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Got upper arm tattoo worked on. Woke up over night with what feels like inside of my arm bone hurting and burning.What can this be?Stings bad.

Got  upper arm tattoo worked on. Woke up over night with what feels like inside of my arm bone hurting and burning.What can this be?Stings bad.

Possible infection: I would see your doctor as soon as possible since you may need antibiotics to treat a possible infection. You could also be allergic to the inks but that would be itchy rather than painful. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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Just got tattooed on upper arm two days ago my arm is really red and hot and irritated of course what can I do to calm it down without ruining tattoo?

Just got tattooed on upper arm two days ago my arm is really red and hot and irritated of course what can I do to calm it down without ruining tattoo?

Ice ice: Maybe you are having a reaction to the color dye or perhaps an infection. Best to ice and see your doctor as soon as possible for consideration of steroids and antibiotics to calm this picture drawing down! ...Read more

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It is Wednesday and I am having a percutaneous nephrolithotomy on my kidney on Tuesday. Is it safe to get a small tattoo on my upper arm on Friday?

It is Wednesday and I am having a  percutaneous nephrolithotomy on my kidney on Tuesday. Is it safe to get a small tattoo on my upper arm on Friday?

Kidney procedure: No. Tattoo is not a good idea before an invasive procedure. There is a risk for infection that may complicate or delay your necessary medical procedure. ...Read more

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I recently had a tattoo done to my upper arm. I have some deep ingrown hair scars in the same area, will tazorac (tazarotene) distort the tattoo in any way?

I recently had a tattoo done to my upper arm.  I have some deep ingrown hair scars in the same area, will tazorac (tazarotene) distort the tattoo in any way?

A fresh tattoo : should be treated like a wound for at least 2-4 weeks, using aquaphor and no irritating products like tazorac (tazarotene) until completely healed. After that tazorac (tazarotene) does change the epidermis so if there is any pigment there it may fade it ...Read more

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My upper arm has been in pain for months?

Need evaluation: I don't think i can give you a meaningful answer without more information. Shoulder issues would be high on my list. Start by seeing your pcp. ...Read more

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Why is my right upper arm paining ?

Why is my right upper arm paining
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Need more info: Where does it hurt? Was there an injury? How long has it been a problem. More information is needed to help you. ...Read more

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I noticed a bump o my upper arm 3 days ago its underneath my skin its not visible you can just feel it its hard and it hurts around it when you touch ?

I noticed a bump o my upper arm 3 days ago its underneath my skin its not visible you can just feel it its hard and it hurts around it when you touch ?

Cannot visualize: This could be multiple different things, from infection to enlarged lymph node to tumor. Best to show this to a doctor unless it goes away with time. ...Read more

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Upper arm aches near the shoulder?

Upper arm aches near the shoulder?

Several causes: There are several causes for the upper arm to ache near the shoulder. The most common are a tendonitis or a bursitis. Both of these can be treated with ice, rest and gentle stretching. Seeing a physical therapist can help with a more rapid recovery and decreasing the pain. If condition is worsening or is severe then see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on my left upper arm?

See dr.: Not enough information to tell you what is wrong. Best for you to see a health care provider and provide them with a full history and get an exam of the area to get you properly diagnosed and treated. Good luck. ...Read more