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Doctor insights on: Red Bump On Head Cancer

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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White head bump on nipple area?

White head bump on nipple area?

Epidermoid Cyst: Epidermoid cysts represent the most common cutaneous cysts. While they may occur anywhere on the body, they occur most frequently on the face, scalp, neck, and trunk. ...Read more

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Small red bumps on scalp of head?

Small red bumps on scalp of head?

? folliculitis: It sounds like folliculitis, a bacterial infection of the scalp similar to acne. If you look close you may see a pustule when they first break out. They are often itchy/tender and scratched at producing a small scab. They tend to come and go. There is no permanent cure, but i often treat flares with antibiotics. I would go see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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My daughter has red pimple like bump along her hairline on the forehead . And raw red patches on her head ?

My daughter has red pimple like bump along her hairline on the forehead . And raw red patches on her head ?

As with most rashes.: ...This could be a variety of things. This could be a virus, or this could be a bacterial infection that would respond to an antibiotic. This could even be tiny insects in the skin. It cannot be diagnosed online. You must see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. If your child is in pain, see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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1 sesame seed size purple spot on toe.2 flat pink dime sized spots on butt, dull testicle ache, had bump on roof for 1 day.Protected sex 4wk ago. Hiv?

1 sesame seed size purple spot on toe.2 flat pink dime sized spots on butt, dull testicle ache, had bump on roof for 1 day.Protected sex 4wk ago. Hiv?

Most likely Not HIV: You might have another std (not enough information for conclusive answer was given). 4 wks is not sufficient time for these types of symptoms to show for HIV - at this stage HIV would be more "flu-like" in nature + you used protection. Still if you are concerned see health clinic or regular md for testing. ...Read more

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Red bump on left cheek in mouth! is it cancer?

Red bump on left cheek in mouth! is it cancer?

Could be several: Things. Please consult with your dentist or an oral surgeon for an exam to check this bump. The most common pink/red cheek bump is called a fibroma which is not cancer. Trauma may have caused this "scar like" bump. However, you really need to have this looked at to make sure it is nothing to worry about or if it needs to be removed and/or biopsied. ...Read more

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Painful red lump on inside of nose?

Painful red lump on inside of nose?

Vestibulitis: The most common cause of a painful red lump on the inside of the nose is vestibulitis, which is an infection of the hair follicles of the inside skin of the nose where the hairs grow. The treatment is oral antibiotics, an antibiotic cream and careful cleaning. This should be examined by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have painless bumps on the back of my tongue and bald spots that burns with red bumps in it on my head. Pl us a small painful bump on my gum.

I have painless bumps on the back of my tongue and bald spots that burns with red bumps in it on my head. Pl us a small painful bump on my gum.

See your Dentist: Some of what you are describing may be normal anatomy, some may be lesions. Not being able to see and examine you, palmate the lesions, review your medical history and meds, etc. we cannot in this forum make a diagnosis. Please see your Dentist or an Oral & Maxillofacial Pathologist to begin the differential diagnostic process. ...Read more

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Sparse red dots on penis head with white discharge on the head and under. What is it?

Sparse red dots on penis head with white discharge on the head and under. What is it?

Difficult to tell: Many things may cause red dots and discharge from your penis. Common causes are viral/bacterial infections. Less commonly an allergic reaction or cancer can present like this. See a doctor to get evaluated. ...Read more

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Small itchy red bump on chest?

Small itchy red bump on chest?

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. What is the size, distribution, state of surrounding skin, vesicle formation, any systemic disorders? If the rash does not subside in a couple of days, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Lump on neck, lump on back of tongue, white spot on tonsil, red dots on tongue (look like large paepelle), white coating on tongue, ear/throat pain.

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is "super sore", recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Throat infections can occur along with tongue and ear symptoms. ...Read more

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White reddish dime sized lump on my face. ?

White reddish dime sized lump on my face. ?

Multiple causes: THis is something that should be examined and if anything looks suspicious biopsied or removed completely. You didn't say how long it has been there or if it is changing in color and or size which is important to know. ...Read more

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Hard dime sized lump on head could it be cancer?

Hard dime sized lump on head could it be cancer?

Depends: It can be but doesn't have to be. Please see your doctor for an exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Felt a stabbing/poking sensation on a spot on my head.spot of my scalp felt tender compared to another spots of my scalp.white head pimples& red spots?

Felt a stabbing/poking sensation on a spot on my head.spot of my scalp felt tender compared to another spots of my scalp.white head pimples& red spots?

Non clinical pain: Likely a non clinical experience of the odd pains and aches we all experience without them becoming an actual illness. If it continues or other symptoms appear or it spreads, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Baby has red bump on head white puss comes out?

Baby has red bump on head white puss comes out?

Time for a visit: You don't mention the babies age. If under 2 months an office visit today is very important & you should not delay. If an older toddler, you might clean the area and monitor it for a few days. If the pus doesn't re-accumulate it may heal with simple wound care. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph node on groin and small bumps on shaft of penis wich has black dot in centre , also had bumps on scrotum that burst and healing?

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I have swollen lymph node on groin and small bumps on shaft of penis wich has black dot in centre , also had bumps on scrotum that burst and healing?

Here are some...: What you observed and described most likely represent hyperactive sebaceous glands on penile skin like pimples on face or elsewhere and the infected, burst, and healed sebaceous cysts, These bumps usually require no active care unless being mentally &/or physically bothersome. Of course, it is hard to give 100% right diagnosis without a direct look at them. More? Seek evaluation & counseling. ...Read more

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Small itchy red bumps on side of foot?

Small itchy red bumps on side of foot?

Hard to know...: Many things cause rashes, from insect bites to infections, allergies to trauma. I recommend having it looked at by a physician, either in person or through a video consultation at HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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Red spot on my penis head what is it?

Red spot on my penis head what is it?

See Your Doctor: Unfortunately, it is something that would need to be seen to diagnose. Please see your doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more