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I have a knot on my wrist. Could this be something serious?

I have a knot on my wrist. Could this be something serious?

Yes but....: It is usually something benign like a ganglion cyst. You should have your doctor or a hand doctor evaluate it to be sure. ...Read more

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Bit by a bug/ got a bug like bump on my ankle and now have a rash on my neck what could it be could it be related what should I do?

Bit by a bug/ got a bug like bump on my ankle and now have a rash on my neck what could it be could it be related what should I do?

It depends: If the rash occured within hours after the bite, this could be an allergic reaction. Presuming you are not having difficulty breathing, this can be treated with oral antihistamines such as diphenhydramine. If the rash appeared 3 days to a month after a Tick bite I'd worry about lyme disease. In any case, it is very difficult to give specific recommendations without seeing the rash. ...Read more

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I have a severe pain in my palm of my hand. Could this be something serious?

I have a severe pain in my palm of my hand. Could this be something serious?

Neuralgia: Severe, especially lancinating or electric-like, pain in palm may be related to a nerve pain (neuralgia). Either median nerve or ulnar nerve are most commonly affected. ...Read more

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I have lump at bottom of armpit. What could it be and could it be serious?

I have lump at bottom of armpit. What could it be and could it be serious?

Hard to say: you could have a cyst. It could be an enlarged lymph node. Might have an infection. Get it checked if not resolving. Take care. ...Read more

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I have had a a few lumps/ dips on my scalp. What could this be? Could it be my fontenelle?

I have had a a few lumps/ dips on my scalp. What could this be? Could it be my fontenelle?

Many possibilities.: All scalps have a few lumps and dips, which are normal - but the lumps could be pilar cysts (which are not dangerous), or they could be one of several other things. Let a dermatologist have a look at them. ...Read more

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I have like a mole or something on my leg. Could it be cancer?

I have like a mole or something on my leg. Could it be cancer?

Hard to know: Without an exam it is hard to answer your question. It is concerning when moles change - change in size, color, become irregularly shaped, itch, bleed. Most moles are relatively easy to remove and test. Please see your primary doctor or a surgeon to see if this needs to be removed and tested. ...Read more

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'what could this bump on my forehead be if i didn''t have an injury?'

'what could this bump on my forehead be if i didn''t have an injury?'

Hard to lnow: Likely it is something quite benign. I have seen lipomas (fatty tumors), sebaceous cysts, osteomas (benign bony tumors). These are easily distinguished with physical exam. See your doc. I cannot rule out other problems that may need more urgent care. ...Read more

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I think i had a ringworm on my neck and now I have a lump near my anterior lymph node could this be serious like cancer or something?

I think i had a ringworm on my neck and now I have a lump near my anterior lymph node could this be serious like cancer or something?

Unlikely: Ringworm is a type of infection and inflammatory responses can result in swollen lymph nodes which would be e most likely scenario. Additionally any infection in your mouth or throat or sinuses or scratch or cut on your scalp or face could also cause swollen nodes. At 31yo risk of this being related to a cancer is very low. If they persist or grow and become more in number see your doc. ...Read more

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I have a small almost zit like bump just inside my anus , is this something to be concerned about. I get hemorrhoids occasionally could this be the cause?

I have a small almost zit like bump just inside my anus , is this something to be concerned about. I get hemorrhoids occasionally could this be the cause?

Not sure how you can: see inside your anus, but there are many kinds of bumps from benign and nothing to worry about, to gential warts and others of concern. See your proctologist as soon as possible just to make sure it is nothing to be worried about ...Read more

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I have odd subdermal bumps on my left foot. What could this be a sign of?

I have odd subdermal bumps on my left foot. What could this be a sign of?

Skin calcinosis: They might represent calcifications in the skin, be ingrowing hairs, or changes due to other causes. See a podiatrist or dermatologist for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on the back of my neck. Doesn't feel like a bite. I am worried it could be something serious. Suffer from severe migraines too.

I have a small lump on the back of my neck. Doesn't feel like a bite. I am worried it could be something serious. Suffer from severe migraines too.

A vertebre?: Is it a cervical vertebre? We all have them and the bottom one feels like a bump when you tilt head forward. If it hurts, have an exam - that's all you can do to discover what it is. Serious problems are rare compared to simple ones - try not to jump to bad conclusions and add anxiety to your problems. ...Read more

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I have a pimple like bump in my cervix. What could it be and should I be worried?

I have a pimple like bump in my cervix. What could it be and should I be worried?

No.: It's called a nabothian cyst. It's nothing more than a small fluid filled mass, and will eventually go away by itself. ...Read more

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I have a non painful lump underneath my tongue which seems to have a yellow "head" on it. Any ideas what it could be and should I be worried?

Can't tell: Could be many things. Probably benign, but always the chance it's not. Please see your dentist or an oral surgeon for examination and evaluation. You know the old adage of better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I found a lump on my throat should I be worried what could this be ?

I  found a lump on my throat should I be worried what could this be ?

Many possibilities: If it is in the middle of the neck then dermoid, thyroglossal duct cyst, lymph node, thyroid isthmus nodule are most likely. If on the sides then lymph node ( benign or cancer), salivary gland tumor, branchial cleft cyst, thyroid lobe nodule are main possibilities. If it persists for more than two weeks see ent. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my gum that hurts could something be in there?

I have a bump on my gum that hurts could something be in there?

Depending on: Where the bump is - it could be food or debris caught in the gum space. It could even be an abscess. Or it could be something far more benign. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my skin by my lower left jaw. It hurts. What could this be and should I be worried?

I have a lump under my skin by my lower left jaw.  It hurts.  What could this be and should I be worried?

Lump under jaw: There are many causes of lumps under the jaw. The most frequently seen lumps or swellings are enlarged lymph nodes. These can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, cancer (malignancy), or other rare causes. ...Read more

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I have a knot on my wrist. Could this be something serious?

Yes but....: It is usually something benign like a ganglion cyst. You should have your doctor or a hand doctor evaluate it to be sure. ...Read more

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My tendon is popped over my wrist bone and causing pain and numbness. Is this something serious?

My tendon is popped over my wrist bone and causing pain and numbness. Is this something serious?

It can be: Sometimes the prominence of the tendon over the wrist is normal and is not dangerous. Other times if the tendon is snapping over the bone especially after an injury on someone with arthritis this can lead to tendon problems. Evaluation by hand surgeon will help make a diagnosis and determine the treatment. ...Read more

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I hurt my wrist, now its swollen, painful from my fingers to my elbow and cracks when I move it. Something serious?

I hurt my wrist, now its swollen, painful from my fingers to my elbow and cracks when I move it. Something serious?

Seek medical care!!!: Lack of treatment could result in nerve, tendon, muscle or bone injury with permanent consequences such as pain, numbness, deformity, weakness, loss of function. Don't delay. ...Read more

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I have a severe pain in my palm of my hand. Could this be something serious?

Neuralgia: Severe, especially lancinating or electric-like, pain in palm may be related to a nerve pain (neuralgia). Either median nerve or ulnar nerve are most commonly affected. ...Read more

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What could cause weakness in left arm and hand? Could this be something serious?

What could cause weakness in left arm and hand? Could this be something serious?

Cervical spine: When symptoms like your occur, it is often caused by a pinched nerve in the neck. A good exam by a shoulder or even a neck specialist can help. Xrays and even a MRI may be needed. ...Read more

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My left arm and hand are numb and my fingernails are blue. Could this be something serious?

My left arm and hand are numb and my fingernails are blue. Could this be something serious?

Depends: This may be raynaud's phenomenon, which is a blood vessel spasm. It is classically triggered by cold. Treatments vary from medication to surgery. It may also be related to autoimmune diseases. Best to get evaluated by a physician for a full history and physical. Make note of what seems to trigger this. If it doesn't resolve quickly, you may need an er visit. ...Read more

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I have frequent numbness in my fingertips (most severe in pinky of right hand). Is this the sign of something serious or is it just due to cold?

I have frequent numbness in my fingertips (most severe in pinky of right hand). Is this the sign of something serious or is it just due to cold?

Numbness: This symptom may be due to a nerve impingement in the wrist by thickened ligaments( caused by prolonged computer usage). Another possibility is vasospasm upon cold exposure as seen in Raynaud's syndrome. If associated tingling occurs, deficiencies of calcium,magnesium and potassium are possibilities. See your physician or a hand surgeon for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Recently had a possible seizure and I am now having trouble unclenching my left hand. Is this something serious or will it go away.

Recently had a possible seizure and I am now having trouble unclenching my left hand. Is this something serious or will it go away.

Testing?: If your MRI and EEG are normal, then it's likely going to pass with time. If they aren't normal, discuss this with your neurologist. ...Read more

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My mom hit her hand on something hard while trying to show me something, & now there is a big swollen knot on her middle finger. Is this serious?

My mom hit her hand on something  hard while trying to show me something, & now there is a big swollen knot on her middle finger. Is this serious?

Probably not.: As long as she can bend and straighten her finger fully without severe pain, it is probably just a bruise. Ice it at least 3-4 times a day. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing small muscle twitching on the right side of my body. Under my eye, my calf, my hand and my fingers. Is this something serious?

I've been experiencing small muscle twitching on the right side of my body. Under my eye, my calf, my hand and my fingers. Is this something serious?

Most likely nothing: But pay attention to see if there are any other symptoms. This could be early signs of serious things like ms, but you are mostly likely too young to see this. More than likely it is dehydration and a magnesium deficiency. Try hydrating well, take some over the counter, low dose magnesium and see if these subside. If not, ask your primary care doc. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Ever since i had an IV put in the back of my hand i've had these bumps or knots in my veins. Can this be a serious problem?

Very common: I'm an inpatient doctor and see this often. This should go away in days. Sometimes this is from inflammation of the skin or veins because the IV irrigated it. The may even me a very small clot in the veins. You can put a warm wet towel over the area for 15 min every hour to help. It should improve. If not after a few days or if getting worse, then get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a big knot on my wrist?

I have a big knot on my wrist?

Painful or pain-free: Pain-free knot on wrist could be ganglion cyst or some other benign structure. Painful knot on wrist suggests fracture or infection. Regardless, go see your family doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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I was shooting harion in my wrist and missed now I have a big painful knot on my wrist?

Go to an ER : There are a couple of concerns based on your description. First, you could have injured one of the blood vessels in your wrist, leading to either bleeding under the skin, or an aneurysm. Second, you could have a 'shooters access' which is a collection of pus under the skin. Either way, you should get checked out sooner rather than later. No judgements! ...Read more

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What is the difference between a spur and a cyst when related to abnormal bone knot/growth on thumb side of wrist? I have smooth knot on my wrist.

What is the difference between a spur and a cyst when related to abnormal bone knot/growth on thumb side of wrist? I have smooth knot on my wrist.

Spur/cyst: A spur is an overgrowth of bone and is often part of aging. A cyst is an area where there is no bone or a deficiency of bone . It is often something you are born with. Cysts can also form along the tendons in your wrist. I hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more