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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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There is a tender spot on the left side of my head that is a bit sore when touched. Is it serious? What causes it?

There is a tender spot on the left side of my head that is a bit sore when touched. Is it serious? What causes it?

Not serious: You can get inflammation in the muscles or superficial nerves in the scalp. It may even be a bruise from pulling your hair back or wearing a ball cap. Take some Motrin and put some ice on it ...Read more

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The past few days the top middle of my head feels sore and bruised to the touch but i did not bump it or injure it in anyway. What could cause this?

The past few days the top middle of my head feels sore and bruised to the touch but i did not bump it or injure it in anyway. What could cause this?

Sore scalp vertex: Dear member012: this could be referred pain from the sphenoid sinus. This could be related to sinusitis or allergy. I would consult with a board certified otolaryngologist(ent). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could cause small lumps plus sore to touch on back of head?

What could cause small lumps plus sore to touch on back of head?

Lymph nodes/infected: Get your scalp checked for infection and inflammation as well as parasites. Get a blood count to make sure that your body is fighting off infection. ...Read more

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Fracture of (R) radial head (c) 8 wks. Above elbow still red, inflamed, sore, warm to touch stiff joint. Normal recovery or cause for concern?

Fracture of (R) radial head (c) 8 wks. Above elbow still red, inflamed, sore, warm to touch stiff joint.  Normal recovery or cause for concern?

Hard to know: The orthopedist/physician that has seen you previously and that has performed physical examination will know better; but infection of the joint or misalignment would need to be considered. Perhaps more likely that this is normal progression of healing (depending on severity of findings you mention). Have it checked out to be sure. ...Read more

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My 6 year old has a tender spot in back of his head that hurts when he touch it what could be the cause?

My 6 year old has a tender spot in back of his head that hurts when he touch it what could be the cause?

Several things: A swollen lymph node, a goose egg from prior trauma he didn't tell you about, an insect bite that is becoming inflamed. If any of these fit you can monitor it until it either goes away or you decide to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause the head to be sore?

Can sinusitis cause the head to be sore?

Here are some...: Headache and facial pain are the common symptoms of sinusitis, which may be acute or chronic, and usually is related with viral infection. Despite being a common illness, seek evaluation and counseling timely if symptoms are worsening or intolerable, especially with fever; don't wait. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the back right side of my head with slight pain down my neck. It feels sore to the touch. Any suggestions?

I have a bump on the back right side of my head with slight pain down my neck. It feels sore to the touch. Any suggestions?

First thing that...: ...Comes to mind is an infected sebaceous cyst. These often need to be drained in order to clear. For now, try treating with heat or a warm compress, and see your doctor soon. ...Read more