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I have a lump that suddenly developed on my left side between my bottom 2 ribs not attached to the skin firm painful and doubled in size overnight?

I have a lump that suddenly developed on my left side between my bottom 2 ribs not attached to the skin firm painful and doubled in size overnight?

Abscess vs cyst: You may be describing sebaceous cyst, ingrown hair or even an abscess (pus pocket). Best to see your Family Doc for examination, diagnosis & treatment. S/he may lance (drain) it if it feels full of fluid. Less likely to be lipoma which are benign but don't usually double in size overnight. ...Read more

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I have a lump that appeared on the back of my head overnight. It has a dull ache all the time and hurts more with pressure. What could this be?

I have a lump that appeared on the back of my head overnight. It has a dull ache all the time and hurts more with pressure. What could this be?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Pink raised spot on chin for like 4 years. It gets itchy. Appearance changed overnight. Hard lump underneath it and skin around it looks discoloured?

Pink raised spot on chin for like 4 years. It gets itchy. Appearance changed overnight. Hard lump underneath it and skin around it looks discoloured?

Bacteria on skin: In some cases, scratching an itchy rash, insect bite or other skin irritation can cause a skin break. Sometimes this allows, the normal bacteria on our skin or bacteria from the nails to penetrate the skin layers and cause slight infection. Skin Irritation or infection may result in hardening or changes in the color of the skin. New changes or bothersome changes should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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My daughter got a lump on the back of her head kinda behind the ear it seams to have got bigger overnight and its very painful especially when touched?

My daughter got a lump on the back of her head kinda behind the ear it seams to have got bigger overnight and its very painful especially when touched?

See Your Doctor Now: The painful lump described can be caused by several disorders. Lymph nodes in this region commonly can become inflamed or infected during upper respiratory infections such as Strep throat, Mono, & more. Numerous other disorders can cause enlarged nodes. More info about your daughter's symptoms is needed however pain suggests infection. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis & prompt treatment. ...Read more

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I have a lump (under skin, not visible). Right where my upper leg meets the groin. Painful to touch. Seemed to appear overnight. Any ideas?

I have a lump (under skin, not visible). Right where my upper leg meets the groin. Painful to touch. Seemed to appear overnight. Any ideas?

Prob a lymph node: If this worsens, or does not completely resolve in 2 weeks, see your DR.

Any cuts or abrasions on the R leg-this would go along with the enlarged node. ...Read more

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Small skin coloured bump on side of tongue near back. Not very sore. Pain and lump go away overnight and get worse during day. Chipped upper molar.

Small skin coloured bump on side of tongue near back. Not very sore. Pain and lump go away overnight and get worse during day. Chipped upper molar.

Lump on tongue: This may be a result of irritation from the chipped tooth. However, any lump in the tongue, whether painful or not, is abnormal and should be checked.
See your dentist for an examination. ...Read more

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Lump under testickle skin?

Lump under testickle skin?

Exam: It could be a simple cyst, but it's worth having it examined. Sometimes men feel a normal part of the anatomy they never noticed before. I say, better safe than sorry. You don't want to miss a tumor. ...Read more

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What could cause lump in the head?

What could cause lump in the head?

Scalp?: If it is on the scalp it can be a cyst, or other growth such as calcifying lesion. It can also represent rare lesions which would require examination and possible biopsy to make the distinction. ...Read more

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What could case a lump under my skin?

What could case a lump under my skin?

Lipoma: According to moy clinic:a lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that's most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. Often a lipoma is easy to identify because it moves readily with slight finger pressure. It's doughy to touch and usually not tender. You may have more than one lipoma. Lipomas can occur at any age, but they're most often detected during middle age. ...Read more

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Does botox cause lumps on top of head?

Does botox cause lumps on top of head?

No: When Botox is injected it might cause the area to raise up a little but this should fade away in a few minutes. If you are concern with an injected area, please call back to your injector's office for an evaluation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a small lump on my head be removed?

Can a small lump on my head be removed?

Probably.: See a plastic surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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Soft lump on top of head, what is this?

Soft lump on top of head, what is this?

Probably cyst: There are 2 cyst commonly seen on the scalp: pilar cyst and an epidermal inclusion cyst. Both are benign. If you are concerned see your doctor. There are usually very easy to remove. The tissue will be submitted to a pathologist who will examine it and determine its origin. ...Read more

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Lump on my upper skin what could it be?

Lump on my upper skin what could it be?

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

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Hi I have a lump on the side of my head?

Hi I have a lump on the side of my head?

Lump on side head: Not certain what a lump means in UK. Exactly where is it on the side of your head? Assume you are not talking about after a head bang? Size of a pea, cherry, lemon, cricket ball or what? What brought it on? What does it feel like? Can it be moved or is it fixed to your skull? Had them before? All of these needed to make a guess. Do telecom duly here and we can look at it. Better to show your Dr. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the back side of my head?

I have a lump on the back side of my head?

Well: Need some more information. Any head trauma? How long has this lump been there? Any bleeding...you need to give a history. See doctor for evaluation and treatment options ...Read more

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I have a lump on the right side of my head?

I have a lump on the right side of my head?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your octor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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He has a lump on his head what could it be?

He has a lump on his head what could it be?

Many causes: This sort of thing should be examined by a physician to make a diagnosis. Things like cysts and actual growths of skin or bone origin are possibilities. ...Read more

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What can cause a lump on the top of the head?

Cyst.: Trichilemmal os sebaceaous cyst. Usually bumps on the head are cysts of one sort or another. Sometimes they can be infected. At that point they are quite obviously painful swollen and red. ...Read more

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Lumps under skin of elbows. What could this be?

Lumps under skin of elbows. What could this be?

Elbow lumps: Without further information, "lumps under skin of elbows" could be cause by a long and dizzying list of things. Epitrochlear lymph nodes, tophi, rheumatoid nodules, lipoma, cyst, etc. Guessing is not advised. Seeing your doctor to obtain a formal diagnosis is! ...Read more

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What could a lump on the back/side of my head mean?

Monitoring Centers: 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

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Lump on head comes and goes, should I be concerned?

Lump on head comes and goes, should I be concerned?

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

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Hard lump under skin all over body. Woman in her 60.

Hard lump under skin all over body. Woman in her 60.

Needs evaluation: Please see your dermatologist for an exam and possible biopsy. That is what is needed particularly if this is a recent condition. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has big lump on his head. What could it be?

Many things: A history & physical will help greatly in the true diagnosis. It could be a simple cyst, or a "hematoma/contusion" if he hit his head, or an infected pimple/abscess/hair follicle, etc. He should see a dr. And get the proper diagnosis, as the treatment will depend on it. Good luck ...Read more

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Its a lump in back of my head and it hurts. What do I do?

Its a lump in back of my head and it hurts. What do I do?

Having Pain: You sign off of the internet and go to see your family physician. You are having pain. ...Read more

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I seem to have been disconnected. Regards to lump on head?

I seem to have been disconnected. Regards to lump on head?

Unclear Question: Please send us a more clear question, so we can be more exact in our response ...Read more

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I have small & soft painless lumps in my back side of head?

I have small & soft painless lumps in my back side of head?

Cysts?: They are probably what we call sebaceous cysts that are common. To be very sure have your physician examine you. ...Read more

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Reasons for a lump on the back of my head of the right side?

Reasons for a lump on the back of my head of the right side?

Not sure: Trauma? Cyst? Lymph node? This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Anyone have experience with lumps on the head, not phrenology?

Anyone have experience with lumps on the head, not phrenology?

Old science: Not sure phrenolgy has much credibility in the scientific world. Before modern neuroscience was developed people would assign certain parts of the brain to sections of the scalp. ...Read more

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I need advice on what to do with this large lump on the back of my head?

I need advice on what to do with this large lump on the back of my head?

Head lump: This really depends on what it is. Very difficult to provide advice without this information. May be from bone, hair, skin, blood vessel, etc... ...Read more

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He has two lumps on his head, One is extremely painful. No head trauma.?

He has two lumps on his head, One is extremely painful. No head trauma.?

Could be a boil: If there is no head trauma, and the patient is well, it might be a boil.
It might burst by itself at time and clear itself out or might resolve by itself
If persists or gets worse or the patient becomes unwell you might need to see your doctor for a review
Hope she gets well soon ...Read more

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I fell in the tub, I have a lump on my head near the back. Should I put ice?

I fell in the tub, I have a lump on my head near the back. Should I put ice?

Yes...: Proper use of icing/cool packs helps reduce swelling. Apply gentle icing-pressure for 10-15 minutes 3-4 times/day for a day or two often helps with swelling after minor injuries/bruisings/contusions etc..... ...Read more

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What shall I do? I hit the side of my head and its got a lump and its hurting

What shall I do? I hit the side of my head and its got a lump and its hurting

Answer these: Questions. Did you lose consciousness? You can have a concussion with or without loss of consciousness. Headache/ pressure of head? Are you unable to recall what happened? Do you feel dizzy or have ringing in the ears? Confusion or slurred speech? Nausea or vomiting? Extreme fatigue? If you believe you have a concussion please seek prompt medical care. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with head pain. ...Read more