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Could This Little Black Skin Bump Be A Tumor
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Constant headaches, really dry eyes, short term memory loss, and small bump on head, age:12, is it brain cancer or tumor?
Unlikely: Bone cancer is rare, so it is likely not a cancer right out of the gate. Where is this lump, behind the ear? If so, it's likely normal anatomy (mastoid process). No skull is completely without irregularities, if you have symptoms such as pain, headaches, or increase in size would get it checked out, if not there's probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Bump/back of head/lower left side. NOT cyst or tumor. MRI shows nothing in that spot. At times it causes a tremendous amount of pain. Any advice, info, or recommendation is much appreciated. Have had it for about 5 yrs.
Are the lumps in my legs fatty tumors or what? I have several lumps/bumps under the skin around my upper thigh area. One is near my panty line, it is about the size of the tip of my thumb and hard but does not hurt. It's been there probably 8 or 9 years
Fatty : Fatty tumors (or lipomas) are usually not hard. They are usually soft and squishy. If you have a hard mass along your lower panty line that could be a chronically inflammed inguinal lymph node. Can't determine what they are through this venu. Recommend that a family doctor or dermatologist examine you and determine what the lesions are. ...Read more
Tiny Bump near vessel just under skin in arm, area and vessels clear on MRI & xray.Can MRI miss sarcoma tumor? What else can be if imaging is normal?
Not sarcoma: Sarcoma unusual just under skin. Only such lesion would be leiomyosarcoma arising from venous structure More common would be a small thrombotic site in one of the veins associated with other veins in this region. If site small it would not show up on scans. Rather one could use warm soaks to see if resolution occurs over a few weeks. Otherwise small firm lipoma is the existing lesion. ...Read more
Have a small bump below skin (pea size, gets bigger when I bend back). The area has a black and blue mark above thebump hurts now and then.what is it?
The most likely: explanation is that you have a benign lipoma (fatty accumulation below the skin) with, coincidentally, a bruise near it. But there are some more serious kinds of bleeding or skin problems that have an ecchymosis or bruise associated with them. It would be best if you could have your doctor or a skin specialist/Dermatologist take a look at this. Make an appointment. Good wishes:) ...Read more
I have this hard painful bump like right under my nose on the right side close to the crease, bigger than a black/white head, it's just a small bump?
Small red itchy bump came up then got larger developed white head then bright red and painful. Got black crus.Then several more came up in same area.
Folliculitis: Small itchy red bumps that then develop a white head and appear in crops may be an infection of the hair follicles called folliculitis. Folliculitis is commonly caused by bacteria on the skin. Warm compresses may be applied to the rash but often it will resolve on it's own. Avoid shaving the affected region until the rash clears. ...Read more
I have this small bump on my upper inner thigh that kinda looks purple black and brown. And the skin is red an inch all around it what is this?
Purpura: Purpura occurs when small blood vessels join together or leak blood under the skin. When purpura spots are very small, they are called petechiae. Large purpura are called ecchymoses. Platelets help the blood clot. A person with purpura may have normal platelet counts (nonthrombocytopenic purpuras) or low platelet counts (thrombocytopenic purpuras). See your doctor. ...Read more
What could a small area of red, raised bumps on the chest that had a surrounding area of red skin where that surrounding area is now turning black be?
I have little bumps on my vagina, they come and go. They come off with almost no effort, and are dark colored. Kind of like a black head or scab, what could these be?
Uncertain: They are most likely a benign condition but without actually seeing them it's difficult to give an answer. It would be best to schedule an appointment with your physician to get an accurate answer ...Read more
After unprotected sex, i got one single , small, black bump on the head of my penis...What is it?
Difficult to tell: Without seeing a lesion. If persists see a doctor. ...Read more
I have black bumps on my legs it's not a skin condition and it's not from shaving and when i pick at it little back hairs come out of the bump?
Have had small pimple like bump with faint white head with black dot in center for almost a week. Just itches a bit from time to time... Bug bite?
Very possible: If there are bugs in your area. It is winter here. ...Read more
Boyfriend has a irritated shaft on the side it has some red bumps and on top of red bumps it looks like a small tiny black head. when pee burns a tad?
Hit head sat.Blacked out..Bump and small cut.Above right eyebrow.Tingling..Yesterday extremely dizzy now 4 days later developing black eye.Concusion?
Yes: You describe symptoms of a closed head injury or tbi, and i advise that you not delay an evaluation by your md or by a local emergency room dept. To be reassured that something more serious is not going on, a exam will help to determine this. A subtle fracture or hematoma can be serious. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers