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Lumps Under Skin On Legs And Arms
My son has marble sized lumps under the skin on arms, legs and abdomen doctors don't know what these are. What do you think these could be?
Hives: What you describe sounds like hives, a nonspecific reaction of the skin that commonly occurs during an allergic response to some trigger. The trigger to the reaction can be many things; new food, bug bite, reaction to sun screen, etc. Lots of possibilities but only your own detective work may figure it out. Benedryl often helps with the itch. ...Read more
I have lumps in my arms, legs, thighs and buttocks. They are inside my skin and do not hurt. I do not know what it could be. I have sle lupus?
Probably nothing: They are likely just normal variations in subcutaneous tissue but have your rheumatologist take a look if you are concerned. ...Read more
Hard lump on lower back size of a quarter under skin. Bad pulling in arms, shoulders, back, and legs. Feel most pain when I lie down for a while.?
TimetoTakeYourLumps: Best to get it looked-at. An infection under the skin (an abscess, "boil") can be taken care of. And if it's some other kind of lump, it should be examined and a decision made as to what to do about it. The other problems are probably unrelated but can be figured-out at the same visit. Also, remember, if that lump is an infection, the longer you wait, the bigger it'll get and more painful the cure ...Read more
My mother has a lump in the palm of her hand under the skin and has pain in her arms and legs. What could be the cause of this these pains she is 67?
Unclear: Pain in arms and legs at age 67 could be one of many things. Best to have a physical perform to find the cause. Hope she gets to feeling better. ...Read more
Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg. With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?
L have many lumps under the skin of my arm and thigh. Some of them are painful. Its not noticible from out side and but notice when touching.
See your doctor: These may be simple fatty tumors that are annoying but not in any way harmful or possibly something more. They need to be looked at. ...Read more
Small bb like lumps under skin on shin thigh forehead earlobe abdomen and upper arm. One lump in each location not painful. What r they?
See dermatologist: A biopsy might give u an answer. ...Read more
I've got really weird red lumps to my legs and arms and I have no idea how I've got them. But they itch so bad all the time, what is it?!
Rashes or bumps need to be seen to make a DX
If this persists, then call your DR and get in for exam ...Read more
My son has woke up this morning with a few raised red lumps they have now progressed into large red blotches on the tops of his arms, legs and a few on?
Possible hives: Without a photo or exam, large blotchy rash sounds like hives, but 5th disease, a common viral illness, starts with flushed cheeks and then progresses to a blotchy, lacy rash on the outer parts of the arms and legs and sometimes the chest. Hives are usually itchy, may come from an allergy to a med or food or body reaction to recent illness. Treat with oral Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) etc. Fifth disease not itchy. ...Read more
Rash: We would need to see the rash to help diagnose it. Suggest a visit with your doctor or virtual consultation. ...Read more
I have several lumps (and keep noticing more) on my abs, legs and arms. I've also worked out a lot in my life. What could they be? Calcium deposits?
Need more info:
Depends on the lumps and how they feel on exam, as well as your history. With this information there simply is not enough to guide you.
You should consider seeing a physician for full evaluation - both history and physical. ...Read more
Itchy white bumps/lumps kind of looks swollen suddenly appeared on my arms and legs what is this please help?
Hi I have been getting these red raised lumps on my legs and arms for the last week. They start off red then most of them bruise. When they come up they usually last for 2 days then start to disappear but then another one will appear. Can you help me at a
See details: Your question is impossible to answer without being able to visualize the rash. See your family doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have small lumps under both arms a few on both inner legs as well as outer areas....I stay so sore under arm. What is this??
Inclusion Cysts: These are likely small cysts. You need to have them evaluated by your doctor or a dermatologist. Removal may be an option and a cure. ...Read more
I aam being bit. Its big lumps on hands arms legs back and butt. I seen a bug red and flat is it bedbugs or fleas?
Bedbugs vs fleas:
Bedbugs signs: 1. Blood smears on bedding (turn black over time). 2. Amber colored “shells” = shedded exoskeletons. 3. Bug feces on sheets (brown- black dots). 4. W heavy infestation, bug's secretions leave “musty sweet”odor. Don't expect to “see” eggs. They're nocturnal ; in small crevices, translucent ; 1/16th inch long. Adults are 1/4th inch long ; flat. Bed bug bites may
have no sx's/signs. ...Read more
I have over 12 small round (not perfectly circular) lumps, different sizes, on both arms, neck, & couple on legs. Are not pimples. Dr. Dismisses.?
Ask family members: In the absence of associated pain, rapid growth or any discharge from these lumps there is no urgency to have them removed. Possibilities include include cysts or lipomas (benign fatty tumors) but a biopsy would give more information. These types of lesions can be associated with inherited conditions so it's useful to ask family members if they have similar lesions, then follow up with your doctor. ...Read more
I have painful lumps on my arms and legs lots of muscle spasms and muscular pain all the time. What causes this?
Be seen: The lumps sounds like sebaceous cysts or fatty tumors, while the spasms could be many things. Be seen for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more
Both me and my boyfriend have little itchy lumps on most parts of our body stomach hands legs arms and when we squueze them clear fluid comes out?
Poison Ivy possible: Been picnicking or spending any time in the woods together? What you describe is nonspecific, & may be found with dozens of cutaneous conditions, but the fact you both have it simultaneously increases the chances of a skin eruption from exposure to toxic plants, like poison ivy, etc. ...Read more
6 yr old fem w/ swelling & pain in arms, legs, belly and pelvis. Not bearing own weight. Xray & CT scan came back clean. Itchy lumps form on legs?
52yr old f, unexplained bruising on arms, legs, small lumps under bruises, has hyperthyroidism taking eltroxin, breast cancer survivor, no known conditions?
Hi, I have itchy lumps on my arm, leg and feet. They are about a small cherry. What do you think it is?
Lumps: These may be scattered hives caused by an allergy of some sort. Insect bites are possibilities although these lesions are usually smaller. Try to think of any precipitating factors like certain foods, medications, etc. Antihistamines like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin (nondrowsy) give relief. If symptoms persist see your physician or an allergist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I get painful lumps on my legs, bend of my arm & elbows. They last from 30min - a day. Gone to ER & pcp but the lumps are gone before I am seen. Ideas?
Vaginal discharge: Vaginal discharge requires an examination to determine the cause and treatment. Bacterial vaginosis is the most common cause and often has a vaginal odor. Vaginal itching can be a sign of a yeast infection. Sometimes vaginal discharge can be a sign of a sexual transmitted infection. Testing is important to determine the treatment and keep you and your partner safe. ...Read more
Age of patient?: Skin marbling is common in childhood as a way of saving energy. A kid in a cool environment (air temp >20 degrees below body temp) can shift their surface blood flow into deep skin & muscle to avoid loosing energy through heat loss. This reverses if you put the kid in warm water. The process tends to disappear as the kid gets older. ...Read more
Paresthesia: Chronic paresthesia may result from poor circulation, nerve irritation, neuropathy, or many other conditions and causes. There is no known long-term physical effect from paresthesia (although its underlying conditions may have various effects). See your local doctor for help with this condition. ...Read more
Make Up: My patients like using dermablend but there are other products that may help you. ...Read more
Why would the hair on my arms legs and face continuously grow just under the surface of my skin!?
Hair grows into skin: While ingrown hair most commonly appears in areas where the skin is shaved or waxed, it can appear anywhere. Anything which causes the hair to be cut off or broken off with a sharp tip can cause ingrown hairs. Shaving is the leading cause, but waxing and tight clothing can also cause ingrown hairs. The hair curls back or grows sideways into the skin, and happens more so in people with curly hair. ...Read more
What does it mean when my skin get a diamond shape pattern on my arms & legs. Our lined in red white on inside?
Blood vessel pattern: Reticulated (net-like) pattern on skin is seen in a number of conditions. It can be simply when a person is cold, and usually resolves once warmed up. Also can be seen in a number of collagen vascular diseases and conditions with inflammation of blood vessels. If the pattern is persistent, please see your dermatologist for a possible biopsy and workup. Some of these can involve internal organs. ...Read more
Hi, I want to ask about my skin problem I m getting patches on my skin on different places my arms, legs etc they are darker?
Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, reactions to medications, phototoxic eruptions, trauma. ...Read more
I itch a lot and then little bumps come out and go away. Whatever touches my skin it itch and bumps come out in different areas of arms legs?
Dermatographia: Your description sounds like a type of hives called dermatographia. The name comes because people can write on their skin and then the skin shows the letters they wrote by making hives where it was scratched. Anywhere people with this are touched, they will get another hive. The treatment is to take antihistamines pretty regularly to prevent the hives. Try zyrtec or Allegra (fexofenadine) and see your doctor. ...Read more
Can't diagnose: The reason for your itching can't be diagnosed without assessment. Take care. ...Read more
Cold, wet sensation on face, legs & arms but when I touch my skin it's dry. Been happening for several years now.?
See your doctor: This isn't normal and should be evaluated further. Good luck! ...Read more