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Hard Lump Under Skin That Itches
I had a tick in me for roughly 1 week. Head was removed, but it formed a big dark, hard lump that itches. It has been 3 months. Is this normal?
Tick bite reaction: Perhaps all the tick was not removed, or you became infected. If the head was in your skin for a week, it is advised that you see your doctor about preventative antibiotics to be sure you did not get a tick disease that can hide away in your body then cause severe problems ...Read more
I have a semi hard lump on toward the back left of my head that now hurts/itches and a suffering with cronic sinusitis for 7 months is this linked?
Lymphadenitis: An inflamed lymph node may be responsible for this, but there is no way to confirm this over the internet. The inflammation may have emanated from the sinuses, but this is supposition based upon supposition. Go and see your ENT doctor and have them examine you and give an informed opinion. ...Read more
I have a hard pea size lump under the skin on the right side of my libia. You can't see it, but you can feel it. It itches sometimes and gets irritated as well.
Bartholin's gland: You may be describing Bartholin's gland or cyst. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bartholin-cyst/basics/definition/con-20026333. Then go see your Family Doc, GYN, Planned Parenthood or local health department for diagnosis. Warm compresses are a good starting point if they recur. ...Read more
My skin swells sometimes. Sometimes it itches other times it doesn't. The lumps/swells are usually numb and disappears after a while. What's this pls?
Hives: Transient welts seem consistent with hives. Chronic hives of >6weeks duration deserve work up as it can be a sign of serious underlying disease. For potential causes: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/137362-overview#aw2aab6b2b3aa. A virtual consult to discuss triggers and treatment options can help. ...Read more
Hi! I have a lump under the skin on my leg which itches when I'm hot. What could this be? Is it dangerous? Thanks!
Lipoma: Lipomas are soft lumps that feel like little nodules of fat and occur under the skin. They usually move and don't usually hurt. They don't go away and are nothing to worry about. If the lump is tender or warm or draining then get it looked at. You should have this looked at to make sure that is what this is. There are other things it could be. ...Read more
I have a knot type lump under my skin on my back on top of that is a raised mole that bleeds sometimes and itches. The lump is uncomfortable?
Get evaluated prompt: It could run from something totally benign to a disaster. Have a dermatologist look at that as soon as possible. If he suspects malignant melanoma then it has to be cut out. It could be a lipoma (fat cells) not bad at all. You don't want to dilly-dally on this. Do it this week! It's not a heart attack but you cannot neglect this! ...Read more
Skin rash, month now, skin itches, I scratch, at 1st little bumps would appear, now spreading with raised red lumps with little bumps too, sound like?
Dermograghism: See a dermatologist. Meanwhile, you can take a daily antihistamine. The best one for this is Zyrtec. The generic, cetirizine, is just the same only cheaper. This is a physical urticaria, not allergy. When the skin is stroked, mast cells release histamine, causing itchy, elevated areas in the shape of the contact. Thus, you can write messages on your skin. ...Read more
Swollen lump of skin on inner labia goes up to the clitoris. Stings if urine hits it. Itches from time to time. What OTC could I use to help it?
I have a lump about 1 inch in diameter on the side of my foot. It is under the skin, and it itches on the surface. The bump is a pale purple. Help!
Need to Visualize: Have a healthcare personnel look at the lesions to determine the nature of it. Your primary care provider or a foot doctor will be of great help. ...Read more
My breast is swollen, hurts, and itches underneath the skin. It drooped significantly lower than other. No lumps, not pregnant, not menst. 5 days ago?
Breast changes: Get checked by your physician. Unusual symptoms. ...Read more
I have a lump under the skin that is right under my right nipple. It burns and itches and is also sore to the touch! Cancer does run in my family.
Feels weak and tired and has a lump behind ear that itches. Feels like he has a head cold and a swore throat.
See a doctor: Answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. You need to be seen and examined. ...Read more
My joints in my wrists, knees, feet, a bit in my neck/back, and are sorswollen. My skin itches. I have a lump behind my ear. Blood wk ok. What is it?
Aches: Could be a lot of things. The itch and lump may not be related which confuses matters. Would be useful to know what labs you've had that were normal. Viral illnesses can do weird things to adults, include make your joints swell and your skin itch. I'd be concerned if you were having fevers or losing weight unexpectedly. ...Read more
Lg firm lump 3 o clock pos beside/ behind nipple on rt breast had mam/ult results birads 3-after it got red warm tender now itching armpit under skin?
Red raised bump, is more of a one-inch line one my arm. It did have a small hard head to it but went away. Main bump still there, itches and stings?
I have a small skin colored bump near the back of my vagina on the lip. It is almost flat but it is hard. It itches once in a while. What is it?
Hard to tell.: Most skin issues really need to be seen to be diagnosed well. There are a lot of other questions to be asked as well. There are several things this could be — including sebaceous gland, dermatofibroma, lichen planus, wart, sexually transmitted disease, etc. Don't be too worried about it, but have someone look at it. ...Read more
HARD, pea sized bump near clitoris. Itches, but not really painful. Not colored differently than surrounding skin. Not an STD, is it a sebaceous cyst?
I have a lump on my lower back that itches like crazy it does not pain but it relatively big and it hard? Help please
Could be infected: Cyst- see pcp for treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have very tiny pin head sized lumps behind both of my knees. No pain, no itching, not on the skin. What could these be? Should i be worried?
Don't worry: It does not sound like you have anything dangerous although I cannot be sure what they are. If you want to know you can see a dermatologist for diagnosis. ...Read more
I have this hard bump or lump on the side of my leg that came out of nowhere literally. It doesn't hurt, it just occasionally itches. What is this?
Lesion on skin : Lots of possibilities. Lots of missing info. E.g. Size color shape over skin or under skin do you have other medical problems. If it doesn't resolve in one week please see Dermatologist. ...Read more
After two weeks of oral surgery, my cheek is still swollen and I feel hard lumps on the lower part. It also itches outside. Help?
What kind of surgery: Did you have teeth taken out? If so, it can take up to 6-8 weeks to completely heal. Did you have a one week folliow up? Did you have stitches? Were they supposed to come out on their own or were you to go back? Call the dentist who treated you and tell them you need a folliow up appointment. Good luck! ...Read more
A small area of skin on my butt cheek has been itching for a few months, I just felt a lump under my skin in that area. What could it be?
I have a painful hard round lump just outside my vaginal canal. It hurts to stand, sit, walk, and lay down. It also itches. What is going on?
Attention: This sounds like one of those situations requiring prompt attention. Different neoplastic as well as infectious diseases might be a possible cause. Do not panic, just schedule an appointment with your gyn. ...Read more
I get insect bites regularly and it itches and is a large red mango sized hard lump it gets bigger each day and lasts for one week what bite is it and?
Do I have Hodgkins, 2 lumps in back of head, it seems like they grow and shrink but im not sure and they don't really move. I have had it for a few months. Only symptom is my skin itching.?
Hard to say. : If this persists for more than a few months it would be wise to have an examination. ...Read more
Recommend: Medical assessment for this constellation of symptoms. Take care. ...Read more
These are my symptoms: vaginal itching and lumps, armpit lumps, and skin issues. What could be wrong?
Not sure: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more