache. Can spread round side. Worse in morning. No pain if prodded. Can feel warm.?

Right sided: Persistent discomfort in the right lower abdomen raises the question of appendicitis. Other right sided discomfort conditions include kidney problems like stones or gall bladder and liver inflammation. I recommend that you be examined forthwith by a physician if symptoms are still present.





by a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Can low progesterone cause ovarian cysts? I had a m/c in march, no ret. Prods & still haven't had a period. The longest cycle I've had ever is 45 days

Can low progesterone cause ovarian cysts? I had a m/c in march, no ret. Prods & still haven't had a period. The longest cycle I've had ever is 45 days

Delayed menses: Periods are often delayed after pregnancy. A 'lazy' pituitary and an ovarian cyst are common causes that will resolve on their own. Uterine scar tissue is a rarer cause. An ultrasound and a blood test can reveal the reasons, and would be appropriate after 3 months. ...Read more

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Progresive prod. Cough at ni8 wile sleeping with constant mild dul Lt. Chest pain 55yr, F. echo=grad1-diastoli dysfn, ecg-inferio-later ischemi. Wats Rx?

Progresive prod. Cough at ni8 wile sleeping with constant mild dul Lt. Chest pain 55yr, F. echo=grad1-diastoli dysfn, ecg-inferio-later ischemi. Wats Rx?

Consider HT consult: Some of the more common causes for a chronic nocturnal cough are: post nasal drip, GERD, cough variant asthma and CHF. There is not enough information to suggest the cause of your cough or dull chest pain. Was your chest X-ray normal? Smoker? Are you on medication? An online InBox Consultation at Health Tap may be helpful. You would upload your complete medical history and all studies done. ...Read more

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Dx: chlorine induced asthma (swimming); and skin rxns to chlorine prod/pool. PCP said chlorine allergy; but told that isn't real by others. Is it real?

Dx: chlorine induced asthma (swimming); and skin rxns to chlorine prod/pool. PCP said chlorine allergy; but told that isn't real by others. Is it real?

Allergy & Irritation: Chlorine is irritating to the parts of our bodies, and can depend on how sensitive our living tissues are to the chemical, and how high the concentration of chlorine is. A true allergy to chlorine refers to reactions of chlorine with our immune systems (think of hay fever, dust allergy, food allergy). One can try allergy meds, but they may not help much if chlorine is directly irritating tissues. ...Read more