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What does it mean when a baby's soft spot is raised?

What does it mean when a baby's soft spot is raised?

Depends: If the baby is healthy, probably nothing. When sick, however it may mean incresed pressure in the brain.Best ask your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my baby's soft spot is raised?

What does it mean when my baby's soft spot is raised?

Go to ER: There may be increased pressure in the brain so get the baby checked out immediately. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the area around a cut is turning purple? Does that just mean it's bruised?

What does it mean if the area around a cut is turning purple? Does that just mean it's bruised?

Yes.: Bruises are injuries where blood has leaked out of a blood vessel and into the surrounding tissues. Initially, it looks purple because hemoglobin without oxygen is that color. As the blood breaks down, you get the green and yellow colors. ...Read more

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I have an area on the top of my head (where a baby's soft spot is) that is indented and it hurts very badly when I touch it. Is this serious?

I have an area on the top of my head (where a baby's soft spot is) that is indented and it hurts very badly when I touch it. Is this serious?

Indentation: At your age you should not have a soft spot in your skull. I would see your doctor and possible a skull film to examine the thickness of your bone in your skull. It is possible you have an infection in your scalp but typically that would cause the skin to swell or stick out and bulge, not indent in. ...Read more

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What does a bump mean under a healed cut? It hUrts to the touch. It is a three month old cut. Could it be infected?

What does a bump mean under a healed cut? It hUrts to the touch. It is a three month old cut. Could it be infected?

Post trauma: it could be a foriegn body that was in the injury and may be getting infected or working its way out. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel a small rough spot on cervix? If not, then what could it be?

Is it normal to feel a small rough spot on cervix? If not, then what could it be?

A cyst: One, why are you feeling your cervix? Seriously, if you have normal annual paps, then the most likely cause is a nabothian cyst, which is a common knobby mucous cyst that may come and go on the cervix. They are normal and common. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my eye makes a squishy sound when it is rubbed?

What does it mean if my eye makes a squishy sound when it is rubbed?

Air in the lacrimal: System. The tears drain through puncta in the eye lids. Air can get into this area and give you the systems. Also with trauma there can be air in the soft tissue due to the thin bone in the orbit being compromised, if this is the case you need to see an ophthalmologist soon. ...Read more

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Why is it whenever I do a poo i see there is blood on my tissue. What does this mean?

Why is it whenever I do a poo i see there is blood on my tissue. What does this mean?

Internal bleeding: Bleeding from the rectum (when you poo) is never normal and needs to be evaluated by a GI dr. Gi bleeding may be casude by many things from simple hemmorhoids to possible serious issues like GI cancers. See GI for an eval now. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there's a little lump in the neck?

What does it mean when there's a little lump in the neck?

A few things: Can be an abscess from a tooth, a swollen lymph node, enlarged salivary gland, thyroid mass, cyst, tumor, etc. Whatever it is, not normal. See ENT doc ASAP. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your tongue is black and has pink bumps on it is that a sign of something?

What does it mean when your tongue is black and has pink bumps on it is that a sign of something?

Medication?: Several medications could cause tongue darkening including bismuth (pepto bismol)... Also certain wines can darken the tongue to that extent as well... ...Read more

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I have a lump on the shaft of my penis. It is noticeable when soft as well. It does not hurt, but freaks me out. What is it?

I have a lump on the shaft of my penis. It is noticeable when soft as well. It does not hurt, but freaks me out. What is it?

Fracture/hematoma...: If this happened after sex, it may be possible that you may have a small penile fracture. When the penis is erect, sometimes when it is bent (during thrusting or movement during sex) or when you are using a unique position during sex, you can damage the connective tissue inside the penis and cause bruising. Seek medical attention if the area becomes tender, ulcerated or you have trouble urinating. ...Read more

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Bump on head that is soft after falling, what could this be?

Bump on head that is soft after falling, what could this be?

Hematoma?: Could be a hematoma. You may have bled between the skin and scalp, leading to a blood collection called a hematoma. Could just be an area of local swelling on the noggin from the impact as well. If you start getting uncontrollably sleepy or inattentive or nonsensical, go to ED. ...Read more

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I have a dark red/pink L shaped mark on my knee cap that could resemble a bruise but is a very odd shape and is not painful to the touch. what is it?

I have a dark red/pink L shaped mark on my knee cap that could resemble a bruise but is a very odd shape and is not painful to the touch. what is it?

Varies: There are multiple possibilities. Was there an injury involved? How long has it been there? Has there been any change in its size or shape? A more detailed history and exam would likely tell the diagnosis. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your urine is a red colour male?

What does it mean when your urine is a red colour male?

Urine: Red urine usually implies blood. Some foods also give red urine for example beetroot. Blood in the urine is not common so you should have this checked. ...Read more