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I have a tender spot on the back of my head. What could be the cause?

I have a tender spot on the back of my head. What could be the cause?

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

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I have two marble size lumps in my thighs. Slightly tender to touch. What could they be caused from?

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

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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?

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

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My lower spine is tender to touch. What could cause this?

My lower spine is tender to touch. What could cause this?

Difficult to tell: For sure, but it could be pilonidal cyst abscess. Show it to your doctor, because sometimes it requires antibiotics or even surgical drainage. ...Read more

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What could be a cause for chronic chest tenderness?

What could be a cause for chronic chest tenderness?

Costochondritis: If it hurts when you push on it, and it is near your breast bone, then inflammation of the joint between your ribs and your breast bone, aka costochondritis is possible. If the problem does not go away, call your doctor! ...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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What could cause the temporalis muscle to be bigger on one side than the other? Also more tender on that side.

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

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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

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

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What causes tender burned looking and itching scalpe?

What causes tender burned looking and itching scalpe?

Scalp inflammation.: This sounds like inflammation of the scalp. This could be from irritation from a hair care or coloring product, or from an innate inflammatory medical condition affecting the scalp. ...Read more

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What causes tender swollen lymp node?

What causes tender swollen lymp node?

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

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What would cause a knot under my rib cage that's tender to touch?

What would cause a knot under my rib cage that's tender to touch?

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

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The bottom tip of my right testicle is tender when touched. Why? Is it a cause for concern?

The bottom tip of my right testicle is tender when touched. Why? Is it a cause for concern?

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

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What can cause ongoing pain in the abdomen that does not cause the abdomen to be tender to the touch?

See details: The possibilities are numerous. The only certain thing is that this issue requires a medical evaluation which includes a ct scan. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain between my shoulder blades, tender to touch, and at base of my neck? Can working out cause that?

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

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I.V. Site swelling and sore, the area around the site is hard and vert tender to touch. Any clue to a cause?

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

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My clitoris is swollen and tender/hurts when touched. No other symptoms. What can this be? And what is it cause by?

My clitoris is swollen and tender/hurts when touched. No other symptoms. What can this be? And what is it cause by?

Clit: It could be friction from intercourse, masturbation, tight underwear. Urinary tract infection, vulvovaginitis. Reaction to chemical (lotion/gel used for intercourse). See doctor if not sure or worried. ...Read more

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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?

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?

See doctor: Hair loss accompanied by tenderness is a sign of inflammation or infection. At that location. It needs to be examined and possibly biopsied to determine cause and proper treatment. Over the counter meds are too weak to work. ...Read more

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Help! Could stress cause tender spot on scalp?

Help! Could stress cause tender spot on scalp?

I don't know about: Having one specific tender spot. However, I have seen some people who have such severe tension headaches that their scalp muscles are sore to the touch. ...Read more

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What could cause a large facial cyst and tenderness?

What could cause a large facial cyst and tenderness?

Cystic acne: It sounds like you might have cystic acne or a facial abscess. You should see your doctor to get the best possible result. ...Read more

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Could appendicitis always cause rebound pain/tenderness?

I don't know if it: Absolutely always causes rebound pain - but it is a classic finding. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of point tenderness on the right side of my navel? No other symptoms, not bothersome.

Abdominal pain: Sorry, too vague of a question and too many options. To the right and diagonally down is your appendix and diagonally up is your gall bladder, but both would be quite "bothersome". ...Read more

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About four days ago my nipples started to become really tender and sore, could NOT wearing a bra be the cause of this?

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

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Why does going for a BM cause me so much pain and discomfort afterwards which can last all day my bowels feel raw/tender?

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