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Hi, I have a full thickness bicep tear at the shoulder. Is there usually swelling, discoloration & visually disformaties?

Hi, I have a full thickness bicep tear at the shoulder. Is there usually swelling, discoloration & visually disformaties?

Yes : There is frequently swelling and bruising if the long head of the biceps tendon tore at the shoulder recently. The biceps muscle tends to ball up closer to the elbow called a Popeye deformity. The swelling and bruising will go away but the Popeye deformity will remain unless it is surgically corrected which isn't necessary unless there are other injuries like a rotator cuff tear. ...Read more

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Midway down my back (between shoulder blades), my spine is swollen. Not discolored, nor painful, just much larger than the rest of spine. What is it?

Midway down my back (between shoulder blades), my spine is swollen. Not discolored, nor painful, just much larger than the rest of spine. What is it?

Let me explain: If it is in the midline area it could be a small lipoma, if on either side of the spine it could be from scoliosis (curvatures of the spine)? Good luck. ...Read more

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Small lump bulge discoloration on left side of spine between shoulder blades. Sometimes aches and it tender to touch but not too bad.

Small lump bulge discoloration on left side of spine between shoulder blades. Sometimes aches and it tender to touch but not too bad.

Lump: See your doctor to have it checked out. Could be a cyst or beginning abscess. Many other possibilities. You didn't mention how long you had it. ...Read more

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Got a sunburn on vaca. There is a dark burn like mark on my shoulder now. Peeling and discolored skin underneath. Not sure how to treat. ?

Got a sunburn on vaca. There is a dark burn like mark on my shoulder now. Peeling and discolored skin underneath. Not sure how to treat. ?

Sunburn: Do you like your skin nice and crispy, or the type that just melts in your mouth? You charred your shoulder recently and while we think that might be just be just fine for a steer that we intend to consume we do not think it's fine for humans. I assume you don't engage in cannabalism. Use plenty of hi SPF sunscreen oil-base. For the burn, sulfadiazine. ...Read more

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Hello, is it possible to have a fully torn bicep tendon (@ shoulder ) with no pain,discoloration,swelling,visually,no sensitivity to touch?

Hello, is it possible to have a fully torn bicep tendon  (@ shoulder ) with no pain,discoloration,swelling,visually,no sensitivity to touch?

It is possible: The classic presentation of a long head of biceps tear @ the shoulder is feeling a pop in the front of the shoulder, followed by some swelling and bruising. The biceps tends to bunch up down by the elbow (Popeye deformity). I have had patients who have a torn biceps but never experienced the classic presentation described above, so it is possible for you to have a fully torn biceps without this. ...Read more

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I have a painless golf ball sized lump on my shoulder joint. Doesn't feel like its an injury, no discoloration. Any ideas?

I have a painless golf ball sized lump on my shoulder joint.  Doesn't feel like its an injury, no discoloration. Any ideas?

Lump : A moveable lump under the skin may represent a non cancerous cyst or lipoma (fatty growth). If the area is growing or becoming painful see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment and to make sure a skin cancer is not present. ...Read more

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What cause brown stain in your underwear?

What cause brown stain in your underwear?

One possibility is: Fecal smudging. A second (if you are female) is older, deoxygenated blood from the vagina. ...Read more