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Pea Sized Bump
I have a little smaller than a pea sized bump on the top of my head been there atleast a year. Doesn't hurt or anything. What could it be?
Cyst: It could be a cyst, perhaps sebacious, but a picture of it may be helpful in establishing the nature thereof. ...Read more
I have a discolored, hard, and somewhat itchy, pea sized bump on my back that has been there for about two months or so. What could it be?
About a week ago I noticed a tiny bump near my anus. I figured it was nothing. Now it has grown to a pea-sized bump and I'm concerned. What is this?
There is a pea sized bump on the lower right side of my neck its hard and not painful its been there for about 5 years and its a little bigger causes?
Lymph node: Lymph nodes can enlarge and remain so for extened periods of time. Generally benign if freely movable nontender firm but not rock hard. Addionally could be skin structure such as lypoma a fatty tumor or inclusion cyst (ingrown hair). The final diagnosis lies in the hand and mind of your physician. ...Read more
I have this pea size bump on the back of my right side of my tounge. Its always been there but the last few day it seem to be inflame. Its so clo?
Bump on tongue:
Any swelling or unusual lesion on your tongue or in your mouth that has lasted longer than 7-10 days, and especially one that has changed, swollen, or has become painful, needs to be examined clinically, and possibly biopsied.
See your dentist or an oral surgeon for an examination. ...Read more
Well: Behavior and appearance can give you an idea but in the end, only a biopsy can tell for sure. Talk to your doc if you have any suspicious lesion, particularly if growing or changing or if it looks funky in any way. Better be safe. ...Read more
Lymph node: It's a lymph node. Specifically an occipital lymph node, totally normal! The occipital nodes drain the scalp area, so any time you have a scalp injury or irritation they grow in response to it. With babies it doesn't take much to make them big, just laying down a lot lets particles get on their scalp which caused the nodes to grow. Teething can also cause this. ...Read more
Last month I had a pea-sized bump on my neck. Now it has been a bit smaller. It doesn't hurt but I hasn't gone away. Is it serious?
Unlikely: Lymph nodes are common in the neck area, as long as they are very tiny, less than 1/2 cm. If they increase in size, they need to be looked at. Any swelling that increases in size over a 1- 2 week period needs assessment. In your case, you stated that it got smaller, hence my comment above. If in doubt, would still talk to your doctor and have it seen and felt. Better to be safe. ...Read more
I have a pea sized bump on my mastoid process. It has been there for a year and the swelling goes up and down. What is causing it?
? lymhnode: Have an exam. Some nodes can be chronically reactive over years. Blood counts, exams and if needed a biopsy can even be performed with chronicity. Best wishes. (did you ask this similar question before?) ...Read more
Tiny pea size bump on scalp. No pain, I can press on it and it flattens and goes away but comes back minutes later. What could it be?
Could be sebascious: Cyst! Stop pressing on it. If it gets larger see pcp g; get it removed. ...Read more
I have a pea-sized bump on my neck. At first it hurts a bit but now I don't feel anything. It has been there for 2 weeks, is it normal and removable?
Maybe: Have you noticed that the area is getting smaller? If getting smaller watch for another two weeks and be seen if not disappeared. If getting larger, though no longer uncomfortable, must be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more
Have a pea size bump on tongue. A bit brown and hurts. Should I be concerned and yes I am a smoker?
Lesion on tongue: It could be an inflamed taste bud. Anything that is inflamed will turn brown due to the smoking itself. I would have an ENT check it to make sure it is nothing. Do not worry, it does not seem that big by your description. If you need larger removal, worst case scenario, it may not affect your speech and swallowing. The sooner your check it the sooner you will not worry about it. Feel better! ...Read more
Found a pea size bump on top of my head. Hurts and gives me a heachache if pressed. What could it be?
Probably: Sebaceous cyst-- see pcp for removal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello, I have a small pea sized bump on my right forearm it is somewhat hard and seems like it doesn't move. It is also painless.
I have a pea sized bump on top of my wrist. It's kinda hard but also soft when I touch it. It moves with my tendon. Midly irritating.
Ganglionic cyst: It could be a ganglionic cyst. Your doctor can examine it and let you you know for sure what the lump is. ...Read more
I woke up tp have a pea size bump on outside of my vagina few days ago. I tried to pop it. Nothing came out. Now it has spreaded. What could it be
Sounds: Like an infection in the skin or bartholin's gland. Go see a gyn for proper care, especially if it is getting worse. ...Read more
I have a pea sized bump on the right side of my pelvic area, about where your bikini line would be. It doesn't really hurt, but should I be worried?
Pump: I think it is reasonable to have your doctor look at it. Good luck ...Read more
I'm 23 and two days ago I noticed a pea size bump on the bottom left of my scrodom it hurts and I have a little discomfort should I check with my doc?
Absolutely: Often these things tend to be cysts or varicoceles, but guys in their 20s are at higher risk of more uncommon things like testicular cancer. If you're at all concerned, I highly recommend getting it checked out by your doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more
Residue. ..?: 37 y/o male says I get pea size bump in armpit whenever I use antiperspirant? Depending on type of antiperspirant, sometimes residue like talc cause superficial Foreign Body reaction or accumulate in the sweat glands or hair follicles as bumps. Sometimes itchy/ painful/or indolent. Might be helpful to have MD take a look to be sure they are not skin infections like folliculitis/ impetigo or more ...Read more
I Have a pea sized bump on the top of my hand, its hard and it doesn't hurt but I can move it around slightly but I don't know what it is.
It is a pillar cyst even if it does feel very hard
nothing to worry about
your doctor can remove it if you choose to do so ...Read more
My aunt hit back of head on the floor 8 months ago now has a pea sized bump that showed up. It does hurt does not move and is hard. What is this?
Likely bone: New bone forms over trauma. If you are concerned, a visit to your doctor, even an xray of her skull will likely show it well. ...Read more