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Pea-sized lump: The most common pea-sized (3-5 mm) lump in the groin area is an ingrown-hair which blocks up a hair follicle and enlarges as normal gland secretions can't get out. These will usually take care of themselves, as long as the hair follicle itself does not get infected from the irritation, in which case an antibiotic would be indicated. Another possibility is a lymph gland, but these are usually large. ...Read more
Eval: If you have persistent enlarged subclavicular lymph node - recommend medical assessment. ...Read more
Big enough: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Recovery: The recovery for an injury varies by patient, severity, desired level of activity, and the specific muscle that has been injured. Rest ice compression elevation for the injury will aid in the recovery process. If you fail to improve, seeing an orthopaedic specialist may be required. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. A lymph node "tastes" the lymph to see if anything bad is there like bacteria, viruses, cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and enlarges in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is better. ...Read more
? lymph node at elbow: Not likely a lymph node there. A picture is worth a etc. ...Read more
Lancing: Lancing provides temporary relief and drains infection. you may feel better within a few days. This takes the pressure of and may help the Acute infection. If you're lucky it won't flare up again for a few years. However, if you don't have the cyst excised it can recur over and over again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr made small anal incision for supposed small access 4 months ago. Now have a pea sized hard lump under skin. Does NOT hurt. Is this lump normal?
Probable fistula: See your pmd or proctologist for eval ...Read more
Got a Swollen Lymph Node underarm how long does it take to go down ? Lymph node been swollen for 5 weeks
Need to examine: The lymph nodes enlarge in response to some lesion in the area drained by the node. It would be prudent to see a doctor to ascertain the cause of the enlargement and treat the cause. 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. 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
Hard lump where groin meets leg, I'm assuming swollen lymph node. Three days now no change. Concerning?
Inguinal adenopathy: Lymph nodes in the inguinal area are often enlarged because they are doing their job properly in that area of the body. If it persists, is enlarging, has a stony consistency or appears fixed to underlying tissues might then have your doctor take a look. Otherwise it will be likely to recede in time. ...Read more
1 look=1000 words: How big is the lump? Is it painful? Discolored? More information or maybe a picture would be helpful to further give an impression of what this means. It could be many different things, and many of these are not serious medical problems. Getting a doctor to look at it will help to tell what it is, but sometimes you don't know for sure until it is removed. But not all lumps need to be removed. ...Read more
Lump front right side of hip. Idk if it's a lipoma, hernia, enlarged lymph node or just my anatomy. I just noticed it but may have had it 4 long time?
Any of the above: it could anything you mentioned, see a doctor for a proper evaluation, and a better diagnosis and a definite treatment ...Read more
How long should hard lump above my incision be there for? Doc said it was a hematoma, 1 month post laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy
Question diagnosis.: A hardlump around a closure site can be from the scarring process, suture material or herniation as well. Hematoma will typically resolve in that time frame and you should have seen overlying evidence of ecchymosis or bruising. If tou are experiencing pain in that area be sure to followup with your surgeon. ...Read more
Large Hard Movable painful Lump in left Breast surface feel like cauliflower over12 months no swollen lymph nodes GP says Seed Cyst after exam True?
Breast self exam adv: I would advise you to examine your breast once monthly. The best time to do this exam is soon after your monthly period has ended. if you find the size of the lump is increasing, you will need a mammogram and/or Ultrasound of your breast. It could be all due to fibro-cystic changes caused by the hormonal changes during the monthly cycles. Does this lump become more or less painful during the month ...Read more
Hard, movable lump on ribs on right side? Painless, oval shaped, and about dime sized? 18 years old.
Get it checked out: There are many potential causes and most are nothing to be concerned about, but there is a small chance it could be something important. You should see your doctor and have it checked out ...Read more
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