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Why is my skin so sore to the touch like my whole body is bruised?

Why is my skin so sore to the touch like my whole body is bruised?

Needs evaluation: You may have systemic infection, collagen vascular disease or other condition which is causing inflammation as when you have the flu and feel achy and sore. Medications have to be considered such as statins which cam affect muscles. See primary care for blood work up if this persists. Also gather all info re meds, o/c medicines, a food diary for several days, work and home environment exposure. ...Read more

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I have a sore scalp on whole top of head feals bruised and sore if I touch my hair what could this be?

I have a sore scalp on whole top of head feals bruised and sore if I touch my hair what could this be?

Sunburn or allodynia: First, is your scalp sunburned? If so there is your answer and I would recommend wearing a hat. If there is no sunburn and you have pain when your pain is moved or when you touch your scalp that is known as allodynia. Allodynia can be a prodrome up to 24 hours before the onset of migraine and there are other causes as well. You could have occipital neuralgia. this should e discussed with your doc ...Read more

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The past few days the top middle of my head feels sore and bruised to the touch but I did not bump it or injure it in anyway. What could cause this?

The past few days the top middle of my head feels sore and bruised to the touch but I did not bump it or injure it in anyway. What could cause this?

Sore scalp vertex: Dear member012:
this could be referred pain from the sphenoid sinus. This could be related to sinusitis or allergy. I would consult with a board certified otolaryngologist (ent). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Doesn't hurt when I swallow but when I touch my Adam's apple it feels bruised badly & when I turn my head that area feels sore. Not badly swollen.

Doesn't hurt when I swallow but when I touch my Adam's apple it feels bruised badly & when I turn my head that area feels sore. Not badly swollen.

Sore: Do you have a sore throat? Any recent cold? Do you feel any masses or see any bruise? Send a photo or consult with us to see if this is normal. Could be previous injury or something more serious. ...Read more

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Can 1 dose thru IV followed by 4 days of prednisone cause extreme skin soreness? Hurts to be touched from waist up. Skin feels bruised, but isn't.

Can 1 dose thru IV followed by 4 days of prednisone cause extreme skin soreness? Hurts to be touched from waist up. Skin feels bruised, but isn't.

Fibromyalgia: 34y fem w. "skin soreness, brain fog, stomach upset & fatigue" w. symptoms of fibromyalgia, which highly associated w. IBS & nonrestorative sleep; causing depression & "Fibro fog". I noted many such women w. benign Hypermobility Syndrome &/or sacroiliac joint instability secondary to childbirth. Unstable pelvis exposes upper body to challenge of gravity & compensatory soft tissue spasms ensue. ...Read more

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I bumped my head on a metal bar. I immediately put icebon it. I do not have a bump or bruise but I have pain. Its sore to touch. Should I see the doc?

I bumped my head on a metal bar. I immediately put icebon it. I do not have a bump or bruise but I have pain. Its sore to touch. Should I see the doc?

Probably not: If the skin was not broken, infection is unlikely. Also do you think you broke the bone - that might need attention. However, most bone fractures of the skull would also have a skin breakage. The pain is from bruising the underlying bone and this will go away. ...Read more

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I have a tender lump on my back near my shoulder blade could it be serious? 16 years old, small body, the lump is the size of a golf ball, and it is again very tender and it hurts when I touch it and its under the skin. Also I did go to a doctor who seeme

I have a tender lump on my back near my shoulder blade could it be serious? 16 years old, small body, the lump is the size of a golf ball, and it is again very tender and it hurts when I touch it and its under the skin. Also I did go to a doctor who seeme

Hello,: Hello, I can not diagnose the lump on your back. It might be a lipoma which is a soft fatty tumor under the skin. It could be a cyst or an abcess. Because it is now symptomatic (painful/ tender) it is probably time to see your doctor again. Let your parents know so that they can get you seen. If it gets red, hot, drains or you get a fever, you need to get it treated more quickly. Take care. ...Read more

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I have very sore skin tender to touch with no aparent bruising on my both legs. The pain is similar when you touch a bruised skin. What is this?

I have very sore skin tender to touch with no aparent bruising on my both legs. The pain is similar when you touch a bruised skin. What is this?

See a DR: You are not describing cellulitis or fasciitis. You need to provide much more information to get any sensible answer from the internet, but you need a DR anyway. ...Read more

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Bumped my head on table while on coumadin (warfarin). The spot feels sore to touch. No bruising or other symptoms. Inr usually 2-2.5. Should I be concerned?

Bumped my head on table while on coumadin (warfarin). The spot feels sore to touch. No bruising or other symptoms. Inr usually 2-2.5. Should I be concerned?

Potential: Warfarin prevents one's ability to clot... Avoidance of any trauma, no matter how insignificant is of utmost importance, lest you develop a hematoma... ...Read more

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What could cause sore spots on head and hair loss? I'm losing hair in large amounts and I wake up with tender spots on my head, very sore to the touch.

What could cause sore spots on head and hair loss? I'm losing hair in large amounts and I wake up with tender spots on my head, very sore to the touch.

Fungal infection: It sounds like you may have a fungal infection of the scalp called tinea capitis. This requires an exam and evaluation by a doctor to make this diagnosis and to recommend treatment. ...Read more

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My skin hurts when touched and feels like I should be all brusied up but non. I am sore and hurts to move all over. Feels tight but hurts to a massage?

My skin hurts when touched and feels like I should be all brusied up but non. I am sore and hurts to move all over. Feels tight but hurts to a massage?

RSD (aka CRPS): How long have you suffered? It sounds like Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). It usually results from some kind of trauma or shock. Most patients with this condition are also hypothyroid. Difficult to treat--but I have managed a number of patients with this condition using high-dose gabapentin (600 mg 3 times daily, plus 12-1800 at bedtime). ...Read more

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There is a tender spot on the left side of my head that is a bit sore when touched. Is it serious? What causes it?

There is a tender spot on the left side of my head that is a bit sore when touched. Is it serious? What causes it?

Not serious: You can get inflammation in the muscles or superficial nerves in the scalp. It may even be a bruise from pulling your hair back or wearing a ball cap. Take some Motrin and put some ice on it ...Read more

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Skin on scalp is tender, sensitive and bit painful if touched. Hurts once in a while, in same spot. Didn't hit myself but feels like it, like a bruise?

Skin on scalp is tender, sensitive and bit painful if touched. Hurts once in a while, in same spot. Didn't hit myself but feels like it, like a bruise?

See an osteopath: It may be difficult to determine why this is happening unless it is physically examined by an osteopathic physician. They may find that there are certain structures on the skull that may be more tender than others that may be on a suture line, or edge of a bony prominence on the skull. You receive more information, once this examination is done. ...Read more

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Have a lump on back side of head and one more at the base of my neck. They are a little red and tender to the touch. Making neck sore also.

Have a lump on back side of head and one more at the base of my neck. They are a little red and tender to the touch. Making neck sore also.

Seek evaluation.: Any neck soreness from a "lump" needs an evaluation. The timing of the evaluation is based on the speed at which the symptoms are developing. If the symptoms are new and progressing over a day or two, or if there is a fever or stiffness in the neck, please seek care asap. If the progression is slower, you can consider a primary care provider or pharmacy based nurse practitioner evaluation. ...Read more

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I have suffered r sided head pain for 5 yrs now-daily. I function with meds. I now have swelling and soreness r temple-and tender to touch. I am 54?

I have suffered r sided head pain for 5 yrs now-daily. I function with meds. I now have swelling and soreness r temple-and tender to touch. I am 54?

Temporal arteritis: Would see your doctor and be checked for temporal arteritis. There may be other reaswons for your discomfort, but that should be checked for. ...Read more

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Back of head, right side, tender to touch, vigorous big movement. Feels like bruise, but no recollection of recent trauma. Hurts when lying down. Causes?

Back of head, right side, tender to touch, vigorous big movement. Feels like bruise, but no recollection of recent trauma. Hurts when lying down. Causes?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
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Soft, tender, sore spot on top/back of head. Feels squishy and tender when I touch it. Also having bad headaches. No trauma.?

Soft, tender, sore spot on top/back of head. Feels squishy and tender when I touch it. Also having bad headaches. No trauma.?

Sebaceous cyst: Is a likely diagnosis. These occur often on the scalp. The headaches may be related. Another possibility is a lipoma; both of them require surgery to remove. See a doctor ASAP, the problem will only get worse. ...Read more

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Neck pain, top of head tender to touch, dull headache and cheekbone is sore. Wasn't hit or no head/neck injury recently?

Neck pain, top of head tender to touch, dull headache and cheekbone is sore. Wasn't hit or no head/neck injury recently?

Pain in the neck: Or cervicalgia, is the most common syndrome seen in PCP practice. May be due to a muscle strain or ligament sprain and with associated symptoms headache, facial pain or TMJ. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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5-6cm Bruise appeared without any trauma on lower left abdomen. Top of bruise is pea size lump under skin, tender to touch. Should I be concerned?

5-6cm Bruise appeared without any trauma on lower left abdomen. Top of bruise is pea size lump under skin, tender to touch. Should I be concerned?

Abd Bruise: This is a large area to just "appear" without any trauma. The pea size lump could be an accumulation of blood/bleeding. Not sure of your age. I would have a Health Care Professional take a look ...Read more

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I've had a tender sore feeling on the outside of my head and face on 1 sidewhen I touch it with slight headache and my eye stings no flu symptoms?

I've had a tender sore feeling on the outside of my head and face on 1 sidewhen I touch it with slight headache and my eye stings no flu symptoms?

Head Ache: Have you had migraine headache before? How old are you? Need to consider arterial inflammation if you have tenderness and headache, if there is any change in vision needs immediate attention. If so go to emergency room. ...Read more

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Throbbing on my right hand side of my head really sore tender to touch what is this is this tension headache or migraine it really hurts on one side?

Throbbing on my right hand side of my head really sore tender to touch what is this is this tension headache or migraine it really hurts on one side?

Cutaneous allodynia: Throbbing unilateral pain is usually migraine. When a migraine goes on for a while without effective treatment, you can develop "cutaneous allodynia, " which is when your skin becomes sensitive to touch, combing, water, or other usually non-painful stimuli. I hope that helps! ...Read more