Undiagnosed :: I Have Lump Behind My Ear
Jan 31, 2016
I have lump behind my ear it started out small the size of a pea and move able soft to know it's hard as a rock and it grown and it doesn't move around when I push on it should I be worried.
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I have a lump behind my right jaw, directly below my earlobe. This lump has gone from the size of a small pea to about 1&1/2 inches long and about 3/4 to 1 inch wide. There is no pain when the lump is touched but in the last 2-3 weeks I've been having pain on the right when I open my mouth to eat or yawn.
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I can not have a CT with contrast because of an allergy that caused anaphylaxis the last time I got the contrast. So...what type of scan would give the Drs the most information about this lump? I was recently in the hospital because of MRSA pneumonia and had a sinus CT minus contrast and while they see something there they can't tell if it's what the Dr. originally said when it was pea sized which was it was just a swollen/infected lymph node because of my CVID well considering I recently had multiple IV antibiotics because of MRSA pneumonia and so I'm just having a hard time believing that it's just an infected lymph node.
I'm asking about the type of scan that would give the best/most information because I'm sick of all the procedures and scans. While hospitalized with mild pneumonia for 1week after Thanksgiving I had a chest and sinus CT w/o contrast and a bronchoscopy.The after Christmas I spent another 3 weeks hospitalized for the more severe MRSA pneumonia and during that stay I again had chest and sinus CTs w/o contrast as well as chest x-rays, a chest MRI, chest nuclear scan, and 3 more bronchoscopies and with other lung studies coming up I'm really over the tests.
My mom has a lump in her sides, i couldn't quite understand if it is considered as a breast (because it is in the side and not literally on the breast) or armpit (because it is already below the armpit) lump. It started to be small but then grew bigger after a while it also became painful and suddenly looked like a bruise, she also felt a little numbness in her arm, after some time putting organic medicine it turned smaller and painless but right now it is not yet gone. 1st question: is it to be identified as a breast or armpit lump? 2nd question: what might be the diagnosis for both cases (or what is the difference of diagnosis if it is identified under armpit lump or if it is identified under breast lump)? i really couldn't find any reference to a lump that is painful then turned painless
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I have been suffering from painful pus filled blisters around my vagina for last 3 years! It is like a cycle, the skin gets hard, a small blister appears, it turns bigger, swollen, red, itchy and after 5 or so days, it would burst and slowly, the pus and blood would drain causing me enough discomfort to lie down (i cant even sit, forget about walking) for weeks at a time.
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I have been tested for Herpes and been told several times its not that. I use Clotrimazole regularly but it does nothing much.
Last week I had this blister develop right on the left vulva and it became big enough to look like a cyst, extremely painful...No amount of pain killers was helping and my GP advised it is vulval abscess and needs to be drained by a GYN. I went to the hospital and the next morning the freak doctor cut me open without any general or local anesthesia at all!I died with pain!!!
I am home now and the pus it still leaking, the wound has not dried yet completely.
The doctors said it is not bartholin cyst, but I don't know what the hell it was and why does it keep recurring...
I have been taking oxytetracycline for almost 3 years now, took fluconazole for 1 year and I am also on thyroxine since last 5 yrs...
If anyone has any idea about what this is and why this might be happening, please let me know.
About the sexual history thing...I have never had intercourse with a stranger..only 2 men in my entire life, both were serious when it happened.In fact since I am always in pain, sex is the last thing on my mind. I am always sitting, so I don't exercise, and my body shape has grown 3 sizes since I do not move.
For the past 6 month I've been suffering from ankle pain which began after a 300 meter sprint with worn shoes. The pain increases after a short walk of 50 – 100 meters. I can barely climb stairs and can't drive my manual gear car because I can't press the clutch. When I relax the pain slowly dissipates. If I walk more than 200 meters the pain can continue all night. On the outside the ankle seems in order without any redness or swelling. No movement limitation. I am practically handicapped and totally frustrated. I am 29 years old (male), with generally good health and can't believe this is happening to me. I have been to 3 different orthopedists, 2 of whom specialize in foot injuries who defined my pain as "mysterious". I have done X-ray, ultrasound, bone scan and MRI. Every examination I took yielded zero pathological findings. At first the doctors thought it’s an inflammation and I got a cortisone injection which didn’t help, and 2 X 10 days of anti-inflammatory medicine, which also didn't help. I have tried multiple ointments, vitamins and herbs. Tried massaging my foot with warm water, Jacuzzi and such. Nothing helps. I'm desperate to find out what is causing the pain. Does anybody have any clue of what this might be, or perhaps suggest a new direction of investigation?
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I have had rt thigh, calf and hip edema since 1/14 (8 months). It came on out of nowhere. No injury. Neg for DVT, neg MRI for mass, neg mass on abdominal CT scan. Multiple hypodense, Ill defined nodules were identified on spleen and a few on liver. CT scan of chest identified multiple hilar lymphadenopathy. This prompted bx. Dx: Sarcoidosis. Had 2 unsuccessful rounds of prednisone. Now getting Remicade tx. I feel better overall, but the edema. Has not changed. My sarcoid dr (pulmonologist ) thinks this may be totally unrelated to the sarcoid.
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I'm desperate for an answer. Vascular consult was neg. any clues?
I was originally told this could be a spinal compression issue. I do have a hx of lower back pain/spasms.
Reported to me by a close friend (Male in mid 50's) Recurring Episodes at night since last Spring. Wakes at night. Choking on own Saliva. Cannot swallow his own Saliva. Has been to several gastroenterologists. Has undergone all the tests. They cannot find anything.
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About a week ago, I was experiencing right upper quad pain. It hurt and burned and radiated to my back and in the middle of my shoulder, I was also feeling pain down toward my navel and was increasingly more uncomfortable. I went to the doctor and he laid me down and pressed on areas asking me if I hurt,,,at one point when he pressed on the gallbladder areas, I expressed severe pain and then when he pressed on my right lower quad, I actually screamed and wanted to come off the table, tears springing to my eyes. At that time I was not running a fever, was eating a bit and was not "presenting" like it was anything serious, so he sent me home with a prescription for Vicodin and said if the pain gets worse go to the ER.
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Now a week later, I am in near constant pain...my upper right quad and my lower right quad feel like I've been kicked or beat. I am nauseated, I have not gotten sick, I have been running a slight fever of 99.7 and have been having really loose stools with a little mucus in it.. Also, when I do have a BM my right side feel like it is being ripped in two. last night I was trying to eat some baked chicken and I couldn't do it, I also felt two pops in my lower right quad, that made me see stars for a few minute.
I know a worker that suffered a massive undiagnosed aneurysm at work. Can the chemicals she was using trigger this aneurysm? I am suspicious because this sudden, unexpected death was not reported.
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I have dizziness/vertigo everyday.. I really don't know what should I do anymore.. feel so tired and sick of it.. I been to doctors and done MRI but everything turns out well. . There's no reason for my dizziness.. it is severely affected my daily life. . I have 2 boys and 1 gal coming out soon.. I feel so sad and bad which I can't take care or bring them out myself... cos I will giddy easily and need someone to hold me instead... felt so useless. . I hope I will recover soon.. not recovered completely but at least improvement. . Are there any home remedies which can help dizziness or any solution?
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I had pneumonia in my left lung 3 weeks ago which was very painful. I now have completed antibiotics but still have pain in my lower rib area that is very sharp when I yawn, cough, laugh or burp. This pain is not getting better. I had an ARNP tell me she does not hear any air movement in my lower lung. I'm curious What may be causing the pain. I never had it before the pneumonia and it doesn't seem to be going away.
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I have a question for all of you, I have had these very strange symptoms for the last year, year and a half and I can't tell my primary care doctor because he is treating, or barely treating me for chronic pain due to a pretty bad car accident years ago, (I was holding on to the steering wheel watching this guy drive right into the back of my car and was hit with so much pressure that I clenched up , went forward and when I came back I actually bent the steering wheel in half. I now have severe pain in my neck and lower back. After the accident I went to a chiropractor for 3 years 2 x a week, but only got worse. My PC doc for 8 years told me my pain had more to do with my emotional problems than anything else (I was continually raped by my father and then periodically beaten by my mother for being a ****, starting very early in childhood, also suffered a lot of physical abuse by both, I am really pissed that I have to apologize to the world that this happened to me and that my doctor would blame my pain on this), and always threatened to take me off all my pain meds if I complained about any other pain and symptoms. At one point 3-4 years ago I had such horrible pain in my lower left leg I thought I had bone cancer, it was the first time he ordered an MRI and when he got the results he sent me to a neurosurgeon immediately who told me if I move the wrong way they will never be able to stop the pain. When I told my PCP he dismissed it, but never put me down as having chronic pain syndrome anymore, but now he is taking my pain meds away slowly because he say the CDC is making him do it??? Anyway, I dare not tell him anything else cause I can't walk and do much of anything without a lot of pain in my lower back.
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But a couple years, 1 1/2, I started to have this weird feeling of "something not right" in my head, I can't really explain it. Then I got this strong ZAP, like a strong electrical jolt in my brain. It took a while for the sensation to go away, but I ignored it. I also noticed I was "forgetting how to swallow", weird right? Since the ZAP wasn't really painful, but if it was I would be too afraid to tell my doctor, especially if it was painful, so I did nothing. Every few months this would happen again, maybe 4 times total. Last week, I could "feel" something in my head not right, Like something was going to happen, then I got that powerful zap, like an explosion in my head, and it took a little longer to feel okay again, then I got another one, and felt extremely fatigued after this one, and it took longer to "clear" my head. My blood pressure has been rather high lately too, in fact I've noticed my blood pressure goes up the more pain I'm in and since he's lowering my medication, my blood pressure had been around 164/90 to 175/90 from around 128-138/80 normally. My mother died of a brain aneurysm. I don't know if this is something I should worry about and maybe find another doctor, but then I'm afraid I'll be accused of doctor shopping...
The pain is only in my left little finger, and there is no change in appearance. The pain occurs when i do things such as press down on a guitar string, or hold the control key. The pain is only in the tip of my little finger, and goes away immediately after i release, and it seems like it may be some sort of bone bruise, as the area of sensitivity which causes the pain is relatively small. What is it and how can i get rid of it?
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I rarely drink anything, maybe 1-2 cups of water a day, and I feel fine. But whenever it rains or I take a shower my fingers prune excessively. People always say "Oh just drink more water!" But I cant, If I am not thirsty (which is all the time) I physically cannot drink without feeling sick!
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I am 21 year old female college student, I have been dealing with these health issues since November 2013. I used to lead a healthy lifestyle, doing great in school, had a job, and participated in school organizations. Also, I was able to exercise everyday and was in the best shape of my life and ate extremely healthy no bread, lots of veggies and grilled chicken. Happier as ever.
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Then one day after exercising i began to feel this nauseated off feeling that made me feel as though im not stable. I have never fallen over or fainted (except once when i got my blood drawn to check for this problem). Then gradually over time dizziness is what i began feeling not the room spinning but i feel like i am moving when im not, i feel like i have to second guess where i walk and concentrating on the computer or driving long distances is a challenge. Then started these headaches since April 2014 where i feeling like my head is shaking and pulsing inside. This pulsing and pressure worsens when I am lying down and it takes a while for me to adjust from lying down to standing up i feel woozy when i do. Anyway I have had this constantly everyday. At first it got me really emotional but I have been practicing yoga/meditation everyday as well as acupuncture and massage therapy to help manage the stress and anxiety i was having about the dizziness/head pressure.
Heres the many doctors I have seen:
blood work - all normal according my GP; blood pressure, b12, thyroid is normal
eyes (i wear contacts) - optometrist, ophthalmologist, neuro-opthamologist - all normal; no elevated optic nerve pressure; prescription is the same
ears - saw two ENTS, had vestibular testing done - nothing wrong
finally got an MRI - it showed i have a cavum velum interpositum cyst (3x3.7 cm in sagittal views (side), 3.2x 4 cm axial view); i was most likely born with this - it is hard to say if has grown or always been this size and might be an incidental finding - hard for doctors to say which makes it super frustrating
**NO HYDROCEPHALUS, hemorrhage, midline shift, extra axial collection, or acute intracranial mass effect
i have seen about 3 neurosurgeons all with different opinions
- first was an adult surgeon at the cleveland clinic - said my cyst is very rare; suggest a shunt (but would not want this due to the risky foreign object nature of the device, i would rather an endoscopic procedure)
- second saw a pediatric neurosurgeon; put me on diamox 250 mg twice a day it has been making my head feel better so the doctor is inclined to think its the cyst
- third pediatric neurosurgeon at University of miami; was not convinced the cyst is causing my problems said it was probably incidental and wants me to wait 3-6 months to get another MRI
is anyone going through this.. i'm trying to stay as optimistic as possible. i just hope i do not have to feel like this forever i had to take the semester off of my senior year of college because i wanted to get to the bottom of these problems that have affected my whole life. just want to be normal again.
For nearly three months I have been dealing with some serious chest pain, particularly when I try and take deep breathes, lay down, or bend or lean forward. At times, the pain is unbearable.
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My family doc did some x-rays and sent me to a pulmonologist (assuming it was pleurisy?). After meeting with him he ordered some blood work and a cat scan. After getting the results he told me it wasn't pleurisy (and that that word was actually a "junk door" word that people use to describe lung stuff?). What is weird is that he told me the cat scan revealed that I had some fluid build up in both of my lungs? That being said, the cat scan also suggested that I had fluid around my heart, so he ordered an echocardiogram (sp?), which I did.
All that to say this: the doc is convinced I don't have pleurisy. He thought I had an autoimmune disease (lupus?). Thus, he ordered tons of blood work. I just left his office - all the blood work came back negative and the echocardiogram only found a small "trace" of fluid around my heart. So at this point I am thinking: its gotta be pleurisy, right? Wrong.
He just ordered an EKG. Now he thinks I have something called pericarditis (sp?). So here is my question/frustration: its been three months and we still don't know what I have. I am in intense pain to boot! Are there others out there who have had breathing pain for this long, and if so, what have you been diagnosed with and how have you been treated? Could this really be my heart?
I have hot spells and start sweating then I get back to normal for a while
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For the past few years I have been suffering with dizzy spells, but It only happens when I am in a car, driving in a straight line, it feels like everything is moving a lot faster that it is and I can't focus on anything!
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My blood pressure if fine!
I have been to a neurologist and had a MRI scan, conclusion was, everything was fine.
I was then sent to audiology that ran every test in the book, they told me my ears are ok
I went to my opticians who ran a peripheral vision test about 5 time and said everything was fine!
My GP said there is nothing else that can be done!
Hi, my name is Amy. My husband and I are new parents of a beautiful 4 month old. My husband has been diagnosed with hbp and I can't seem to find answers to my questions. He is now on meds to bring down his number (started out as 170/134). Okay so 1) as long as his pressure stays in normal range or close to it, is there any damage done to his body? 2) could there be damage from when we didn't know he had a problem? 3) is there hope to get off bp medication? 4) will the meds stop working after a while? He is a slender guy and doesn't smoke or drink ( well maybe 2 per week).
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I am 20 years old and it's been at least 4 years since I started experiencing these symptoms. I am unable to perform normally in life (I have been struggling to live normal life up until now, I can't just take it anymore.) I'm from Czech republic so pardon my poor language skills.
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These are symptoms I experience:
1) sore/stiff muscles, stiff neck, my muscles slightly hurt me when I stretch
2) being weak, tired, exhausted, feeling fatigue/nausea - nowadays basically to the point where I don't get up from bed whole day if I don't have to, this can go on for months even (when I have holidays)
3) permanently yellow/orange-ish stool no matter what food I eat. Eating fried food sometimes makes me feel worse. I think I also often go to the toilet - once every 3 hours. Similar for water: I drink usually 3 litres a day through the day and my bladder hurts me very slightly all the time - the more I drink, the more it starts to hurt.
4) symptoms as if I had mild cold all the time - permanently stuffy nose, sweating (it goes like this - I start to feel cold but when I get into warm environment, I start to sweat)
5) visual snow, feeling dreamy (aka depersonalization/derealization)
6) generally unspecified weird/unpleasant/painful sensations across whole body
Symptoms never go away, no matter how much I rest (when I don't rest, it obviously worsens them a lot).
Cold weather feels very bad to me so symptoms probably get little worse when its fall/winter.
I have undergone mononucleosis over a year ago, but as I said, I had the symptoms even before. It's however possible that mononucleosis worsened it.
I have been to several medical places during this year including gastroenterology (stool/blood/gastroscopy, ultrasound of my guts), oncology (blood test, it's known that I have 2 genes that make me more prone to cancer - family origin), immunology (blood test) and infections department (blood test).
All the results were negative except the few that had border values - smooth muscle antibody and something that indicated that I must have undergone lyme disease some time ago. (and the results from oncology)
I tried taking vitamins, magnesium (with B6 and B12 vitamins or so) and supplement that supports liver function (contains choline and few other things). It does not do anything.
As of the fact that I must have undergone lyme disease some time ago, I was prescribed antibiotics for 15 days, I have been taking them for 7 days now but I don't feel any better. Well they make me feel somewhat fresher, but all my symptoms persist.
I tried I think 2 or 3 kinds of probiotics but it did not help. I was also prescribed pills at gastroenterology to slower indigestion process (or something) 6 months ago, but I haven't started taking them yet.
I have been getting headaches accompanied with dizziness and nausea for like 3 months and wondering should I get my parents to take me to the doctor?The headaches last from 2-13 hours Is there anyone that has the same things as me?
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