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Colorless welp inside left cheek it's a straight line going across it! can't afford dentist visit? Please help! is this common?
False economy: You can't afford not to see a dentist. Any lesion should be evaluated immediately. It must be seen, examined, palpated, etc. Can't do that over the computer. It's worth it...Give up your computer cable bill for a month and instead pay a dentist to examine you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tiny single pink bump upper inner thigh crease.No tingling, pain, burning.Firm n slightly tender when pressed.An online doc from overseas said "herpes?"
How much would it cost to remove a pilonidal cyst in Los Angeles, California?
My insurance (Medi-cal) denied the request for surgery. What do I do?
Call around: Call various surgeons and ask what their prices are. The practice administrator or office manager is your best bet to get accurate prices and to help you with options. ...Read more
Lipomas in right popliteal fossa, first pain & bruising, then noticed lump. Diagnosed via ultrasound. Now same thing, same location, left leg. Normal?
Lipoma: Lipomas are common, benign, fatty tumors or masses that can become symptomatic, especially in tight anatomic locations like joints and pressure points. Okay to check in with your doc about surgical removal and referral to local surgeon. ...Read more
Get boils on buttock,breast,thighs,hips, lower stomach,past 10 years.told doc.very pain,many scars,dark spots from them.Causes? told doc,nothing said.
Boils and infections: Most common explanation:you are colonizing Staphylococcus, could be regular Staph or MRSA. After an adequate treatment course of antibiotics you should consider decolonization. If not better, get your immune system checked to make sure you don't have an immune deficiency (See immunologist). Get a culture of the boils to identify the bacteria. Consider a diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurativa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a pea sized nodule on the biceps near the axilla region. I could roll it around now looks like hidradenitis suppurativa. On cephlex for 7days.
My doctor wants to charge me both coinsurance & copay instead of just copayment. Even when it states my copay on my card is 25$. She is charging more?
Depends on policy: It all depends on one's insurance policy. That means it depends on what plan you chose or you bought. Many plans do have both copay and coinsurance. Check with your insurance company if you don't have the plan benefits (which should be 2-4 pages long and would never fit on an insurance card). ...Read more
Yearly physical week ago fine.Out of town !Bovey ankle dvt like bruise raised small knot.Elevate & aspirin til I see dr?Sciatic like leg pain.worried.
Best to be seen.: It seems that you are doing all the right things for the initial treatment. Of course there is always the chance of dvt, and concern is warranted. Although your description does not have the classic picture, there is no way of removing all doubt until you are examined. ...Read more
No picture: Sorry - I can't bring up your picture. But a bruise (blue-grey color) means you've had bleeding under the skin that is more than a day old and I would be suspicious that a red circle is new bleeding. If you've not had any trauma, I would be worried about your ability to clot. If there has been no trauma, you need evaluation right away. If there has been trauma, just protect the area until it heals ...Read more
4.8cm movable lump near elbow. Sonographer today said didn't know what it was......Any suggestions till i see my dr?
5cm bilocular(?) cyst on my left ovary. Had surgery year ago to remove 3 cysts. Will this go away on own? Doc isn't calling me back. I'm worried.
When to get checked: Your surgeon will want to see you. Okay to make an appointment. Don't be too worried if it takes a while to get in. Take friend or family with you to this appointment. Okay to discuss the surgical consult with your regular doc or a second opinion. Be well. ...Read more
67yr recouping knee replacement and have shingles? Had around1988? On same spot now. Anything worry about.?way send u pic. Note sores in my hair nape2
See your Dr: Your Dr can provide treatment that will lessen and shorten the shingles symptoms. With recent surgery, your body is working very hard to heal and any additional demands on your immune system or pain tolerance are too many. Make an appt ASAP or go to urgent care or even an ER. Shingles Tx works best if early! ...Read more
Now-edema in nodes(inner thigh)w/low grade fever. W/endometrial [email protected] +fluid in cul de sac&ovarian [email protected] ER visit.Should i return2er? W/no insurance what r thoughts on what's wrong
No ER: Perhaps there is a plan parnthood clinic in your town or other free health care clinic. The er is not the place for a detailed conversation about causes of enlarged lymph nodes in your inner thigh. It sounds like from your note that an ultrasound was performed. I also assume that blood work was done. I'd follow up via phone call in a few days to check on the lab results and seek a clinic appt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard cartilage like lumpin lower sacrum about 2cm in size, 7 groin lymph nodes, 2 neck with 1in collarbone since Dec, doctor won't send me for tests?
Lumps/enlarged nodes: An xray might help with the lump you feel on your sacrum. Groin nodes are always the largest ones we feel because that area just isn't clean & the nodes are constantly handling a lot of bacterial invaders. Neck nodes are also usually easy to feel, so don't panic. Your nodes may be normal, especially if they move easily. Worrisome symptoms include night sweats, fevers, unexplained weight loss. ...Read more
Thyroid cancer in June. No Rai stage 1. Now feel lump or something else on carotid artery on same side where tc was
Lump is movable. 23 years old.
Probable met: Thyroid ca is a common lesion with significant chance of nodal involvement. Where originally neck dissection employed with thyroidectomy for Ca, if nodes noted at procedure they are locally removed and RAI utilized. With a lump near carotid, its probably anterior jugular and needs local resection. If Ca determined then RAl and dissection limited to + site. Under 30, even with nodes, cure high. ...Read more
42 yrs old hx of cyst on right breast drained once dr requested ultrasound on same spot after bad mammogram should I beworried about cancer?
I was biopsied for uterine cancer now i am finding bruising in odd places like right next to my pelvic region on my upper inner leg, what's going on?
Check with your doc: most likely it is not related to you biopsy you could be having low platelet or condition that will make you bruise easy so it will be a good idea if you are taking aspirin stop it or if you are taking any blood thinner stop it and check with your doctor some vitamin and supplement could cause bleeding like vitamin E for example check with your doctor any way for a good peace of mind ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mom had a (painful) lump on her leg & now a lump on her arm. Urgent care says varicose veins (in 2 sites?) should she get 2nd opinion? Possibilities?
Varicose veins: This should be very easy to sort out with a physical exam & a vein ultrasound. If the MD at the urgent care suspects abnormal veins, then see a vascular surgeon for opinion (they are experts in varicose veins). The arm lump would be unlikely to be an abnormal vein (varicose veins don't form on the arm), but a quick exam & ultrasound should sort that out as well Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doc said he couldn't remove a 1/2 inch sessile polyp on my sigmoid colon but said he'll try again at a hospital. Would i repeat the colon cleanse?
Yes: If he is going to repeat a colonoscopy to remove the polyp, you will need to repeat the cleanse. Freeing the colon of debris will help the physician be able to identify the polyp, and issues during removal, and will make for a safer procedure. Cleanse should be repeated and make sure to ask your physician for any necessary scripts related to the cleanse. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer