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Lumps Of Fat Under The Skin
I have small lumps under the skin of my lower chest, they feel like little lumps of fat. I also have slightly puffy nipples which make it look worse?
Gynecomastia?: Small smooth soft rubbery mobile lumps within the lower chest may be fat or breast tissue. Collections under the nipple and areola can cause puffy nipples, a mild form of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia usually begins at puberty, and often resolves in a few years. If persistent, surgical removal can help. Consult with a plastic surgeon in your area to learn more. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel small lumps under the skin when you are overweight? I carry most of my weight in my stomach and I feel some where there's more fat
I have a lump growing under the skin above my left ribs. It is soft (feels like fat tissue)- recently started hurting. Have had chronic cough x1 yr.
Probable lipoma: The lump is probably a lipoma, which is a benign fat tumor. If you see a dermatologist, they can usually tell you whether it could be anything else and whether it it worth removing it. ...Read more
Hello, I feel a couple of small (2 mm) tender moving lump over central area of my sternum just under the skin: are those lymph nodes or fat? Thanks!
That's small: 2 mm is about half the size of the diameter of a headphone jack on a cell phone or laptop. Lymph nodes are not that small, and fat globules that small probably would feel like normal skin. A tiny 2mm lump in the skin covering the sternum might be a comedone, because comedones do occur in that area, and they would be about that size. Of course, it takes an exam to help decide what the tiny lump is. ...Read more
These could be: Cysts, lipomas, or many other benign tumors, see dermatologist for answers ...Read more
My husband noticed about 3-4 lumps clustered together under the skin on his chest. They are mediumly hard. What could this be?
Epidermal cyst?: Could be epidermal cysts, or could be ingrown hairs, both of which are annoyances only. If you are worried, let a dermatologist look at them directly and give you a precise diagnosis. ...Read more
I get large lumps under the skin in my face that come and go. They usually subside within a couple of hours and pop up in different spots.
25 male, thin. I have noticed many tiny under 1cm lumps under the skin of inner thighs. I can feel them on both thighs. Just fatty deposits or serious?
Lump thighs: Hard to tell without an exam so get it checked soon. ...Read more
25 male, thin. I have many tiny lumps under the skin of inner thighs. I can feel if I push on both thighs. Just fatty deposits or serious. All under a cm?
Difficult to know: Without an exam, see dermatologistGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Lumps commonly form under the skin following liposuction. This is due to the collection of blood and serum in the multiple tunnels that are created during the procedure. Scar tissue will also form causing some lumpiness. These lumps can last several months before they disappear. Massage, heat, and ultrasound therapy will make these lumps go away faster. ...Read more
Numerous: You need a biopsy to absolutely find out. ...Read more
See your PCP to get:
An evaluation and xrays to ensure that you don't have a fracture. Other possibilities include a pulled muscle, or collection of blood causing a lump etc, etc. Another possibility is that the lumps were always there but you noticed them after hurting the forearm from the fall.
Seeing an orthopod would greatly help for proper diagnosis.
Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more
Maybe: If there are only a symptomatic lumps, radiation is effective. If skin tumors are widespread chemo might be indicated. ...Read more
What could be the possible cause of painful lumps under the skin on both shins? There is no redness.
Erythema nodosum?: A condition called erythema nodosum typically causes painful bumps over the shins. Usually there would also be redness, but not always. Erythema nodosum often is a sign of other systemic inflammatory diseases. For example, it often shows up in people with inflammatory bowel disease, i.e. Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. See a doctor if the problem continues. Good luck! ...Read more
I have little lumps along the underside of my forearms. They are hard fatty bulges that have little wiggling room under the skin. What are they?
Lipoma: Hi, little fatty bumps that are mobile under the skin may be benign masses called lipomas. These are noncancerous fatty tumors that can be surgically removed. ...Read more
I have small hard painful lumps under the skin on my bikini line. I can see small white heads on the surface. What could these be how do I treat these?
Folliculitis: Inflamed or infected hair follicles can look like this. Pants could be too tight, too much sweating or pore are infected. Laser hair removal is excellent choice, use witch hazel pads during day to clean and wear loose pants. Use a topical ointment like neosporin while its inflamed. ...Read more
Not likely: Cannot possibly diagnose this without seeing you, but unless you have a serious overwhelming infection this is not likely to be bacteria in your blood. That would more probably produced shaking chills, fever, muscle pains, and severe fatigue and illness. See a doctor and let them look at these and give you an explanation of what they are. ...Read more
Maybe skin cysts?: A little bump on the skin that has whitish stuff inside, but is not pus as in a pimple, is likely a skin cyst that contains skin oils and skin cells. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can look at it to see what can be done. Sometimes, keeping the cyst empty for a while will allow it to shrink in size. On a penis, tiny permanent whitish bumps near hairs may be normal and not need removal. ...Read more
Axillary lumps: Lumps in your axillary (arm pit) areas can be axillary abscesses, infected hair follicles (especially if shaving, etc.), possible inflamed lymph nodes, etc....So it is best to get an evaluation to get the proper diagnoses, so your painful lumps can be treated appropriately. Best wishes. ...Read more
PAINFUL LUMPS VAGINA:
THESE PAINFUL LUMPS SHOULD BE SEEN BY YOUR PCP OR YOUR PEDIATRICIAN OR BY A GYNECOLOGIAST.
GOOD LUCK. . . ...Read more
Top of my left arm on the back I have at least. 5 lumps under the skin all in same area, painless but do not no what they are?
Hard to say: With just the description you gave it is hard to say. These lumps could be lipomas (benign fatty tumors) or they could be cysts (maybe less likely). Having them examined by your primary care doctor would help you figure this out. ...Read more
I have two very small colorless lumps under the skin in my right arm pit that are only painful when pressed. What could this be?
Axillary lumps: Hard to say. Possibly lymph nodes, or sebaceous/inclusion cysts. Best bet is to see your physician to get these lumps evaluated. ...Read more
I often get these large bumps/lumps on the outside of my vag, under the skin for the most part, red/white/no head. What are they?
Unsure: This may be an infection or other irritation. See your gyn for evaluation and possible biopsy of the areas. ...Read more
My two year old daughter seems to have two lumps on the back if her head near her hair line it's under the skin should I be worried.
Probably not: In general, pea sized lymph nodes near mucous membranes (head & neck, groin) are not worrisome unless they are painful or growing. ...Read more
Hello, I have some strange fibrous connected lumps under the skin of my upper left pectoral area. What could they be? (I am male). Thanks
Be seen: Males can definitely have breast cancer, although certainly not as common as females. You need to be seen immediately and thoroughly evaluated. The other possibility is fibrous changes in the fascia itself, but need to be seen to have this evaluated. ...Read more
I have back pain and I feel two lumps that are under the skin that move when touched, one on my spine and one off to the side. What could this be?
Bumps and lumps: The back pain and lumps are most likely not related. The lumps, if freely moveable and not painful when you move them, are probably cysts. Your friendly neighborhood dermatologist can check them for you. Your back pain? If it persists after rest and anti-inflammatories, go see your orthopedist or chiropractor. ...Read more