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Recurring small hard bump on back of neck...could it be a swollen or inflamed lymph node?

Recurring small hard bump on back of neck...could it be a swollen or inflamed lymph node?

Yes: However, this needs t be examined both when it is swollen and when it comes back.
Your other listed conditions could point to other causes besides infection and labs may be needed. ...Read more

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Two small, hard bumps in mouth (1 inside corner of each cheek). Been there for years. Same color as cheek skin. Mostly painless, sometimes inflamed.

Two small, hard bumps in mouth (1 inside corner of each cheek). Been there for years. Same color as cheek skin. Mostly painless, sometimes inflamed.

See a dentist: Or ENT or dermatologist or oral surgeon. Probably a benign bite fibroma. Cause = accidental biting or sucking on the lining inside the mouth. ...Read more

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Bump below penis head small cut below bump. Some hair follicles on balls raised and red no pus, main bump has no head hard but harder with erection??

Bump below penis head small cut below bump. Some hair follicles on balls raised and red no pus, main bump has no head hard but harder with erection??

May be physiologic: This may be physiologic but other possibilities are folliculitisinflammation of the hair follicles. The bump or nodule may be a fibroma. It would be best to see a urologist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Small bumps surround by a big hard bump on my butt?

Small bumps surround by a big hard bump on my butt?

Growing?: Hard to say without examining you. Possibilities include fatty tumors(benign), cysts, abscesses? Calcified lesions? Cancer is very rare but not impossible. If it has not changed over many years it is probably benign (not cancer). If it is growing rapidly you should have it seen asap. The "hard" part worries me. See your md. A biopsy will tell you for sure. ...Read more

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I have a small bump with a dot in the middle of it that has gotten harder and painful?

I have a small bump with a dot in the middle of it that has gotten harder and painful?

Abcess : Could be an abcess or boil of skin. Recommend telemedicine video visit for diagnosing and treating ...Read more

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I have a small bump on my forehand. It has been there for a few months now. It's also hard (not soft). What are the possible diagnostics?

I have a small bump on my forehand. It has been there for a few months now. It's also hard (not soft). What are the possible diagnostics?

Cyst, tumour: If it is level of wrist it can be ganglion. However, if it is back of hand it may be benign tumor. This can not be definitively evaluated by exam alone. See physician for possible biopsy and definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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My son has a small hard no movable bump on his collarbone?

My son has a small hard no movable bump on his collarbone?

Clavicle: Is it possible he fractured it? Clavicle can fracture and young kids don't really complain. Clavicle most common fracture in this age group. Might just hold arm at side for a week then resume normal activities. Bump is healing callous that may resort when fracture remodels. ...Read more

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I have small and big hard bumps that have scabs on them what is it?

I have small and big hard bumps that have scabs on them what is it?

Where?: Where exactly on your body are these located and were you exposed to anything that could have caused this? Bumps and scabbing could be indicative of many things. It is hard to tell without more information. ...Read more

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What are small hard bumps under my scalp?

What are small hard bumps under my scalp?

Have it evaluated: If that is the case, have the area evaluated to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have 2 small hard bumps in my armpit. What could they be?

I have 2 small hard bumps in my armpit. What could they be?

Boil/Swollen glan: It could be a boil or swollen glands but to make the proper diagnosis, one has to visualize and examine the lesions to determine the nature. See a PCP. ...Read more

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I recently noticed a small, hard bump under my skin. What could this be?

Many possibilities: A lump under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, lipoma, ganglion, abscess, or an inflamed lymph node. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a small, hard bump on the left side of my head that hurts when touched. What could it be?

I have a small, hard bump on the left side of my head that hurts when touched. What could it be?

See PCP.: It could be an infected sebaceous gland. Have your pcp take a look and if needed get a biopsy. It doesn't sound like anything serious, but it would make you feel better to have it checked. ...Read more

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Small hard movable painless bump in vaginal opening, had it for months. Hasn't grown. What could it be?

Small hard movable painless bump in vaginal opening, had it for months. Hasn't grown. What could it be?

Lump: A variety of things such as a small bartholins gland cyst, a skene's gland cyst, lipoma, sebaceous cyst or maybe even an enlarged hymenal tag. Probably time to see a gynecologist to see what it is for sure. ...Read more

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What could small flesh colored bumps, no more than a millimeter in diameter, that are centered around a healed cut be?

What could small flesh colored bumps, no more than a millimeter in diameter, that are centered around a healed cut be?

Inflammation: This could represent an inflammatory process related to how the cut was treated, an excessive healing process on the part of your body, or less likely an infection of hair follicles. ...Read more

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I have a small, dark bump on my pubic mound. It does not hurt and is hard and I have had it for a long time, what could it be?

I have a small, dark bump on my pubic mound. It does not hurt and is hard and I have had it for a long time, what could it be?

Dark Bump: Without seeing the bump it is difficult to make a diagnosis. The lesion could be a seborrheic keratosis, a dermatofibroma, an intradermal nevus, a hyperpigmented nevus, a cyst, or other. ...Read more

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I noticed a small hard bump on my baby's neck a couple weeks ago. It's still there and really hard and the size of a dime. What could it be?

I noticed a small hard bump on my baby's neck a couple weeks ago. It's still there and really hard and the size of a dime. What could it be?

Normal lymph node: We have lymph nodes scattered throughout our body & they are often detected in the neck where they sit on top of neck muscles. These nodes are little fluid strainers that take body lymph & remove stray germs and debris from things like bug bites. They are often pea sized at rest & grow to dime sized when working. Within 2-3 wks they often shrink back down unless they are stimulated further. ...Read more

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Small, painful, hard bump on areola. Pain is only dull, and hurts when bothered. Just showed up last night, could it just be an injury from a bra?

Small, painful, hard bump on areola. Pain is only dull, and hurts when bothered. Just showed up last night, could it just be an injury from a bra?

Could be: It could also be a cyst or a developing infection.

Warm compresses may help. It should resolve spontaneously in a few days.

Things that show up quickly usually resolve quickly. ...Read more

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I have a small, hard reddish bump on my back and it's been there for quite some time. At one point it has seemed to discharged, but its still there.?

I have a small, hard reddish bump on my back and it's been there for quite some time.  At one point it has seemed to discharged, but its still there.?

See Dermatologist: A skin lesion that does not heal / resolve should be examined by an expert. If your primary dr is comfortable evaluating it, ok, otherwise see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I discovered a small bump on my lower/middle back it feels hard I tried to pop it I can't I had a nerve block a lil before I found it . Help im scared?

I discovered a small bump on my lower/middle back it feels hard I tried to pop it I can't I had a nerve block a lil before I found it . Help im scared?

Have a Look: First, I'd schedule an appointment with the provider who performed your block. Ask if there might be some connection. If not, he/she may refer you to a dermatologist for a second opinion.

Second, don't be scared! The likelihood of the "bump" being a serious issue isn't high.

Best of luck! ...Read more

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Small hard bumps on thighs, warts?

Small hard bumps on thighs, warts?

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Help me please! There are small, rock hard bump in my groin area?

Help me please! There are small, rock hard bump in my groin area?

Likely benign: Probably what we call an "inflammatory lymp node." Calmly see your local MD. It probably is a result of skin irritation or even a low grade fungal infection of the nails or skin of the foot or leg. ...Read more

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What can cause small hard bumps on toe?

What can cause small hard bumps on toe?

A couple of things: If these hard bumps are in the skin, they could be corns- thickened skin caused by shoe pressure and underlying toe deformities. If you feel the bump below the skin surface, it could be other things like bone spurs, or toe deformities. See a podiatrist to help sort these out. ...Read more

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I have hard small bumps around my nipple on my breast?

I have hard small bumps around my nipple on my breast?

Montgomery glands: If the bumps look like "goosebumps" on or around the nipple, they are probably montgomery glands, which produce a lubricant to keep the nipple protected. They are normal and nothing to be concerned about, but if you are worried, or think they might be something else, see your doctor and find out for sure. ...Read more

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I have a very small bump pimple like, with a firm marble like feel behind it?

I have a very small bump pimple like, with a firm marble like feel behind it?

Cyst: This is usually a cyst, which is filled with a thicker dense white substance, but otherwise similar to a zit. A hot soak and massage can sometimes release it. It can be cut out by your doctor if needed. It is almost always benign, and doesn't need treatment. ...Read more