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Doctor insights on: Nodules Under The Skin Near The Back Of The Elbow

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Are lymph nodes in the arm on the inside crease or above the crease and on what side of the arm?

Are lymph nodes in the arm on the inside crease or above the crease and on what side of the arm?

Lymph nodes: that in your armpits , are clusters of small round nodes in the armpits closer to your body, if you pap late them and they are slightly swollen ,that might indicate infection of inflammation in the surrounding area that drains its lymph to these glands, hope that help ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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Is the Occiptical Node located on the or under the bone at the base of head?

Is the Occiptical Node  located on the or under the bone at the base of head?

Occiput: The prominent part of the skull (where you feel it curve in toward the neck) is called the occiput. Occipital lymph nodes are 1/2 to 1 inch oval or ball shaped glands situated next to the muscles between the neck and the head. Infection nearby may cause these nodes to increase in size and become tender. Another term that sounds like this is occipital lobe: a posterior portion of the brain. ...Read more

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Can gout occur in the soft tissue on the top outer area of the foot near the ankle?

Can gout occur in the soft tissue on the top outer area of the foot near the ankle?

Tophaceous Gout: Gout can occur in just about any soft tissue in the body. The accumulation of uric acid crystals in the soft tissue forms nodules or masses called tophi. The singular of tophi is tophus or stone. These can become quite large and disfiguring. They can rupture through the skin and destroy not only soft tissue but joints. Tophi formation is the result of chronic high levels of uric acid in the blood. ...Read more

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The skin under the fingernail at the base of the nail is pulling away from the finger ?

The skin under the fingernail at the base of the nail is pulling away from the finger
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Onycholysis: Most common causes are trauma (tapping long fingernails on keyboard), frequent exposure to water, & harsh chemicals (nail polish remover). Certain diseases can cause it as well: psoriasis, overactive thyroid, fungal infxns. Drugs like tetracycline or fluoroquinolones (cipro, et al) can cause it. See following site for treatment suggestions: http://www.Drugs.Com/health-guide/onycholysis.Html. ...Read more

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A knot under the skin on the sternum?

A knot under the skin on the sternum?

Not to worry: It may be a cyst, not to worry but you do need to see a doctor to be sure ...Read more

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the tips of my babys fingers are a tan colour compared to the rest of her, from the joint below the nail to the tip. It's the skin around the nail

the tips of my babys fingers are a tan colour compared to the rest of her, from the joint below the nail to the tip. It's the skin around the nail

Skin color: You didn't mention the age of your baby or the skin color of the rest of your baby. Color of skin around nail tends to be the same color as the palm of the hands. ...Read more

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What can cause a red , large, hard lump under the skin on the outer region of the upper right thigh?

What can cause a red , large, hard lump under the skin on the outer region of the upper right thigh?

A few things : If a "red skin lump " is tender, has surrounding redness and enlarging, it may be a skin abscess from a bacterial infection. The body can sometimes "wall" these off without any treatment. A doctor performed incision and drainage may cure these +- antibiotics. Its better to see the doctor early rather than wait to see what your body may do. ...Read more

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Meningiomas tumors does the lump show up on the outside of the skull? I have a lump on the back of my neck right where the skull and neck meet in the dip. On the left side. It's noticed by touch

Meningiomas tumors does the lump show up on the outside of the skull? I have a lump on the back of my neck right where the skull and neck meet in the dip. On the left side. It's noticed by touch

You don't have: Meningioma , a benign tumor is intra-cranial ( in side the skull ) originates from lining membrane of skull not brain itself so you can not feel it . What you are feeling is a fatty benign tumor - lipoma , common at that location , show to your doctor . ...Read more

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Lump between shoulders on the back of the neck?

Lump between shoulders on the back of the neck?

Evaluation: you should see your doctor to be evaluated and find the cause of lump so be treated ...Read more

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Is the lower left back of the head, the area where the neck meets the skull, especially susceptible to trauma?

Is the lower left back of the head, the area where the neck meets the skull, especially susceptible to trauma?

Depends: The area that you describe is not inherently more susceptible to trauma other than the fact that this is the area that takes the impact most of the time when someone falls back wards. The c1-2 region which is the top of the cervical spine is more prone to fracture in the elderly patients partly because of osteoporisis. ...Read more

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a hard lump on the left side of my head, in line with the base of the skull and in between the ear and the top of the neck. Hurts to touch. Advice?

 a hard lump on the left side of my head, in line with the base of the skull and in between the ear and the top of the neck. Hurts to touch. Advice?

Swollen lymph now : Probably swollen lymph. are you still recently sick? Have you had any fever? Recommend seeing your doctor if it's getting bigger. Abscess can also be possible. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling on the base of the head on the right side with a raisin size knot located in the middle of the swelling ?

What can cause swelling on the base of the head on the right side with a raisin size knot located in the middle of the swelling ?

Probably lymph node: Do you have any abnormality in the scalp, even a bad case of dandruff? What you described sounds like result of some inflammation in the scalp and enlarged draining lymph node. Pay attention to scalp hygiene and if it does not resolve in 4-6 weeks, or if it becomes painful, or starts draining, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello I have pain in the bottom of my rib cage from the muscle at the bottom of the sternum to the left along the rib and the right.What is it?

Costochondritis: Also known as chest wall pain, is a benign and often temporary inflammation of the costal cartilage, which connects each rib to the sternum at the costosternal joint, and is a common cause of chest pain. Though costochondritis is often self-limited, it can be a recurring condition that can appear to have little or no signs of onset. Treatment options are quite limited and usually, rest, analgesics. ...Read more