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I have a very small lump under the skin on my left calf. Is this something to worry about?

I have a very small lump under the skin on my left calf. Is this something to worry about?

Have it checked: New lumps on your skin should be checked by your family doctor or dermatologist. Only by their evaluation, and a possible biopsy, can a definitive diagnosis be made. ...Read more

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I am a 28 year old male I have a very painful lump under the skin between my left leg and groin causing pain when I walk and bend to sit or stand also?

I am a 28 year old male I have a very painful lump under the skin between my left leg and groin causing pain when I walk and bend to sit or stand also?

See your Dr!: It sounds like you may have an infection under your skin which should be evaluated by your Dr as soon as possible! Pain is like the "warning light" on a car, it's your body trying to warn you of a problem so get it checked out! :) Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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I have a hard lump under the skin on the back of my calf, has been there for a few months and doesn't cause any pain. Any idea what it might be?

I have a hard lump under the skin on the back of my calf, has been there for a few months and doesn't cause any pain. Any idea what it might be?

Soft tissue mass: Most likely a lipoma which is a benign fatty tumor. However, it could be something else. I suggest you should have it evaluated by a health provider. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump under the skin on m calf approximatelyt size of a quarter it has been there about a yearand a half a tarted the size o dime I saw urgent care last week and the doctor was concernedand refered e to a dermatologis th dermatologs wants to

I have a hard lump under the skin on m calf approximatelyt size of a quarter it has been there about a yearand a half a tarted the size o dime I saw urgent care last week and the doctor was concernedand refered e to a dermatologis th dermatologs wants to

Needs a biopsy: Although this is most likely a benign lesion called a "dermatofibroma", the lump should be entirely removed. Your dermatologist will probably refer you to a surgeon to have this done, because the lump is large. The procedure can most likely be done with local anesthesia (similar to novocaine) in the surgeon's office. ...Read more

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I started having pain behind my right knee and noticed its swollen for about a week. Now I can multiply little lumps under the skin towards my calf.?

I started having pain behind my right knee and noticed its swollen for about a week. Now I can multiply little lumps under the skin towards my calf.?

Two possibilities: 1. Baker's Cyst, usually along with internal derangement of the cartilage in the knee (menisci)
2. Deep Vein phelbitis/clots (could explain the "little lumps!

GET IT CHECKED OUT as soon as practicable since BOTH need TREATMENT!! (Especially # 2!!!)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a semi-hard lump under the skin on the side of my leg. It started out like a bug bite on the external skin and now there is discomfort?

I have a semi-hard lump under the skin on the side of my leg. It started out like a bug bite on the external skin and now there is discomfort?

Lump/pain: It sounds like a cyst that may now be infected. Be examined and drained or removed if indicated. Some doctors also give antibiotics. All the best. ...Read more

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Why did my mosquito bite turn into a hard lump under the skin on the top of my leg?

Why did my mosquito bite turn into a hard lump under the skin on the top of my leg?

Not sure: An extreme allergic response could cause a large welt, and it could last a couple of days. If this is very old, though, it is possible it wasn't a mosquito but some other insect and it left a stinger inside you. If painful, it could be infected. You might want to have it examined to see if there is pus that needs to be released. Meanwhile, apply warm compresses for 15 mins 4x daily. ...Read more

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Hi! I have an lump under the skin on my leg which itches when I'm hot. What could this be? Is it dangerous? Thanks!

Hi! I have an 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

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Under the skin on the upper outside of my leg is a huge hard painful lump. What could it be? Pain is shooting down leg

Under the skin on the upper outside of my leg is a huge hard painful lump. What could it be? Pain is shooting down leg

Enlarged lymph node: The lump could be an enlarged lymph node. You should go to your pcp immediately and get a biopsy, because non painful hard lumps could be cancerous. ...Read more

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I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

Bug bite: You probably got bitten by a bug of some sort - impossible to tell what sort without seeing it in person. Could also be a small staph infection, or a bite that has become infected. Apply warm soaks 2-3 times/day, but if it doesn't resolve in a few days see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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At the bottom of my leg it feels like a lump that's under the skin I'm scared it's something serious?

More info please!: How long have you had it? Does it hurt? Is it getting bigger? Is it warm or red? Does it itch? How big is it?
Ask again with more detail, please, and we can give you a better idea. ...Read more

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I have huge lump on my penis under the skin my whole penis is swollen and it makes my leg numb?

I have huge lump on my penis under the skin my whole penis is swollen and it makes my leg numb?

Penis lump: All lumps on penis are not good. If the lump is too big is may cause the blood flow to the penis to reduce and this is dangerous as it is a terminal attery. So I would strongly suggest that you have this looked at right away ...Read more

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I have a very sore lump in my leg that's under the skin. Its so painful can't even touch it?

I have a very sore lump in my leg that's under the skin. Its so painful can't even touch it?

See your doctor: Something like this requires very soon medical attention. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a red angry lump on my leg. It started off as a black dot under the skin. It is slightly sore to the touch. What could this be?

I have a red angry lump on my leg. It started off as a black dot under the skin. It is slightly sore to the touch. What could this be?

? Folliculitis: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. From what you described it could be inflammation/infection in a hair follicle. You may try warm compresses to make it "ripe". If it pops, you may use neosporin ointment for infection. Do not try to pop it manually.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on my lower leg close to shin bone....it's under the skin, . 5 inches in length and. 25 inches wide. Doesn't bother me, remove it?

I have a hard lump on my lower leg close to shin bone....it's under the skin, . 5 inches in length and. 25 inches wide. Doesn't bother me, remove it?

Nothing to worry: Most likely it is a fatty tumor or sebaceous cyst so long s it is not sore or getting larger you do not have to worry about it ...Read more

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I have a painless very small lump under the skin of my penile shaft on the left side, I am not sexually active and it doesn't hurt to touch or move?

I have a painless very small lump under the skin of my penile shaft on the left side, I am not sexually active and it doesn't hurt to touch or move?

Unlikely serious: If you've never had sex, then its not an std. Cysts are fairly common on the penis, other possibilites include a large gland, an inflamed follicle (from masterbation) or an enlarged vein. I would recommend you see a urologist or dermatologist for confirmation and reassurance. ...Read more

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Small, hard, almost egg shaped lump under the skin on far right of back, just below rib cage. No pain. There a couple months. Any reason to worry?

Always worth a look: At 16, it would be extremely rare to have a "bad" mass like a cancer, but there can be things like sebaceous cysts, small abscesses, ingrown hairs, lipomas, and foreign body granulomas....So if it becomes painful or larger, gets reddish, or changes color, or if you have the time while you're off this summer from school, I would recommend that you have your family physician or dermatologist see it. ...Read more

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I have a small pea size lump under the skin on my labia above and to the left of the clit. It is bruised red and tender. What would cause this?

Bartholin's Gland: Normally, these glands maintain labial moisture and sex lubrication. You never know they're there until they get blocked up or infected like this, and then it can be horrible! You may have a visit with your fp or walk-in clinic to confirm and try antibiotics; but, the worst-case scenario would be that a surgical excision may be necessary. ...Read more

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Very small, hard lump under the skin (moves around) above an inch above penis area on left (right if looking at me?

Very small, hard lump under the skin (moves around) above an inch above penis area on left (right if looking at me?

Lymph node: Assuming it is on the grion area on left and not actually on penis, it could be swollen lymph node. Other possibility is small abscess, folliculitis, etc. If painful, growing in size then I would seek doctor visit for further eval. May also recommend send pic if doing virtual consult. ...Read more

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A pimple on my breast has left a small hard lump under the skin. I had mammogram and ultrasound last month which was clear, should I be worried?

A pimple on my breast has left a small hard lump under the skin. I had mammogram and ultrasound last month which was clear, should I be worried?

Pimples and Boils: Hi!, pimples and boils are caused by blocked and infected hair follicles. They are essentially small abscesses. When the body can't fight an infection it builds a wall around it called a granuloma. It will go away with time, heat may help. If it doesn't go away, make sure to have it re-examined by your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have a small lump on left side of ribcage just slightly below it, feels like a pea moving under the skin, can move it, no pain. Only felt when standin?

Lipoma: It sounds like you may be describing a benign lipoma which is a fatty tumor. Cysts of the skin or sebaceous cysts could be similar. Obviously, if it grows, becomes irritated, or tender you need to see a medical provider. Certainly if you are concerned and worry about constantly see someone now. Good luck ...Read more

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Hi, there is a small lump behind my left ear about 2 month ago It is under the skin and not painful And I'm really worried about it?

Can't dx: Using this venue. Possibly a cyst or an enlarged lymph node. Would take an eval to know for sure. Take care. ...Read more

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Lump on right side of left wrist. A hard almost pointy feeling bump under the skin. Small, pea sized, not visible. What could this be? Only on one wrist

Ganglion cyst?: Sometimes a ganglion cyst starts out like that. These are benign and only need removal if they are really bothering you. If it grows or causes pain, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Found a small round hard lump to the left of my cervix under the skin if you press into the vaginal wall. The bump isn't on my cervix. Clear pap?

Found a small round hard lump to the left of my cervix under the skin if you press into the vaginal wall. The bump isn't on my cervix. Clear pap?

Pelvic exam: It is not entirely clear here what sort of lump you have discovered. The best thing to do is to schedule a visit with an Obgyn and show them what you are finding. They will be able to guide you on if it is normal or not. ...Read more

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My mother has a lump under the left breast. Its hard, it doesn't move under the skin. Its more like in last left rib. What is it? Should we be worry?

VERY worried: Get seen now. If you love your mom, please do whatever it takes to get her to the physician. It may be nothing. But from your description, based on what you've given us to work with, it does need to be seen now. ...Read more

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I have many multiple small bumps I can feel under the skin on the bone of my left leg, some firm, some slightly firm. What kind of Dr should I see?

Start with a general: Doctor. If exam shows that these are in the skin or subcutaneous tissue, dermatologist or plastic surgeon is the proper specialist. If exam shows that these are in the bone, orthopedic surgeon. And if these are rhematoid nodules, a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my calf. It is about the size of the head of a pin. It is very painful to the touch and hurts for several minutes after.

I have a small lump on my calf. It is about the size of the head of a pin. It is very painful to the touch and hurts for several minutes after.

Skin lesion: A swelling of this size in the skin can be from a big array of causes depend on the duration and presence of pain and the way it looks and coulour/ consistency
causes can includi infections with different kinds of bugs, warts, molluscum or skin lesion.
It can also be a nevus, sun damaged skin or other skin conditions
medical review is required to differentiate the so many potentials ...Read more

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2 bites on right calf, small white blisters I the center, red and swollen around the blisters. Hard knot under the skin. Itches. No fever.

Fire ant bites: Most likely fire ant bites, they will go away without treatment in several days. The white center is not an indication of infection, so it is best not to break the blister. Just put a bandage over them to keep your little one from scratching. An over the counter antihistamine like Diphenhydramine (benadryl) will likely help the itching along with a cool compress. ...Read more