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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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I have small hard pimple like bumps and a bump with a small black dot like indent hole in the center all appeared after shaving but haven't went away ?

I have small hard pimple like bumps and a bump with a small black dot like indent hole in the center all appeared after shaving but haven't went away ?

See primary provider: It sounds like it is benign but without looking at it would. Be difficult to diagnose. A picture may help but your best bet would be have it checked out ...Read more

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How to get rid of a hard pimple like bump on back?

How to get rid of a hard pimple like bump on back?

Maybe not pimple: It may be a persistent clogged pore or a small cyst if it has lasted for some time. It may also be some persistent inflammation. The best way to know for sure would be to have it examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have hard pimple like bumps on shoulder and chest?

I have hard pimple like bumps on shoulder and chest?

Dermatological eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have hard pimple-like bump on my penis skin, but no white head, what could this be?

I have hard pimple-like bump on my penis skin, but no white head, what could this be?

May be ...: A bump from pimple (1- 1.5 mm) - hyperactive hair-follicle-related sebaceous gland, usually has its white head visible, but at times, can be a "black" head. But, it's harmless as long as being asymptomatic and remaining stable in size. But, if still in doubt, see urologist timely for confirmation. Online guess is not always accurate. ...Read more

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Hard pimple like bump where undies meet my groin. not in genital area, more to the side. only one and it hurts sometimes. what could it be?

Hard pimple like bump where undies meet my groin. not in genital area, more to the side. only one and it hurts sometimes. what could it be?

An infection: You are describing an infection or a small abscess probably an infected hair follicle. See your doctor for antibiotics and possible drainage of the abscess. ...Read more

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I'm just getting over a sty but i now have hard pimple like bumps on my stomach, hips, and legs. They do not itch but some are tender.

I'm just getting over a sty but i now have hard pimple like bumps on my stomach, hips, and legs. They do not itch but some are tender.

Likely staph: Your sty and or these sores are likely evidence you have been colonized with an aggressive staph germ. Every time you tough your face & then scratch, you are potentially spreading staph. I would consider going in to see your doc. You will likely need an oral antibiotic to chase off the staph & cure the sores. ...Read more

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Small bump on bottom of ear is a tad red it was hard like a pimple like bump but no puss or anything to come out of it what cause this will go away?

Small bump on bottom of ear is a tad red it was hard like a pimple like bump but no puss or anything to come out of it what cause this will go away?

Developing a boil: Chances are u had a small bite or injury there & it has become infected. It may turn into a small boil/abscess or ur own resistance may nip it and it may heal on its own in a few days. Topical antibiotics will probably not help as the skin is intact. Nothing much to worry unless the pain keeps increasing, the skin gets redder and there are streaks of infection and redness spreading from that bump. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like, hard to touch bump near my genitals. It popped and discharged white/yellow fluid followed by blood. What could this be?

I have a pimple like, hard to touch bump near my genitals. It popped and discharged white/yellow fluid followed by blood. What could this be?

Probably a cyst.: A cyst is like a basketball full of material. It may fill up again and if it does go to a surgeon and he can scoop it out completely so that it will not fill up again. ...Read more

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On one of my breasts close 2 the nipple, I have a small pimple like hard bump n when I squeezed it, white hard cheesy smelling pus oozed out w blood

On one of my breasts close 2 the nipple, I have a small pimple like hard bump n when I squeezed it, white hard cheesy smelling pus oozed out w blood

Get seen.: Your problem may be simple and uncomplicated and as simple as a small sebaceous cyst (plugged oil gland) or it may be a severe infection with MRSA or other microbe. One cannot rule out other causes and possibilities. I would be seem by my pcp and get a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a very small bump pimple like, with a firm marble like feel behind it?

I have a very small bump pimple like, with a firm marble like feel behind it?

Cyst: This is usually a cyst, which is filled with a thicker dense white substance, but otherwise similar to a zit. A hot soak and massage can sometimes release it. It can be cut out by your doctor if needed. It is almost always benign, and doesn't need treatment. ...Read more

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I have small like pimple bumps in my pubic area that are filled with a hard white puss what is this?

I have small like pimple bumps in my pubic area that are filled with a hard white puss what is this?

Many possibles: Most likely these are hair follicles. Have they always been there, or is it something new? Have your doctor look at them if you're worried, or if they spread or hurt. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like bump on the inside of my arm it won't pop it's hard and it goes about 1 CM into my arm?

I have a pimple like bump on the inside of my arm it won't pop it's hard and it goes about 1 CM into my arm?

Bump: See your doctor to be sure what it is. There are many different possibilities. Common ones include cyst, lipoma, lymph node, dermatofibroma. There are many more uncommon ones including those of an infectious etiology. A biopsy might be needed if your doctor is unsure. From your description a dermatofibroma seems most likely. ...Read more