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Hard bumps under skin are lipomas, right?

Hard bumps under skin are lipomas, right?

Generally: Bumps under the skin that are soft, mobile and right under the skin can either be cysts or lipomas. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Bodian
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Skin Lump Or Bumps (Definition)

Skin bumps is a symptom in which a person has small bumps on part or all of his skin. Bumps may be due to allergies, eczema, infections, bug bites, etc. ...Read more


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Hard painful under the skin lumps in armpit! cancer?

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Hard painful under the skin lumps in armpit! cancer?

Have it examined: Most likely it is either infection of the sweat glands or inflammation of the lymph gland. See your md and have it examined and treated. Antibiotic may likely be needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hard lump under skin on arm cancer?

Hard lump under skin on arm cancer?

Lump: A hard lump felt under the skin may be caused by a number of conditions including but not limited to epidermal inclusion cyst , lipoma , dermatofibroma, or cancerous growth. See a dermatologist for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Found a lump under armpit?

Found a lump under armpit?

Get checked aoon!: Lump under the armpit is an enlarged lymph node.. It often very concerning for cancer such as breast cancer, lymphoma or other cancers.. Get checked as soon as possible.. You need full exam including breast, mammogram and biopsy.. ...Read more

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Hard pea sized lump under skin around earlobe?

Hard pea sized lump under skin around earlobe?

Lymph node, salivary: Adjacent to the ear lobe is the parotid salivary gland and lymph nodes so the lump could be from one of these structures. Also can have skin cysts in this location. Suggest watching it and to see ENT if it gets bigger or if there is pain or tenderness to touch. ...Read more

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Large hard lump under skin of penis hurts?

Large hard lump under skin of penis hurts?

See a doctor: This is the kind of thing that requires an examination. You should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is huge lump under armpit a sebaceous cyst?

Is huge lump under armpit a sebaceous cyst?

Check with your dr: If truly a sebaceous cyst, it will follow a vicious cycle of filling with sebum, becoming infected, draining, then starting over. If infected now, may require incision and drainage by doctor. Once healed, have sac removed to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Two hard bumps under skin on penis. Tumors?

Hard bump: This may be as harmless as a blocked hair follicle, but may be a more serious infection, harmless or harmful tumor. Please get it checked by a healthcare professional. ...Read more

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Is neurofibroma moved like lipoma under the skin ?

Is neurofibroma moved like lipoma  under the skin ?

Yes: Neurofibromas can be removed like lipoma however post- excision a regional loss of sensation and numbness might be noted. This is due to the fact that neurofibroma is a nerve sheath tumor ( benign). ...Read more

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Lump under testickle skin ?

Lump under testickle skin
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Exam: It could be a simple cyst, but it's worth having it examined. Sometimes men feel a normal part of the anatomy they never noticed before. I say, better safe than sorry. You don't want to miss a tumor. ...Read more

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Lump under my skin on my arm painless piliar cyst?

Lump under my skin on my arm painless piliar cyst?

Possibly: There are three things that this could be, a cyst, lipoma or a lymph node. I would see a doctor to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Small lump under skin near anus. What are these bumps?

Small lump under skin near anus. What are these bumps?

Anal Warts???: That's impossible to answer like this. Go see a doctor. Stds come to mind - warts, secondary shypillis, herpes ... See where this is going? Go see a doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more

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Sebaceous cyst under breast, treatment?

Sebaceous cyst under breast, treatment?

Have this medically : Assessed to determine the proper course of treatment. ...Read more

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Are cancerous neck lumps movable and firm?

Are cancerous neck lumps movable and firm?

Can be: But they also can be quite hard and fixed to structures. If you have enlarged nodes for a while without a clear explanation, you should be seen by your doc. ...Read more

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Smal very hard spot under skin, cancerous?

Smal very hard spot under skin, cancerous?

Depends : It all depends on how long it has been there, how it feels and if it is enlarging.. While cancers are possible, cysts and benign tumors are more common. Get checked out soon.... ...Read more

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Skin cancer under hair, possible?

Sometimes: Skin cancers most often develop on areas of sun-exposed skin including the scalp, face, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, dorsum(top) of hands, and legs. However they can form in areas that are rarely sun-exposed such as the palms, fingernail/toenail beds, and even the genitals. Not all skin changes are due to skin cancer. A physician can check any skin changes that worry you and make suggestions. ...Read more

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Lumps in armpit area?

Lumps in armpit area?

Lymph node vx. infxn: There are lymph nodes in the armpits which can be felt as little lumps - sometimes we can feel them even if there is nothing wrong. Also possible to get ingrown hair, infected follicle or boil in the armpit if red/tender. If small, moves when you touch it, and no pain, it's fine to watch & wait, but if red, sore/painful or increasing in size, get checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Little sore lump under armpit?

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Little sore lump under armpit?

Hidradenitis suppra: Maybe this is not the first time you get it. Sounds like hidradenitis supprativa, which is a form of acne, involving hair follicles, sebaceous glands, and sweat glands. It often enlarges, breaks open and drains pus. Scarring may result. you may need antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medicines and sometimes surgical incision and drainage. Losing weight and wearing loose clothing can help. ...Read more

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Can 3 hard pea sized lumps under the skin in abdomen just be lipomas? Doctor wasn't worried, does it need to be biopsy?

Can 3 hard pea sized lumps under the skin in abdomen just be lipomas? Doctor wasn't worried, does it need to be biopsy?

Possibly: Lipomas can be any size from very small to very large. Without an exam I cannot answer if your lumps need biopsied. Lipomas are benign and do not have to be removed unless they get larger or cause pain...or you just want them out. ...Read more

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I have mf lipoma 6 in my breasts. I have 2 new lumps they are firm but bumpy & feel attached close to skin, 3 sm. Red spots same breast no ins. Urgent?

I have mf lipoma 6 in my breasts. I have 2 new lumps they are firm but bumpy & feel attached close to skin, 3 sm. Red spots same breast no ins. Urgent?

See below: Contact a local hospital, local chapter of the american cancer society, or see if there is a local contact for the susan g. Komen foundation for any possibly free breast screening services available for you. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a cysts or lipoma? I have a marble sized lump under skin. Easily moves around with little pressure No pain .

How can you tell the difference between a cysts or lipoma? I have a marble sized lump under skin. Easily moves around with little pressure No pain
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Transillumination: One way to determine if a subcutaneous mass is fluid filled (cyst) or more solid (lipoma) is to use a small penlight or similar. While in a darkened room you place the light source as close as possible to the cyst from one side or the other to see whether the light transilluminates the mass. If little light is visible across the mass, it is likely more solid. Positive light indicates fluidic cyst. ...Read more

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Hard lump somewhat deep under skin on outer upper left arm. Feels about the size of a dime. Gotten bigger over the last month. Doesn't move. Lipoma?

Maybe: There are many tumors that can grow larger as well as things like ganglions etc. You need a consult with a dermatologist, a surgeon, or an onchologist. ...Read more

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I have what feels like a fatty lump that moves easily under my skin on the right side of my abdomen (just under rib cage). Lipoma? Fat deposit?

I have what feels like a fatty lump that moves easily under my skin on the right side of my abdomen (just under rib cage). Lipoma? Fat deposit?

Surely: Surely you know we can't answer your question without an examination. What you describe as a fatty lump may be something else entirely. Please see your GP for a definitive answer. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my rib cage. It's a rubbery ball that moves with the skin. I know it could be a cyst or lipoma but what are the chances of cancer?

I have a lump on my rib cage. It's  a rubbery  ball that moves with the skin.  I know it could be a cyst or lipoma but what are the chances of cancer?

See your doc: You are right, a cyst or a lipoma would be the more common than a malignant tumor. You should tell your friendly primary care physician about this new mass. ...Read more

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I have a lump deep under skin in the biceps muscle in the lower1/4of humerus. It is soft/squishy. Sono is inconclusive no bruise or lipoma. What is it?

I have a lump deep under skin in the biceps muscle in the lower1/4of humerus. It is soft/squishy. Sono is inconclusive no bruise or lipoma. What is it?

Get it seen: Lipomas are often missed on us because the density of the lipoma is the same as the surrounding fat. That would be the most common soft tissue mass that is invisible on us. Best to have an md look at it. Hard or rapidly growing masses ar more concerning. Biopsy is the only way to know for sure. But a slow growing, soft mass may be watched with a physician if it acts benign. ...Read more

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Pea sized hard lump under the skin on my stomach under my rib that rolls with my finger, likelihood that it is lipoma?

Pea sized hard lump under the skin on my stomach under my rib that rolls with my finger, likelihood that it is lipoma?

Sounds likely: Could also be a small epidermoid cyst under the skin. Doesn't sound like a hernia. See your primary care provider for an exam to find out more. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Sir, how i know my lumps are mixed with nerve by physical appearance ? Or it is neurofibroma or lipoma ?

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Sir, how i know my lumps are  mixed with nerve by physical appearance  ? Or it is neurofibroma or lipoma ?

Difficult for sure: Neurofibromas are fleshy and soft tumors that can look a lot like lipomas. Generally, lipomas are deeper under the skin, larger, and have a more broad-based appearance, where neurofibromas are more superficial, smaller, soft bumps on the skin. Usually we only know for sure when we remove them. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis p. Clifford sir but my lumps are shrinking sir how i know my lumps are only lipoma not neurofibroma?

Dr. Dennis p. Clifford  sir but my lumps are shrinking sir how i know my lumps are only lipoma not neurofibroma?

See below: Neurofibromas do not shrink, but enlarge over time. If you don't have the disease neurofibromatosis it is highly unlikely you have a neurofibroma. Lipomas could theoretically shrink with extraordinary weight loss, but i haven't seen this. If you're really worried you could have one of the lumps biopsied to be sure. ...Read more

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I have moveable small painless softish lumps on the left side of my neck. Had them for over a year. Are they lipomas?

I have moveable small painless softish lumps on the left side of my neck. Had them for over a year. Are they lipomas?

Lipomas,lymph nodes: A lipoma will feel free floating in the skin. You will not feel a boarder to it. A lymph node will have better definition to it. It also will feel deeper. Lymph nodes enlarge with a history of infection among other things. Have it checked out by your primary doctor. He/she will examine you and may do blood work looking at your white cells. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If lumps occur after 19 year and no other symptoms of neurofibromatosis found in early age .Which i seen in wikipidia? But it look like lipoma is it?

If lumps occur after 19 year and  no other symptoms of neurofibromatosis found in early age .Which i seen in wikipidia? But it look like lipoma is it?

Need to see it.: You can have one neurofibroma without having neurofibromatosis, but it's more likely, statistically, to be a lipoma. A dermatologist can usually tell the difference just by looking, but a biopsy might be necessary to know for sure. Either way, see a dermatologist so you won't need to worry about it anymore. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Benign Lipoma (Definition)

A condition characterized by benign ...Read more