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Small Lumps Under The Skin All Over The Body
I have small hard lumps under my skin all over my body. I also have difficulty swallowing, chronic dry cough and body pain. What is this?
Arthritic disease or: Cough alone could be many things including asthma post nasal drainage, or acid reflux, but to put all the symptoms together it sounds like you may have a rheumatic disease such as lupus or schleroderma or a vascular disease. I recommend you see your primary care physician, and he or she will probably refer you to a pulmonologist or a rheumatologist. ...Read more
I have been coughing for 6 months. I have small hard lumps under my skin all over my body, abdominal pain and fatigue. What is this?
See your doctor: While there are many benign causes for your symptoms, and evaluation by your physician is in order due to the length of your symptoms being present. ...Read more
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
I have a small pea size lump, not tender just above my L hip at the front of the body just under the skin any ideas doc?
Benign bump skin:
Sounds like a Dermatofibroma, benign (not cancer) growth from fibrous tissue due to prior trauma in the area. You might have had a pimple or bug bite that healed and "by mistake", made your body form this pebble- like lesion.
If it's not very firm, could be other benigns:Lipoma: a Tumor of fatty cells. Cyst:Sac of skin cells&sebum
But, if the lesion grows, changes or hurts, go to the Doc. ...Read more
I have a tender lump on my back near my shoulder blade could it be serious? 16 years old, small body, the lump is the size of a golf ball, and it is again very tender and it hurts when I touch it and its under the skin. Also I did go to a doctor who seeme
Hello,: Hello, I can not diagnose the lump on your back. It might be a lipoma which is a soft fatty tumor under the skin. It could be a cyst or an abcess. Because it is now symptomatic (painful/ tender) it is probably time to see your doctor again. Let your parents know so that they can get you seen. If it gets red, hot, drains or you get a fever, you need to get it treated more quickly. Take care. ...Read more
Maybe skin cysts?: A little bump on the skin that has whitish stuff inside, but is not pus as in a pimple, is likely a skin cyst that contains skin oils and skin cells. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can look at it to see what can be done. Sometimes, keeping the cyst empty for a while will allow it to shrink in size. On a penis, tiny permanent whitish bumps near hairs may be normal and not need removal. ...Read more
I have two small lumps under the skin on my stomach close to my right side. They hurted before I could feel them. They don't hurt anymore. Just there.
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I have small lumps under the skin of my lower chest, they feel like little lumps of fat. I also have slightly puffy nipples which make it look worse?
Gynecomastia?: Small smooth soft rubbery mobile lumps within the lower chest may be fat or breast tissue. Collections under the nipple and areola can cause puffy nipples, a mild form of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia usually begins at puberty, and often resolves in a few years. If persistent, surgical removal can help. Consult with a plastic surgeon in your area to learn more. ...Read more
Is it normal to feel small lumps under the skin when you are overweight? I carry most of my weight in my stomach and I feel some where there's more fat
I have small hard painful lumps under the skin on my bikini line. I can see small white heads on the surface. What could these be how do I treat these?
Folliculitis: Inflamed or infected hair follicles can look like this. Pants could be too tight, too much sweating or pore are infected. Laser hair removal is excellent choice, use witch hazel pads during day to clean and wear loose pants. Use a topical ointment like neosporin while its inflamed. ...Read more
I have two very small colorless lumps under the skin in my right arm pit that are only painful when pressed. What could this be?
Axillary lumps: Hard to say. Possibly lymph nodes, or sebaceous/inclusion cysts. Best bet is to see your physician to get these lumps evaluated. ...Read more
I've always had a few small hard lumps under the skin on my bikini lines. They're not painful but they move around. My doctor said it was probably nothi?
Lymph nodes?: If they are lymph nodes, then yes, they are normal. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My 16 year old has lumps in various places on his body. They are under the skin and feel like soft marbles. Is there a chance these are cancer?
Lumps Under the Skin: It is very unlikely that these are cancer. They could be one of a myriad of conditions, ranging from innocent "hives, " to a variety of infectious and non-infectious dermatologic conditions. Some hereditary systemic conditions can present this way as well. Naturally, you will want to bring your son to consult with a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
I have a small hard lump under the skin on my shin that is moveable and painless with soft lumps around it that hurt and are moveable too I'm worried.
Could be cysts: Or any number of other things. See your doctor to have them evaluated. ...Read more
Possible to have many small lipomas under the skin all throughout my arms? Can't see lumps, but can feel small ones when pressing down deeper.
Lipomatosis: Yes, it is possible. It is called Lipomatosis ...Read more
I have three small lumps on my labia majora. Feels like they are under the skin barley visible just slightly red and enlarged. What could this be?
Probably not serious:
It is hard to tell what these are without seeing them.
But you should watch them for a week or two to see if they settle down. If these grow in size or become painful, then you need to see your doctor for medical examination. Most benign lesions like these go away in a week or two. ...Read more
Hi I have 2 small pea size lumps on my stomach under the skin on the right hand side I felt them a few days ago, They are painful to touch.
Lumps: These could be simple cysts or lipomas (fatty tumors) but should not be tender. It's best to have your physician examine you for diagnosis and advice. ...Read more
Small polyp like lumps on my wifes head what are they doc? When I run my fingers through her hair or massage her scalp it doesn't hurt her there are like ten of them under the skin you can't pop them they don't have a head on them very unusual please hel
Have to be there!: Lumps on the scalp are often sabaceous cysts: they grow from blocked glands that produce oil or sweat. They are problematic when they bother the person -or when they become infected. These can be removed by a doctor. Soft lumps may be lipomas: fatty growths. I would encourage you not to squeeze or otherwise try to remove these on your own, though. Have your wife's doctor evaluate her. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
Many possibilities: If red & painful, we worry about abscess (pus pocket) or ingrown hair or pimple or infected sebaceous cyst. If not red and not painful, then could be uninfected sebaceous cyst or lipoma (fatty tissue), possibly even lymph node (don't know where on chest you're referring) as long as it is freely mobile and not fixed/hard/matted down. Best to check w/your family doc for evaluation. ...Read more
Few possibilities: Including ganglion, lipoma more importantly lumps should be biopsied. We can give you a diff entail diagnosis but definitive diagnosis is necessary to differentiate a benign from malignant lesion. ...Read more
I have a small lump under the skin on my back. It's hard and doesn't move easily. It doesn't hurt at all and it is also colorless. What is it?
Don't know: Possibly a cyst- but there is no way to know without medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
I have a small painless lump on the side of my head under the skin- not itchy- who do I see for this and what could this be?
Have it checked: New lumps on your skin should be checked by your family doctor or dermatologist. Only by their evaluation, and a possible biopsy, can a definitive diagnosis be made. ...Read more
I have a lump on my jawline under the skin the size of a small pea had it for 3 to 4 weeks now what is it?
See your doctor ASAP: Any lump on your jawline under the skin, regardless the size, that lasts longer than 2-3 weeks should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Its been a week since I've been circumcised, and there is a small lump under the skin of the shaft, is this something to be worried about?
Probably not. ..: It's reasonable to give more time for your body to heal in one week after circumcision as long as the surgically-related discomfort is getting better day by day. Of course, ask your surgeon timely if post-circumcision pain and swelling have not been resolving in its expected progressive favorable fashion. Now, just give more time. Best wish. .. ...Read more
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