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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
36 years in practice
3M people helped
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Hard ball of gristle fat, under the skin on my leg what is it?

Dr. Sheila Calderon
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
36 years in practice
3M people helped
Hard ball of gristle fat, under the skin on my leg what is it?

see your doctor: Your doctor needs to view it and give you instructions on what to do with it. It may be a foreign body that needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified
45 years in practice
16M people helped
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Board Certified
45 years in practice
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
35M people helped
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Have thick ridge of skin under toenails, makes it hard to trim them short enough. Painful if try to remove.

Dr. Arnold Beresh
Board Certified, Podiatry
36 years in practice
35M people helped
Have thick ridge of skin under toenails, makes it hard to trim them short enough. Painful if try to remove.

See a podiatrist: You need to have them examined and see what can be done. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified
45 years in practice
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
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Are fat deposits in belly usually hard to touch?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
532M people helped
Are fat deposits in belly usually hard to touch?

Well: There is internal fat - that might be hard to palpate. The fat that is external to your abdominal muscle should be easy to feel (unless you have very little of it). ...Read more

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Dr. Gloria Lopez
Board Certified, Pediatrics
39 years in practice
697K people helped
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Hard pimple under the skin with long thick white roots! What could it be? Held with hait like roots?

Dr. Gloria Lopez
Board Certified, Pediatrics
39 years in practice
697K people helped
Hard pimple under the skin with long thick white roots! What could it be? Held with hait like roots?

Blackhead: It's probably a blackhead (comedo) that had skin grow over it. Not a big deal. Sometimes blackheads get really big and dramatic. Exfoliate to keep this from happening. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
58M people helped
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The slin under my pinky toe has split and the skin is thick and hard what should I do?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
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The slin under my pinky toe has split and the skin is thick and hard what should I do?

Sometimes this: Is fungus. I would apply a topical antifungal cream. I would not remove any thick skin I would leave that to a foot doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Desman
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
26 years in practice
33K people helped
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I have a bad skin quality around my my waist and fat deposits my doctor says vaser lipo can help me and it is better for skin shrinkage is it true?

Dr. Eric Desman
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
26 years in practice
33K people helped
I have a bad skin quality around my my waist and  fat deposits my doctor says vaser lipo can help me and it is better for skin shrinkage is it true?

Yes: Vaser liposelection is an excellent choice for those who have excess fat with looser skin. It does help tighten the skin better than traditional liposuction. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Colen
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
41 years in practice
156K people helped
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Can a fat deposit appear any where in the body? I have a large lump that appeared on the back bottom of my neck. It is a little sore and very hard

Dr. Lawrence Colen
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
41 years in practice
156K people helped
Can a fat deposit appear any where in the body? I have a large lump that appeared on the back bottom of my neck. It is a little sore and very hard

Lipoma?: You may have a lipoma which is a benign collection of fatty tissue. You should have it checked by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
41K people helped
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I've had a lump under skin of my left hand for few weeks. It's firm but squishy. Doesn't hurt but hand sometimes hurts. Could it be a fatty deposit?

Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
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I've had a lump under skin of my left hand for few weeks. It's firm but squishy. Doesn't hurt but hand sometimes hurts. Could it be a fatty deposit?

Need to remove it: It could be any number of diagnoses, including a synovial (join-derived) cyst, a non-synovial (hair follicle) cyst, lipoma (a fatty growth, but rather uncommon on the hands), or even an abscess ( a localized infection). I would remove this growth. A dermatologist/dermatologic surgeon or hand surgeon can do this procedure and once it is removed and biopsied you will know the diagnosis as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
623K people helped
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Will endermologie make the skin under my arms firmer? As I have gotten older, the skin on my upper arms has begun to sag. I don't have much fat on my arms, but i want to fix the sagging skin without surgery. Can endermologie make my arms look thinner and

Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
623K people helped
Will endermologie make the skin under my arms firmer? As I have gotten older, the skin on my upper arms has begun to sag. I don't have much fat on my arms, but i want to fix the sagging skin without surgery. Can endermologie make my arms look thinner and

Ulthera : Endermologie may achieve marginal improvement for underarm skin sagging. Ulthera treatments may provide further tightening. Brachioplasty performed by experienced board certified plastic surgeon can offer satisfactory tightening of sagging. ...Read more

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