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My lymphnodes won't go away, they are movable and soft and in diameter 0, 7 cm. I have them now 5 months. What must I do? I am really worried.
Maybe nothing: If they are not tender and not growing, you don't need to worry. 0.7 cm is pretty small for a lymph node. ...Read more
Med eval: This would need to be assessed. It could be a cyst? It could be an enlarged lymph node? The location is an important issue. The duration of the mass is another issue. This would require medical evaluation to provide any type of useful response. ...Read more
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Movable kinda hard lumps on both ribz what could this be? .Lots of lumps covering ribz hurts a lil if I press on them n move them..
Cyst: It's unlikely it's on ribs. More likely in the skin. Cysts are usually not movable though and are also superficial. ...Read more
Why do most of the teens have a few palpable lymphnodes? I have some too and I'm really worried. But they are movable and soft and about 1cm.
Lymph nodes: Enlarged lymph nodes is a very common finding in pediatric age group, several viral infections cause the lymph node to to enlarge & stay palpable for long time, they can bepainful, localized or generalized depending on the cause, if they are realy large, sore & persistent they need to be checked out. Good luck. ...Read more
Lipoma: A lipoma is a growth of fat cells in a thin, fibrous capsule usually found just below the skin. Lipomas are found most often on the torso, neck, upper thighs, upper arms, and armpits, but they can occur almost anywhere in the body. One or more lipomas may be present at the same time. Lipomas are the most common noncancerous soft tissue growth. ...Read more
Lipoma?: A movable subcutaneous mass in region of latissimus dorsi and that is not inflamed or painful is most likely a benign lipoma. Absent other symptoms, a cancerous growth is most unlikely. That said, a doctor needs to actually feel the mass to give the best differential diagnosis. ...Read more
Clavicle: Is it possible he fractured it? Clavicle can fracture and young kids don't really complain. Clavicle most common fracture in this age group. Might just hold arm at side for a week then resume normal activities. Bump is healing callous that may resort when fracture remodels. ...Read more
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph everywhere for bad stuff 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
I have two movable lumps on either side of my spine at the bottom my back what could they be? Normal?
Usually: Yes, they are likely normal. The joint between the sacrum and your pelvis is known as the SI joint and it is located "on either side of the bottom of the spine" like you are describing. Over each joint is a small bursa which can be felt as a small lump like you are describing. There is no way to say over Internet without an exam to say this is definitely the case, so still best to be seen. ...Read more
Have found several small round movable bumps under my skin should I be concerned and what cuases them?
What can cause hard movable knots under the skin? My son has these on his face... Some small and large.
Some thoughts...: They could be cysts, little fluid filled sacs, that are generally harmless but sometimes could become inflamed. It'd be good to have your son's doc take a feel of them - don't need to have him go to an urgent care or ed, but just a regular visit, especially if they've been there for a long time. ...Read more
Small hard movable painless bump in vaginal opening, had it for months. Hasn't grown. What could it be?
Hi I have movable lumps in my lower back I was wondering if you could tell me what they might be thank you?
Can not: Without a physical examination of the area and the lumps, it would be very difficult if almost impossible to tell you what they are. See a dr. For an evaluation and proper diagnosis, good luck to you. ...Read more
I have a small movable painless lump on my lower end of my back at the right dimple. Is this enough to raise alarm?
Probably not: If it grows, drains, bleeds, hurts, see a DR. ...Read more
Cartilage-like growth just inside rectum but deep beneath the surface. Movable and stalk-like in shape. What could it be?
See Gastroentero...: 32 y/o male says cartilage-like growth just inside rectum but deep beneath the surface. Movable and stalk-like in shape. What could it be? No need to guess. Best to see Gastroenterologist for evaluation/ scoping & management ...Read more
Small hard movable painless bump in vaginal opening, had it for months. Hasn't grown. What could it be? Cultures all came out negative
Histopath of the first nodule taken from me says fibroadenoma, but it says fibroadenoma is movable but mine wasn't...How is it possible?
Biopsy gives the fin: The final answer comes from the biopsy. Mobility is a relative term and simply suggests what may be going on before the biopsy step is takes. Now you have the final answer, so do not worry about the mobility issue anymore. ...Read more
I have 2 small lumps on each side of my lowerback dimples, not visible (only feeling), not painful, & sorta movable. What can it be? Is it an emergEncy?
Not an emergency: As a rule of thumb, if a finding is symmetric on both sides of the body, it is very likely to be normal anatomy. Your description is vague, but you are most likely describing part of your paraspinal musculature which runs along both sides of the spine and can often bunch up in knots of lumps which can be tender to pressure. It's extraordinarily unlikely for 2 concerning masses to be symmetric. ...Read more
What to do with lymphnodes that are movable, feeling soft and are 1cm. They are symmetrical and in the posterior cervical area. That's why I'm concernd?
Lymph nodes on neck: May be from sinus infection, , throat infection, ear infection, sometimes mononucleosis (but anterior lypmph nodes are large then too), These are the most liklely since you are young, kids always have lymph nodes swollen. Rarely cat scratch fever (that is rare) rarely lymphoma. if does not resolve in 4 weeks needs biopsy f/u with doc/ urgent care ...Read more
3months ago I had a lymph node come up from a coldTook no meds about5 weeks later lymph node got smaller but still here after and painless and movable?
Be of good cheer: It sounds like a reactive node and nothing more. If it starts to grow see your doctor ...Read more
Probably not: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation because this way you can get the correct diagnosis and treatment if needed. ...Read more
Lipoma: A common cause of a painless, soft, mobile swelling just under the skin is a harmless build up of fatty tissue. ...Read more
Swelling: It is hard to say without examining you in person but it sounds like may be describing a swollen lymph node. The fact that this lesion is painful means you need to see a physician in person for consideration of further testing. ...Read more
Possibly: An inflamed lymph node (or a cyst). However, can't state with certainty without assessment. ...Read more