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With temporal arteritis would your temple be sore to the touch like a bruise?

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Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sure can.
Arteritis is inflammation of the artery, which means it is swollen. This swollen artery pushes on the layers of tissue over it and when you press on the skin, it presses on the artery. There are also a lot of nerves both around the artery and in the skin which is also reacting to the increased swelling and pressure from touch.

In brief: Yes

Sure can.
Arteritis is inflammation of the artery, which means it is swollen. This swollen artery pushes on the layers of tissue over it and when you press on the skin, it presses on the artery. There are also a lot of nerves both around the artery and in the skin which is also reacting to the increased swelling and pressure from touch.
Dr. Joel Doyon
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
It can be tender but most often there is no localized tenderness.
Dr. Tim Conrad
Headache is the most common symptom, but others include pain with chewing food, fever, weakness or soreness in upper arms and legs, sudden loss of vision.
Dr. Alfred Kim
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: It can be

When the temporal artery is under inflammatory attack, this can generate tenderness in the temple area.
But temple soreness is not enough to diagnose temporal arteritis though.

In brief: It can be

When the temporal artery is under inflammatory attack, this can generate tenderness in the temple area.
But temple soreness is not enough to diagnose temporal arteritis though.
Dr. Alfred Kim
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