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A big firm tender bump ( 1.5'' diam) sprung up overnight on side of face (in front of my left ear above my jaw and below the cheekbone). What is it?

A big firm tender bump ( 1.5'' diam) sprung up overnight on side of face (in front of my left ear above my jaw and below the cheekbone). What is it?

Likely lymph node: You may likely have an inflamed lymph node. This can be caused by acne. You should see your family practice physician if your symptoms worsen or if you develop pain. ...Read more

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I have bump on my face its real hard what is at is?

Need to see doctor: If you see a board certified facial specialist or dermatologist, they will be able to at least narrow it down to a few possibilities by examining it, the location, and asking you some history about it. Possibilities are a cyst (dermoid or sebaceous), lymph node, bone growth (osteoma), foreign body, or tumor. Depending on several factors, it may be nothing, or it may be something to work up. ...Read more

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I have small and big hard bumps that have scabs on them what is it?

I have small and big hard bumps that have scabs on them what is it?

Where?: Where exactly on your body are these located and were you exposed to anything that could have caused this? Bumps and scabbing could be indicative of many things. It is hard to tell without more information. ...Read more

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I have these bumps on my face and it hurt when i try to pop it and it's hard to pop?

I have these bumps on my face and it hurt when i try to pop it and it's hard to pop?

Acne: You may have nodular acne. The first no-no is not to squeeze your pimples consult your doctor or a dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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I have bump on my face.It is hard and if i press it hard a white substance gets out of it. Please help?

I have bump on my face.It is hard and if i press it hard a white substance gets out of it. Please help?

Cyst: It sounds as though you have a cyst / abscess. You may try some otc acne medications until you are seen and evaluated by a dermatologist. The dermatologist may inject the area with kenalog, (triamcinolone) which can shrink the lesion. ...Read more

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I have a few bumps on chest and face that are hard and painful but nothing in them, cannot pop. What are they?

I have a few bumps on chest and face that are hard and painful but nothing in them, cannot pop. What are they?

Need more info: There are several dermatological conditions that would fit that description of your complaint. I strongly suggest that you see your family physician and/or a dermatologist to find out what this is. ...Read more

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I have these hard bumps on the side of my face by ear what is it?

I have these hard bumps on the side of my face by ear what is it?

Parotid?: If these bumps are hard and are in front of the ear, they may be arising from the parotid gland. This is the gland that secretes thin fluid into the mouth. I would advise that you see a head and neck surgeon for an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Small bumps surround by a big hard bump on my butt?

Small bumps surround by a big hard bump on my butt?

Growing?: Hard to say without examining you. Possibilities include fatty tumors(benign), cysts, abscesses? Calcified lesions? Cancer is very rare but not impossible. If it has not changed over many years it is probably benign (not cancer). If it is growing rapidly you should have it seen asap. The "hard" part worries me. See your md. A biopsy will tell you for sure. ...Read more