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Painless Nodule Or Lump Underneath The Skin
Hard nodule under skin on left thigh
painless,some capillaries around
nodule not visible only palpable
what could it be?
Needs exam/bx: see a dermatologist: impossible to diagnose online and may require a biospy for diagnosis. ...Read more
Tender-to-touch, barely raised skin-color lump on forearm. If palpate deeper can feel pea size,kinda firm lump beneath skin.Just a cyst or see derm?
Go see your doctor: For any skin lesion or lump. Eat to see doctor ...Read more
Abscess vs cyst vs ?: Lipoma is benign lump of soft tissue under skin that doesn't hurt. Cyst is a collection of fluid or oil that shouldn't hurt unless it gets infected. Abscess is a collection of pus that can be quite painful. Hair follicle could get infected & swollen. Best to go see your family doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
Have a hard umoveable pea sized nodule under skin an inch above jawline near the ear. What could it be? It's painless.
Presacral ultrasound shows "thickening/edema of subcutaneous fatty tissue". PAINFUL and hard lump under the skin and can be felt. Surgical removal?
U/S is non specific: You need diagnosis. More history. The U/S adds a little but not enough. MRI would also add info, but again may not be enough. MRI would be most sensitive in seeing borders and might give useful info for a surgeon, for ex. vascularity. Only surgeons can decide on incisional bx. vs. excision. Hacking around is cheapest, but for me (a radiologist) MRI is good to avoid surprises and safe to do. ...Read more
Small painless lump on outer skin of breast found. I have also noticed part numbness near by. A lump deep in tissue further up. Lupus or follow up?
Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.
Can skin tag removed ( burnt) from the eye lid be cause of the palpable supraclavicular lymph node ? Is it soft movable not painful.
Likely unrelated: Burning the skin tag on the eye lid and enlarged supraclavicular lymph node are not likely to be related. It would be prudent to see a doctor as evaluation of a supraclavicular node is not an easy undertaking and is not a do it yourself issue. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk prodFor good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Small, hard, pea sized bump on forehead since 2 weeks. Not painful, itchy or bleeding. Under surface of skin and has purple hue. Cancer?!
Watch for size chang: It can one of several different things. Most such things are pimples and will settle down in 2-3 weeks but watch its size and look for color changes. If it grows in size over the next 2-3 weeks, it should be shown to a doctor(PCP or dermatologist). You need to make sure it is not melanoma which case it will like increase in size in 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
Have painful black spot on my skin. not bulgy or bumpy, the just skin darkens sometimes lentil size and the area becomes painful. Appears disappears?
Don't want to guess.: Recommend annual head to toe dermatologic evaluation. This might might be a good time for total once over & to have these lesions assessed. Take care. ...Read more
Small lump in the front of earlobe, painless, look like cartilage thing when touch, no inflammation, skin is moving over it , hard? male 22
Embryonic variant: These are actually quite common. Painless, hard and small lumps in front of the earlobe. Commonly either a cyst or cartilage material. Usually it is something that you are born with but shows up later in life. To be safe, have it seen by a doc, preferably an ENT specialist. They can remove it if there are any concerns. Best ! ...Read more
Small, painless, non noticeable unless felt, pea size bump in my right armpit, very movable feels like a ball under my skin. Could it be cancerous?
Is it possible that my pilonidal cyst is just a collection of hair and skin debris causing a solid movable lump under the skin by the tailbone?
Yes: That is possible, but it should be examined. A chronic infection with intermittent drainage is common, and managing it before it becomes a worse infection is desireable, although not always possible. See a general surgeon for a consultation, and ask if they have experience with pilonidal cyst treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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