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Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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I have a painless red skin nodule in my lower armpit. Should I be concerned?

I have a painless red skin nodule in my lower armpit. Should I be concerned?

Needs to be checked: It should be checked by your doctor to find out what it is.

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I have small, skin covered, painless, nodules on several of the first joint (closest to the fingetnail) of my fingers. What concerns should I have?

I have small, skin covered, painless, nodules on several of the first joint (closest to the fingetnail) of my fingers. What concerns should I have?

Heberden's nodes.: Bony bumps on the finger joint closest to the fingernail are called heberden's nodes. Bony bumps on the middle joint of the finger are known as bouchard's nodes. Bony bumps are also common at the base of the thumb.

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On left side of lower neck, a small nodule under skin (lymph node?), it is soft, same size. Not protruding. No pain. Any way of knowing what it is?

Sounds like: Lymph node, but it could be something else. IF it is truly a lymph node, lF is less than 1 cm, and IF it is not enlarging, it is probably nothing. But that is a lot of IFs. Best to show it to your doctor.

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Have a hard umoveable pea sized nodule under skin an inch above jawline near the ear. What could it be? It's painless.

Sounds concerning: Agree that it needs to be evaluated and possibly biopsied by your doctor or specialist. A description of unmovable is concerning for malignancy. Good luck

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I've noticed two hard nodules under the skin of my gum below my tongue. They're very small and there is no pain. Should I see the dentist or wait?

I've noticed two hard nodules under the skin of my gum below my tongue. They're very small and there is no pain. Should I see the dentist or wait?

Go now: Any pain, bleeding, or swelling should be immediately investigated. It may be as simple as a clogged salivary duct, or as complex as a neoplasm. See a Pro. Let the Dentist make the appropriate decisions with you. 5 most dangerous words in the English language, "Maybe it will go away."

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A hard @1/8 inch nodule has formed under the skin near the middle joint of my thumb. It does not hurt. Do I need to see a doctor?

A hard @1/8 inch nodule has formed under the skin near the middle joint of my thumb. It does not hurt. Do I need to see a doctor?

Myxoid Cyst: A digital myxoid cyst (sometimes called a mucous cyst) is an entirely benign swelling that occurs on the fingers or, sometimes, the toes. Digital myxoid cysts are not catching and not a sign of infection. Furthermore, they are not cancerous and will not develop into skin cancer. The term cyst is from the greek kystis meaning a bag or pouch; myxoid and mucoid refer to the jelly-like contents.

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What is a skin nodule?

What is a skin nodule?

Type of growth: Skin nodule is a type of growth that developes as a symptom of certain skin conditions.

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Symptoms of nodular skin cancers?

Symptoms of nodular skin cancers?

Skin cancer: Nodular cancers can be pigmented or non pigmented. If pigmented- will need urgent attention as your doctor will need to rule out melanoma as they can be aggressive. Non pigmented still need to be seen as melanomas can be non pigmented in about 25% cases. Basal cell cancer and sq cell CA usually will resent with non healing lesions and then can ulcerate. See your doctor as they may be symptomless.

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What is the definition or description of: Skin nodules?

Skin nodules: Skin nodules = palpable collection of tissue in skin.

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What causes nodules under skin on bottom of feet?

Few causes.: Most common causes are rheumatoid nodules and nodules related to thickening of the fascia. However if you are talking about the numerous little globules all over your feet that are seen with stretching of the skin and sometimes feel like bumps - those are normal but i'll be darned if I know what to call them.

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Why recurrent nodule 1x1cm at lateral left nosedrill? Inside so not visible outside. No lymphnodes there but what? Painful. I have skin urticaria.

Why recurrent nodule 1x1cm at lateral left nosedrill? Inside so not visible outside. No lymphnodes there but what? Painful. I have skin urticaria.

Infection?: If the area is painful, it is likely an infection with Staph being the most common. A topical antibiotic often works but will likely require a Rx from a doctor. Avoid plugging your nose hair in case you had been doing it.

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Are cancerous nodules knots or lumps visible to everybody or is it fell under your skin? For example like on your neck

Are cancerous nodules knots or lumps visible to everybody or is it fell under your skin? For example like on your neck

Cancer nodules: It completely depends on the cancer type and origin. Visible nodules caused by cancer are uncommon. If you suspect a problem or feel a nodule please see your doctor for an exam.

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Can acne medication be used on skin nodules?

Can acne medication be used on skin nodules?

Skin nodules: There are many different kinds of skin nodules. Some are pimples and folliculitis and acne nodules. Acne medication could be used on those. However the majority of skin nodules are growths such as moles, dermatofibroma, seborrheic keratosis, or other malignant or benign neoplasm. See your dermatologist to evaluate the nodules and prescribe the appropriate therapy.

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My sister has skin nodules and the doctors don't know what they are. What can we do?

University: Make appointment with university dermatologist. They have access to many colleagues in the department and world wide. May be they can help.

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My gf has skin nodules and the doctors don't know what they are. Who should she see?

My gf has skin nodules and the doctors don't know what they are. Who should she see?

A dermatologist: A dermatologist may be able to diagnose these nodules based on appearance; if the appearance is not diagnostic, a skin biopsy can be done to make a definitive diagnosis.

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I have a solid, hard, immobile nodule on the back of my head, at the base of my skull cap. Thoughts? Concerns?

I have a solid, hard, immobile nodule on the back of my head, at the base of my skull cap. Thoughts? Concerns?

Wouldn't worry: But if this is definitely something new then, by all means have a doctor take a look see. Possible X-ray may be all that is needed to put you at ease. Good luck

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Is small nodules that look like skin tags on the genitals always hpv?

Is small nodules that look like skin tags on the genitals always hpv?

No: Very commonly these are genital warts caused by hpv, but they could also be molluscum, skin tags, seborrheic keratoses, or another lesion. Most of these are benign, but when in doubt, always have these examined, especially if they are changing or growing.

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