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Sore spot under arm. Tender to touch. No visible swelling/redness/bruising. Sometimes a shooting pain. Believes it may be getting bigger.

Sore spot under arm. Tender to touch. No visible swelling/redness/bruising. Sometimes a shooting pain. Believes it may be getting bigger.

Sore spot under arm: Can be from a variety of things. Please see your doc for diagnosis. POSSIBILITIES include boil, sebaceous cyst, shingles, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Random sore spot on upper arm by shoulder. No discoloration or warmth but If touched, hurts. Looks normal, Little swollen. Very randomly appeared. Ideas?

Random sore spot on upper arm by shoulder. No discoloration or warmth but If touched, hurts. Looks normal, Little swollen. Very randomly appeared. Ideas?

Soreness: If there is no recent injury like a sprain to explain your symptoms, it's possible that the problem is tendonitis especially if shoulder motions produce pain. I recommend a trial of cold alternating with warm applications and, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve (with food). If symptoms persist or worsen see your physician or an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Brown spot on upper arm that is sore. It also makes other parts of my upper arm sore. It happens on and off. Like ever 2 weeks?

Brown spot on upper arm that is sore. It also makes other parts of my upper arm sore. It happens on and off. Like ever 2 weeks?

Hard to say: Without looking at it. Might be a good idea to have it checked out, diagnosed and treated. Your may need referral to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My forearm has a sore spot that has been there for 3 days. I slept on my arm and that caused it. I am getting some intermittent shooting pains also?

? bone bruise?: You may have a small bruise under the lining around the bone (periosteum), which can ache for several days. Advil (ibuprofen) and/or cold compresses should help with discomfort. If persists beyond 7-10 days, should get it checked by your dr / urgent care / orthopedist, but will likely resolve in few days. ...Read more

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Really sore spot on my tricep making my arm sore?

Really sore spot on my tricep making my arm sore?

Strain vs bruise: Pain and soreness about your triceps is most likely do to an injury or overuse problem. You can sustain a bruise with direct blunt trauma, a partial tear or strain with resisted force injury (too heavy a weight or too many repetitions past point of fatigue). A thorough orthopaedic evaluation is warranted if your symptoms are not steadily resolving over the course of a week. ...Read more

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What could explain the random red spot on my arm and my arm is sore?

What could explain the random red spot on my arm and my arm is sore?

Skin infection: This can be a skin infection due to a minor injury or due to an infected bug/ spider bite. Would recommend you see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Red spot under just bottom arm pit, popped it and it's now came out in a bruise and is sore?

Red spot under just bottom arm pit, popped it and it's now came out in a bruise and is sore?

Lesion: It may have been an area of folliculitis or an early abscess. The bruise may be from you popping it. Keep it well irrigated and if not better see your doctor for incision, drainage and antibiotics. All the best. ...Read more

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Is the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot less effective when given in the arm rather than the buttocks? Does no soreness after mean it wasn't given in the right spot?

Is the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) shot less effective when given in the arm rather than the buttocks? Does no soreness after mean it wasn't given in the right spot?

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is made to be given in the larger muscle in the buttocks but there is a formulation that can be given sub-Q. Soreness is not necessary for it to work but is usually a side effect of giving the medicine IM. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hit my elbow, next day noticed sore forearm & a knot. Then 1 spot on wrist became tender. All right arm. Pain lessened now. Neuropathy?

Hit my elbow, next day noticed sore forearm & a knot. Then 1 spot on wrist became tender. All right arm. Pain lessened now. Neuropathy?

Not neuropathy: neuropathy would cause numbness and weakness if you bruises a nerve. You probably bruise where you hit your arm. If you did not elevate your arm the swelling went down hill to your wrist. ...Read more

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Cold tingling feeling between shoulder blades and full ache. Also sore shoulders and arms. Mild scoliosis. Tender spot by or on spine. What causes?

Cold tingling feeling between shoulder blades and full ache. Also sore shoulders and arms. Mild scoliosis. Tender spot by or on spine. What causes?

Nerve compression: Scoliosis can cause some nerve compression in your spine that may be causing your symptoms. Consider seeing a chiropractor or a physical therapist to help you get your symptoms alleviated. They may also help you figure out some exercises that you ca do at home to prevent future problems. Acupuncture or yoga may also be helpful. ...Read more

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My left arm has been sore and since yesterday. Today I noticed that there was HUGE swollen spot of lymph nodes on the thumb side just below the elbow.

Lymph Nodes: That is not a typical place to find swollen lymph nodes and that isolated finding is not an obvious description of any common medical condition or infection. Without further information I cannot help with diagnosis but if it is huge swollen and worsening I would have a doctor look at it today. ...Read more

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Had flu shot 3 days ago. Spot on arm still painful, swollen, red and hot. Still feeling unwell; fever, bodyaches, weakness and sore throat. Normal?

Had flu shot 3 days ago. Spot on arm still painful, swollen, red and hot. Still feeling unwell; fever, bodyaches, weakness and sore throat. Normal?

Not normal, not rare: These side effects, while not exactly "normal, " are also not uncommon. Hopefully they will disappear soon but the flu shot can rarely cause serious long-standing side effects. What is unfortunate is that a large body of research shows that flu shots are not particularly effective! See http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2010/11/01/flu-vaccine-and-its-side-effects. Aspx ...Read more

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Left side neck pain, left neck muscles extremely tight, pain/twitching/weakness/shakiness in left arm. A very sore spot around c5/c6. 34 female. Tips?

Left side neck pain, left neck muscles extremely tight, pain/twitching/weakness/shakiness in left arm. A very sore spot around c5/c6. 34 female. Tips?

You may have a: Pinched nerve in the neck. The weakness is concerning and requires a work up. See a Neurologist or start with your family doc. The twitching goes along with weakness when the nerves to a muscle are compromised (fasciculations).This requires prompt attention and could be from a herniated disc in the neck or another process that has compromised the nerves. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a tender spot on my arm pit and my breasts are tender. Any ideas?

I have a tender spot on my arm pit and my breasts are tender. Any ideas?

Tender spot: The tender spot on your arm pit may be an inflammed lymph node, if you have mastitis (inflammation of ther breast) or any breast mass, this can cause the lymph node to become inflammed or indurated, I suggest that you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My baby has knots and sores in her head and knots under her arm pits and sore like spots on her face. What cause this?

My baby has knots and sores in her head and knots under her arm pits and sore like spots on her face. What cause this?

Need to see a doctor: It could be a skin infection and the knots could be enlarged lymph nodes reacting to the infection.
It could be also some sort of dermatitis.
You will need to take the baby to your pediatrician for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I been having knots under my arm for 4 years that wnt go away an now I got this tender spot wth a red soft like bump but it looks n feel like meat?

I been having knots under my arm for 4 years that wnt go away an now I got this tender spot wth a red soft like bump but it looks n feel like meat?

Infected cyst: The skin under the arm pit is prone to many infectious processes if not kept clean and shaven. Hidradenitis of infected hair follicles and infected sebaceous cytst are very common. If not resolving they should be treated with antibiotics, warm soaks and excision if necessary. ...Read more

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I have a red spot a little above my armpit and its sore. What could this be?

I have a red spot a little above my armpit and its sore. What could this be?

Axillary red spot: Likely infection, folliculitis, wash-3 times a day and used bacitracin, (no band aids they make things worse) if does not resolve in 24 hours or if > 3mm (pencil eraser) go to urgent care/doctor ...Read more

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Tender to touch spot under arm pit next to breast?

? abscess/boil?: Get an eval to determine the exact diagnosis as it may be ab abscess requiring local I&D and/or antibiotic treatment, or a lymph node if on the arm pit area, needing further evaluation, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have 3 blue spots under my skin one on my arm on outer thigh and on buttock they are sore when pressed on been there for years what could they be?

I have 3 blue spots under my skin one on my arm on outer thigh and on buttock they are sore when pressed on been there for years what could they be?

Many things: Acute or sudden blue painful spots can be due to bruising. They can come from systemic issues (like liver, etc), hemaniomas and other things both "bad and not so bad". I would get a further evaluation with more testing. I woul imagine that the fact they have been there for a long time suggests the probably represent nothing serious... Not I would still get them checked out. ...Read more

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I have a question about some sudden symptoms... It feels like my legs are sore in spots and it feels like my arm has ben punched and sore in places...

I have a question about some sudden symptoms... It feels like my legs are sore in spots and it feels like my arm has ben punched and sore in places...

Sore spots: If this lasts more than a day or two darts spreading, or you start having bruising I would seek evaluation from your physician. ...Read more

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I had a sore spot come up on my elbow I mashed on it an what I think was glass came out of it. Now I have a red bump and my elbow is sore to the tuchis it enfected

I had a sore spot come up on my elbow I mashed on it an what I think was glass came out of it. Now I have a red bump and my elbow is sore to the tuchis it enfected

Hello.: Hello. You may have had a foriegn body reaction around a piece of glass that had been embedded. I an answering your question five days after it was written. Hopefully, you elbow is well on the way to healing when you read this. However, if you are this far out and the area is red, tender, hot or swollen, you may have an infection and might need antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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I've been getting really bad red, dry, itchy and sore spots on my arms and in my neck, I work at a salon and it keeps flaring up, please help!!

I've been getting really bad red, dry, itchy and sore spots on my arms and in my neck, I work at a salon and it keeps flaring up, please help!!

See Derm: In your line of work you come in contact with a lot of people and chemicals. You may have a flea/ tick/ louse infestation that you picked up from a customer or a reaction to the products you are using.

Might also be from something entirely different, llke scabies or a seasonal variation of eczema. Go to your Dermatologist, a quick skin analysis should yield an answer. ...Read more