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Fat Lumps Under The Skin
Is it normal to feel small lumps under the skin when you are overweight? I carry most of my weight in my stomach and i feel some where theres more fat
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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.
See your PCP to get: An evaluation and xrays to ensure that you don't have a fracture. Other possibilities include a pulled muscle, or collection of blood causing a lump etc, etc. Another possibility is that the lumps were always there but you noticed them after hurting the forearm from the fall. Seeing an orthopod would greatly help for proper diagnosis. Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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