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Why Does It Hurt When I Have To Raise My Arms To Do Something
My doctor raised my thyroid meds a week ago last night my arms hurt my hands felt like they were on fire all night what's wrong?
Not thyroid: It isn't due to the change in thyroid level, which takes 4-6 weeks to reach a new equilibrium. If symptoms worsen or continue, see your doctor. ...Read more
Hi, my girlfriend reported three parallel scratches on her arm this morning, about 10 inches long. They're raised and pink-red and she says they hurt?
Sure: sounds like a HUMAN or ANIMAL scratch!!!!!!! A picture may helps Dr Z ...Read more
Red, oval shaped, raised patch on my arm. (about an inch long and a CM wide) is not flaky, does not itch or hurt. What could this be?
Large patch: Have your doctor look at it, measure it to determine what it is, especially if its that large and raised. Depends how long you've had it, how much has changed over time, and what you might have done to it to self treat it. Your doctor will refer you to dermatology if they need a second opinion. Glad it doesn't itch, hurt or otherwise bother you. ...Read more
I have had a raised bump on the side of my arm since before December and I hurts some times should I be worried?
It would be: easier to allay your fears if you would just go see your doctor and let him/her examine you ...Read more
What can I do for my "almost" torn rotator cuff? It hurts when my arm is forward and raised to about a 100 degree angle.
Phys therapy, rest: An angry injured rotator cuff that is intact but at risk for tearing is a common complaint. We use terms like impingement or rotator cuff tendinitis to describe this. The initial treatment is recommended to be, rest from any causative activities, exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles (physical therapy), a trial of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. Injections into the are may also help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I keep developing tiny red dots on my inner arm that come and go. They don't hurt or itch they aren't raised. Could it be from lifting my daughter?
Folliculitis or: keratosis pilaris. You have periodic folliculitis. This is a condition in which the bases of the hair shafts becomes infected by bacteria leading to red bumps around the hair shafts. These can be treated with good skin hygiene and topical antibiotic ointment. Another possibility would be something called keratosis pilaris, which is a benign condition does not require treatment. ...Read more
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