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Lump On Back That Appears And Disappears
Itchy, sometimes pink raised rash that appears for months then goes away and comes back. On inside of elbows and right now mainly on top of hand.
Mole on my neck is dry and has small dark spots on it. I also have several new small moles that have popped up on my back and abdomen. Is this normal?
New moles are common: Developing new moles as you age is normal. Moles that have 1) irregular borders, 2) that are growing quickly 3) that have several different colors ought to be looked at. It is best to wear a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, or wear protective clothing in the sun to help prevent the risk of skin cancer. If you have many unusual appearing moles, it is best to establish care with a dermatologist ...Read more
I have a nickel sized lump located under the skin on the back of my head. When I press down on the lump it's painless and it is very bony.
I have a lump in my groin above the scrotum. It's not inside the scrotum but near the top of where it starts. It disappears then comes back randomly.?
a lump on the left side on the back of my neck near my ear is slightly painful , has not gone down in 3 weeks , another lump has appeared next to it?
I have a knot type lump under my skin on my back on top of that is a raised mole that bleeds sometimes and itches. The lump is uncomfortable?
Get evaluated prompt: It could run from something totally benign to a disaster. Have a dermatologist look at that as soon as possible. If he suspects malignant melanoma then it has to be cut out. It could be a lipoma (fat cells) not bad at all. You don't want to dilly-dally on this. Do it this week! It's not a heart attack but you cannot neglect this! ...Read more
My tongue is slightly painful at the left side on the back and has little red spots. Could this be herpes?
Sore tongue: There are numerous possibilities and there is no way to be sure without more information and a visual examination. If the spots and pain last longer than 7-10 days, see your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more
My husband has a squishy bump that is somewhat firm in the center on the back left side of his head. What could it be?
I have a bony, sometimes sensitive, but usually non-troublesome lump on the back part of my hard palate on the left. It has grown 1-2mm the past year.?
I have a rash that disappears and reappears. It comes in blotches and it's not itchy. It appears anywhere but mostly chest, shoulders, and cheeks?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain on side of my leg right below the crease of the knee. I rubbed it and felt a small pea size lump that has since disappeared but still sensitive?
See dermatologist: Would get it evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
I get this hard knot/lump on bottom of right testicle that flares up, it comes and goes and is painful.
See answer: Symptoms consistent with recurrent epididymitis and the "lump" you feel is likely the swollen, tender, inflamed lower portion of the epididymis which is a sausage-shaped gland that lies adjacent to the posterior-lateral aspect of the testicle through which sperm pass from the testicle to the vas deferens. To verify and/or get a definitive diagnosis, best to see a urologist when lump occurs again. ...Read more
Tiny pea size bump on scalp. No pain, i can press on it and it flattens and goes away but comes back minutes later. What could it be?
Could be sebascious: Cyst! stop pressing on it. If it gets larger see pcp g; get it removed. ...Read more
I have a red spot on the inside of my elbow, its very tender in the muscle underneath it. It keeps getting bigger. Its not popable, but raised up.
I have a bump on my bikini area that is red and hard that goes away and comes back. This time it has a white head on it that hurts. What could it be?
Lump on buttcheek that has a dark spot in the center. Skin seems to be of a different texture at the dark spot and when I press on it it feels hollow?
Lump: Sounds like a cyst or a lipoma. Only a clinical examination can tell for sure. Have it examined by your physician. ...Read more
Everytime i get a bad headach i get a small lump that raises up in the, back of my head. When the headach gone, the lump disappears. 3-4x weekly. Help!?
Headache; lump: Many headaches are due to tension/stress, which can manifest as muscles spasm, especially of the neck & shoulder muscles. The lump/knot u feel may just be a "knotted" muscle. Moist heat, an NSAID (advil/motrin/ aleve/etc), & muscle stretching can help relieve the muscle spasm. Therapeutic massage of the neck helps, too. If not better, see fp for evaluation. ...Read more
Hey so I am a male and I had a bump/lump under my arm a month/ weeks ago I got worried and it disappeared. Fast forward a month it’s back what is it?
I found a hard lump in the back of my left testicle, the lump seems to appear then disappear, I'm trying to feel for it now and it's not there, I'm 18?
??: You may have been feeling your epididymis but that is not "hard" and it does not "go away".If you feel a hard structure please get examined by a doctor. ...Read more
Red hard lump in the back where my head connects to the neck area.It hurts,disappears and appears months later again.Im 19 and has occurred for 2yrs?
I delivered my baby 3 days back, now I have external hemorrhoids, without pain or bleeding, only lump, is it permanent or it will disappear?
I delivered my baby 3days back and I have External hemorrhoids now without bleeding or pain, only lump, is it permanent problem or it will disappear?
Should shrink: Hemorrhoids are a common issue post partum. You can ease the pain with warm water soaks (sitz baths) or using chilled hazel pads (Tucks). Avoid constipation with high fiber diet, fluid intake and a stool softener like docusate if needed.The lumps tend to shrink over time, but tend to remain. ...Read more
My daughter 17 years had swelling at back of head with golf ball size lump with sever pain & heaviness. No injury. This swelling disappeared automatic?
Swelling: Your daughter may have had a swollen lymph gland which disappeared over time. ...Read more
I found a small lump near my vagina then it disappeared now its come back and within 3 days its just smaller than a golf ball and really sore?
Bartholin's?: An examination will be needed to make a diagnosis and treatment options. It sounds like you my have a bartholin's cyst. Google that and see if this is what you have. If so an obgyn can drain it for you. ...Read more
Small (1cm ish) squishy lump back of right ankle bone. Doesn't hurt. Feels kinda like a squishy vain. The lump disappears when foot is flexed. I'm 16?
Many possibilites: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more
Infection?: Lumps that are painful could be bacterials infection. See doc for appropriate exam and prescription of oral antibiotics.Once i proved they need to be rechecked for any possible underlying issues. ...Read more
Many possibilities: A "lump in my back" can be due to a number of things including a lipoma (fatty mass), sebaceous cyst, lymphoma, tumor (muscle, skin, or other tumor), keloid, bony prominence, or other causes. See your doctor for a more definite diagnosis and possible treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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