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Causes Of Painful Lump On Bicep
Lump on inside of wrist near vein. Size of pea sticking out. Small, non visible lump on vein near other lump. Pain, burning, numbness in the same arm.
More context: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them; generally the context matters a great deal. Recent trauma including intravenous injection illegal or otherwise changes possibilities drastically. Ganglion cyst comes to mind otherwise (a cyst in the covering of a nerve like a blister from wear and tear) associated with nerve irritaiton. ...Read more
Lymph Node: A lot of poss answers to this & a lot depends on the characteristics it. There are a lot of areas of lymph nodes in the body (see pic) including in the "submandibular" space below the chin. This could be from your body fighting a viral or bacterial infection-which may need tx. If viral it will likely go away by itself. Could also be an abscess or other prob. If stays, red, warm, fever get checked ...Read more
Small lump located half way between elbow and arm pit sort of hard on inner side left down from the bicept prob notlymphnode? Any ideas?
Hard to say: Best to have it examined by your doctor who knows your history. ...Read more
Have hard, immovable lump on the tip of collarbone near throat. Stiff and tender in shoulder blades, at base of and sides of neck. Possible cause?
Lymphadenopathy: You need an exam hard lymph nodes that are painful and immovable are worrisome so I would let your practitioner touch it and see if further work up is needed ...Read more
Sudden big lump on knee (size of pingpong ball) with redness at top of lump and slight swelling of foot on same leg.
Different options: The neck has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, blood vessels and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a tender lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. Other things could be a boil or a lipoma. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Abscess vs cyst vs ?: Lipoma is benign lump of soft tissue under skin that doesn't hurt. Cyst is a collection of fluid or oil that shouldn't hurt unless it gets infected. Abscess is a collection of pus that can be quite painful. Hair follicle could get infected & swollen. Best to go see your family doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
Dental abscess: The most common type of dental abscess is a periapical abscess (tooth), and the second most common is a periodontal abscess (gums) or combination of both tooth-gum abscess, regardless if the tooth has a filing. In order to get appropriate treatment it is important to know the underlying cause for this infection. Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation, imaging and treatment. ...Read more
If it's not painful : Watch it and see if it is improving . Of not is getting better you willbw fine. If is not getting better see your dentist or endodontist for an evaluation ...Read more
Lump on right side of left wrist. A hard almost pointy feeling bump under the skin. small, pea sized, not visible. what could this be? Only on one wrist
Causes of persistent reddish purplish color below the cuticle on left pinky and fingertip next to it, gout like joint pain on right side of body?
Don't suspect gout : Doubt gout it would be unusual at your age and even Hippocrates noted that women don't usually get gout until after menopause. Your physician can evaluate you and have you see a rheumatologist. Arthritis in those joints at your age could suggest something like inflammatory arthritis related to psoriasis, but there are other possible causes also. A full evaluation will help answer your question ...Read more
"Swollen pimple": If a little red raised bump on your body you initially thought was a pimple starts to swell, it may be a signs of an infection, especially if there is associated redness & tenderness. These may progress to more advanced infections. After you are examined, your doctor will be able to decide on specific treatments, such as antibiotics or incision & drainage. These are easier to treat if done soon. ...Read more
I have a small pea size lump on my left collar bone, it moves & is painful also large lump on left wrist both appeared at same time. What are these?
Ganglion cysts: Most likely they are ganglion cysts. It is pretty common to get one at your wrist. As far as collar bone goes, it depends on where it is located. If it is more towards your shoulder at the ac joint then it is more likely to be a small ganglion. Because the rest of the collarbone does not have any joints in it, it would be more rare for it to come up there. I would have it checked out by ortho. ...Read more
Sensitive painful hard lump on my left leg just below my knee on the left side of my calf... Any ideas of what it could be?
Can be anything!: Hard painful lumps and bumps need to be evaluated by your PCP, or dermatologist for further evaluation. Depending if there's an additional red ring around it, or if it's nodular, or if it has any other associate findings will determine what it could be. So a physical examination needs to be done for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
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