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Hard bony lump on the back of my head! Is it cancer?

Hard bony lump on the back of my head! Is it cancer?

See Dermatologist: A hard bump in the head could in fact be one a several things such as: lipoma, benign cysts, foreign body granuloma, Various bony/soft tissue tumors, or even infectious processes. The best way to rule out a malignancy/cancer is to see a dermatologist. He/she will do an exam and determine whether or not a biopsy is recommended. Since you are very anxious, it is best to schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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Tender lump on lower back. Cancerous?

Tender lump on lower back. Cancerous?

Hard to say: It is hard to say if the lump is cancerous without seeing it. A couple of key things to watch: has it changed in size or color, has the pain characteristics changed, is there bleeding or ulceration, are there signs of infection, is there redness or drainage? If the answer to any of these is yes, you should have it checked out by your family doctor. ...Read more

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Soft, painless lump on the back of right thigh? 18 years old.

Soft, painless lump on the back of right thigh? 18 years old.

Lipoma?: Most common cause would be a lipoma which is a benign (not cancer) growth of fat in the skin. If it gets bigger, starts to hurt or changes character, see your doctor. ...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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I have two small hard unmovable and painless lumps on each upper thighs. A similar lump on left hip. Huge lum. behind stomach fat. Hurts when pressed?

I have two small hard unmovable and painless lumps on each upper thighs. A similar lump on left hip. Huge lum. behind stomach fat. Hurts when pressed?

Lipoma: Sounds like they may be lipomas which are benign encapsulated accumulations of fat. Many people have them and they do not require any intervention unless they are so large they are cosmetically unappealing or pressing on a nerve and causing pain. An examination by your provider can confirm this is the case. Very rarely is any additional testing needed to make this diagnosis. ...Read more

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I found a mass the size of a thumbprint that's firm/bony &very tender to the touch. It's on the left side ear level. Below it, sore node on back neck?

I found a mass the size of a thumbprint that's firm/bony &very tender to the touch. It's on the left side ear level. Below it, sore node on back neck?

Exam needed: I recommend that you have a physician examine this mass. Even if it appears to be an enlarged lymph node it should be reexamined in a week or two to assure that it has receded in size and if it hasn't, further evaluation by biopsy may be advised in order to rule out malignancy. Reexamination is also important to ensure that other masses have not appeared. ...Read more

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I have a round marble size hard immovable lump on pubic bone and left lower quadren possable reasons?

I have a round marble size hard immovable lump on pubic bone and left lower quadren possable reasons?

It could be : Hernia, lymph node enlargement, tumor such as lipoma. If it is hard and immoveable, these are symptoms of serious problem. Go see a doctor now. ...Read more

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Squishy moveable lump on lower neck where my neck meets my shoulder. Doesn't hurt, on left side. Size of pea maybe. Should I be concerned?

Squishy moveable lump on lower neck where my neck meets my shoulder. Doesn't hurt, on left side. Size of pea maybe. Should I be concerned?

Yes, see a doctor: You should have this evaluated. It could be a lymph node or possible a mass. It may also be related to an infection. ...Read more

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Hard lump on left side of head a cyst?

Hard lump on left side of head a cyst?

Sebacous cyst: Yes it is what we called sebaceous cyst which is a oil gland cyst leave it alone try not to squeezed it other wise might get infected very binign. ...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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Small bump on back of neck (rt side) dr said was cyst. Experiencing sore neck/throat (rt side) & noticed a small movable bump on throat. Help?!

Small bump on back of neck (rt side) dr said was cyst. Experiencing sore neck/throat (rt side) & noticed a small movable bump on throat. Help?!

Probably not related: Small bump on the side of neck could be a lymph node related to sore throat..I would do some OTC meds like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or anti inflammitories . If persistant see your doc. ...Read more

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There's a hard moveable ball on my left side of upper neck by jawline. What is it?

There's a hard moveable ball on my left side of upper neck by jawline. What is it?

Parotid?: What you have described could be a small nodule in the parotid gland. Could also be a lymph node, but i suspect the former, and almost surely benign. Point it out to your provider, who may suggest you seek the opinion of an ENT specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lump on neck right side, harmless?

Lump on neck right side, harmless?

Depends: If its been there only a short time and hasn't changed in size, probably harmless. If enlarging and chronic, that would be more concerning and worth a doctor visit. ...Read more

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Just found a small hard lump on my lower right abdomen. Lump is painless, what could be the cause?

Just found a small hard lump  on my lower right abdomen.  Lump is painless, what could be the cause?

Where?: Is the hard lump under the skin or inside the abdomen? You need to be examined by a doctor for proper assessment and diagnosis. Any opinion as to what the lump might be would be guessing. Good luck ...Read more

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Sore wrist x3 weeks. Found bump inch below on underside of radius. Hard, immovable, painless. Can't be seen, only felt. What could the bump be?

Sore wrist x3 weeks. Found bump inch below on underside of radius. Hard, immovable, painless. Can't be seen, only felt. What could the bump be?

Cyst: A benign ganglion cyst is common in the wrist and may well be what you have. A physician or hand surgeon would have to examine you for diagnosis especially since you have discomfort in your wrist, however. ...Read more

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Is a pea sized lump on my neck dangerous? It's on the left side, about 2 inches above collarbone. Tender but not painful, and red.

Is a pea sized lump on my neck dangerous? It's on the left side, about 2 inches above collarbone. Tender but not painful, and red.

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum. There are many in the neck, head ; behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks if pain not gone then have it chkd. ...Read more

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I have a nickel sized lump located under the skin on the back of my head. When I press down on the lump it's painless and it is very bony.

I have a nickel sized lump located under the skin on the back of my head. When I press down on the lump it's painless and it is very bony.

Maybe normal anatomy: Without better localization, or a picture, we can't comment with greater accuracy . However, what you describe may be a normal anatomic feature. If any doubt, ask your doctor to check it. ...Read more

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Bumps appearing on back of head. First on mastoid (firm and non-painful, grows when agitated). Second on occipital (firm and painful).

Bumps appearing on back of head. First on mastoid (firm and non-painful, grows when agitated). Second on occipital (firm and painful).

Lumps/nodes: These sound like lymph nodes which can occur at these sites behind the ears or at the base of the neck. Often it may be related to a scalp condition (skin infection, sores) if there are no other signs of these in your lower neck areas. Hair products, dyes, ?tattoos are other considerations possibly causing this swelling. F/U with MD if not resolving over a few weeks. ...Read more

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I have a painless and moveable pea size lump on the very bottom, front and under skin of right leg.

I have a painless  and moveable pea size lump on the very bottom, front and under skin of right  leg.

Possible : Ganglion, but, since i can't see it, i would recommend you have it checked out to make sure the "lump" is indeed a benign lesion. ...Read more

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