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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Gingo
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Folliculitis: You are correct. Along the line of the bikini at the legs is a common area for follicular abscesses. Treatment with antibiotics, or excision for recur ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Omobola Oji
32 years experience Family Medicine
See a physician: It will be hard to give an opinion without seeing the lesion.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
See your PCP: You've described it so well, and now it's time to see your primary care physician, or gynecologist to identify what it is, and discuss your options. S ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Mojicar
36 years experience Family Medicine
Follow up needed : Hard lump on top of head could be a cyst, you need to have io looked at by a Physician. Specially if it is causing you pain. It is not related to the ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: This is the kind of thing that requires an examination. You should see a doctor.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Lump: A hard lump felt under the skin may be caused by a number of conditions including but not limited to epidermal inclusion cyst , lipoma , dermatofibro ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Probably lymph gland: More likely you have infected lymph glands. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Left untreated, these may develop into open sores.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor.: This could be an enlarged lymph node or a cyst. Your doctor should be able to tell you and recommend the proper treatment (or observation).
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Lymph node, salivary: Adjacent to the ear lobe is the parotid salivary gland and lymph nodes so the lump could be from one of these structures. Also can have skin cysts in ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Lublin
24 years experience General Surgery
Generally: Bumps under the skin that are soft, mobile and right under the skin can either be cysts or lipomas.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Not normal : Have a checked out by an eye doctor. You may be referred to an oculoplastic surgeon, to determine what the bump is, and whether it needs to be imaged ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Rendell
48 years experience Diabetology
Furuncle: this may be a hair follicle that became infected. could also be an infected sebaceous cyst. See your doctor to drain. May require an antibiotic
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Abscess: Hello. What you may be noticing is an abscess or possibly a sebaceous cyst. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. Good luck.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roozbeh Badii
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Need more info: Hi Miya...you may need to have a biopsy to find out exactly what the growth may be. It could be a normal finding or something else. We cannot diagno ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
Ingrown Hairs: Depending on how you remove hair at the bikini line, you may be getting ingrown hairs and eventually "cysts". Waxing and shaving are the most common ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Levin
15 years experience Dermatology
Hard bump: This may be as harmless as a blocked hair follicle, but may be a more serious infection, harmless or harmful tumor. Please get it checked by a healthc ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Bumps and rashes are difficult to visualize in words. Rashes or bumps may be folliculitis, which is an infection in the little hair follicles in the s ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heather Curry
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
Sometimes: Skin cancers most often develop on areas of sun-exposed skin including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, dorsum(top) of hands, and legs. ... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Ganglio cyst: Possible ganglion cyst, which moves when you make a feast and or open your hand. See md.
A member asked:
Dr. Tarik Hadid
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends : It all depends on how long it has been there, how it feels and if it is enlarging.. While cancers are possible, cysts and benign tumors are more commo ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
This is common: Sometime this can also lead to a foliculitis called foliculitis barbae.
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Possibly: There are three things that this could be, a cyst, lipoma or a lymph node. I would see a doctor to make the diagnosis.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Lymph node or cyst: It may be a swollen lymph node or a cyst / abscess. Have this spot checked by your doctor.
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