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I have a painful red bump on the back of my neck on the left side. It felt closer to the surface at first but still is raised and red and sore. Also e?

I have a painful red bump on the back of my neck on the left side. It felt closer to the surface at first but still is raised and red and sore. Also e?

Question cut off: Consider rewording so that we get all pertinent info and a specific question. You can resubmit. Thank you. ...Read more

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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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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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Red painful bumps in the back of my throat?

Red painful bumps in the back of my throat?

Pharyngitis: Pharyngitis is inflammation of your pharynx or back of your mouth/throat. It can be caused by infections, both viral (most commonly) and bacterial (like strep). If you have visible pus on your tonsils, swollen glands & fever, but no cough, go see your family doc who can decide if you need more testing or just antibiotics. ...Read more

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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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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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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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I have a large red bump on the back of my arm where the muscle is. It looks like a pimple and is very painful. What is it?

Abscess? Infected: Hair follicle? These are some of the common things that it could be. I suggest putting warm compresses on it to see if it might get soft and open up/drain. If it gets worse, see a doctor for evaluation, possible incision/drainage or antibiotics. ...Read more

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Pea-sized, hard, red, bump near upper spine. Painful when layed on and pain from muscle it's near moving. Just noticed today what should I do?

Local heat: It is probably a small boil or infected cyst. I would treat it with warm soaks with hot towels to see if it comes to a head and drains spontaneously. If if does not drain and resolve in the next day or two, see your physician as it may need to be lanced and antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more

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Want second opinion on shingles diagnosis. Large red bump on back of neck appeared 48-72 hours ago. Related bumps on cheek too?

Want second opinion on shingles diagnosis. Large red bump on back of neck appeared 48-72 hours ago. Related bumps on cheek too?

See MD: Shingles has very characteristic appearance. You'll have to see another doc for a second opinion since we can't see the problem here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Have a small red bump on back left side of tongue & a few days before I noticed throat was sore & still is, but only on the left side. What is it?

Have a small red bump on back left side of tongue & a few days before I noticed throat was sore & still is, but only on the left side. What is it?

Dr. Can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can lessen pain. ...Read more

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Single red bump on this inside of my foreskin when I pull it back. What is it?

Single red bump on this inside of my foreskin when I pull it back. What is it?

FORESKIN: It could be yiest. This is common in diabetics. It should be looked at by a dermatologist or urologist to confirm and treat. ...Read more

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Yesterday I woke up with a red bump on my areola that was painful. Now I woke up and it still hurts but is red all around it even outside my areola?

See physician: This sounds like an infection. Are you nursing? Did you scratch your nipple? Please see a provider ASAP. Until then use warm compresses and over the counter or triple antibiotic ointment or anti fungal creme ...Read more

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Small painful and itchy red bump on bellybutton. What does this sound like?

Small painful and itchy red bump on bellybutton. What does this sound like?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Painful red bump on my left side near bra line. Extremely painful! Picture posted, any ideas?

Painful Red Bump: Please, given the deadly epidemic of drug resistant staph skin infections, get to see your family doctor today. We do not wait on painful red lesions. ...Read more

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I'm just stopped IV drug usage a week ago and in the spot where I shot up last there's a hard red bump that's painful and getting bigger and harder?

I'm just stopped IV drug usage a week ago and in the spot where I shot up last there's a hard red bump that's painful and getting bigger and harder?

Good job quitting!: Sounds like you have a boil or subcutaneous abscess developing. You need to go to ER so they can examine & possibly drain & culture it. You absolutely need antibiotics right now. I would push for further testing (HCV, HBV, HIV & blood culture) & maybe even echocardiogram to look at heart valve leaflets to make sure those don't have vegetations on them. Endocarditis is common in IV drug abusers. ...Read more

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This red bump appeared on the back of my neck practically overnight. It doesn't itch or have anything draining from it, but it does hurt. What is it.

It may be an: Enlarged lymph node. They can respond this way if there is infection or inflammation in an area that the lymph nodes drain. Watch it to ensure that it doesn't show signs like a cyst. See doctor if not v'ing in the next month. Take care. ...Read more

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What is this painful red bump on the inside lip of my vagina?

What is this painful red bump on the inside lip of my vagina?

A blocked skin gland: The likely represents a blocked secretory skin gland that might be infected. Apply as hot a cloth (rag) that you can tolerate at least twice a day as well as any over the counter antibiotic cream. If it does not resolve within a week, see a gynecologist or your doctor. ...Read more

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Red bump on neck near hairline keeps coming back. What can I do for this?

Red bump on neck near hairline keeps coming back. What can I do for this?

Doctor appoinment: Doctor should evaluate the lesion and maybe perform fine needle aspiration- microscopic exam of lesion cytology.
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I have a small red bump under a new tattoo that is sort of painful what could it be?

I have a small red bump under a new tattoo that is sort of painful what could it be?

Tattoo: It could be an infection starting but it could also be a reaction to the tattoo ink. Is the involved ink color red? ...Read more

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I have a painful red bump on my vaginal area. It's on the left side and is closer to the top of my pelvic area. What could it be?

I have a painful red bump on my vaginal area. It's on the left side and is closer to the top of my pelvic area. What could it be?

Cyst: The most common painful red bump in the vagina are Bartholin's gland cysts (these are when a duct that normally drains into the vagina gets blocked and can fill up with fluid and pus. Sometimes a red bump is an infected hair follicle on the vulva, and sometimes it's HPV wart or even herpes. Unfortunately, difficult to diagnose over the internet, so best if you see a doctor and have it looked at. ...Read more

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I have a painful red bump on the right side on my tongue. It's only been there for a day. For the 1st time I did oral. I need to know what it is.

I have a painful red bump on the right side on my tongue. It's only been there for a day. For the 1st time I did oral. I need to know what it is.

Time will tell: It is possible that all you did was irritate your tongue, however, you should check with your partner to make sure if they have any issues you should know about. If it heals in a few days you are probably ok. ...Read more