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Pimple Like Bums On Lower Left Leg
The good news is: most all the lumps under the skin of the extremities are benign. The most common are lipomas (benign fatty, soft tissue growths) dermatofibromas or neurofibromas. Dermatofibromas may be slightly pigmented/brownish. Sometimes neurofibromas can turn in cancers so they are sometimes removed. Other types of bumps include epidermoid cysts, keratosis pillars, etc. which can be distinguished by a doctor ...Read more
I'm getting what looks like red bug bites with a whitehead center. 2 on my left arm, 1 on my right arm and 1 on my calf. What could this be?
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Get seen now: Make an immediate appointment with your doctor or go to the er to determine why your testicle is swollen. ...Read more
Blisters on my scalp and forearms. My left arm looks like chickenpox bumps and the right looks like scabies with 4 tracks coming out of 1 large bump?
Post a photo: Many things can look as described. Both chicken pox (unlikely) and scabies are intensely itchy. Scabies does not form visible blisters but tracks with bumps spread out at relatively even intervals. Other viral illnesses can cause rashes similar to what you describe as can contact reactions. ...Read more
See below: Sounds like a baker's cyst, which is a collection of excess joint fluid which makes it's way out of the knee capsule to the back of the knee between two muscles. It is not a serious condition, but usually indicates an arthritic issue in the knee. It can cause discomfort. Sometimes we drain these but they usually come back. You shoud get your knee examined to determine if this is what it is. ...Read more
Staph: Sounds like a staphylococcus or strep infection. Go have that treated. And yes, it is contagious. ...Read more
Stretch Marks.: Stretch marks, medically known as striae distensae, are a common finding i. They appear as linear, thinned skin most often found on the breasts, abdomen, hips, and thighs. Stretch marks may appear due to the rapid changes and growth associated with weight gain during pregnancy, or with medical diseases, such as cushing syndrome. See your physician to confirm this diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have small hickey-looking rashes on my left leg. One on outside thigh and 2 on inner thigh. I've also had back ache and stomach pains(constipation)?
Pic worth 1000 words: A digital pic of the spots would be much easier to diagnose. They could be anything from insect bites to an allergic skin rash. Doubt that the stomach symptoms have much to do with spots on your leg. If they get larger, travel to the other side, become more plentiful in number, or start getting swollen etc. you will need to see a doctor. ...Read more
Small pimple like bump appeared on top lip. Then I noticed trail tiny bumps on the left side. And a tiny cluster on right. Dnt hurt but what are they?
Depends: There are many possibilities here that really need a strong history to diagnose your problem. Depending on your exposures, it could be anything from a herpetic breakout (cold sore), to acne, to impetigo (a bacterial skin infection), or even poison ivy. See your primary physician or dermatologist to help narrow it down. ...Read more
Painful lump under my skin in my leg. No mark r bruse.Its on my tigh and near my pubic area on my right leg what could this be ?
Could be : A lot of things. Hard to say without being able to touch, feel and see it. It could be a swollen lymph node associated with what looks like an infection you are being treated for, it could be a fatty tumor, a clogged follicle under the skin. If it doesn't go away a week or so after you finish the ciprofloxacin, go back and get it checked out, sooner if it hurts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sensitive painful hard lump on my left leg just below my knee on the left side of my calf... Any ideas of what it could be?
Can be anything!: Hard painful lumps and bumps need to be evaluated by your PCP, or dermatologist for further evaluation. Depending if there's an additional red ring around it, or if it's nodular, or if it has any other associate findings will determine what it could be. So a physical examination needs to be done for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
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