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My sternum hurts when I raise my hands above my head. Hurts at night when I lay on my side. Started a month ago but no trigger incident.?

My sternum hurts when I raise my hands above my head. Hurts at night when I lay on my side. Started a month ago but no trigger incident.?

Can't be sure. . .: .. . but since you are experiencing this pain when you raise your hands/arms, your pain is most likely muscular or skeletal (i.e rib cage, muscle strain. .) Also, because it is positional, again this is more consistent with a strain, or chest WALL pain. ...Read more

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When I raise my hand above head for 2-3 min, my hand feels weakness like no blood is reaching there. Is there any issue of anemia? I m smoking for 4yrs.

When I raise my hand above head for 2-3 min, my hand feels weakness like no blood is reaching there. Is there any issue of anemia? I m smoking for 4yrs.

Probably not: Anemia does not typically present like this, but the position of your arm could be reducing blood flow. Ask your doctor if you could possibly have a cervical rib or other problem reducing blood flow to your arm. I have heard from many sources that smoking is bad for you, consider stopping that. ...Read more

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I was using the bathroom and was cleaning the toilet after I finished I had a bandaid on both hands I raised the seat to clean it looked like dryblood?

I was using the bathroom and was cleaning the toilet after I finished I had a bandaid on both hands I raised the seat to clean it looked like dryblood?

Should be ok: If you are concerned about that exposure, just wash your hands from the dried blood. Otherwise check your legs and bottom for any bleeding and see your doctor for more answers. Good luck ...Read more

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Painful raised lumps on the palm of my hand?

Painful raised lumps on the palm of my hand?

Painful raised lumps: May be ganglion cysts especially if engage in repetitive work or trauma and if at joint areas. There are small nerve cysts.
see http://orthoinfo. Aaos. Org/topic. Cfm? Topic=A00006

or may be pustules/ papules that are infected. Usually red, Could try bacitracin and see if helps. Rarely could be from contractures steroids. F/U with doc/ urgent care ...Read more

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Can putting ice in zip bag on hand to get for swelling it turns a pink color look to a dr like it is cellulitis never hot or raised put on kepflex?

Can putting ice in zip bag on hand to get for swelling it turns a pink color look to a dr like it is cellulitis never hot or raised put on kepflex?

Cannot diagnose: But ice packs on your hand may elicit an inflammatory reaction after removal. Without seeing this impossible to tell what is really going on, but cellulitis sounds unlikely and use of antibiotics without a good reason is not a wise thing to do. See a doctor and have this hand examined and then dealt with appropriately. ...Read more

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I have broken out on my arm. Slightly raised bumps that don't itch, they appear everyday. Also a couple of dry patches on my hands very small and circular like doesn't itch or hurt.

I have broken out on my arm. Slightly raised bumps that don't itch, they appear everyday. Also a couple of dry patches on my hands very small and circular like doesn't itch or hurt.

Numular eczema??: You mention circular dry patches. Key to diagnosis of eczema is that the lesions are invariably bilaterally symmetric. If you have a patch on your left forearm, you also have a similar sized patch on your right forearm. Your doc should be able to help you manage it easily. ...Read more

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I have pinpoint red dots on my hands two on top of the right and one on my left ring finger they don't hurt or itch and they are not raised?

I have pinpoint red dots on my hands two on top of the right and one on my left ring finger they don't hurt or itch and they are not raised?

Keep an eye on them.: If they are there for quite sometimes then it may be just nothing to worry. If they increase in number or itch or you have any bleeding from any of them, then consult your doctor and let him/her have a look at it. ...Read more

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Venipuncture hand site healed leaving a raised dark scar. Continuously picked it and the hard part came off. Now it's light with dark edges. Abnormal?

Venipuncture hand site healed leaving a raised dark scar. Continuously picked it and the hard part came off. Now it's light with dark edges. Abnormal?

Do not pick: You may have a hypertophic scar or a keloid. It is not feasible to know without examining you. People of African ancestry are more to developing keloids. It is not an urgent issue and you could discuss it with your doctor at the next visit. In the meantime, do not pick at it, disturbing it will only make matters worse. ...Read more

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Red spots on body and tiny (whitish) raised bumps on hand. Are these symptoms of anything serious?

Red spots on body and tiny (whitish) raised bumps on hand. Are these symptoms of anything serious?

Needs to be checked: It is very hard to say what it may be as we do not have enough information and without looking at rash
I recommend that you consult your Primary Care Doctor or see a Dermatolgist to find what is the rash due to ...Read more

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Very itchy reoccurring & slightly raised type of rash on both palms of hands. What could be the cause? Thanks

Very itchy reoccurring & slightly raised type of rash on both palms of hands. What could be the cause? Thanks

This is in all: Liklihood hand dermatitis or eczema. People can be genetically susceptible, or be in frequent contact with an irritant, or have allergies. Irritants include water, detergents, solvents, cold, heat, friction. Dermatologist can pinpoint cause. Then minimize contact with irritants, use non-soap cleanser, minimize water/dry well, use moisturizers, possibly cotton gloves and topical steroids. Good luck ...Read more

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Is it normal to visible see & feel raised veins around both breasts, like the veins you feel & see on your hands? Thank you.

Is it normal to visible see & feel raised veins around both breasts, like the veins you feel & see on your hands? Thank you.

Probably.: Assuming you're female, it's very common although they aren't usually quite as large as most hand veins. Breast veins can become very prominent during pregnancy or if you have implants. If you're not pregnant and you want to eliminate them, you can see a vein doctor who can easily treat them, usually with as simple method called sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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Hi I had surgery 2 weeks in a row and had an iv in my left hand. The vein behind the iv sight is raised and hurts. Plz help me?

Hi I had surgery 2 weeks in a row and had an iv in my left hand. The vein behind the iv sight is raised and hurts. Plz help me?

Some possibilites: Cannot say in your particular case without seeing it AND any cutting will produce scarring. More severe issues include scarring so bad the vein collapses (not as bad as it sounds) and local infection (can be pretty bad). ...Read more

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Bright red dot, back of hand, ~1mm, no blanch w pressure. Feels flat or very slightly raised. No itch/pain or known trauma. Cauc/F/42yo. Action?

Red dot: A red macule that doesn't blanch may be a hemangioma which is a benign vascular growth that is slightly raised and is permanent. A perfectly flat lesion may be a petechia which is a leakage of blood from a tiny blood vessel and this resolves in a week or so. Have your physician check it if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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I have blood blisters forming on the backs of my hands. They itch, are raised and large. They are firm to the touch and go away within a few days.?

No history of: Trauma? Are you sun sensitive? On any medications? Hand creams? Exposures to chemicals, toxic substances?
See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Started hot yoga, don't know if connected, got tiny raised bumps on hand, itchy! Then on inner ankles, now kinda all over. What could it be, toxins?

Started hot yoga, don't know if connected, got tiny raised bumps on hand, itchy! Then on inner ankles, now kinda all over. What could it be, toxins?

Scabies or allergy?: The rash could be due to scabies or chigger bites, or due to contact allergies. Rashes and itching caused by chigger bites looks and feels scabies or contact allergy and are caused by a combination of digestive enzymes secreted by mites and the immune response of the host causing an intense pruritus (jones, j.G. (1987). Is it due to contact allergy to mats or lotions used during yoga? See doctor! ...Read more

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I have small raised itchy bumps, that first appeared on my hand, then inner ankles, severly itchy, seems as when I scratch more come, kinda all over?

ALLERGY: Sounds like an allergic dermatitis- see nyour pcp or dermatologist for further evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Raised pores on hands and legs make it look rough. Exfoliation doesn't help?

Raised pores on hands and legs make it look rough. Exfoliation doesn't help?

Keep it clean: Keeping your face clean and not oily is the key.

http://www. Webmd. Com/beauty/skin-glow-13/minimize-pores ...Read more

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What are small red itchy bumps on palms of hands? Some tiny bit raised some under skin.

What are small red itchy bumps on palms of hands? Some tiny bit raised some under skin.

Bumpy rash: A rash is best diagnosed and treated when a physician can actually look at it. It could be hives but it could also be a contact dermatitis or infection. ...Read more