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Hard painful lump on my toe?

Hard painful lump on my toe?

See a doctor: You need to be examined to determine if it is tissue or bone. ...Read more

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Fingernails (Definition)

Fingernails are the hard coverings at the end of fingertips. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. they function to protect the fingertip and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good hand hygiene and nail care is important to prevent bacterial ...Read more


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Painful lump on bone under skin on finger joint?

Painful lump on bone under skin on finger joint?

Ganglion: This sounds like a ganglion cyst also known as a retinacular cyst. This is a fluid filled sac that comes from the tendons that bend down the fingers. To confirm the diagnosis i would recommend trying to remove the fluid with a needle. These usually go away, sometimes they require surgery to remove. ...Read more

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Painless little lump on my tounge?

Painless little lump on my tounge?

Benign lesion: This found be one of many lesions , fibroma being most common. Get an excisional biopsy to confirm and remove. ...Read more

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Lump on my left earlope, size of a pea when touched it's painful?

Lump on my left earlope, size of a pea when touched it's painful?

Lump: A lump in the ear lobe may be an inclusion cyst. Tenderness, especially if redness is also present, indicates some degree of irritation or inflammation. A physician would have to examine you in order to advise you. ...Read more

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Lump on eyebrow swollen around?

Lump on eyebrow swollen around?

Infection?: This could be an infection. If it's red and painful see a doctor soon. You don't want this to spread into the orbit of the eye. Orbital cellulitis is an acute infection of the tissues immediately surrounding the eye, including the eyelids, eyebrow, and cheek. ...Read more

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Lump under my skin on my arm painless piliar cyst?

Lump under my skin on my arm painless piliar cyst?

Possibly: There are three things that this could be, a cyst, lipoma or a lymph node. I would see a doctor to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Painful red lump on inside of nose?

Painful red lump on inside of nose?

Vestibulitis: The most common cause of a painful red lump on the inside of the nose is vestibulitis, which is an infection of the hair follicles of the inside skin of the nose where the hairs grow. The treatment is oral antibiotics, an antibiotic cream and careful cleaning. This should be examined by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Hard painful bump under big toe what is it?

Hard painful bump under big toe what is it?

Not sure.: Plantar wart? Have it checked by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Lump on head, pea sized, painful when touched, not red or discolored?

Lump on head, pea sized, painful when touched, not red or discolored?

?cyst: If this has been present for only a few days, it may be an ingrown hair or a cyst. If it persists or worsens consult your physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a hard pea sized painful on touch lump on my mons pubid?

Skin infection: In the suprapubic area (mons pubis) occasionally a hair follicle can become inflamed and subsequently infected. Don't manipulate it, shave over it, but use warm compresses for a few days. If no improvement or worsening see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've got a small lump on left foot on top.Is not painful.No swelling.?

I've got a small lump on left foot on top.Is not painful.No swelling.?

A few things: It sounds like it could be a little bursa, ganglionic cyst, lipoma or if it is hard, a bone spur or prominence of bones at the top of the foot. Keep an eye on it. If it gets bigger, painful or shows sign of shoe irritation consider seeing a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Painful urination and small bump on vagina. the bump hurts when I touch it.

Painful urination and small bump on vagina. the bump hurts when I touch it.

See doctor tomorrow: You could have several different things. Best is to see your doctor for a pelvic exam and definitive treatment. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Hard painless pee size lump under skin on lower stomach?

Hard painless pee size lump under skin  on lower stomach?

Superficial lump: It doesn't really sound serious, but it is not normal. Have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Noticed a painless lump on my outside forearm what could cause it?

Noticed a painless lump on my outside forearm what could cause it?

Fatty tumor: The most common cause for that simple description is a lipoma or benign fatty tumor. How long has it been there? The only way to truly know what it is, is to have it biopsied. I would at the very least recommend having a healthcare provider examine it in person. ...Read more

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Swollen lump on top of foot with pain, broken?

Swollen lump on top of foot with pain, broken?

Not necessarily: But certainly possible. Tendonitits, midfoot exostosis, gout are all certainly part of differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Large hard lump under skin of penis hurts?

See a doctor: This is the kind of thing that requires an examination. You should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hard lump on my little finger in front of last joint but before the fingernail slightly to the side, not painful to touch but hurts if i squeeze it.

Hard lump on my little finger in front of last joint but before the fingernail slightly to the side, not painful to touch but hurts if i squeeze it.

Ganglion cyst?: By your description, it is probably a small ganglion cyst. This is a mucus-filled inflammatory cyst which arises from joints, most commonly on the hand or wrist. There are other causes. I suggest you seek the counsel of a hand specialist, either orthopedic or plastic surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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My fingernail has a giant lump near the middle and the nail is not growing back?

My fingernail has a giant lump near the middle and the nail is not growing back?

Sounds like: you may have an "exostosis" (bony growth) originating from your "phalanx" the bone at the tip of your finger. If this is growing it can interfere with the nail. Get it checked out!! Not serious but may be a cosmetic issue Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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My grandmother has a small bruise on her upper-inner arm and it has a fingernail sized lump underneath, she only noticed it a few days ago, cancerous?

My grandmother has a small bruise on her upper-inner arm and it has a fingernail sized lump underneath, she only noticed it a few days ago, cancerous?

No tumor: lump appearing under a bruise frequently results from hematoma consolidating to produce a palpable lesion. Tumors take time to develop. In rare instances a tumor appears at site of bruise but from a pre-existing cancer, removed and appeared under control. This lesion should be watched to assure no further growth and if not resolved while clinically stable, should have excisional bx ...Read more

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Toothache come and goes, 2 fingernail size lumps under chin/jaw and lips swollen, do you know what this could be?

Toothache come and goes, 2 fingernail size lumps under chin/jaw and lips swollen, do you know what this could be?

Could be abscess...: But that is only a guess since you cannot be examined over the internet. Please see a local dentist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Ive been very itchy in my right arm pit for a week and kept scratching with long fingernails still itchy and now there's a little lump under the skin?

Lump: If it was just itchy probably deodrant or did you break the skin to make a lump donot play with it .let MD feel it and see the size and follow ...Read more

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Hard smooth lump on outter thigh had it for months now seems to change size feels like i can push my finger nail under it?

Hard smooth lump on outter thigh had it for months now seems to change size feels like i can push my finger nail under it?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests, or imagining study. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
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I cut my nail short all of them grew back apart from ring finger nail there's a redish lump on the other side of my nail and it's not grown back yet?

I  cut my nail short all of them grew back apart from ring finger nail there's a redish lump on the other side of my nail and it's not grown back yet?

Myxoid Cyst or other: Without a picture is very hard to judge what this lesion may be. The leading contender is that clipping the males have nothing to do with the problem, but other diagnoses need to discuss. There is a problem called myxoid cyst which is a mucous cyst below the near and of the nail. Another but possibly even more important diagnosis is that there is a felon near your nail. A felon in regard to the ma. ...Read more

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A red sore lump around the size of a finger nail has reappeared near my groin. Feels moist. Could it be herpes?

A red sore lump around the size of a finger nail has reappeared near my groin. Feels moist. Could it be herpes?

Probably not herpes: Herpes almost never shows up with a single red sore lump, certainly not this large. And genital herpes doesn't commonly occur in the groin. This sounds like an infected cyst or similar skin infection. ...Read more

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A sore flesh coloured lump.about the size of a finger nail has reoccurred on my upper thigh. It is moist and peeling. Could it be herpes?

A sore flesh coloured lump.about the size of a finger nail has reoccurred on my upper thigh. It is moist and peeling. Could it be herpes?

Likely a wart: This is not herpes. If you have a photo -you could show that to a HealthTap doctor or even go see a doctor in the office, I'm sure they could tell you what it is. If you see a doctor in the office, they may even be able to take care of it then and there with cryotherapy for example. Herpes is painful and is characterized by red blister like rashes. It would be good to get more info about your case ...Read more

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Slightly red swollen area at base of fingernail and painful to touch. ?

Slightly red swollen area at base of fingernail and painful to touch. ?

Paronychia: The base of your nailbed may have come irritated or infected. Keep it clean and if it collects pus, have it drained. You may need antibiotics. Watch for any spread. All the best. ...Read more

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What would cause the edge of my fingernail to swell and be puffy and painful? And how can I get rid of it?

What would cause the edge of my fingernail to swell and be puffy and painful? And how can I get rid of it?

The I's have it.: Could be infection (bacterial or yeast). Inflammation. Ingrown (curved nail can act like a splinter). Talk with your doc about what it is and what can help you. Feel better. ...Read more

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What causes a horizontal ridge or bump on a fingernail?

What causes a horizontal ridge or bump on a fingernail?

NAIL RIDGE FINGER: A SINGLE HORIZONTAL FINGERNAIL RIDGE IS HARMLESS. IT DEPENDS ON WHICH NAIL, WHEN IT BEGAN, WHAT HABIT DO YOU HAVE WITH THAT PARTICULAR NAIL, AND MORE OF A HISTORY. IT SOUND BENIGN AND HARMLESS. IF YOU ARE CONCERNED, SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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Husband has severe splits around fingernails. Very painful, worse in cold weather. Help?

Husband has severe splits around fingernails. Very painful, worse in cold weather.  Help?

Soak ; smear: Warm gloves outside in winter. Soak in hot water at least 10 min. Then rub in vaseline or aquaphor. Carry chapstick, rub into cracks frequently. Use liquid bandaid twice a day to seal the cracks. Use a cream with ceremides such as cereve, eucerin, aveeno (oatmeal) eczema care, cetaphil: best after soaks. Avoid solvents such as alcohol, paint thinner. Avoid caustic soaps: dove is preferred to ivory. Avoid an. ...Read more