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i have a small lump on my leg

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paavani Komanduri
9 years experience General Practice
Cysts: It's probably a cyst which is a fluid filled sack or a lipoma which is a clump of fat. If it doesn't get irritated or larger it is probably nothing to ... Read More
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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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Abscess: This sounds like an abscess or collection of pus from an infection. It may have started out as an ingrown hair or infected gland. Until you can see yo ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Kallal
22 years experience Dermatology
Many benign tumors: There are many benign growths in the skin and under the skin. In general, if a lump has been there for many years and is not changing it is not danger ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Oswari
23 years experience Family Medicine
Does it hurt?: If it hurts it could be a blocked hair follicle. If its non tender it could be a lipoma (fatty tissue) if its near the wrist it could be a ganglion cy ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Painful or pain-free: Pain-free knot on wrist could be ganglion cyst or some other benign structure. Painful knot on wrist suggests fracture or infection. Regardless, go se ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Watch it: Put hot compresses on it for now; if it's an infection, it may suppurate where it is, or disappear; if it becomes very painful or spreads fast, an off ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Lump on Face: There are a number skin conditions that cause lumps and bumps to appear on the surface or just below the skin. The following can be causes of lumps on ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
35 years experience Wound care
Fibroma: A small pimple like lesion that appears on the foot may be a fibroma. Fibroma are small fibrous tissues that appear either superficial to the skin or ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Would encourage: Evaluation by your physician.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Lipomas: most likely you are having lipomas, which is a benign fatty tumors. nothing to worry about, unless they becomes painful,pt increased in size. leave th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Probably not serious: It is most likely either a ganglion cyst or a lipoma if it grows, or becomes symptomatic you should be seen. If it is a ganglion, it can be aspira ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
External hemorrhoid: A swollen bump on the rectum is usually an external hemorrhoid. If it's painful use warm sitz baths and see your physician if it continues to bother y ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Zaroulis
55 years experience Hematology
Neck lump: How long has it been presrent? Is it growing or painful?
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
That's a lymph node: Whatever injury occurred to the breast is 'known' to your immune system - as evidenced by the 'activation' of the lymph node. That is a garrison of yo ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Easy bruisability is: A common complaint. If it is new or worse then evaluation and potential testing of platelet count and blood coagulation is appropriate.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Lymph node?: It could be a lymph node -- and it's important that you have your doctor examine it. Lymph nodes drain from other structures in the area, and you nee ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Vaginal cyst: You probably have a cyst that should be looked at by your gynecologist.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Swollen lymph node: The axillary region is a "collection station" for white blood cells and other abnormal cells pegged for destruction by the lymphatic system.It could b ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
May have mild: Trauma. We don't always notice minor trauma when it occurs.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robin Rosenberg
43 years experience General Surgery
No: Ihave always found simple excision and pathology analysis of a lump alleviates fear.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
Evaluation: Depend on the bump is tender or not. You may have small lipoma, s cyst , a lumpnnode or a nodule.You need to see doctor so that it can be evaluate an ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vera Khrakovsky
32 years experience Podiatry
I have a medium: It could be a cyst which is filled with fluid and can happen after an injury or almost jello type tissue if you have had it for a while or a lipoma, t ... Read More

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