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Body aches, skin painful to touch, feels like I can feel pressure and pain on my brain, head throbs, restlessness, slight cough. Stress related?

Body aches, skin painful to touch, feels like I can feel pressure and pain on my brain, head throbs, restlessness, slight cough. Stress related?

Psycho-somatic issue: means severe mental disease, need to treat main cause of all problems by psychiatrist, not each separately symptomatically then get addicted to wrong meds while getting worse by not Rx cause of all problems. ...Read more

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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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Sometimes my skin will be painful to the touch for no apparent reason. Usually my arms. No rash, no sunburn. What could this be?

Sometimes my skin will be painful to the touch for no apparent reason. Usually my arms. No rash, no sunburn. What could this be?

Painful skin: The only condition that i know of the causes painful or senstive skin difusely (all over) is fibromyalgia. While other neurologic conditions could do through injured nerves (eg., like multiple sclerosis, diabetes, etc), these conditions affect a few areas of the body, but not all over. ...Read more

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Few times a year my skin is very painful without touch. It spreads and last about a week. It hurts/stings with or without touch?

Few times a year my skin is very painful without touch. It spreads and last about a week. It hurts/stings with or without touch?

Skin issues: Not sure what is causing that but suggest potential exposure to certain environmental allergens if that comes in cycles at the same time each year. Nerve irritation is another explanation but what would cause it - remains unclear based on your presentation. ...Read more

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Painful skin on touch below scar after hernia surgery. Hurts only when touched. 4 weeks now. How much longer. Large hernia. Open procedure ?

Painful skin on touch below scar after hernia surgery. Hurts only when touched. 4 weeks now. How much longer. Large hernia. Open procedure 
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Skin scar tender: 59 F Notes/asks: Painful skin on touch below scar after hernia surgery. Hurts only when touched. 4 weeks now. How much longer. Large hernia. Open procedure ? ANS: normal. Time will tell. No way to predict ask the Drs who did surgery what has been their experience in pts like U. ...Read more

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Having extreme rib cage pain, even skin is painful for me to touch. Also have noticed a largish swelling under left breast, on top of the ribs.

Having extreme rib cage pain,  even skin is painful for me to touch.  Also have noticed a largish swelling under left breast, on top of the ribs.

Shingles?: This could represent shingles. Costochondritis is also another possibility. I think it would be best to see your primary care doctor to discuss this and have a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My dad has a hard pea sized bump on his stomach. It is skin color but extremely painful to the touch. Any idea what it could be.? Cause for concern?

My dad has a hard pea sized bump on his stomach. It is skin color but extremely painful to the touch. Any idea what it could be.? Cause for concern?

Exam needed: This would have to be examined by a physician for diagnosis. Possibilities include a cyst or ventral hernia. If there is tenderness and surrounding redness, an examination is needed to rule out infection. ...Read more

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Huge lump under skin under sideburn. Was painful to touch 1 month ago Applied heat. Now small pea size and doesn't hurt but still there. Any ideas?

Cyst needs evaluatio: you probably have a cyst that got inflamed and could happen again. advise visitng your doctor to have this evaluated and possibly removed. ...Read more

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I have a little bigger than a pea size red lump on my vagina lip and its under the skin..Its very painful to sit or touch I've had it for 3 days?

I have a little bigger than a pea size red lump on my vagina lip and its under the skin..Its very painful to sit or touch I've had it for 3 days?

Infected bartholin : It may be infected bartholin cyst or some other infection and needs to be checked by your doctor or a gynecologist as it may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Been having nerve issues in head and today it has been painful to the touch. Is it getting worse? Really concerned!

Been having nerve issues in head and today it has been painful to the touch. Is it getting worse? Really concerned!

?neuralgia: This could be neuralgia which comes from a scalp nerve that is irritable and is more of a nuisance than a serious disorder. I recommend that you get examined by your pcp however. ...Read more

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The upper right side of my neck is very painful to the touch and also trying to turn my head and I have a terrible pain in the lower part of my head.

The upper right side of my neck is very painful to the touch and also trying to turn my head and I have a terrible pain in the lower part of my head.

Sounds like: a pinched nerve in your neck at the C-1-C3 levels. A cervical collar may be helpful (this can be purchased in most Pharmacies) You also need a "hands on" visit to your Medical Professional for a neurologic exam and possible Cervical Spine MRI...Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have knots on the back of my head near my lymph nodes. They are painful to the touch i also have a headache what causes this?

I have knots on the back of my head near my lymph nodes. They are painful to the touch i also have a headache what causes this?

Wens: You mave sebaceous cysts on your head which cause your nodes to become enlarged. Both the nodes and your cyst can contribute to your headaches because if pressure. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a small bump on the back of my head, right side. The bump is about the size of a mosquito bite. (Half a dime) very painful to the touch. Hurts when I lay my head down. What could this be?

I woke up this morning with a small bump on the back of my head, right side. The bump is about the size of a mosquito bite. (Half a dime) very painful to the touch. Hurts when I lay my head down. What could this be?

Inflammation &/or an: Infection. You need an in-person exam by a provider that can lay eyes on it. If it's a hair follicle infection, it's called a furuncle, which, without treatment, can progress to cellulitis &/or abscess. If >1 follicle gets involved, then it's a carbuncle. Talk to your doc about need for drainage, aspiration, culture, empiric antibiotic treatment. If lymphadenitis, use ultrasound & needle biopsy. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my calf. It is about the size of the head of a pin. It is very painful to the touch and hurts for several minutes after.

Skin lesion: a swelling of this size in the skin can be from a big array of causes depend on the duration and presence of pain and the way it looks and coulour/ consistency causes can includi infections with different kinds of bugs, warts, molluscum or skin lesion. It can also be a nevus, sun damaged skin or other skin conditions medical review is required to differentiate the so many potentials ...Read more

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