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What does it mean if I have red bumps with white ring around it?

What does it mean if I have red bumps with white ring around it?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have a white bump on my inner lip. It has a white tip and at the bottom its has a red ring around it.

I have a white bump on my inner lip. It has a white tip and at the bottom its has a red ring around it.

Duration? Symptoms?: Need more information and a photograph to help. Location, duration, symptoms, size and time of onset are important to know. See your dentist for identification. S/he can biopsy it if the lesion is not clinically identifiable. ...Read more

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I have several small red bumps the size of a pea and smaller with white rings around them. They are located on my inner thighs and calf's on both leg.

I have several small red bumps the size of a pea and smaller with white rings around them. They are located on my inner thighs and calf's on both leg.

Send us a picture: You can upload a picture of the area at www.imgur.com the picture will be tagged with its own URL website You can resubmit the question to us again with the URL address listed and we will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more

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For 5 weeks a bump with a white head on stomach. Thought it was acne, squeezed it. Kept coming back. Now, scabbed over with raised red ring around.

For 5 weeks a bump with a white head on stomach.  Thought it was acne, squeezed it. Kept coming back. Now, scabbed over with raised red ring around.

Bump: An inflamed or infected cyst often is sore to the touch, red and may develop a white head with pus. If the ring is red and expanding an infection may be developing . See a dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I've noticed a big red bump on my leg. It has a larger more faded purpleish ring around it. No pain. What could this be?

I've noticed a big red bump on my leg. It has a larger more faded purpleish ring around it. No pain. What could this be?

Could : Could be an insect bite. Could be a small superficial blood clot or be an infection. It would be nice to see what this looks like. Please get an exam. ...Read more

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I have a small blackish bump on my leg, it has a red ring around it, and I am not sure if it is a mole or not. What is it and what should I do?

I have a small blackish bump on my leg, it has a red ring around it, and I am not sure if it is a mole or not. What is it and what should I do?

See a dermatologist!: Any time there is a pigmented lesion (one with color), and sometimes even a non-pigmented lesion, it is necessary to have them examined by a dermatologist. The red ring could simply indicate inflammation but the fact that it may be new to you or is a changing lesion is a real indication to have this examined by a professional. ...Read more

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