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What could these painful bump (s) on my tongue be?

What could these painful bump (s) on my tongue be?

Irritations: Could be the taste buds have been irritated and need to heal. Stay off smoking and spicy foods and let them heal. ...Read more

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What if you have painful bumps down there?

What if you have painful bumps down there?

A few causes: Possibilities
1. Folliculitis: An infection of the hair follicles
2. Herpes:Caused by the same virus that causes cold sores and is sexually transmitted
3. Pubic lice: An infestation by a bug
4. Rash: you may have a rash caused by a reaction to harsh soap products

Please visit your doctor who will look at them and decide exactly what they are.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have a painful bump on my back, what is it?

Abscess: This may be an infected hair follicle or developing abscess. See a doctor and in the mean time apply antibiotic cream and wash the back with a salicylic acid based soap. ...Read more

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I have a cluster of painful bumps in the middle of my back just below my shoulders.

I have a cluster of painful bumps in the middle of my back just below my shoulders.

Rash: Could be folliculitis or staff infection. If follows nerve root pattern could be zostet. Pobably needs evaluation by your primary care doctor ...Read more

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What could cause little painful bumps on the torso?

What could cause little painful bumps on the torso?

Folliculitis: Perhaps the skin is irritated. When the hair follicles get an infection they cause little bumps. Usually seen w men shaving facial hair. Called razor bumps. The area gets red and angry. Need to disinfect razors get new ones.
The torso may also hair shafts that got infected. Suggest an anti bacterial soap from the pharmacy. If still bothering consider a virtual consult. You can send a photo ...Read more

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What is tha cause of a painful bump near tha anal area?

What is tha cause of a painful bump near tha anal area?

Abscess likely: There are several possibilities, but one of the most common is a peri-anal abscess. These usually start with an area of painful redness, then form a hard knot. If left alone, they will eventually pop open and drain pus. The standard treatment is to drain these either in hospital or your doctors office. Since diabetics are most commonly affected, this should be checked as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have painful bumps on vaginal area?

What does it mean if you have painful bumps on vaginal area?

Possible infection: Without an exam it is difficult to answer your question. You could have an infection or cellulitis. There are bartholins glands in the vaginal area that can get infected and be painful. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Please help! I'm having painful bump on the top front of my neck?

Please help! I'm having painful bump on the top front of my neck?

Cyst: Could be an infected sebaceous cyst. The sebaceous glands are alongside hair follicles. Sometimes they get blocked and infection can occur. Try warm compresses and see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a large painful bump on the back of my head - what's going on?

Check it.: It could be an infected follicle from your hair or infected sebaceous cyst or even something else. The best thing to do would be see a physician for a direct exam. ...Read more

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I have a painful bump on my back with a tiny hole in it. Any idea on what it is?

I have a painful bump on my back with a tiny hole in it. Any idea on what it is?

Sebaceous cyst: Sebaceous cysts are very common problems. The occur when skin glands get obstructed and sebum builds up. They may get infected leading to redness pain and increasing size. You should see your doctor to have the cyst removed. Until then warm compresses and oral analgesics like acetaminophen and ibuprofen can help decrease the pain. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. Stephen! I have a very painful bump at the back of my head. Can you clarify what this is? : (

Hi Dr. Stephen! I have a very painful bump at the back of my head. Can you clarify what this is? : (

Several things: You may have a sebaceous cyst or an abscess or an ingrown hair or even an infection. Please make an appointment with your primary care physician NOW!! ...Read more

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I have a couple painful bumps on my head that everyone in my family gets, what are they, they just keep coming!

I have a couple painful bumps on my head that everyone in my family gets, what are they, they just keep coming!

Cyst?: You may have Pilar cysts. Commonly found on the scalp. A tendency to form pilar cysts may run in the family.
Go to a Dermatologist or Surgeon for removal.
Not cancer. ...Read more

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I have this very hard but not painful bump on my head that I found last year and it has grown since. It feels like a marble under my skin?

I have this very hard but not painful bump on my head that I found last year and it has grown since. It feels like a marble under my skin?

Several: Sebaceous cyst-like a big zit that does not empty.
Have someone look art it. Usually has a small puncta- orifice that may drain.
If no puncta may be fibroma or neurofibromas or lipoma.
There are a lot of other possibles, but at your age these are more common.
See pcp. ...Read more

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I have a painful bump in my anus and since I found it is growing, it hurts when I touch it and it has been there for more than 1 month, what is it?

Needs a look.: As embarrassing as it may seem, your doc should probably take a look at this. May be nothing more than a hemorrhoid, but could be any one of a large number of other things that could get worse - as you note it is growing. ...Read more

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I have a sudden painful bump on the right side of my head. Its a few inches above the base of my head. Its hard and painful to touch. What could it be?

I have a sudden painful bump on the right side of my head. Its a few inches above the base of my head. Its hard and painful to touch. What could it be?

Tender scalp bump: Greatest likelihood is some sort of infectious process, such as a pimple or cellulitis, but there are other possibilities. See your doctor for a hands-on exam so the problem can be diagnosed accurately and treated properly.
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Painful bump in armpit?

Painful bump in armpit?

May be infection: You need to see your position. This could be infection like a boil. Could be a tender lymph node. Your physician can best evaluate this. ...Read more

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Painful bump on my hip that comes in go, s away than come back.

Painful bump on my hip that comes in go, s away than come back.

Get it checked: It's difficult to say what your problem could be without visualization of the lesion. It's best to follow up with a provider so they can evaluate your condition and determine it's seriousness or lack there of. Possibilities could be an abscess, a cyst, or a viral infection. All the best! ...Read more

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I have a greyish, painful bump on my tongue, what is it?

I have a greyish, painful bump on my tongue, what is it?

Bump on tongue: Impossible to say without an examination and dental history. You should have this seen by your dentist, especially if you have had it for 10 days or longer. ...Read more

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Painful bump just above tragus no piercing?

Bump: Likely a mild infection or cyst, almost like a pimple. If doesn't resolve with ice pack on it, go see someone to evaluate. ...Read more

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I have a painful bump on my beltline (waist)?

Front? Back? Hip?: It kinda depends on where you have the lump. If in your groin you could be talking about a hernia. If higher up on the belt line, it may just be a lump in your skin which could be a benign cyst or benign fatty tumor. Hard to eval over the computer. Try to get in and see someone so they can examine you. ...Read more

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What is the painful bump on my shoulder blade?

What is the painful bump on my shoulder blade?

Depends on history -: Whether there is an injury to the shoulder blade area or not; in which it could be a fracture or a pulled/torn muscle. Rarely a tumor of the bone or muscle, blood vessel or nerves, or a ganglion cyst, can present a
swelling (a bump).
See your doctor to be properly diagnosed. ...Read more

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Itchy and painful bumps an inch above my butthole?

Itchy and painful bumps an inch above my butthole?

Pimples vs herpes vs: Rash/eczema or skin infection ; if grapelike clusters like little vesicals[teardrops] on a red base could be herpes if sexually active especially if anal sex. it is like the sensation before fever blisters on the lips; tingling then bumps. Maynot be this at all; simple pimples, boils, less likely. If gets wrose see urgent care or dermatologist for lancing and drainage; always was well/scrub ...Read more

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Small line of painful bumps on underside of tongue. Why?

Small line of painful bumps on underside of tongue. Why?

Needs evaluation: Bumps can be normal anatomy, allergic or die to abnormal growths. See an oral surgeon for proper diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Normal papsmear, but painful bumps on perineum. What could it be?

Normal papsmear, but painful bumps on perineum. What could it be?

No related to pap: Hi, a pap smear is a screen for abnormal cells on the cervix, not related to external bumps. If someone has painful bumps it might be best if your health care provider sees them. Painful indicates to me they could be infected: either viral (possibly herpes) or bacterial. It depends how long you've had them and if they come and go, etc. They could be contagious, so it's a good idea to check. ...Read more

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I have a hard painful bump on the bottom of my heal. It has a black spot in the middle.?

Wart: It sounds like you may have a wart. Warts are often located in the feet and/or hands. They are painful if pressure is exerted on them (especialy while walking). The black spot in the middle may tempt you to "squeeze it out", but that would not be helpful.
See you doc to look at it. ...Read more

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I have deep painful bumps only & always on my right cheek on face, takes months 2 go, what is it?

I have deep painful bumps only & always on my right cheek on face, takes months 2 go, what is it?

If it is: In the skin, maybe deep acne. If it is deeper it could be stones in the parotid gland, or even a tumor. I don't think it is related to your thyroid condition or hay fever. Have it checked out. ...Read more