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What Could Cause Paunful Tenderness
Probably nothing: You have probably bumped or irritated the "spot" in some manner. Have someone look to see if there is anything visable. If not, give it a while. Remember, in medicine, something bad usually does not go away and gets worse and becomes apparent, if it goes away, it was nothing to start with. ...Read more
I have two marble size lumps in my thighs. Slightly tender to touch. What could they be caused from?
Lipoma?: May be a fatty tumor called a lipoma, or a cyst under the skin. Best to have it checked out by your primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I've been having dry, itchy sore/tender for around 2 weeks now; they tend tobleed a little when I scratch. What could this be/the cause be?
Dry, itchy: Dry, itchy sore of what? You may have eczema which may be caused by an allergy. But let us know what area you are talking about so that we can eliminate the guess work. ...Read more
Sudden pain on lower left side of abdomen. Very tender to touch, or even poke. Lasted only about 10 minutes, then went away. What could cause be?
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
What could cause the temporalis muscle to be bigger on one side than the other? Also more tender on that side.
Anatomy: Hello. Each of us has unique structural and anatomical differences. One arm is slightly longer than the other, our hearing may be different between each ear and your temporalis may be asymmetric. Since it is a muscle, if asymmetric use over time will change the muscle size. The temporalis is a muscle for chewing. See your dentist and try chewing equally on each side. See your doctor to be sure. ...Read more
Is it possible that herpes could cause a big painless node (s) in the groin or are herpes lymph nodes always going to be tender/painful? 3 day aftersex
Thoughts: Typically if you first get infected with herpes, small sores, scabs and itching occur first and then the virus lays dormant for years. That presentation sounds more like an infected follicle which you could use bacitracin for. See your doctor or someone with an infectious disease background and be examined. You can check a blood test to rule out exposure if really concerned. ...Read more
Several things: Lymph nodes are a site of inflammatory response and immune reaction. Swollen, tender lymph nodes are a common response to bacterial or viral infection. Lymph nodes can also enlarge and become tender in certain autoimmune diseases. Lymphoma is a type of tumor that develops in lymph nodes and finally certain types of cancer will "drain" cells into a lymph nodes and spread to those nodes. ...Read more
Depends: If in the center of ur abdomen just below the rib cage ; u r thin u may be feeling ur duodenum spasm due 2 ulcers or ur pyloric area of stomach. 2 the r is the liver ; 2 the left is the spleen that's the best I can do. My advice is c ur pcp ; have a hands on diagnosis made. ...Read more
See urologist: This could be an epididymitis (infection) which is treated with antibiotics or just testalgia which isn't an infection and even sometimes a hernia will have referred pain to the testicle. You need to see a urologist to be examined to determine exactly what is the cause of your symptoms ...Read more
I have pain between my shoulder blades, tender to touch, and at base of my neck? Can working out cause that?
Yes: Anything that causes strain or spasm of the muscles can cause pain in those muscles or muscle groups. The area your talking about is probably the second most common area of the body to experience this, the first being lower back. ...Read more
I.V. Site swelling and sore, the area around the site is hard and vert tender to touch. Any clue to a cause?
Thombophlebitis.: Commonly IV sites are known for developing superficial thrombophlebitis, sue to some of the medication irritating inside of veins and causing severe pain and cord like swelling. It is from some antibiotics, some other meds known for irritiating the veins compared to other meds. Infection at the IV site also can cause it. Do hot compresses, elevation on a pillow. If it doesn't go away see ur doc. ...Read more
The bottom tip of my right testicle is sometimes tender when touched. Only sometimes. Is this a cause for concern?
Epidydimitiis: A urologist should check uGet a more detailed answer ›
My clitoris is swollen and tender/hurts when touched. No other symptoms. What can this be? And what is it cause by?
My head is tender and when I comb my hair a nice amount comes out. What is the cause of this? What can I do to stop it?
I don't know if it: Absolutely always causes rebound pain - but it is a classic finding. ...Read more
Infection, trauma...: See your doctor for an examination.Get a more detailed answer ›
About four days ago my nipples started to become really tender and sore, could NOT wearing a bra be the cause of this?
Yes: If your nipples are rubbing against an article of clothing that has an irritant contained therein, then yes. Sometimes the irritant is a poorly rinsed shirt or blouse after laundering that still contains soap embedded within. ...Read more
While showering last night I had clear fluid come out my nipples and they are extremely tender sore what could cause this?
Hormones: But should get it checked outGet a more detailed answer ›
Why does going for a BM cause me so much pain and discomfort afterwards which can last all day my bowels feel raw/tender?
Rectal Fissure: Typically a fissure causes severe rectal pain and bleeding. Fissures can be associated with hemorrhoids. A bowel regimen to soften stool is first line therapy. Be well. If the fissure is diagnosed and treated you should recover in several weeks. Occasionally surgery is indicated. ...Read more