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i have a red knot on my leg that seems to be getting bigger and is sore

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Abscess? Cellulitis?: This sounds like a bacterial skin infection, either abscess or cellulitis. You don't say the size, but if more than 2-3 cm diameter, you should be see ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Big red pimple: If it is an abscess, after three years it is time to treat it with an incision ,drainage and antibiotics
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Change foot gear...: ...Until healed then u can try a corn pad over the area, and don't lace boots 2 tight.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Below the knee?: The most likely diagnosis would be erythema nodosum. Erythema nodosum is a type of skin inflammation that is located in a certain portion of the fatty ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
HSV: The viral infection resulting in the cold sore most likely has made a lymph node under your chin grow as it fights the infection, If it persists you s ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Abscess?: Different abscesses can form there, depending on what part of the perineum. Labial could be a bartholin's gland cyst , more near the anus could ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Infection ?: Look for signs of infection such as worsening swelling , redness and pain and/or fever -- then seek medical attention.
A member asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Well: Can be an abscess or inflamed area. Recommend Healthtap visit or visit to a dentist or primary care doctor for diagnosis and treatment
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lin
Dr. David Lin answered
30 years experience Family Medicine
Lipoma or cysts: Most likely it's benign lipomas or cysts. If not painful or bothersome, leave them alone. If they grow like doubling in size in a matter of months o ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
12 years experience Podiatry
See Specialist: This needs to be seen by a Specialist in person or through virtual consult for correct diagnosis and proper treatment. If you have any symptoms such ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashesh Patel
24 years experience Internal Medicine
You must see a doc.: Bites can be from animals (cat, dog, other), humans, tick, spider, insect, parasites, etc. They can be simple or potentially serious. You are describi ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Although small clots can and occur from trauma. More likely you are encountering a valve in the vein in your hand.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to say: Without seeing it. Could be a draining sebaceous cyst or an infected carbuncle or an entrapped hair that got infected. You need to see your doc. Prob ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: What you described most likely represents developing an abscess in a sebaceous cyst, which will eventually burst and rupture itself and heal. But, a c ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Go see your doctor: Bites leading to redness are worrisome for cellulitis (infection). Don't wait until it hurts or you develop red streaks or fever. Go see your doctor n ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Don't think so: These sound like small skin abscesses or possible acne. Can treat with moist heat, acne wash twice a day, benzoyl peroxide cream twice a day. If no ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Bump: It is not possible to make a diagnosis without examining the lump. It could be a dermatofibroma. However strange things often show up on people and so ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Please ask your doc: to take a look. There are multiple bugs like ticks and spiders. You need to avoid Lyme Disease and other things. Peace and good health.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Probably infection: If it has started to hurt, it indicates infection. Pl get it checked with your doctor or local urgent care center. It needs to be examined for need to ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Dorfman
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: See your doctor if it is getting larger. It can be one of several lesions, but it needs to be looked at.
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You may have a: Cyst. I encourage you to stop trying to pop it open ; to seek medical evaluation ; treatment. Take care.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can't diagnose with: This info alone. Encourage you to see your dermatologist to have this lesion assessed. While you are there - a good head to toe inspection of skin wo ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: You should probably have your doctor take a look just to be safe.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Isobe
53 years experience Phlebology
Hemorrhage: Sv can spontaneously rupture beneath the skin resulting in a stinging sensation, then subsequent bruising is noted from the hemorrhage of the small ve ... Read More

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