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Doctor insights on: Unusual Painful Spots

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My partner has a cluster of painful spots on his side/back don't know what they are?

My partner has a cluster of painful spots on his side/back don't know what they are?

Possible herpes: I would seek the opinoin of a dermatologist. If they started as small blisters, a herpes virus is a consideration. There are different types, hsv 1, more commonly known as a fever blister virus can occur anywhere on the body. Herpes zoster, or shingles can start out as a cluster and spread in a linear or dermatonal fashion. Both can be treated with an oral antiviral agent. Lana long, M.D. ...Read more

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Random dark spots on finger. Been there for a while. They localized to one area. Not painful?

Random dark spots on finger. Been there for a while. They localized to one area. Not painful?

Hard to say without Hard to say without an image: We think of moles, and other Pigmented lesions You need to check with your physician to make sure there's not something like a melanoma. We need an image to really help clarify this ...Read more

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After 10 yrs. Of not having a period, I saw two spots the size of a dime, a couple days apart - unusual?

After 10 yrs. Of not having a period, I saw two spots the size of a dime, a couple days apart - unusual?

Not normal: This needs to be evaluated. While it may be nothing significant it could be an early warning of something more serious even if it does not happen again. ...Read more

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My grandaughter is 11yrs old and has two lots of cluster spots on her back which she say are painful is it shingles?

My grandaughter is 11yrs old and has two lots of cluster spots on her back which she say are painful is it shingles?

It depends: It depends on what the lesions look like. It probably is not shingles. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a few tiny black spots on my anus. They're not painful and I didn't notice until I shaved the area. What could this be?

Freckles versus...: ...something more concerning like Kaposi's sarcoma? Without a picture its impossible to say from here. Please have your local doctor check for you-- ...Read more

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29yr female, keep getting painful spots under skin only on my chin all the time & nothing is helping! What can I use at home? Thanks

29yr female, keep getting painful spots under skin only on my chin all the time & nothing is helping! What can I use at home? Thanks

Hydrocortisone lotiohydrocortisone lotion or cream can be used however if this persists I would go to see a dermatolog: Hydrocortisone lotion or cream can be used however if rash persists I would see a dermatologist ...Read more

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Occasionally I get an electric zap (sometimes painful) sensation in different spots on body. Could this be a sign of MS? Very scared. No other symptoms

Occasionally I get an electric zap (sometimes painful) sensation in different spots on body. Could this be a sign of MS? Very scared. No other symptoms

Maybe: Especially if family history of it but if changes in different locations, weakness blurred vision see neurologist for mri of brain and tests ...Read more

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I'm 17 and active and healthy but recently I have had random, moving spots of pain all over my body. They are not very painful and always go away but what could they be?

Random pains: Would check CRP and ESR for inflammation as well as ANA, lyme. Thyroid. Can be lyme depending on where you live, or beginning of rheumatoid/ inflammatory process. Also may be thyroid acting up as it happens often in young individuals particularly females. Or food intolerences (gluten) Alternatively may just be musculoskeletal. Rarely rheumatic fever if hx of strep f/u w/ doc rheumatology ...Read more

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Is it normal to get lots of painful red spots on your back?

Not especially: Red painful spots represent inflammation but the causes can be many. If acne can cause discomfort. However, if the condition worsens, a visit to a dermatologist would be advisable. ...Read more

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I have a red painful lump since a week and yesterday ive notice that there is two more small spots/lumps beside the old one?

I have a red painful lump since a week and yesterday ive notice that there is two more small spots/lumps beside the old one?

Your age & Country?: You don't state your age or location. Diseases/symptoms have different causes depending on age and country, sometimes. Please update your profile to reflect this. Include any meds you take. Then ask your question again. Remember, you must be 16 years old or higher to post on this forum. ...Read more

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Is it more painful to have a core needle biopsy of three different spots than only one? What about the recovery? It takes more time?

Biopsy: Logically you may expect more discomfort from 3 pokes than from a single one. But nowdays biopsies are done under some anesthesia, so there is a good chance amount of pain will be minimal either way. Recovery is usually minimal, however, it depends on what organ is biopsied. I wish it goes well for you and nothing bad is found. ...Read more

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I was concerned about 2 reddish brown small spots appeared suddenly on different areas on my both knees they are not painful or elevated?

I was concerned about 2 reddish brown small spots appeared suddenly on different areas on my both knees they are not painful or elevated?

Brownish spots on: Two reddish spots on both knees. In a 21 years old girl. Could be just from pressure from something or something you came in contact with. See your Dr. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting boils on my bottom. There really painful and I also have these kind of spots with blood in and after there squeezed it weeps?

Why do I keep getting boils on my bottom. There really painful and I also have these kind of spots with blood in and after there squeezed it weeps?

Wrong treatments: Recurrent infections mean that the original infections were not eradicated or you keep exposing the area to the same causes. If recurrent, then you may have chronically infected cysts which need removal. Simply opening them does not get rid of the infected parts. Squeezing is bad as it "injects" the infection deeper into the tissues. A surgeon needs to help get rid of these. Enough antibiotics! ...Read more

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Painful white spots on gums, is it herpes?

Painful white spots on gums, is it herpes?

Sore gums: This may be an infection called herpetic stomatitis, which is an infection from the herpes simplex virus. Or, it may be multiple aphthous ulcers (canker sores).
You should have this examined by your dentist, but in either case, they should heal spontaneously in 7-10 days.
Your dentist can suggest some remedies to control the pain. ...Read more

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I have white spots on my tongue and that have become painful?

I have white spots on my tongue and that have become painful?

Painful spots tongue: Lets so 2nd opinion and I can look at them. ...Read more

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Hey I have lumps around my anus and painful stinging spots also itching. Can you help?

Hey I have lumps around my anus and painful stinging spots also itching. Can you help?

Hemorrhoid: May be you have hemorrhoid. Please see your PCP and have it looked at and he / she should be ane to prescribe something. ...Read more

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I have 2 red spots on my gums and I'm not sure what they are, I have had them for a few months they are not painful?

I have 2 red spots on my gums and I'm not sure what they are, I have had them for a few months they are not painful?

Too numerous: Red spots on gums can be from one of many causes, too numerous to discuss in this brief forum. Any red or white gum lesions, especially they don't disappear in a week to 10 days, should be examined by your General Dentist, a Periodontist, oranOral Surgeon. Please don't wait, call now. ...Read more

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Urticaria like spots on chest. Have been there for years. Not itchy or painful, same size and shape always. What could it be?

Urticaria like spots on chest. Have been there for years. Not itchy or painful, same size and shape always. What could it be?

Not urticaria: Urticaria are very itchy spots fading away in a day often to be replaced with more hives that also last for a day. All allergic rashes itch. Rashes caused by other immune disorders blister or bruise. You likely have a benign disorder if it has been present for many years, has not changed & you are otherwise well. If you can afford a copay a hcp with dermatology expertise may help. ...Read more

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I have been getting these random unexplained deep tissue lumps in various spots on my body. They will burn and are very painful to touch.

I have been getting these random unexplained deep tissue lumps in various spots on my body. They will burn and are very painful to touch.

See your doc: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Spots that when squeezed leak clear fluid? What could these be? Is this a sign lf septicaemia? There are multiple painful spots appearing!

Spots that when squeezed leak clear fluid? What could these be? Is this a sign lf septicaemia? There are multiple painful spots appearing!

See a doctor: This may be chicken pox or any of a dozen or more conditions, but without the ability to obtain a full history and examine you there is no way in which to diagnose it on the internet. It is probably not septicemia, which means bacteria multiplying in the bloodstream. ...Read more

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I am getting really scared, the spots are worse. And my joints are swollen and very painful, a different few each day. Plz help what is this?

I am getting really scared, the spots are worse. And my joints are swollen and very painful, a different few each day. Plz help what is this?

See a rheumatologist: It sounds as if you have an inflammatory arthritis. There are numerous diagnostic possibilities and you need to see a rheumatologist to be diagnosed and started on appropriate medication. Do not delay as some arthritic disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis can cause joint damage early in its course. ...Read more