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Benign Causes Of Lumps Under Skin
Lumps in pelvic area, not painful. My dr thinks it's due to shaving, but would this still be the cause if its underneath the skin? Not ON my skin?
LumpyBumpyGrumpy: If it is due to shaving, then what happens is that those little hairs, after being shaven-down, lose their sense of direction (they don't have GPS yet) and get stuck just beneath the skin. Then they get pissed off and try harder but can't break back through or, actually grow in really screwy directions. That causes irritation and bumps. Some people are just prone to it: armpits, pubies, face (men) ...Read more
Over the past year or so, I have noticed a few small lumps appearing on my foreskin. They are skin coloured and do not cause me any pain or discomfort?
Unlikely: Infiltration of skin and deep muscle is a sign of advanced breast cancer as is involvement of lymph nodes. ...Read more
How can you tell if neck lumps are malignant or benign? I have two on my neck. One feels like it is deeper below the skin than the other.
Mass on neck: The only way to know for certain is to have an FNA (fine needle aspiration). During this procedure a small needle is inserted into the mass and the cells collected are sent to a pathologist for examination. The other option is to have a surgeon remove them. At your young age the chances are great that these are benign. See your doctor. ...Read more
Both sides of penis under the skin are lumps like something has crystalized. Starts at base. Some larger than others. Causes it to be bent when erect?
Peyronies Disease: You have described peyronies disease. It is a scarring of the rods of the penis that causes pain, curvature and can progress to ed. Genetics, trauma and some medical problems play a role. Peyronies is more common in diabetics, who already have risk factors for ed. Unfortunately medical treatments have been disappointing. Surgical treatment is usually reserved for those unable to penetrate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This one can't be: Diagnosed on line - please seek medical assessment. ...Read more
S having multiple lumps found in your breast and arm pit a cause concern even if they keep coming back benign...?
Possibly: The critical detail in my opinion is whether the benign diagnosis explains the multiple lumps in your breast and armpit. I agree with what has been stated in that just because one lump is benign, does not mean the others are, as well. Clinical, radiographic and pathologic correlation of all findings is mandatory. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes small lumps under ther skin below the ear that move around with no pain or other symptoms?
Lymph nodes: Reactive lymph nodes are the most common cause of mobile lumps under the skin. If they aren't tender or red, nothing to worry about. ...Read more
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