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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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I can roll my forskine back but I won't go back over the head, it is sensitive to touch and will restrict my movement, how do I stop it?

I can roll my forskine back but I won't go back over the head, it is sensitive to touch and will restrict my movement, how do I stop it?

Phimosis: Phimosis is a condition in males where the foreskin cannot be fully retracted over the glans penis. This can often be due to inflammation or build up of scarring between the glans and the foreskin. Generally speaking, most family physicians, and certainly all urologists would be able to treat this conditions and help you out. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I get a knot in the back of my head sensitive to touch. I use ice packs for it and it will go away but it will come back. What is it?

Knot on the head: If you are a spouse, this is usually where your spouse hits you when you forget to do something! But seriously folks, it could simply be a cyst, or something more involved. Go see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a walnut sized bump on the back of my head. It is immovable and sensitive to touch. It feels hard and is on the right side of my head. I notice?

I have a walnut sized bump on the back of my head. It is immovable and sensitive to touch. It feels hard and is on the right side of my head. I notice?

Needs to be checked: We don't have enough information to tell you what it may be based on your description. We need to know how long you have had this, if there ios any history of head injury in past, and exact location. It may be a calcified Hematoma, a bony cyst. I suggest you get it checked by your dactor as to what exactly it is ...Read more

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Is it normal for the head of my penis with the foreskin pulled back to be sensitive to touch?

Is it normal for the head of my penis with the foreskin pulled back to be sensitive to touch?

Foreskin: Yes. This is the most sensitive part of your penis. If it is reddened or inflamed, you may have a fungal dermatitis. This is usually treated with topical anti fungal creams and Hydrocortisone like medications. ...Read more

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My penis head is sensitive. I can pull my foreskin back easily. But when I touch the head or something falls upon it, it hurts badly.

Here's some...: Is this symptom new or lifelong? To manage it, bring the detailed info on its onset, degree, duration, progress to urologist for analysis, physical exams, etc. So to deduce how this may affect your life as well as how to modify it in a sensible way to alleviate your symptom. ...Read more

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I have a sensitive area on the upper back of my right thigh, the skin feels super sensitive to touch even the lightest of fabrics irritate it?

I have a sensitive area on the upper back of my right thigh, the skin feels super sensitive to touch even the lightest of fabrics irritate it?

Nerve irritation: This type of thing is often due to problems with a nerve. If you have had a rash there or some other inflammation, this can happen afterwards. I would get an exam from your doctor to evaluate what might be going on and get checked for diabetes or vitamin deficiencies that might cause this. ...Read more

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I have been cracking my back multiple times aa day for many years. It cracks far more than most others that I know. Could this be causing symptoms of sciatica to now flair up? Skin on leg feels qsensitive to the touch as well and hurts if anything rubs ag

I have been cracking my back multiple times aa day for many years. It cracks far more than most others that I know. Could this be causing symptoms of sciatica to now flair up? Skin on leg feels qsensitive to the touch as well and hurts if anything rubs ag

Generally No: Cracking backs has not had any relationship with causing other issues. There could have been a problem you already had going on regarding the sciatica and has just gotten worse lately. I would consider further evaluation if things aren't getting better, maybe MRI of spine to see. ...Read more

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Noticed rock hard knot/lump on the back side of my head, left side close to occipital bone. Knot is about pea size very painful & sensitive 2 touch.?

Noticed rock hard knot/lump on the back side of my head, left side close to occipital bone. Knot is about pea size very painful & sensitive 2 touch.?

Lump: This could be an inflamed lymph node, cyst or ingrown hair. Apply warm soaks. Check to see whether you have a skin eruption in that area which can cause lymph node reactivity. See your physician as needed. ...Read more

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The skin on the back of my left leg down to the left side of my foot is really sensitive. It hurts to touch or rub. I've been getting it alot recently?

The skin on the back of my left leg down to the left side of my foot is really sensitive. It hurts to touch or rub. I've been getting it alot recently?

May be a sciatica: There are a number of possibilities, I would not hesitate to be seen. One part of the sciatic nerve is the S1 nerve root which runs down the back of the calf to the lateral aspect of the foot and so it may be coming from your back. ...Read more

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My skin at the back upper leg and thighs are extremely sensitive for touch. Had it for couple of hours now. Took anti-inflammatory tablet but not help?

My skin at the back upper leg and thighs are extremely sensitive for touch. Had it for couple of hours now. Took anti-inflammatory tablet but not help?

Wait ; see: The duration of your symptoms has not been long enough (assuming no trauma) to indicate anything dire. It could be from sitting in a certain position or type of chair, or a sensitivity of your skin to something it contacted. If it persists past 24, see your pcp. Being that it is on both sides presumably rules out shingles. ...Read more

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I have had very sensitive skin to the touch all over my lower back and legs. Uncomfortable for even clothes to touch?

Paresthesia: Paresthesia is a sensation of tickling, tingling, burning, pricking, or numbness of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect. It is more generally known as the feeling of "pins and needles" or of a limb "falling asleep". The manifestation of paresthesia may be transient or chronic. Chronic paresthesia indicates a problem with the functioning of neurons. ...Read more

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My skin is sore to touch from the center of my belly around the right side to my back. It began suddenly as a sensitive spot in my back. What is that?

My skin is sore to touch from the center of my belly around the right side to my back. It began suddenly as a sensitive spot in my back. What is that?

Sore skin: The issue you describe may be consistent with shingles. This rash tends to begin as pain in a dermatome. A dermatome is a region of the skin that is innervated by a sensory nerve, and generally wraps around the trunk, arm, leg, etc. The pain may be severe, and a papular rash may develop. Anyone with chicken pox as a child may develop shingles later in life, particularly in times of stress ...Read more

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I'm 16 weeks pregnant and the skin on left side of my stomach and back is sensitive and extremely painful when touched. But I have no rash. Why?

I'm 16 weeks pregnant and the skin on left side of my stomach and back is sensitive and extremely painful when touched. But I have no rash. Why?

Possible shingles: From the tone of your question, I get the impression that you are thinking about shingles. Sometimes shingles can present without a rash and sometimes pain will appear before the rash. Discuss your concerns with your ob. ...Read more

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I have sensitive skin only on my left side (stomach and back) and is extremely painful when touched. No rash. 16 weeks pregnant and wonder what it is?

I have sensitive skin only on my left side (stomach and back) and is extremely painful when touched. No rash. 16 weeks pregnant and wonder what it is?

Possible shingles: If your symptoms are limited to a certain region of your trunk on one side, it is possibly shingles, which does not always present with a rash. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have recently developed very sensitive skin. It started on my lower left arm and is now across my upper back. Sore to touch but no rash visible.?

I have recently developed very sensitive skin. It started on my lower left arm and is now across my upper back. Sore to touch but no rash visible.?

See a doctor: Your sensitive skin may be a sign of a more serious medical condition and should be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible. Contact your doctor right away to set an appointment. ...Read more

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Is permanent sharp throbbing pain in one side of the head, neck and back pain and scalp sensitive to touch and painful symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

Is permanent sharp throbbing pain in one side of the head, neck and back pain and scalp sensitive to touch and painful symptoms of occipital neuralgia?

Yes and No: It could be occipital neuralgia, however neck and back pain are not typical symptoms. I would suggest having your neck evaluated as well since many of those nerves can travel to both the neck, back and head to cause the symptoms you describe. ...Read more

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Bump on top of my head and I didn't hit it or anything is hurting and very sensitive to the touch?

Bump on top of my head and I didn't hit it or anything is hurting and very sensitive to the touch?

Cyst: Hi Amanda 648 Depends a little on age, but most superficial bumps on the head are swollen sebaceous (oil) glands that have become infected (forming an abscess). Try hot compresses. it may drain by itself. Or consult your own doctor, who may want to incise and drain (I & D), or refer you for this. Don't delay if it gets worse. ...Read more

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Will my skin go back to it's normal thickness once off acutane? It's terribly thin and sensitive!

Will my skin go back to it's normal thickness once off acutane? It's terribly thin and sensitive!

Probably: Most skin changes related to medications are reversible when you stop the drug (most but not all). ask your dermatologist or whoever prescribed the isotretinoin. ...Read more

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When I touch chin to chest it hurts the back of my head what is this I don't have any other symptoms?

When I touch chin to chest it hurts the back of my head what is this I don't have any other symptoms?

Neck problems: Some when you do that you stretch your neck muscles, so if you problem in the neck some time get aggravated. ...Read more

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I struggle with anxiety the top of my head is very painful and sensitive to touch was told this is due to anxiety?

I struggle with anxiety the top of my head is very painful and sensitive to touch was told this is due to anxiety?

Psych tests & treat: Interviews miss 54% while physical exams 51% so sensitively specifically identifying your challenge is the first step which should be the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Second or Adolescent Edition computerized report. Next depending upon the objective diagnosis cognitive behavior therapy, imagery, meditation, yoga, exercise, diet and schedule are crucial to begin stress reduction. ...Read more

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I struggle with anxiety the top of my head is very painful and sensitive to touch was told this is due to anxiety?

I struggle with anxiety the top of my head is very painful and sensitive to touch was told this is due to anxiety?

Possibly: Some people develop tension in the muscles of the scalp and neck when stressed or anxious. This can lead to pain & tenderness. Recommend learning breathing techniques to progressive muscle relaxation/ meditation to help deal with this. Take care. ...Read more