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I have a spider bite; its swollen into a hard lump about the size of a tennis ball, is dark reddish, and extremely painful to walk or move my leg.?

I have a spider bite; its swollen into a hard lump about the size of a tennis ball, is dark reddish, and extremely painful to walk or move my leg.?

See a doctor now: A bite from a spider, or other insect, which swells with red or dark color is very concerning for infection and/or dead tissue (necrosis). Symptoms such as pain with movement raise concern that the infection/necrosis is spreading. Someone with such a wound should seek IMMEDIATE medical care. ...Read more

Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more


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Teen hit her head. Has a tennis ball sized bump on forehead that is squishy. What does the squishness mean?

Teen hit her head. Has a tennis ball sized bump on forehead that is squishy. What does the squishness mean?

Blood pocket: This indicated that bleeding from the injury has formed a blood pocket in the location. It will usually reach a peak size and stop bleeding due to the pressure formed I the pocket. Within a day or more there may be migration of the breakdown products of the blood, producing a black eye. There can also be a hard lump form in the area that last months from calcium buildup. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp pain in my lower right side plus there's a lump about the size of a tennis ball pirotruding through my abdomen, what could this be?

I'm having sharp pain in my lower right side plus there's a lump about the size of a tennis ball pirotruding through my abdomen, what could this be?

You need an exam!: Without an exam, it would be foolish to try to diagnose this. Especially if these are new, acute events - take yourself to your doctor, urgent care or an ER. If they've been around for awhile, it's still very worthwhile to have an examination and find the right treatment if possible. I hope it goes well! ...Read more

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It seems that I have a big fatty lump on my left rib cage. I want to say its just under the size of a tennis ball, and more noticeable when I lay down

Get it checked: You should definitely get this examined by your primary care provider within the next week or two. While this is probably a benign fatty tumor, it sounds quite large and should be checked. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Had an easy open appendectomy 2 weeks ago. Have a tennis ball sized lump an inch above incision. What could cause this. No fever.?

Had an easy open appendectomy 2 weeks ago. Have a tennis ball sized lump an inch above incision. What could cause this. No fever.?

A couple of things: It sounds as if you most likely have a seroma or hematoma. Less likely an abscess. One also must make sure you have not developed an dehiscence of the fascial layers and now have a hernia. Go see your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have excruciating pain in my lower right abdomen, there is also a tennis ball size lump protruding out ofnthe area, I'm nauseous and doubled over.

I have excruciating pain in my lower right abdomen, there is also a tennis ball size lump protruding out ofnthe area, I'm nauseous and doubled over.

Go to the ER.: There can be many explanations for your symptoms. Two of those, though, are fairly urgent in nature, appendicitis and an incarcerated hernia. With either of those, you should be seen in the emergency room immediately. Call 911 if you have no other way there. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my virgina, its the size of a small tennis ball and I am unable to push it back up any more, it feels like it is falling out,?

I have a lump in my virgina, its the size of a small tennis ball and I am unable to push it back up any more, it feels like it is falling out,?

Lump: It sounds like a prolapsed uterus, from what you describe. See a GYN doctor to be examined. Treatments include Kegel exercises, a uterine pessary device or sometimes surgery.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/uterine-prolapse/basics/definition/con-20027708 ...Read more

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I had a csec give months ago, I now have a lump above my scar, almost line a tennis ball in my tummy. Please advise.......

I had a csec give months ago, I now have a lump above my scar, almost line a tennis ball in my tummy. Please advise.......

Talk to gyne md: This could be scar tissue, a hernia or a hematoma (and more possibilities exist. There are possible treatments for each of these conditions but you should first be evaluated by your surgeon for possible diagnostic imaging. ...Read more

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Fell and twisted ankle. Can walk on it OK with some pain but immediately had a tennis ball lump on side of foot. Is this okay?

Fell and twisted ankle. Can walk on it OK with some pain but immediately had a tennis ball lump on side of foot. Is this okay?

Ankle Sprain: Most likely you have sprained your ankle but a hairline fracture has to be ruled out with x-Ray. The swelling will go away in few weeks. Apply ice three times a day and elevate when resting. ...Read more

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Obese female-42y-tennis ball size lump on lft hip-painful; ultra-sound=normal tissue; mri=inflammed tissue, no mass of collecting fluid. Next step is?

Obese female-42y-tennis ball size lump on lft hip-painful; ultra-sound=normal tissue; mri=inflammed tissue, no mass of collecting fluid. Next step is?

Excise it: You can go to a surgeon, either a general or orthopaedic surgeon, and have it excised if it is really bothering you. Sounds like it is a benign lesion and nothing that has to be excised; however, if it bothers you enough, your next step is to remove it surgically. ...Read more

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My partner has a 4 day old boil like knot above her hip on her right side. It's tennis ball size and won't come to a head wut do we do. Tried everyth?

My partner has a 4 day old boil like knot above her hip on her right side. It's tennis ball size and won't come to a head wut do we do. Tried everyth?

See doctor: Call to see doctor in next 48 hours. If it is indeed the size of a tennis ball, that is HUGE. The primary treatment for a boil like that is drainage. Until time of appointment, apply warm packs every hour, and if fever or any neurologic symptoms, go to ER. ...Read more

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Can you have symptoms of localised tenderness and prickling 4 years after head injury on concrete resulted in tennis ball size swelling on scalp?

Can you have symptoms of localised tenderness and prickling 4 years after head injury on concrete resulted in tennis ball size swelling on scalp?

Yes: A nerve was damaged and developed a small scar - a neuroma. May never totally resolve. Usually reasonable to live with. Surgery may make it worse. ...Read more

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There is a huge painfull lump inside buttock cheek of my boyfriend. Its hard and maybe 2 inches or more long and maybe 1 inch wide. No head.?

There is a huge painfull lump inside buttock cheek of my boyfriend. Its hard and maybe 2 inches or more long and maybe 1 inch wide. No head.?

Abscess forming: The skin on buttock is rather thick and abscesses generally take longer for the "head" to come to the skin. Your bf is having an abscess forming and thus should be seen--he may need it lanced and possible treatment with an antibiotic. It is really a pain in the _ _ _ but should be checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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I got hit in the kidney with a tennis ball. Not too hard but just enough to make it sting. How do I know if I seriously injured my kidneys?

I got hit in the kidney with a tennis ball. Not too hard but just enough to make it sting. How do I know if I seriously injured my kidneys?

No blood, lessening: If you are not peeing blood and pain is lessening, then you know you are getting better and not likely have seriously injured them.

If pain is getting worse, get it checked.

Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had rock hard stool that is tennis ball sized round dark green.2-3 in a sitting. 20 min to pass. Made up of other lil balls. Very painful. Ideas?

I've had rock hard stool that is tennis ball sized round dark green.2-3 in a sitting. 20 min to pass. Made up of other lil balls. Very painful. Ideas?

GI issues: Symptoms could relate to diet, lifestyle, blockage in innate tine. Lots of possibilities. Please see your family doc who may refer you to a GI doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I was playing cricket. I got hurt near my testicles with a hard tennis ball.?

What do you advise if I was playing cricket. I got hurt near my testicles with a hard tennis ball.?

Cold packs: As uncomfortable as this may sound, the treatment really is sold compresses/ice packs on area. This will decrease blood flow and help alleviate pain. I also recommend a good fitting cup for future prevention. If really uncomfortable, can take over-the-counter pain reliever. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I was playing cricket. I got hurt near my testicles with a hard tennis ball.?

When did it happen?: If you are having pain or swelling now, go to the emergency room. If it happened a while ago and has resolved or is clearly resolving, simply mention it to your physician during your next routine exam. ...Read more

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I consistently get a hard bulge that appears in my upper stomach, about 2-3 inches about my belly button. Its about the size of a tennis ball.?

I consistently get a hard bulge that appears in my upper stomach, about 2-3 inches about my belly button. Its about the size of a tennis ball.?

Hernia: Sounds like a hernia. Best to see your primary care provider for an examination to find out. May or may not need imaging such as ultrasound or ct scan. Timing of examination depends on length of time it has been present, and severity of symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Twisted my ankle bad while preventing a fall. Hard to walk on it and extreme swelling. More than a tennis ball on side. Did something rupture or break?

Twisted my ankle bad while preventing a fall. Hard to walk on it and extreme swelling. More than a tennis ball on side. Did something rupture or break?

Ankle: Whenever you hurt your ankle and it is swollen and you cannot walk easily one has to make sure you do not have a fracture - so please go and get an x-ray done. ...Read more

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Treating RC injury w/ self therapy w tennis ball, pressing hard on my upper back on the side, could that be reason my upper arm hurts when extend?

Treating RC injury w/ self therapy w tennis ball, pressing hard on my upper back on the side, could that be reason my upper arm hurts when extend?

See therapist: When you have an injury as serious as a rotator cuff, the rehab should really be under the guidance of a licensed OT or PT, unless you yourself are a therapist and understand the therapy. Once you have been to a therapist for a while, you can do self-directed therapy. Suggest you just see an OT and see if they can help you ...Read more

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I ave a lump on the inside of my left bum cheek. It is hard and solid. Is there any suggestions what it can be?

I ave a lump on the inside of my left bum cheek. It is hard and solid. Is there any suggestions what it can be?

Pilonidal Cyst: A pilonidal cyst is an abnormal pocket originating in the skin that usually contains hair, skin debris and other abnormal tissue. A pilonidal cyst is almost always located near the tailbone at the top of the cleft of the buttocks. The only sure treatment for a pilonidal cyst is surgery. ...Read more

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A boil/lump appeared on my butt-cheek under skin 4 yrs ago n left untreated. Nw it has grow to a ping pong ball size n hard. What it could be? M 22yrs

Hard to tell...: ...would need more detail or a picture. Given how long it's been there, my best guess is either a sebaceous cyst (not dangerous although at times they can become infected), or a lipoma (a collection of fat cells, not dangerous). you should be evaluated by a doctor if the lump is tender, is draining fluid, and/or is warm to touch. Particularly if it is located right next to your anus. ...Read more

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I have something like a lump or a pimple on my left ass cheek, its a bit dark and hard and doesn't hurt a bit but am a bit terrified. So what is it??

I have something like a lump or a pimple on my left ass cheek, its a bit dark and hard and doesn't hurt a bit but am a bit terrified. So what is it??

Hard to tell: Without a direct inspection. However it may also be a mole which has been present for some time. If the "pimple" gets larger, check with your doctor. ...Read more