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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Paget Disease Of The Nipple (Definition)

Is a malignant condition that may have the appearance of eczema, with skin changes involving the nipple of the breast. The incidence is approximately around 3%. Most of them are also associated with underlying breast cancer. Biopsy should be done to confirm. Mammogram, sonogram and perhaps MRI breast should be done-depending on the case to ...Read more


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I have a painless small bump under the skin located at the upper right side of the shaft of my penis. It can be moved around. What should I do?

I have a painless small bump under the skin located at the upper right side of the shaft of my penis. It can be moved around. What should I do?

See a urologist: A mobile, non-tender, penile mass on the shaft is likely something benign, possibly a cyst, but there is no way to know for sure without a doctor seeing it and possibly removing it. A urologist can evaluate the lesion and see if excising it would be necessary. ...Read more

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I have a small bump under the skin right next to my vaginal opening. It is very painful when I touch it. It was not there yesterday. What can this be?

I have a small bump under the skin right next to my vaginal opening. It is very painful when I touch it. It was not there yesterday. What can this be?

Location?: If it is on the side but in the back of your vaginal opening it could be a bartholins cyst. It may require drainage but before that try doing site baths twice a day. This may help in opening it up. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and I have a small bump under the skin in my pinky finger and it doesn't move and is hard I've had it for a few months?

I'm 16 and I have a small bump under the skin in my pinky finger and it doesn't move and is hard I've had it  for a few months?

Wart?: without a picture to look at or being able to see it and feel it in person it is difficult to say exactly what this is. Commonly it could be a wart. Rarely could be something called a synovial cyst or tendon sheath cyst. Best to see your doctor for evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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Had blood work done today and nurse had a little trouble finding the vein couple hours later I have a small bump under the skin at the needle site.

Had blood work done today  and nurse had a little trouble finding the vein couple hours later I have a small bump under the skin at the needle site.

Hematoma: Once a blood vessel is punctured by a needle a small leak can cause blood to accumulate resulting in a hematoma. If the hematoma is small it will eventually be cleared by one's own body. If the lesion is larger , it may require surgical attention. ...Read more

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I have a small bump under the skin near the gum line on the floor of my mouth on the right side. You can't see it in the mirror you can only feel it.

I have a small bump under the skin near the gum line on the floor of my mouth on the right side. You can't see it in the mirror you can only feel it.

Needs to be seen: We can't see or diagnose these types of situations over the internet. It may or may not be normal. You will have to see your dentist for an accurate answer to your question. See someone in case it does require treatment! ...Read more

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I have what feels and looks like a spot on the palm of my hand. It started as a small bump under the skin but now is red with a head(ish). Any ideas?

I have what feels and looks like a spot on the palm of my hand. It started as a small bump under the skin but now is red with a head(ish). Any ideas?

Time to see doctor: You need to be evaluated especially with a new skin growth. Go to doctor for evaluation and diagnosis ...Read more

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What could cause swelling under the skin? I have a small bump under the skin by maxillary sinus I noticed it flares up when my sinuses act up. What could this be?

What could cause swelling under the skin? I have a small bump under the skin by maxillary sinus I noticed it flares up when my sinuses act up. What could this be?

Infraorbital: Your infra orbital vein runs just under your eye and lateral to your nose. The vein connects to your cavernous sinus and when your sinuses get congested the vein dilates and causes swelling. One mechanism why people with allergy problems will get dark circles under there eyes. ...Read more

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I have a small hard bump under the skin it only hurts slightly if you press on it it's slightly red but doesn't stand out what could this be?

I have a small hard bump under the skin it only hurts slightly if you press on it it's slightly red but doesn't stand out what could this be?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Just noticed small BB like bumps under the skin of my penis near the top. Any thoughts?

Just noticed small BB like bumps under the skin of my penis near the top. Any thoughts?

It may be...: Most likely, they're harmless sebaceous cysts, which may grow over time with a widely variable pace and become infected occasionally. But, being without a direct look at and palpate it may limit my accurate guess; so, see Doc timely. But, for all health-conscious persons, I urge them to practice low-risk healthy lifestyle without overindulgence/obsession as foundation of healthcare.... ...Read more

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I have small bb style bumps under the skin of my penis, lower right side of shaft. Not painful, or red, and do not move . Any helpful tboughts?

Could be normal: Could be tiny cysts. Not a common complaint of a sexually transmitted disease. I think a visit with a dermatologist is in order to ease your mind. ...Read more

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I have a random bump just above my digestive hole a small, bump that feels under the skin?

Dig. hole?: Assuming your digestive hole is your mouth?...Skin lesions/conmditions cannot really be diagnosed over the computer. See a dr. For an evaluation and proper diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Sudy
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Skin Resurfacing (Definition)

As skin ages it goes through various changes that makes it look older. Skin resurfacing is a technique (usual with a laser) that removes the top layers of skin. That stimulates the skin to produce younger looking, healthier skin. The key is to go to a qualified cosmetic surgeon to be sure that the treatment is right for you and to be sure that ...Read more


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Biological Therapy (Definition)

Biological therapy means treatment with agents that are natural biologic products (such as antibodies from other species, etc.). The new drugs like Humira (adalimumab) (that are constantly advertised on tv) are examples; these are usually used for immune caused diseases like ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid ...Read more