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Pain Under Skin
How likely to catch herpes from toilet seat? Only 1 pea size bump w/ pain under skin by rectum further out than hemorroid would be. No redness at all
Not herpes: Not from toilet. You have something else. ...Read more
Sharp pain under skin right underarm, feels like internal glass, but no wound or bump, occasionally shows up when lat muscle is flexed or skin squeeze?
What shows up?: Occasinaly what shows up when you flex lat. Muscle? ...Read more
I have a lump under my third right toe that was told to be a ganglion. Since, I've developed another lump above the ball of foot. No pain, under skin?
Hard to say: There are a number of potential causes and a detailed exam can usually tell the cause. Having a lump above the "ball" of the foot is usually associated with the insertion of the achilles tendon and can be seen in chronic tendinitis. Causes of lumps under the third toe can include a neuroma, a ganglion, a corn among many possibilities. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
Sligjt pain under the skin of the abdomen while. Doing streching exercises...What is this? Am.I in. Danger?
Doubt it: Have you had any recent surgery involving the area? Do you notice any overlying skin changes? Can you recall straining any muscle in that area? Do you feel or see any mass? If no to all of these answers and pain does not persist or worsen then likely not a problem. If yes to any answer or symptoms worsen see your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Depends on the bumps: Treatment varies depending on the reason of the "bumps". Some may be due to callus build up underlying prominences. Others may be due to skin overgrown due to a skin virus. Other lumps and bumps may be soft tissue overgrowths or tumors. Have the feet looked at to determine the cause of the problem so that it can be addressed properly. ...Read more
36yr male, found a lump below rib cage on my back, left side about 3-4 inches from my spine and closer to my side. No pain and under skin. What is it?
Lump: Hard to tell exactly what it is without seeing or feeling it, but if it is well circumscribed, mobile, chances are it is a sebacious cyst - a cyst originated from an oil gland whose oil could not evacuate and built inside to form a cyst. It's benign but above certain pressure it may pop open and get infected. ...Read more
Hi, I have a pin pinch pain on top of my left foot. Even when I try to twist my foot I get the same pain. Its a kind of needle pain under my skin.
How should I treat what I think is a 2nd degree sunburn? Symptoms are blistering and deep muscle pain under the skin in the area.
Dermatologist: If there is blistering or severe pain of a very large area - that should be addressed by a dermatologist (or your phyician). ...Read more
25-f, frequent blood vessel ruptures turning on a water faucet, swatting a fly on leg, just bent finger sudden burning pain purple under skin, causes?
Many possibilities: The symptoms you describe suggest a significant problem with your blood's clotting mechanisms. You should get in to see your doctor immediately for and exam and some tests. ...Read more
I've developed sensitive pain just under the skin on my right forearm & above my right elbow. There are no visible changes to the skin. What is this?
Please see: Please see your doctor for evaluation. This way you can find out if you need a specialist to find out what's wrong. ...Read more
Excruciating pain by underarm (under skin). Can't recall any bruises/falls whatsoever. (recently waxed) causes?
Have chronic lower back pain with swelling under skin but haven't fallen or injured myself don't know if it's bone or muscle?
This is seen.: Ic swimming all the time, in patients with back pain. That is a sign of inflammation, may just be due to whatever is causing your pain, which is accompanied by inflammation of the corresponding muscles and ligaments in the area. Could be arthritis, could be a disk. I would see your physician, I would have an MRI. ...Read more
Very strong burning and itching sensation running from outside of leg between ankle and knee. Pain is internal under skin. Not thrombosis. Ideas? Thx
Nauseous a bit dizzy little bit of a headache. Face pain. Chest pain. Red patch under skin on bridge of nose between eyes?
Unclear: Depends whether the mentioned symptoms are part of a larger syndrome of other conditions you mentioned, or independent. Since you are young something simple like a sinus infection might explain. However, you mention quite a few symptoms for a young person; so, maybe the issues are more complex. ...Read more
Hi I have small multiple pea sized lumps under both my forearms just under skinThere is no pain and they roll under skin when touched. It is colorless?
Possible Lipoma: Lipomas are benign fatty tumors. They tend to feel firm or rubbery, are mobile, and are always non-tender. They do not tend to resolve on their own. They do not require treatment unless they are causing discomfort. Seek medical attention if lump increases in size or becomes painful. ...Read more
Have a pink bump looks like a pimple on my back for about 3-4 months. No pain and moves under the skin, feels soft. What could it be?
I have a pea sized hard lump on my left side, back of the neck about 1" from my hairline. No pain and it's under my skin. Had for couple months?
[probably acne cyst: Since it is not inflamed you can ignore it. No attention indicated unless it becomes larger, tender, or drains. ...Read more
Vein: Hand has a lot of superficial veins. Sometimes they are traumatized by routine things we do. This small vein can clot off and occasionally calcify. They often occur in locations that sustain a lot of use or minor trauma. Try padding the area with a bandaide. If it continues to hurt, they sometimes need to be removed. ...Read more
I have bumps all my labia minora, they don't itch, they don't cause any form of pain, they are under the skin and are whitish? What is it?
Hard pea size lump under my armpit have stayed the same over 10 years, just noticed became slightly bigger but no pain, its moveable under the skin.
Sounds like a cyst: Sounds like a cyst. These can easily be removed in a local outpatient setting. Consult with a dermatologist and they can explain to you what it take to get it removed. Good luck. Dr. Kosari ...Read more
Each day when I wake up I have a 2-3in vein on my calf that protrudes. No pain, had red spot under skin by it last week. Only in AM for past 2months..
Protruding vein: Not likely to be a serious health issue. However an Ultrasound of the area with attention to the venous system is a simple, low cost, low risk diagnostic image that can help determine what it is and how to treat. Compression is the first line therapy for bad veins. Be well. ...Read more
Each morning when I wake up I have a 2-3in vein on my calf that protrudes. No pain, had red spot under skin by it last week. Only in AM for past 2mon?
LE vein: Best to see vascular surgeon for a testing on the lower leg venous system. Could be related to saphenous vein outflow issues... ...Read more
What could be the cause of pain on the skin under my eye when I lose my eyelids? I wear contacts properly. No swelling.
See your eye doctor: Your eye pain may be from your eyelid; but I doubt that, since you don't mention any eyelid changes. It may also be due to injury to your cornea - the clear surface of your eyeball. This may not be visible to you, but could become very serious and even cause blindness. Your eye doctor can diagnose and advise you. Hope that helps. ...Read more
What to do. Stung 2 weeks ago not sure by what. Swelling not elevated itchy arm hurt very warm to touch. Seems like it's under skin pain spreading?
Lump in the crease in my pelvic region. No pain or swelling. Under the skin. Cant afford doctor visit. It doesn't bother me at all, wanna know what it is?
Nerve pain like bruising under the skin and muscle spasms at shoulder after stroke in March. Is this normal?
Unfortunately: Some patients develop post-stroke pain and it can be very difficult to treat. The pain originates in the brain but feels like it is coming from the site where it hurts. I recommend seeing a pain doctor to establish the diagnosis and make sure it is not something else. ...Read more