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I am female, I have a quarter size non painful lump under my skin in the groin area. Where the lump is skin looks darker or gray. Help!

I am female, I have a quarter size non painful lump under my skin in the groin area. Where the lump is skin looks darker or gray. Help!

See your provider!: There are various causes, some of which are harmless, such as a cyst of the skin, and others can be more serious, such as a type of skin tumor. I would see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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I have a grey brown mark on my lower shin, flat to skin but hard lump under it. V.painful if knocked 40+ moles this is new could it be cancer? 32wf

I have a grey brown mark on my lower shin, flat to skin but hard lump under it. V.painful if knocked 40+ moles this is new could it be cancer? 32wf

Nodule: There are certain limitations imposed by this format which include the lack of a photograph of the skin lesions about which you requested information, So it's impossible to tell you the correct diagnosis and/or therapy, My Best advice would be to call and make an appointment with the dermatologist. There are many conditions which make nodules on the skin and I under it so you really do need to see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. I need to see the spot or spots and actually visualizing the lesions really makes all the difference. ...Read more

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What could cause grey hair to grow around a bump on my head?

What could cause grey hair to grow around a bump on my head?

Melanin break down: Gray hairs around a bump (wen, mole, cyst, birthmark) usually don't have sufficient melanin, so they appear gray. This is very common. ...Read more

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I have a bump on anus right near the hole. Looks gray. Feels like part of the skin but appeared 3 days ago. Hurts a little. Itchy. 17 y/o male. Cancer?

I have a bump on anus right near the hole. Looks gray. Feels like part of the skin but appeared 3 days ago. Hurts a little. Itchy. 17 y/o male. Cancer?

More likely: Hemorrhoid. It is more likely to be external hemorrhoid/pile. It would be prudent to get it checked out and treated. ...Read more

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I got an industrial piercing 4months ago and on a bump near it the skin has turned a black/grey colour. Should I see a doctor, how do I get rid of it?

I got an industrial piercing 4months ago and on a bump near it the skin has turned a black/grey colour. Should I see a doctor, how do I get rid of it?

Piercing discolor: You might have some foreign body which had been left underneath your skin and is slowly working it's way up to the surface. If you have a bright penlight you can hold it near the wound and see if you can see a shadow underneath via transillumination. See your doc for further evaluation if that doesn't help. ...Read more

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I have itch in my left arm pit and for a few days there is a grey area--a very small one visible. I have been checking for lumps but there aren't any.

I have itch in my left arm pit and for a few days there is a grey area--a very small one visible. I have been checking for lumps but there aren't any.

AnItchInTimeSaves9: Maybe you are sensitive to something, like deodorant or whatever stuff you put there, or some clothing or something. It's only on one side so that's unusual if you are sensitive to something you use on both sides. If you have been scratching that area it may have affected the skin. In any event, stop all deodorant, etc and maybe put some hydrocortisone cream on it and if that doesn't help, see your doc ...Read more

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I have been on my period for 3 weeks and is black and I had grey lumps at the beginning of this?

I have been on my period for 3 weeks and is black and I had grey lumps at the beginning of this?

Is this new?: You need to have your doctor check to see if you have a reason for the bleeding such as fibroids or polyps.
Bring in a calendar of your bleeding so they can see when this is occurring and if it is a one time thing or whether you might have bleeding from fibroids or polyps. ...Read more

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I have a small blue/grey lump on top of thigh with pin like hole next 2 it, it feels hard when touching/pressure places on it although not painful, wh?

I have a small blue/grey lump on top of thigh with pin like hole next 2 it, it feels hard when touching/pressure places on it although not painful, wh?

Poss Epidermal Cyst: A painless mobile lump with pinhole is consistent with a sebaceous/epidermal cyst. It might be bluish grey due to trauma/hematoma. I would recommend seeking medical attention if there > 2wks to confirm diagnosis, r/o other causes, and possibly having it drained before it becomes inflamed. ...Read more

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My vocal cords are swollen gray color not white no nodules no lumps no growthswhats causing the infection?

My vocal cords are swollen gray color not white no nodules no lumps no growthswhats causing the infection?

Ask doc.: I think you should talk to the doc who looked at your vocal cords. If you are looking at your own vocal cords all bets are off. ...Read more

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What features allow one to determine whether a mass is solid on ultrasound? That the area on sonography is grey vs black? Or something else?

What features allow one to determine whether a mass is solid on ultrasound? That the area on sonography is grey vs black? Or something else?

There are several: Features that determine solid vs. Fluid (e.g. cyst). As you point out, one is that fluid tends to be black, and solid masses tend to be grey or brighter. But not always. With doppler, a solid mass may have internal blood flow. Fluid will not. Fluid tends to cause posterior "enhancement" (brightness), and solid either nothing or "shadowing" (a dark band) posteriorly. It is a combination of features. ...Read more

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Bleeding since April '14, had a mass that was red/grey with white "tail" come out of me. Unsure about what to do. Tests always say not preg.?

Bleeding since April '14, had a mass that was red/grey with white "tail" come out of me. Unsure about what to do. Tests always say not preg.?

See a doctor: If you have been bleeding for 4 months it is past time for you to have seen a doctor whether you were/are pregnant or not. This is not normal and not something you can treat yourself. ...Read more

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When I poop hard or try hard to take out the poop a lump at my anal comes out its gray semi red and purple coloured. It happaned 3times now so far?

When I poop hard or try hard to take out the poop a lump at my anal comes out its gray semi red and purple coloured. It happaned 3times now so far?

Hemorrhoid: Hemorrhoids are veins in the rectal or anal area which can swell in response to straining. If they go away, and cause no symptoms, there is no cause for concern. If they don't go away, or begin to hurt, call your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Pain & baseball sized lump behind & to left of navel, postop scars in navel are red and have foul smelling Gray-yellow discharge. Tearing pain inside?

Pain & baseball sized lump behind & to left of navel, postop scars in navel are red and have foul smelling Gray-yellow discharge. Tearing pain inside?

Cellulitis: This sounds like a skin infection or cellulitis. You need to see a doctor ASAP as this sounds that you require treatment with antibiotics. Meanwhile I would apply hot wet soaks to the area ...Read more

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Anxiety is killing me. Pea sized lump on palate above #13-14 tooth. Not midline. Get harder when pressing with tongue. #14 is half gray. Trauma before?

Anxiety is killing me. Pea sized lump on palate above #13-14 tooth. Not midline. Get harder when pressing with tongue. #14 is half gray. Trauma before?

Now is the time!: Don't let the anxiety bug you! Fortunately, there has been much technological advancement in diagnosis of strange bumps in mouth. Most likely you will not need invasive procedure to find out. Scan technology also makes it easier to see the "lump" under the gum, in 3-d. A special light may be employed to ensure the lump is not cancerous. So visit your dentist/oral surgeon and get peace of mind! ...Read more

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Hard lump between #13 and 14 teeth on hard palate. 14 is half gray. No pain lump or tooth. Just finished abx 2000 mg amox. Bump still there. Bone feel?

Hard lump between #13 and 14 teeth on hard palate. 14 is half gray. No pain lump or tooth. Just finished abx 2000 mg amox. Bump still there. Bone feel?

See dentist: An antibiotic may make you feel better in the short term but it will not cure the problem. See a dentist for an evaluation ns proper treatment of this lump. ...Read more

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I recently had dental xrays. An area of a lighter grey was shown. My dentist dosent know wat it is. So she's made a referal to maxofacial...since the xray I found a lump in my cheek lining you carnt see it but I can feel it. What can this mean?

I recently had dental xrays. An area of a lighter grey was shown. My dentist dosent know wat it is. So she's made a referal to maxofacial...since the xray I found a lump in my cheek lining you carnt see it but I can feel it. What can this mean?

Lighter grey + lump: May or may not be related. Not being able to examine you, feel the lump, look at the x-ray, the best we can say is follow your Dentist's prudent advice and go for the second opinion. ...Read more

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Whenever I have a shower my legs get large grey/purple patchy areas. There's also a small lump on the front of my shin that isn't a vein. Ideas?

Whenever I have a shower my legs get large grey/purple patchy areas. There's also a small lump on the front of my shin that isn't a vein. Ideas?

Hard to say: There are many possibilities for purple patches on your legs. The best way to find out is to see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have had a dry, gray lump on my lip for 1+ yr, not responsive to Valtrex (valacyclovir) w/little sensation, will not go away. Could this be oral cancer?

I have had a dry, gray lump on my lip for 1+ yr, not responsive to Valtrex (valacyclovir) w/little sensation, will not go away. Could this be oral cancer?

Insufficent: Information. The lesion needs to examined and perhaps removed and submitted to a pathologist for microscopic study. If it has persisted for over a year, it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Lump under testickle skin?

Lump under testickle skin?

Exam: It could be a simple cyst, but it's worth having it examined. Sometimes men feel a normal part of the anatomy they never noticed before. I say, better safe than sorry. You don't want to miss a tumor. ...Read more

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What could cause lump in the head?

What could cause lump in the head?

Scalp?: If it is on the scalp it can be a cyst, or other growth such as calcifying lesion. It can also represent rare lesions which would require examination and possible biopsy to make the distinction. ...Read more

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Lump on my upper skin what could it be?

Lump on my upper skin what could it be?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I have a lump on the side of my head?

Hi I have a lump on the side of my head?

Lump on side head: Not certain what a lump means in UK. Exactly where is it on the side of your head? Assume you are not talking about after a head bang? Size of a pea, cherry, lemon, cricket ball or what? What brought it on? What does it feel like? Can it be moved or is it fixed to your skull? Had them before? All of these needed to make a guess. Do telecom duly here and we can look at it. Better to show your Dr. ...Read more

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Lumps under skin of elbows. What could this be?

Lumps under skin of elbows. What could this be?

Elbow lumps: Without further information, "lumps under skin of elbows" could be cause by a long and dizzying list of things. Epitrochlear lymph nodes, tophi, rheumatoid nodules, lipoma, cyst, etc. Guessing is not advised. Seeing your doctor to obtain a formal diagnosis is! ...Read more