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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

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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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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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

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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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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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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

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I have a round marble size hard immovable lump on pubic bone and left lower quadren possable reasons?

It could be : Hernia, lymph node enlargement, tumor such as lipoma. If it is hard and immoveable, these are symptoms of serious problem. Go see a doctor now. ...Read more

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Lump on thumb bone?

Lump on thumb bone?

Physical Examination: A lump on the thumb bone is impossible to diagnose without the key component of any diagnosis: the physical examination. Contact your primary care physician today and get the lump examined. Your doctor will also take a medical history to gain additional information. Additional studies may be ordered, but there is no substitute for the physical examination. ...Read more

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Hard lump on tibia bone (upper front part),which had mild pain 2 weeks ago (only on touching it).Now the lump is hard and immovable. No pain at all.

Hard lump on tibia bone (upper front part),which had mild pain 2 weeks ago (only on touching it).Now the lump is hard and immovable. No pain at all.

Can't tell: If it bothers you, you need to go see your doctor. Potential causes include everything from a foreign body to a cancer. Since the treatments are different for various causes, your doctor is the best person to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Found lump by pelvic bone, is this cancer?

Needs evaluation: Finding a lump is always anxiety producing. I would recommend you see your doc to further evaluate where the lump is and whether it is related to soft tissue overlying the bone or the bone itself. Work-up may include imaging of the area and appropriate referral for biopsy if indicated. ...Read more

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Lump above collar bone worries me. Growing slowly.?

Lump above collar bone worries me. Growing slowly.?

See specalist: You may have a ganglion cyst eminating from the joint. Or it could be some other type of mass. See a physician asap. ...Read more

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Does bone cancer feel hard or soft if you find a lump on a bone?

Does bone cancer feel hard or soft if you find a lump on a bone?

Bone cancer: Bone cancer can be hard or soft. Sometimes it is not palpable at all. Some are more aggressive, some are bone-forming. Many variations. You need thorough work up with orthopedic surgeon, possibly oncologist. ...Read more

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Why is doctor sending me for scan I have had lump above clivical bone for 8 years I am so scared will it be serious if I have had it so long?

To determine cause.: I bet your doc is sending you for a scan (which I assume to be CT or MRI) because they have found the lump to be abnormal based on clinical exam. Doing one of these tests may help in figuring out what it is (and what the next best step would be). If the scan is concerning for something serious, it is possible further tests (including biopsy) may be required to figure out what exactly this is. ...Read more

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