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I keep getting spots or lumps all over my body. Some are red, some are not. I wash myself regularly. What could cause these spots or lumps?

I keep getting spots or lumps all over my body. Some are red, some are not. I wash myself regularly. What could cause these spots or lumps?

Spots, lumps: I understand your concern and wanting to know what causes this. Unfortunately this is really hard for me to say without seeing them. Have you tried to make connection to any food you are eating, creams your are using, soaps, laundry detergent? Do they itch? ...Read more

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I've developed hives or what seems like hives over my body there are lumps which are red coming out on certain parts of my body what could this be?

I've developed hives or what seems like hives over my body there are lumps which are red coming out on certain parts of my body what could this be?

Sounds like hives: 26 yo male with red lumps coming out on certain parts of body. Hives resemble lumps, they are usually large and raised off the skin, and extremely itchy. Try taking an oral antihistamine to see if the hives get better. If you have any associated difficulty breathing or swelling of your throat, please seek emergency treatment. ...Read more

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I have four subcutaneous lumps ons my lower back. They are red and not painful. They are small and. One seems to be deep on the skin ore body fat?

I have four subcutaneous lumps ons my lower back. They are red and not painful. They are small and. One seems to be deep on the skin ore body fat?

Subcutaneous Bumps: Without seeing the lesions it is very difficult to make a diagnosis. The lesions could be epidermoid cysts, lipomas which are fatty rumors, cystic acne lesions or even minor infections. ...Read more

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Large lumps under my skin all over my body. New lumps almost everyday. Also red rash on shins and up my inner thigh. Diagnosed with phlebitis, no clot?

Large lumps under my skin all over my body. New lumps almost everyday. Also red rash on shins and up my inner thigh. Diagnosed with phlebitis, no clot?

Phlebitis: Phlebitis is clot, however it is clot in the smaller superficial veins that are not worrisome for life-threatening pulmonary emboli the way clot in the larger deeper vein are. Like the common cold they tend to run there course and resolve within 3-6 weeks. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant & over the past 4days I have developed a severe red itchy rash all over my body ther are small itchy red lumps covering my skin?

I am 8 weeks pregnant & over the past 4days I have developed a severe red itchy rash all over my body ther are small itchy red lumps covering my skin?

Call your doctor: A rash during the first trimester of pregnancy needs to be discussed with your doctor. This can be something very complicated. If you don't have a doctor, get one early next week to discuss this. ...Read more

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What could be the possible cause of painful lumps under the skin on both shins? There is no redness.

What could be the possible cause of painful lumps under the skin on both shins? There is no redness.

Erythema nodosum?: A condition called erythema nodosum typically causes painful bumps over the shins. Usually there would also be redness, but not always. Erythema nodosum often is a sign of other systemic inflammatory diseases. For example, it often shows up in people with inflammatory bowel disease, i.e. Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. See a doctor if the problem continues. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have red spots all over my body especially on my bum, they start with a small raised lump under the skin, then go red, scabby with a white ring?

I have red spots all over my body especially on my bum, they start with a small raised lump under the skin, then go red, scabby with a white ring?

Rashes: One of the more difficult thing to diagnose at a distance. May be hpretic but only conjecture. Need to see physicain for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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A few weeks ago a pimple like bright red bump appeared on the trunk of my body , left side near my breast sort of on my rib, it left a dark flat lump?

A few weeks ago a pimple like bright red bump appeared on the trunk of my body , left side near my breast sort of on my rib, it left a dark flat lump?

Residual scar: Good day, thank you for your question! It sounds like this might be a residual scar left behind from the pimple. Either way it would be prudent to see your PCP. All the best! ...Read more

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My partner has a lump in groin. Scan showed black nodes and also has a red rash on body and swollen abdomen. What would this indicate? Thankyou

My partner has a lump in groin. Scan showed black nodes and also has a red rash on body and swollen abdomen. What would this indicate? Thankyou

More info: A lump in the groin could be many things. most commonly a hernia or a lymph node will be felt there. Does it come and go? Is it hard? soft? Lymph nodes can become large enough to feel for many reasons. If not going away in 2-3 weeks you should have it seen by an MD ...Read more

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I had about 3 red raised quarter sized lumps show up during high stress, while the redness faded there's still a lump under my skin. Any clues?

I had about 3 red raised quarter sized lumps show up during high stress, while the redness faded there's still a lump under my skin.  Any clues?

Hives: Hives are not contagious. Although, some rashes may be mistaken for hives that are contagious- like chicken pox. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/hives-urticaria-angioedema#1 ...Read more

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When i put weight on my right leg , small lumps appear on a couple veins, and then go away when i'm not standing up. No pain or redness what is this?

When i put weight on my right leg , small lumps appear on a couple veins, and then go away when i'm not standing up. No pain or redness what is this?

Varicose Veins: You seem to be describing varicose veins which typically enlarge and bulge when standing and disappear and decompress when lying. Varicose veins are usually the result of malfunctioning valves in the saphenous system and, in someone your age, there may also be a genetic component. You should see a vein specialist for a venous evaluation. ...Read more

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I awoke this am with a stinging pain in my R leg.Seems to b along side of my shin.No redness,swelling or lumps. Normal gait. Comes and goes.I dont run?

I awoke this am with a stinging pain in my R leg.Seems to b along side of my shin.No redness,swelling or lumps. Normal gait. Comes and goes.I dont run?

Different possibilit: Could be a pinched nerve, such as in the back, a strain or sprain of a muscle, ligament or tendon. If it's severe, I would get it looked at ASAP. If not so bad, try OTC med like ibuprofen or aleve, (naproxen) or topical medications like icy hot, or just ice. ...Read more

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I have a swollen gland right in the crease of the thigh and vagina. No lumps or bumps no redness. No pain. Just slightly swollen.

I have a swollen gland right in the crease of the thigh and vagina. No lumps or bumps no redness.  No pain. Just slightly swollen.

Enlarged lymph node: This may be from an infection or inflammation. If the gland stays enlarged for weeks or gets larger, get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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After working in the gym 4d ago I have small dull pain in left testicle, no swelling, bulges, redness or lumps. Should i just rest or see the doc?

After working in the gym 4d ago I have  small dull pain in left testicle, no swelling, bulges, redness or lumps. Should i just rest or see the doc?

Rest/Ice/Motrin: Testalgia (pain the the testicles) is a common condition seen by urologist. Unless you had some direct trauma to the testicle, i would attribute the described discomfort to "strain"...Advise to use scrotal support, ice to the scrotum (you can leave your underwear on), and antiinflammatory meds like motrin. If pain persists after 3-5 days seek out a urologist. ...Read more