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Doctor insights on: Lump Moves Under Skin

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Is a lump that moves under skin, cancer?

Is a lump that moves under skin, cancer?

Not always: There are several types of soft tissue masses. Best to get it evaluated by your physician. Most are easily treatable if caught in early stages.

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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.

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I have a small lump on my leg under my skin n it moves around when I touch it what could it be?

I have a small lump on my leg under my skin n it moves around when I touch it what could it be?

Cysts: It's probably a cyst which is a fluid filled sack or a lipoma which is a clump of fat. If it doesn't get irritated or larger it is probably nothing to worry about

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I noticed this small ball like lump under my skin on my upper pubic area. Doesn't hurt unless touched and it moves around a little?

I noticed this small ball like lump under my skin on my upper pubic area. Doesn't hurt unless touched and it moves around a little?

Possible Abscesses: It sounds like you may have some abscesses with or without cellulitis. You may need antibiotics and possible drainage of the abscesses if they are fully formed. In the meantime analgesia like paracetamol and ibuprofen will help but also running the area under hot water and soap as often as it is convenient should help. You should let a doctor take a look at it.

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I have a hard lump above my jawline that moves around (underneath my skin, seems to be loosely attached to the jawbone) when pushed. What is it?

I have a hard lump above my jawline that moves around (underneath my skin, seems to be loosely attached to the jawbone) when pushed. What is it?

Enlarged lymph node: The most likely mass in the region you stated is an enlarged lymph node caused by infection of facial skin (e.g. Acne) or cheek mucosa. See an ENT doctor.

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Hello, I found a little lump on left side of back of my head, it seems connected to skull, its painless and skin moves freely over it, im so concerned?

Hello, I found a little lump on left side of back of my head, it seems connected to skull, its painless and skin moves freely over it, im so concerned?

Usually is: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body ; generally noticable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They rarely can become damaged by infection ; grow to golf ball size ; need drainage or removal. Most enlarge and later shrink back down within a 3 wk cycle unless chronically stimulated.

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Small lump on the back of my neck near my spine. Several months ago it popped with a soft material. Will not go away and is under skin, painless, moves?

Epidermal cyst: Epidermal cysts are benign, but they are a nuisance, because they periodically go through the cycle that you described. Eventually it will swell up and pop again, discharging evil-smelling toothpaste-like stuff, and later on it will do it again... So you should have it removed. Any dermatologist can do it in the office with local anesthetic. Minor surgery. No hurry.

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A small lump under the skin that moves. Is that cancer?

May not be: But has to see your doctor to make sure it is not skin cancer.

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I have an egg sized lump on my mid back und r the skin. In moves freely and doesent hurt.

I have an egg sized lump on my mid back und r the skin. In moves freely and doesent hurt.

Doctor can check: A primary care doctor, dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or general surgeon can evaluate to see if this is a epidermal inclusion cyst or something else, such as a lipoma. A cyst might happen when a skin pore is blocked, and dead skin cells build up under the skin, forming a lump. Usually, one starts with a primary care doctor, who can refer to a specialist if needed, or if the lump looks worrisome.

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I was sick about a month ago and since then I've had a small bean sized lump on my neck which moves around under my skin. It is not visible.

I was sick about a month ago and since then I've had a small bean sized lump on my neck which moves around under my skin. It is not visible.

Lymph node: This is most likely a lymph node that enlarged during your recent illness and may slowly recede over time. Sometimes the node permanently remains as a burned out small mass and is not significant. If the mass in your neck enlarges, becomes tender or if new masses appear, see your Physician for evaluation.

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I have a penny sized lump on the base of my skull. It is attached to my skull and the skin moves over it. Have had it for Months and get headaches.

I have a penny sized lump on the base of my skull. It is attached to my skull and the skin moves over it. Have had it for Months and get headaches.

Time to see doctor: Go see your doctor for evaluation and treatment plan. Especially since it is giving you headaches time to address the issue

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I have a small but hard lump in my chest at the bottom of my sternum. ..It appears to be external right under my skin and also moves when I push it?

I have a small but hard lump in my chest at the bottom of my sternum. ..It appears to be external right under my skin and also moves when I push it?

Hard bump: It may be an epidermal inclusion cyst. They are firm and moveable just below the skin. If it is enlarging or painful see a dermatologist.

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I have a lump on my right rib cage. It's small moves with the skin and not painful. Is this just a cyst?

Lump Under Skin: Lipomas, fatty lumps under the skin enlarged lymph glands, usually in the armpits, neck, and groin cyst, a closed sac in or under the skin that is lined with skin tissue and contains fluid or semisolid material boils, painful, red bumps usually involving a hair follicle see your doctor for the exact diagnosis.

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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.