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I have small lumps under the skin of my lower chest, they feel like little lumps of fat. I also have slightly puffy nipples which make it look worse?

I have small lumps under the skin of my lower chest, they feel like little lumps of fat. I also have slightly puffy nipples which make it look worse?

Gynecomastia?: Small smooth soft rubbery mobile lumps within the lower chest may be fat or breast tissue. Collections under the nipple and areola can cause puffy nipples, a mild form of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia usually begins at puberty, and often resolves in a few years. If persistent, surgical removal can help. Consult with a plastic surgeon in your area to learn more. ...Read more

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I have a lump growing under the skin above my left ribs. It is soft (feels like fat tissue)- recently started hurting. Have had chronic cough x1 yr.

I have a lump growing under the skin above my left ribs.  It is soft (feels like fat tissue)- recently started hurting.  Have had chronic cough x1 yr.

Probable lipoma: The lump is probably a lipoma, which is a benign fat tumor. If you see a dermatologist, they can usually tell you whether it could be anything else and whether it it worth removing it. ...Read more

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I have big lumps under the skin on the face and neck, what are they?

I have big lumps under the skin on the face and neck, what are they?

These could be: cysts, lipomas, or many other benign tumors, see dermatologist for answers ...Read more

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I have small lumps under the skin on my penis should I be worried?

I have small lumps under the skin on my penis should I be worried?

Maybe skin cysts?: A little bump on the skin that has whitish stuff inside, but is not pus as in a pimple, is likely a skin cyst that contains skin oils and skin cells. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can look at it to see what can be done. Sometimes, keeping the cyst empty for a while will allow it to shrink in size. On a penis, tiny permanent whitish bumps near hairs may be normal and not need removal. ...Read more

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Why do mosquito bites become large red lumps under the skin after you scratch them?

Why do mosquito bites become large red lumps under the skin after you scratch them?

Histamine: Scratching the skin releases histamine the bodies itch and swelling chemical. Its release leads to redness and swelling. ...Read more

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I have 2 painless lumps under the skin of my penis at the shaft on right its become visible and tactile when i have erection ?and can this cause ED

I have 2 painless lumps under the skin of my penis at the shaft on right its become visible and tactile when i have erection ?and can this cause ED

Penile lesions: More important is finding what the lumps and if indicated treatment If related to STD and left untreated yes depending on the type but most likely no. ...Read more

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Top of my left arm on the back I have at least. 5 lumps under the skin all in same area, painless but do not no what they are?

Top of my left arm on the back I have at least. 5 lumps under the skin all in same area, painless but do not no what they are?

Hard to say: With just the description you gave it is hard to say. These lumps could be lipomas (benign fatty tumors) or they could be cysts (maybe less likely). Having them examined by your primary care doctor would help you figure this out. ...Read more

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L have many lumps under the skin of my arm and thigh. Some of them are painful. Its not noticible from out side and but notice when touching.

See your doctor: These may be simple fatty tumors that are annoying but not in any way harmful or possibly something more. They need to be looked at. ...Read more

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