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Dr. Oscar Novick
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I got a big red painful bump on the back of my thigh and now their is two what are they. They hurt?

I got a big red painful bump on the back of my thigh and now their is two what are they. They hurt?

Multiple causes: These may represent localized bacterial infections such as boils or other possibilities such as insect bite reactions. See a physician who may prescribe an oral antibiotic and topical creams to treat the lesions. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Red painful bump at back of my thigh quite big and have stye both occur at the same time. shower twice everyday. living in dubai. What could this be?

Red painful bump at back of my thigh quite big and have stye both occur at the same time. shower twice everyday. living in dubai. What could this be?

Difficult to tell by: your description, and need more info. In any case, have it checked out by you PCP in Dubai, and get it evaluated, and take care of your styes too. To have all of it occurring at once is painful. So, get some relief, especially if warm compresses are not decompressing your styes fast enough. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Red painful bumps in the back of my throat?

Red painful bumps in the back of my throat?

Lymphoid tissue..: Most likely lymphoid tissue caused by a viral infection or sinus drainage. Can be many other things. See your pcp if it does not clear. Your symptoms are non-specific. ...Read more

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Dr. K. C. Olson
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Depersonalization, headaches, mental fatigue and hard small red painful bump on back of head after smoking marijuana once, what could this all be?

Depersonalization, headaches, mental fatigue and hard small red painful bump on back of head after smoking marijuana once, what could this all be?

?Lyme work-up: A painful bump that is red could well be a target lesion from a tic bite. If you live in an area of the country where lyme disease is endemic, you may want to pursue formal evaluation (blood test) to determine your lyme titer. Lyme can be accompanied by the other symptoms described. Rocky mountain spotted fever, recluse spider bite, abscess and even closed head injury would be other possibilities. ...Read more

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Dr. Grace Torres-Hodges
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Have a small red bump on back of heel & has like white center. Very painful i've had it b4 it comes and goes. What could it be? It's as small as a pea

Foreign body or cyst: You have to rule out a foreign body which may have become embedded in the back of your heel, but there is more of a likelihood that it could be an inclusion cyst which can be painful. You should consider having it examined and biopsied which will basically take care of 2 things - it will remove the immediate problem and help determine what it is. See a podiatrist! ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
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I have a big bump in the center of my back. It isnt painful or red but it has a black center that is indented inward. What could it be?

I have a big bump in the center of my back. It isnt painful or red but it has a black center that is indented inward. What could it be?

Wen: This sounds like a wen(sebaceous cyst). A physician would have to examine it to be certain. If it's not inflamed or infected, it may not need removal unless it's size causes discomfort. ...Read more

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Dr. John Munshower
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Dr. Paul Grin
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I have developed a small painful red bump on the side of my tongue near the back I don't drink or smoke any ideas what this could be?

I have developed a small painful red bump on the  side of my tongue near the back I don't drink or smoke any ideas what this could be?

See your dentist: There are multiple factors that can cause a painful red bump on the side of your tongue (e.g. chronic trauma). It is important for your dentist to determine the cause of the sore tongue. The majority of tongue problems are not serious and can be resolved quickly. Good luck. ...Read more

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