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small mushy lump on my leg

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paavani Komanduri
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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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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Cyst: Probably a sebaceous cyst, but let a doctor check it out to be sure. Could be a lipoma as well.

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A 16-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 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Go to ER: The "help", I'm afraid is a scalpel! Sounds like yu have an infected sebaceous cyst (sweat gland) You need care today!! Hope this helps Dr Z
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Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Abscess: Sounds like an abscess. You need to be seen by a doctor right away. You may need antibiotics and drainage.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
See Dr. asap: History and exam important to trying to determine what is going on. If infected, which it certainly appears to be, see a Dr., urgent care or ER befor ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Lump on leg: Without an exam and a good history the guesses would be an abscess, insect bite, contusion/bruise, Boil, carbuncle, infected cyst, sebaceous cyst, fol ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience Pathology
Depends on when: If you have a small lump right after the biopsy for some days or a week, that would be normal swelling after the trauma of the biopsy. If you have a ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roberta Beals
27 years experience Family Medicine
Get it seen.: If you have an irregular size shap texture or colored lesion seek a medical opinion. Skin cancer can occure anywhere in anyone. It may be benign but a ... Read More
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A 51-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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be benign: The discription appears consistent with a cyst or lipoma. Have it examined.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: A doctor would have to examine you and possibly biopsy the lesion. Stop picking at it.

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