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My 14yo son (soccer player) has a golf ball size bony mass under his right knee. top of his shine bone. painful at times. Grad. gotten bigger.

My 14yo son (soccer player) has a golf ball size  bony  mass under his right knee. top of his shine bone. painful at times. Grad. gotten bigger.

Osgood-Schlatter?: Osgood-Schlatter knee is a common cause of knee pain in teens. It is inflammation of the area just below the knee where the tendon from the kneecap (patellar tendon) attaches to the shinbone (tibia). Because physical activity puts additional stress on bones, muscles, and tendons, kids who participate in sports (such as running or jumping sports) have a higher chance of this. His doctor can help. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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I feel enlarged lymph ns, tender, rubbary, in my abdomen larger in paraaortic, medial &lateral thigh, forarm med&later , axilla, breast tail, inguinal, pupic?

I feel enlarged lymph ns, tender, rubbary, in my abdomen larger in paraaortic, medial &lateral thigh, forarm med&later , axilla, breast tail, inguinal, pupic?

See below: You really need to be seen by your primary care physician. If you don't have one call the referral service at your local hospital and they will help you find one. ...Read more

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Small lump forearm near elbow, not on elbow. Hit area hard a few weeks ago. No pain. Cancer possible?

Small lump forearm near elbow, not on elbow. Hit area hard a few weeks ago. No pain. Cancer possible?

Unlikely: Fat necrosis is one of the common causes of a nodule in the skin after trauma. Cancer usually does not develop within weeks, so that seems unlikely. Was it possible there was lump there before, and you only notice it now after the injury? Without an age, there are some other possibilities that could be seen: gout, arthritis, etc. ...Read more

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Hit my under arm on right side extremely hard. Could this cause damage? Got hit near a lymph node

Hit my under arm on right side extremely hard. Could this cause damage? Got hit near a lymph node

Are you bleeding?: If not and there is no other noticeable deficits maybe you're ok, and don't need to be evaluated by a Dr just yet. But if in the next few days you are having any problem in that area or side you should have it evaluated. Also what exactly was the injury that hit extremely hard? ...Read more

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9 Year old boy (hockey player who wears hockey skates) has a large lump on the back of his heel. Bump is tender, firm, but squishy. Red?

9 Year old boy (hockey player who wears hockey skates) has a large lump on the back of his heel.  Bump is tender, firm, but squishy. Red?

Bmp n hel n athlete: You are describing what seems like a soft tissue injury to your son's heel. He may be wearing the wrong size skates. Get that checked out too. Probably not hard tissue (bony) damage. Go to a sports medicine doc! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall. Partial mas. In oct & 1/2 through radiation. Armpit just strarted swelling, hurting & chest pain. Worry?

Diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall.  Partial mas. In oct & 1/2 through radiation.  Armpit just strarted swelling, hurting & chest pain.  Worry?

See your surgeon.: It is very common to develop swelling in the chest and armpit following breast cancer surgery and radiation therapy. While this may just be "normal changes", it could be lymphedema. In this situation, it is best to return to your breast surgeon so that he/she can examine you. If it is lymphedema, physical therapy will be recommended. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hit knee on hardwood playing soccer. Bruise & hard bump formed w/swelling. 3 weeks later,small bump still here & hurts w/pressure. Will it go away?

Hit knee on hardwood playing soccer. Bruise & hard bump formed w/swelling. 3 weeks later,small bump still here & hurts w/pressure. Will it go away?

Yes: Very likely you had a small collection of blood beneath the skin called a hematoma and/or bursitis if the affected area is in front of the kneecap. It often takes several months for the body to naturally resorb the blood and for the soft tissue to become flat and smooth again. This area is very sensitive to pressure because of the lack of fat/cushioning. You will continue to get better! ...Read more

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37 yr male was bending back landscaping material when his thumb bent backwards. Possible dislocation , put back in himself, swollen & bruise what 2 do?

37 yr male was bending back landscaping material when his thumb bent backwards. Possible dislocation , put back in himself, swollen & bruise what 2 do?

Get a x-ray: You need to make sure it's not broken first! next, the stability of the joint needs to be assessed. If the colateral ligament is ruptured, you will need surgery. Otherwise, a splint for support should be sufficient. It will take 4-6 weeks to heal if it is just a sprain. ...Read more

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Uncle ruptured anterior bicept tendon on right arm playing tennis. Who treats it? Transplant?

Uncle ruptured anterior bicept tendon on right arm playing tennis. Who treats it? Transplant?

Orthopedic Surgeon: Management will vary depending on the severity of the injury. Your uncle can either begin with his primary care physician or a sports physician, but it may ultimately lead to a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Swollen golf ball sized lump on back of daughters neck. right below hairline. center...not off center.

Swollen golf ball sized lump on back of daughters neck. right below hairline. center...not off center.

Needs exam: There are limited diagnoses related to a midline mass over the cervical spine and appearance, symptoms and onset are all helpful in making a diagnosis. A lipoma is a.benign fatty tumor and not uncommon, but other possibilities would include Dermody cyst or myelocele, or if re and painful, an abscess can occur anywhere. Please have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Had testicular cancer in left testicular. & testicular removed. Yesterday diagnosed hydrocele in right testicular. Will it become a testicular cancer?

Had testicular cancer in left testicular. & testicular removed. Yesterday diagnosed hydrocele in right testicular. Will it become a testicular cancer?

Different entities: I'm glad the original testicular cancer is history. If you've had a good imaging study and there's no testicular cancer on the right, i would not worry about the hydrocele -- these are extremely common. You're correct to believe that a second primary in the opposite testis is somewhat more common than random chance. Ask your physician about banking sperms. Good luck. ...Read more

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Marble size lump in armpit ,aching and in left side of breast,noticed last August .My Dad ,2 Aunts 2 uncles died of cancer. I'm 50?

Marble size lump  in armpit ,aching  and in left  side of breast,noticed last August .My Dad ,2 Aunts 2 uncles died  of cancer. I'm 50?

Need more info: Are you 16 or 50? It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Half golf ball size tender bump on back of head behind left ear-no trauma. Swollen lymph nodes in that area & stiff neck. Blood work came back normal.

Half golf ball size tender bump on back of head behind left ear-no trauma. Swollen lymph nodes in that area & stiff neck. Blood work came back normal.

See doctor: You need to talk to your doctor about this especially if it has been present for more than a couple of weeks. I am concerned about the stiff neck which may signal meningitis. Blood tests do not detect all infections especially those in isolated areas. ...Read more

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Left armpit is swollen, right breast has a small lump felt when examining standing up. Swelling/lump in neck near collarbone. Family history of b.C?

Left armpit is swollen, right breast has a small lump felt when examining standing up. Swelling/lump in neck near collarbone. Family history of b.C?

Needs work-up: Many conditions can cause the feeling of a lump in the breast, but certainly you should see your doctor and have this examined. You may need a mammogram and further work-up, especially if there is a family history of breast ca, even though you are young. Some "lumpiness" may occur with your period and then resolve. Also, the swelling near your collarbone and l armpit need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Large knot appeared overnight on R arm abt 1" from bend in wrist. Painful to touch, hard, hurts to move thumb in/outward. Pulled/torn muscle/tendon?

Called Dequarvaine: Also called first dorsa extensor tensynovitis Usually seen with RA, Diabetes, gout, or hypothyoidism also occcionally from trauma. Need to see your PCP and have proper blood test and then proper treatmant accordingly. ...Read more

Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more