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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?

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

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What can the pain under my skin on my back be?

What can the pain under my skin on my back be?

See below: Not sure what you mean by under the skin. Below the skin is muscle. Low back muscle pain can be very uncomfortable. Try applying heat to the area. Use otc nsaids. If it persists, see your pcp. ...Read more

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Sligjt pain under the skin of the abdomen while. Doing streching exercises...What is this? Am.I in. Danger?

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

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What can I do for the pain under the skin from bumps on the bottom of my feet?

What can I do for the pain under the skin from bumps on the bottom of my feet?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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

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Excruciating pain by underarm (under skin). Can't recall any bruises/falls whatsoever. (recently waxed) causes?

Cysts vs abscess vs: You may have an infected cyst, an abscess or just an imbedded hair follicle. You may try a common pain reliever but I advise a face to face doctor visit to see if you need a minor surgical procedure to open lesion. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Nauseous a bit dizzy little bit of a headache. Face pain. Chest pain. Red patch under skin on bridge of nose between eyes?

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

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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?

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

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Thumb pain blue cyst under the skin, what is it?

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

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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?

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?

Probably normal.: Could be normal anatomy in this area--especially if they are very tiny and don't change over time. You should see your doctor to make sure it isn't anything like hpv warts, an infected or in-grown hair follicle or a clogged duct from a sweat gland. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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..

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

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What could be the cause of pain on the skin under my eye when I lose my eyelids? I wear contacts properly. No swelling.

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

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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?

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?

Possible abscess: Some insect stings leave a stinger under your skin. If it is red, warm, tender, and getting worse you may have an abscess that might need to be drained, or possibly cellulitis (skin infection) that requires antibiotics. ...Read more

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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?

Depends on size: But if you are having no pain at all and it is less than 1 cm, probably nothing to worry about. If it gets larger it could be infection or tumor (such as hodgkin's disease) or femoral hernia. Pls see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing extreme groin pain. Left side, red and a hard lump under skin. Pain started out of nowhere. No sports.?

Hard to say: Without examining the area, as this could be a reactive lymph node or soft tissue infection like an abscess. If its really bothering you, then you should seek an in person evaluation. ...Read more

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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