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No, usually not: Fibroadenoma usually is ruberry in texture, and mobile. When the lump is. Fixated to the chestwall and hard- other thing like a carcinoma/cancer should be ruled out. Go to see your doctor and have yourself checked. A biopsy should be done to really completely rule out malignancy. ...Read more
I've had 2 quarter sized immovable hard lumps on the back of my head for a number of years, however, recently they've begun to hurt even to touch.
Most likely you have: Sebaceous cysts, probably now getting infected, call your doctor for examination possible removal ...Read more
MRI/surgery: The mass must be imaged and then excised surgically, especially if fixed to the underlying tissues. ...Read more
Variable: Lymph nodes that have lymphoma are generally large, but rubbery and movable. Firm, immovable ones are generally metastatic from an epithelial cancer like breast cancer, or from melanoma. Cancerous nodes will almost always grow, but sometimes slowly. Visit with your doctor to discuss a lymph node biopsy to know for sure. ...Read more
I have immovable mass in my leg and not painful. What is it? Could it become dangerous later? Should I do something?
No way to know: BUT if it is relatively new or changing in size you really need to see a physician soon. Some cancers present this way. Good luck. ...Read more
I've got a hard, bony, immovable bump on the back of my head. It only hurts to the touch, but when touched it's painful.
Bump: You must see a doctor for proper evaluation. ...Read more
I felt a hard lump on the left side of my neck more than 5-6 months ago. Now they are 3. they are immovable and pain less.?
Painless mass: Linda, I would definitely see an ENT doctor for your painless neck mass. In some cases this may represent lymphoma or even thyroid cancer being the most common for your symptomatology. You require mass to be removed and examined by pathologist to know what you have. Dr Hilliard ...Read more
My 5 yr. Old has immovable, painless, knot to back of his head. Its been there for 4 days. He said he didn't hit his head what should I do?
Likely a lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head and behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size. ...Read more
I have a lump on my right bra line...hard, not painful 2mm in size immovable, not adherent to skin but to the underlying structures. I'm 21 yrs?
I have a hard bony lump that's immovable above my cleaveage more to the right it feels like it's on my phone but it's not like that on the other side?
I assume you meant:
:Bone not "phone and it sound like an exostosis (bony spur) from one of your ribs. Get it checked out but it sounds benign!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Lumps: If the mass is just below the skin it is likely that they are lipomas, calcified fat deposits, which are benign. Though should be evaluated by your family doctor. These can be easily removed for definitive diagnosis and/or causing discomfort or aesthetically displeasing. ...Read more
I'm a female that's still in school, for the past few months, I've had a small, seemingly immovable and painless bump on my lowerback, near my spine.
Get it checked: It could be normal anatomy that you have not noticed previously. This is common among adolescents and teenagers as their body is developing from childhood to adulthood. However, not having the advantage of being able to see and feel this bump it is very difficult to judge. It could also be a mild congenital anomaly that has become noticeable. You could have a doctor evaluation this, to be sure. ...Read more
I have a pea sized hard painless immovable nodule at bottom of neck along right side of top of spine. It's been there for years? Any thoughts or sugg
Probably b9 nodule: If you've had this for years and it has never caused you pain or discomfort, most likely it is a benign nodule. Unless it changes in size, color, firmness, or starts to cause pain or symptoms, it should not worry you. You have more important things in life to keep on your mind. If it truly worries you, see a general surgeon about getting a biopsy - they'll remove it & tell you what it is (fibrosis ...Read more
I have a walnut sized bump on the back of my head. It is immovable and sensitive to touch. It feels hard and is on the right side of my head. I notice?
Needs to be checked: We don't have enough information to tell you what it may be based on your description. We need to know how long you have had this, if there ios any history of head injury in past, and exact location. It may be a calcified Hematoma, a bony cyst. I suggest you get it checked by your dactor as to what exactly it is ...Read more
I have a round marble size hard immovable lump on pubic bone and left lower quadren possable reasons?
Hard immovable painless occipital lymph node no bigger than 0.5 cm, noticed 5 weeks ago. Can this be cancerous?
Not really: 0.5 cm nodal lesion is about 1/4 inch. Most of the pathologic lymph nodes don't appear in the occipital region which drains the back of the scalp. They appear along the jugular chain usually not as a single small nodule. This could be lipoma, fibroma, neuroma. If it enlarges and is very firm, then a bx would be performed. Otherwise warm soaks to the area could resolve the problem. ...Read more
Hard immovable lump on back of neck near hairline (left side). Appeared last week and seems to change slightly in size. Should I worry?
You should see a primary care physician soon for a thorough evaluation. Your "lump" can be something common that doesn't necessarily need treatment (lipoma, sebaceous cyst) or something treatable (boil, abscess) or something potentially serious (enlarged lymph node) or something definitely serious (cancerous tumor).
Since you are in Wash, DC, you can make appt to see me. ...Read more
Knowledge on cancerous encapsulated tumors? I have had a hard immovable lump for 4 years without change or growth. Do encapsulated tumors grow?
Unlikely malignant: It is doubtful it is malignant. A biopsy can make the diagnosis. Ask your physician. ...Read more
I've had a hard, immovable bump on my tibia for a few weeks now. It doesn't cause me any pain. It feels like part of the bone and is pea-sized?
Tibia bone bump:
If you are a runner, or engage in sports with high impact you may have a periostitis or shin splint, or even a stress fracture. This is a result of tibial stress, and can cause a change on the tibial bone lining.
Have a foot and ankle specialist x-ray the tibia to rule out a fracture, or possible bo ne tumor. An MRI would also be helpful to make the accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
String-like cord along the length of the right side of my penis. Hard and immovable. Easy to see on flaccid penis not erect, occurred after swelling?
Thrombosed vein: Is most likely explanation. Should disappear with time, likely months. ...Read more
2 hard, somewhat immovable lymph nodes in axiallry area. Not close to each other one. Feel like connected to muscle when flex. Dontseem biggerthan 1.5cm?
Could be significant: It could be related to sweat glands, infection, tumor or some other cause. See your doctor for an exam and advice. ...Read more
I have a lump on the back of my head and it's been there for about 4 days; its hard, immovable and hurts. Should I see a doctor?
Can a hard immovable lump under the skin latched into the flesh be cancerous if it has remained unchanged in size or shape for 4 years?
Observe the mass about once a month, if it doubles in size, ulcerates, bleeds or becomes painful see a doctor.
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My husband noticed a hard, immovable, painless lump, in thoracic region, about 3 months ago. I noticed several more along spine. Thoughts??
Lump: The most likely cause would be a lipoma which is benign, However, the fact that you have noticed more lumps warrants getting checked. Either way the lumps need to be seen and a biopsy may be the only way to tell what they are. ...Read more
I have a immovable painless lump under the skin on the top of my back. I thought it was the beginning of a boil but nothing has came of it.?
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