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Hard Spot Under Skin Groin
Ingrown Hairs: Depending on how you remove hair at the bikini line, you may be getting ingrown hairs and eventually "cysts". Waxing and shaving are the most common causes of this problem. If you have only one or two bumps, they are likely cysts. However, some of your lymph nodes reside in this area and so seeing a doctor would be smart to be make sure its a cyst and not a swollen lymph node or two. ...Read more
Painful lumps: You need to see a surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hard nodule under skin on left thigh
painless,some capillaries around
nodule not visible only palpable
what could it be?
Needs exam/bx: see a dermatologist: impossible to diagnose online and may require a biospy for diagnosis. ...Read more
Small hard spot in crotch area near the crease between thigh and crotch. Feels like a small ball under the skin. Also painless. Really worried...
Sebaceous cyst?: Something like this usually turns out to be nothing serious at all, often a sebaceous cyst or something similar. No STD causes such things and neither does any other serious infection or cancer. See a doctor if it continues to enlarge, gets red or sore, or you otherwise are worried. In the meantime, hands off. Repeatedly feeling it or squeezing will cause increased pain and make diagnosis harder. ...Read more
Likely normal anatom: exam would confirm but sounds like you may have discovered one of two structures of the normal chest wall, depending on where you are exactly talking about. the xiphoid process can often be felt in normal persons and can be tender. also if the area of concern is high up on the strernum there is a structure call the sternal angle that can be felt in normal chest. good pic found on internet. ...Read more
Quarter-sized lump on inside of thigh, surface is smooth, shiny, light purple. It's hard, goes quite deep under skin. Slightly tender. No drainage.
Cyst: This may be a sebaceous cyst if it is the only time you have had this. Many people can get multiple of these in the same area over the years. I would not recommend trying to squeeze it because it will make it worse. Apply warm compressses for 10 min twice a day. If very sore see your md for antibiotics that will improve the symptoms even though it is not a true infections. ...Read more
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