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A small case fell over on my left outside ankle causing a hematoma. It's about 1/2 the size of golf ball, did not hit hard.

A small case fell over on my left outside ankle causing a hematoma. It's about 1/2 the size of golf ball, did not hit hard.

Watch and wait: You may watch and wait. If the site becomes red, painful, develops a discharge or you get fever, see a doctor. If it has been more than 24 hours since the injury you may apply warm compress. ...Read more

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If a lymph node is the size of golf ball or a tad bit smaller in the groin, does that mean it's lymphoma? '

If a lymph node is the size of golf ball or a tad bit smaller in the groin, does that mean it's lymphoma? '

Enlarged node: I would not jump to that conclusion. This does need evaluation. Biopsy, imaging, blood tests, physical examination and history are used to make that type of diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I know if my son is allergic to mosquito bites? He was bitten yesterday. Red, swollen and size of golf ball. How do I treat it?

Almost All children: Have exaggerated reactions to mosquito bites. True allergy results in hives, etc. You are describing a typical reaction to a mosquito bite...Try the onion and if it continues to be swollen and hard see your doctor as occasionally a secondary infection develops....From scratching it. Do not use the onion around the eyes. ...Read more

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A lump but above my belly button about size of golf ball?

Belly Button Lump: This is most likely an abdominal hernia. Your family physician is a great place to start to find the cause and get treatment started. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old has a hard lump on his lower back size of golf ball nonpainful discolored should it be checked out?

My 6 yr old has a hard lump on his lower back size of golf ball nonpainful discolored should it be checked out?

Needs evaluation: There are more questions which would need to be answered as well as an in-person evaluation to make a diagnosis.
Definitely make an appointment with your pediatrician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Pregnant and cramping and bleeding with clots the size of golf ball?

Pregnant and cramping and bleeding with clots the size of golf ball?

Doctor now: You did not mention how long you have been pregnant. This may well be your going to lose the pregnancy. Need to see your doctor as soon as possible but until you can see the doc bedrest is recommend. In your locale if there is an ER, you need to go now. ...Read more

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I got stung by a bee, the area is warm and still very sore and the area is red and the size of golf ball, is this normal? It's been 24 hours

Bee sting: Yes, a beesting can swell up. To teduce swelling first make sure that there is no stinger in the bite. Second, you can reduce the swelling by using ice on the bite several times a day. You can also take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth if you itch or have trouble breathing. If that should be the case, head for the er asop. ...Read more

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20 years old and have lump in right breast that is size of golf ball. Been there for year's. It moves around. I am concerned about it.

20 years old and have lump in right breast that is size of golf ball. Been there for year's. It moves around. I am concerned about it.

Fibroadenoma: There are a few tumors that are commonly found in young females. From what you describe it is most likely a benign fibroadenoma. It is best to see a physician for a proper evaluation and correct diagnosis, and these can be removed if they truly bother you. ...Read more

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My daughter has a blood clot in her breast she's 17yrs its about size of golf ball?

My daughter has a blood clot in her breast she's 17yrs its about size of golf ball?

See a doctor soon: It is important to have this checked out very soon - this could be an abscess (an infection that needs to be drained), the result of an injury or a cyst that needs to be examined. ...Read more

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Lump on right breast, grown to size of golf ball in less than a month. Sore, hard, pebbly surface, visible from outside my breast. What could this be?

Lump on right breast, grown to size of golf ball in less than a month. Sore, hard, pebbly surface, visible from outside my breast. What could this be?

Needs exam: Can't tell from just the description, but an abscess, cyst or tumor are all possibilities. Your doctor can order the appropriate tests after examining you. ...Read more

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Live with Chronic pain. And Fybermialgia had a brain tumour size of golf ball. Damaged pituitary gland. Have not slept with out meds since never tired?

Live with Chronic pain. And Fybermialgia had a brain tumour size of golf ball. Damaged pituitary gland. Have not slept with out meds since never tired?

Sleep study: Have you previously undergone a polysomnogram, or sleep study, for your symptoms? See your PCP for a referral to a neurology or pulmonology sleep specialist. Take a daily log of your sleeping pattern (bedtime, awake time, daytime naps, etc) to the specialist. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/sleepdisorders. Html ...Read more

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Jaw swelling before tooth extraction. Had oral surgery size of golf ball on left side was told fluid buildup. How do I reduce swelling?

Jaw swelling before tooth extraction. Had oral surgery size of golf ball on left side was told fluid buildup. How do I reduce swelling?

Hot towel: It is common to have face swelling after tooth removal especially infected ones. Cold compression for the first day following the surgery and warm compression after 2 and 3 days of surgery is recommended to reduce the swelling. Painkiller like Motrin also will help because of anti-inflammatory effect. ...Read more

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6 months chemo for colon cancer, finished scans all clear no signs of cancer, 3 weeks later lump on right side of neck size of golf ball?

6 months chemo for colon cancer, finished scans all clear no signs of cancer, 3 weeks later lump on right side of neck size of golf ball?

Probably unrelated: Chemo post surgery without evidence of metastatic disease is adjuvant with goal of preventing recurrence. When latter happens it most often is seen in liver or lungs. Rarely spread to distant nodes occur and usually related to Virchows nodes, the left suproaclavicular nodes. Lesion in rt. Neck should have core bx to r/o lymphoma, another primary lesion or possible spread from original lesion ...Read more

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lump on my back, dr said it's lipoma & size of golf ball. Had ct scan, now size of fist no lesions, but is growing, I'm afraid it's cancer. Hurts too?

lump on my back, dr said it's lipoma & size of golf ball. Had ct scan, now size of fist no lesions, but is growing, I'm afraid it's cancer. Hurts too?

Remove it: Certainly a symptomatic lipoma (benign fatty tumor) should be removed. It could also be an inclusion cyst/sebaceous cyst. Ask your doctor to refer you to a surgeon for planned removal. Good luck. ...Read more

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There has been vaginal discharge of blood clots and recently a semi hard brownish ball size of golf ball. Has sickle cell anemia. What could be causes?

There has been vaginal discharge of blood clots and recently a semi hard brownish ball size of golf ball. Has sickle cell anemia. What could be causes?

Vaginal bleeding: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others.
Vaginal discharge should be tested for infections. ...Read more

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Period ended on 8th then bled on about 17th then today bled and passed a clot size of golf ball. Also have lower abdominal pain. What could it be?

Period ended on 8th then bled on about 17th then today bled and passed a clot size of golf ball. Also have lower abdominal pain. What could it be?

Get Checked: Clots can be a normal part of one's menstruation, but when they are larger than a quarter and accompanied by a second period within one cycle, we usually recommend seeing your doctor. Aspirin can cause you to have more bleeding than usual, leading to more clots. You also may have a benign growth in your uterus called a fibroid which are also known to cause irregular, painful, and heavy bleeding. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a growth on left side of his butt and we don't know what it's from or how to get rid of it. About size of a golf ball!

Needs to see Dr: Might be a boil, but could be other things as well, depending on if trauma / injection /other-medical history. Needs evaluated by dr. ...Read more

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I'm 19, a month ago I had a cyst on my ovary that was the size of a golf ball, hurt too. It went away but now I have another one. Why? What to do?

Functional cyst: It is actually normal for your ovaries to create cysts. In fact, this is how your ovaries support and release an egg every single month. For some reason however, a hormonal imbalance may be causing your cysts to stay for longer than expected and grow to sizes where they cause pain. The cyst you have now will go away, but you can prevent this by being on hormonal birth control in the future. ...Read more

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I recently had an ovarian tumor removed the size of a golf ball and a half, is that the normal size for an ovarian tumor?

I recently had an ovarian tumor removed the size of a golf ball and a half, is that the normal size for an ovarian tumor?

Can be: Ovarian growths can range from about grape size to more than a large watermelon. Most ovarian growths are fluid filled, related to the menstrual cycle and resolve spontaneously. Occasionally a growth may be solid or a mixture of fluid and solid- some of which need to be removed. Hope yours was ok. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite the diameter size of a golf ball on my leg. It is puffy and hurts when it is touched. I am in france on vacation. What is it?

I have a bug bite the diameter size of a golf ball on my leg. It is puffy and hurts when it is touched. I am in france on vacation. What is it?

Infected Insect Bite: You most likely have an infected insect bit reaction. You will need to be treated with oral antibiotics and topical and or oral prednisone. ...Read more

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I was hit on the head with a brick atleast 20yrs ago and since then a lump the size of a golf ball is there. It's really hard. What's it's medical name?

I was hit on the head with a brick atleast 20yrs ago and since then a lump the size of a golf ball is there. It's really hard. What's it's medical name?

Bump: It hasn't changed, and it's from trauma to your skull. That's awfully big. Please have it checked by a doctor, and don't delay. Make sure it isn't something else that's growing. Also it could be benign, and be a sebaceous cyst or lipoma. Either way, you need to have it checked out to find out what it is. Take care. ...Read more

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I have multiple lipomas all over my body varying from the size of a pea to the size of a golf ball. Estimated number is 30-40. What do I need to do?

I have multiple lipomas all over my body varying from the size of a pea to the size of a golf ball. Estimated number is 30-40. What do I need to do?

neurofibromas: Most likely they are neurofibromas, not lipomas, it is possible some one in your family may have them also, get one are two removed for biopsy. ...Read more

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Knot size of a golf ball just under my chin. Doesn't hurt. Was taking prednisona. My face started swelling. Stopped but still swelled. What do you think?

Knot size of a golf ball just under my chin. Doesn't hurt. Was taking prednisona. My face started swelling. Stopped but still swelled. What do you think?

Get seen: Now. This is cancer until proved otherwise. I suspect the face is swelling because it's obstructive the veins in the neck. Many cancers that announce themselves like this are curable at this stage. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Is there higher chance of reoccurring lipomas or neg. Side eff. If removed? I have one right next to my spine and it's about the size of a golf ball.

Is there higher chance of reoccurring lipomas or neg. Side eff. If removed? I have one right next to my spine and it's about the size of a golf ball.

Have it removed: The risk of removing a lipoma is very small and the benefit of having a golfball removed far outweighs it. Lipomas can recur in the same spot but is a low chance. Removing one does not cause lipomas in other areas to develop. ...Read more

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I have a big knot the size of a golf ball on my left cheek. Been there for 3 years. Are there lymph nodes in the cheek?

I have a big knot the size of a golf ball on my left cheek. Been there for 3 years. Are there lymph nodes in the cheek?

There are: So called buccal node but they are rarely ever that prominent. Is this "golf ball" right in the middle of the cheek or back by your ear? Nonetheless, you need to have this evaluated as it's not normal for any lymph node to be the size of a golf ball. ...Read more

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