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Found a lump like bone in my nose.. Is this bad?

Found a lump like bone in my nose.. Is this bad?

Nose lump: It's probably not bad. I could be a variety of things. If the lump is toward the middle, it is probably from a deviated septum. If it's toward the outside, it could be from turbinates, which are normal structures in the nose. It could be something else, too, so in order to make sure, i'd recommend having this evaluated by an ENT specialist. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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I've got a lump of bone embedded in my gum. What is this called?

I've got a lump of bone embedded in my gum. What is this called?

Lump of bone?: It sounds like an exostosis; torus. However, without actually examining you and seeing x-rays of the area, no one can give you a definitive diagnosis over the internet. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a lump of bone embedded in my gum. what is this called?

What to do if I have a lump of bone embedded in my gum. what is this called?

Torus or Tori: Torus palatinus or mandibularis growths are benign. However, if this is something that has developed lately, and that is growing, you should see a dentist for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hard lump on bone in armpit. It doesn't hurt but it's been there for 4-6 months could I have cancer?

Hard lump on bone in armpit. It doesn't hurt but it's been there for 4-6 months could I have cancer?

Calcified Nodule: Your armpit is usually mostly fat and pilosebaceous glands and maybe some lymph nodes. What you may have is not a bone but most likely a calcified cyst or calcified lymph node. If you have a family history of cancer, see your doctor for definitive diagnostic biopsy.. ...Read more

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Painless lump hard lump on bone behind ear I had it for a few awhile now but I noticed that it has grown a bit?

Painless lump hard lump on bone behind ear I had it for a few awhile now but I noticed that it has grown a bit?

Mass: It doesn't matter what I think it might be based on the limited information you have provided, it needs to be seen by a doctor. I'm not sure why you have been watching it for "awhile" but now sought medical attention on line instead of in person but you already know you need medical evaluation. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have what feels like a lump of bone in my upper back right next to my spine on the left side that causes severe stabbing pain. ?

I have what feels like a lump of bone in my upper back right next to my spine on the left side that causes severe stabbing pain. 

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Hard mass with pain: Please see your primary care physician for exam and imaging if indicated. Severe pain is not to be ignored. I am sure you have been worried about things like cancer. Best not to put off the exam so you can relieve anxiety and get help. If the pain is unbearable, urgent care or ER for treatment. ...Read more

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Painful lump on bone under skin on finger joint?

Painful lump on bone under skin on finger joint?

Ganglion: This sounds like a ganglion cyst also known as a retinacular cyst. This is a fluid filled sac that comes from the tendons that bend down the fingers. To confirm the diagnosis i would recommend trying to remove the fluid with a needle. These usually go away, sometimes they require surgery to remove. ...Read more

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My son has adhd he kicked me in the leg about 10/11 days ago got a lump where bone is could it be chipped bruise has only just started going yellow?

My son has adhd he kicked me in the leg about 10/11 days ago got a lump where bone is could it be chipped bruise has only just started going yellow?

Mechanism : This mechanism of injury is not likely to cause a chip in the bone. You did not mention whether this is still hurting you or not. If pain is still a problem you should be seen. Hope you are feeling better. Please do ask more questions about your son. Adhd is of course no reason to lash out at you. Non violent punishment is best! ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you have a lump near pubic bone?

Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, muscles and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more