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Could you tell me what black, coffee bean sized bits in poo could mean. And also white stringy stuff as well? Thank you.

Could you tell me what black, coffee bean sized bits in poo could mean. And also white stringy stuff as well? Thank you.

Constipation: Small sized stool round in shape means it has been sitting in the colon for a long time and all the water is absorbed and has formed pebbles. Diarrhea caused by stool softner is probably water flowing around impacted stool. Have to cleanse the bowel. Avoid white flour, meat and use more green vegetables and fruits. Drink a lot of water. Treat constipation aggressively. See the dr. If not better. ...Read more

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A painless, solid, movable lump about the shape of a jelly bean by my tailbone. Size is about 0.5 inches by 0.2 inches. There is a tiny "pit" there. ?

A painless, solid, movable lump about the shape of a jelly bean by my tailbone. Size is about 0.5 inches by 0.2 inches. There is a tiny "pit" there. ?

Sebaceous cyst?: The small pit you describe makes me think that this is a sebaceous cyst rather than a lipoma. The location however raises the issue of a pilonidal cyst although it is not painful. Either type can become infected and problematic. Best to see a physician to check it out. ...Read more

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I was sick about a month ago and since then I've had a small bean sized lump on my neck which moves around under my skin. It is not visible.

I was sick about a month ago and since then I've had a small bean sized lump on my neck which moves around under my skin. It is not visible.

Lymph node: This is most likely a lymph node that enlarged during your recent illness and may slowly recede over time. Sometimes the node permanently remains as a burned out small mass and is not significant. If the mass in your neck enlarges,becomes tender or if new masses appear, see your Physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal if when kissing and the other person biting your lip, a bean sized ball forms on one side of my lip ?

Is it normal if when kissing and the other person biting your lip, a bean sized ball forms on one side of my lip ?

Trauma?: No this is not normal. Sounds from your description trUma to the lip and underlying tissue. Could have abscess but your descriptions leads more to trauma. Let's try a different activity. Not good idea to traumatize the skin ...Read more

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I have a lump in the bottom of my right armpit, It is bean sized and only slightly irritating. Don't know if I should be concerned, been 5 days, M/27?

I have a lump in the bottom of my right armpit, It is bean sized and only slightly irritating. Don't know if I should be concerned, been 5 days, M/27?

Get it examined: It is probably a skin infection, called folliculitis or a lymph node, which can lead to similar bumps. The sooner you get it treated the better. Otherwise it can get bigger and may need a needle aspiration. ...Read more

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Have a soft lump on right testicle only, not on left one, quite high up, bean sized. Hurts a bit to touch, and present when lying down, what is it?

Have a soft lump on right testicle only, not on left one, quite high up, bean sized. Hurts a bit to touch, and present when lying down, what is it?

Varicosity: It sounds like a varicosity which is a little clot in one the cluster of veins associated with the testis. Application of warm moist heat may help it dissolve.If it persists see your dr. ...Read more

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Bean sized painful lump in the middle of my breasts?

Bean sized painful lump in the middle of my breasts?

Folliculitis: Though it is hard to guess without seeing but it could be folliculitis ( inflammation of hair follicle) or may be a boil. If you don't recall any injury than this might be most likely. If getting bigger/ staying painful then it needs to be examined and treated. ...Read more

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Using callous shaver w/razor blade, I accidentally cut a bean-sized chunk out of my heel. What are best steps to treat it at home? Bleeding stopped.

Using callous shaver w/razor blade, I accidentally cut a bean-sized chunk out of my heel. What are best steps to treat it at home? Bleeding stopped.

Topical antibiotic: After cleaning with saline. Apply protective bangade and avoid pressure on area. Just to be safe, have it looked at by physician to make sure no infection or other issues affect this. By the way. Do not use the shaver again as it obviously is putting you at risk for injury. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a bean sized lump on the top of my testicle. It's attached but can tell it's a seperate lump. I'm 16 and idk if it's a big cyst or somethin els?

I have a bean sized lump on the top of my testicle. It's attached but can tell it's a seperate lump. I'm 16 and idk if it's a big cyst or somethin els?

Scrotal lump: What your describing is likely a cystic structure within the epididymis- the structure behind the traits. It is called a spermatocelectomy or epididymal cyst. It is benign and nothing of concern. You should be evaluated by your medical doctor or a urologist for verification. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has a small, bean sized (almost cyst-like) mass on the right side of his neck. Any thoughts on what this could be?

My 3 year old son has a small, bean sized (almost cyst-like) mass on the right side of his neck. Any thoughts on what this could be?

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. 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. ...Read more

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