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Small Movable Lump
Probably not: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation because this way you can get the correct diagnosis and treatment if needed. ...Read more
I have a small movable lump on my jawline that's been there for years. It doesn't hurt and hasn't grown or changed. What could it be?
Lymph node: That is probably a small lymph node. We have them all over our bodies, and there are especially a lot around the head and neck. It helped you clear out an infection years ago, and just stayed a little larger. Also, there is a salivary gland that wraps under the jaw on each side, and you may be feeling the duct from that gland. No worries. ...Read more
I have a small movable lump on lower left head slightly from the back center, I dont have any symptoms,its just felt that my left side is more swollen than the right one?
BetterGetItChecked: It may be a cyst or a lipoma(fatty tumor)But we can not say exactly what it is without examination.I suggest you have it checked by your doctor to make the diagnosis and to know if it needs to be incised ...Read more
I have a small movable lump in my lower back, right side. Not painful. Should I worry? Lipoma? Nerofibroma?
Lipoma: Lipoma is a likely diagnosis, but a physician would have to diagnose it. Lack of redness,pain and tenderness means that it is not inflamed or infected and may not have to be removed unless it's in an area of the body where it's subjected to continual irritation or unless it's growing or unless the examining physician recommends its removal. ...Read more
Small movable lump in armpit that dr says has gone down in size. But I've had it for 3 months. Should I worry? She says she's not worried.
Lymphadenopathy: The doctor examining you is in the best position to make these decisions. Lymph nodes enlarge when they are doing what they are there for, fighting inflammation, and have some characteristics that can only be assessed by examining them. That is what your doctor is trained to do and she should be listened to. Best wishes. ...Read more
Pain in the lower right side of my back with a small, movable lump around my hip bone. What could be causing this?
SIJ: 20y female notes unilateral low back pain & movable subcutaneous mass. Absent trauma, these findings suggests sacroiliac joint, SIJ, disorder. Patient has discovered a benign cartilaginous Schmurls node overlying the discomforted dorsal aspect of her SIJ. Pain generated by a disordered SIJ radiates from low back to the hip. Is Hypermobility Syndrome involved? See comments: ...Read more
Small movable lump midway up penis shaft under vein. Only felt when erect. Rarely causes pain. Hasnt grown. Is this serious? Will it affect my vein?
Need to examine: It is not possible to be sure without examining you, however, what you described is consistent with a sebaceous cyst. It will not cause any harm, but may grow gradually. As and when you can, you should get it removed. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have a small movable lump by my back hip bone. It's not painful.I can feel it only when I touch. It's not getting bigger. It's been thr about 5 year?
Watch and wait: If it has not grown in five years, you may watch and wait. If the mass doubles in size, becomes irregular in size, shape or color, bleeds, or ulcerates, please see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
My sternum bone is sticking out in one spot and there's a small movable lump over that bone. It doesn't hurt. What could this be?
Cartilage: This protuberance at the lower tip of the sternum is a cartilage structure called the xiphoid process and in some people it is very prominent. It shouldn't hurt, be tender,increase in size or have any discoloration. If you have further concerns, have your physician examine you for reassurance. ...Read more
I am 23 years old and i noticed a small movable lump under the skin right next to my right hip bone. It doesn't hurt but should I be worried?
Hard to say: If you have a soft tissue lesion anywhere that you have noticed, it bears observation. Lesions that are increasing in size, especially rapidly, or those associated with increasing pain, are concerns for malignancy. A painless mass which is constant in size, unchanging in appearance, and unchanged over time is likely benign. Lipomas are the most common soft tissue benign lesions; common and benign. ...Read more
Fullness and tenderness under right ribcage with a small movable lump that can only be felt on an empty stomach.
Small movable lump under chin. Next to jaw line near the joint/hinge. It is sore to the touch. Have to push up underneath chin to feel it.Light Smoker?
Lymph node.: That sounds like a lymph node, which could enlarge in response to an ear or sinus infection. If it eventually goes away completely, say in two to four weeks, then there's no cause for concern, especially if you have symptoms of said infections. If it does not go away, you may want to have it looked at - sometimes we need to take these out for definitive diagnosis if they linger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a small movable painless lump on my lower end of my back at the right dimple. is this enough to raise alarm?
Probably not: If it grows, drains, bleeds, hurts, see a DR. ...Read more
I've got a small, hard movable lump under my testicle, its not onnected to my testicle but I think its connected to my epididymis, what is this? Help!
See : Your doctor or a urologist to find out what it is. Could be cluster of vessels. But need to find out for sure. Keep doing self exams as well ...Read more
Lymph node: Would be one common possibility. These swell and become tender whenever there is inflammation or infection in the region. Occasionally a hernia might occur in this area, but it is less common for females. If it doesn't resolve on its own in a couple of weeks, have your doctor check it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a small movable painless lump on my shin and today it was a lighter color than my normal skin color and I run what is this? Should I be concern
Small, solid, movable lump by tailbone. There's a pit. One surgeon said lipoma another said pilonidal. Is a pilonidal cyst a solid mass that moves?
I have a cold sore on my lower lip ( middle) that I do get from time to time. I also notice a small, painful (movable) lump right on my jaw right under my teeth. Just wondering if there was any correlation w the cold sores and that. ?
Two painless,movable ,small hard lump along my both jawline (8 years ). Both side one is bigger(<1 cm) and other is (<.5cm). no other symptoms.
Hard to say:
for sure without more information. Are they visible or can you just feel them. Are the in the skin or deeper. Painful, discolored?
If they have been there for 8 years they are unlikely to be of any real concern but would have to get them evaluated to be sure if still concerned. ...Read more
3 days ago, I noticed a small, painless and movable lump on my left tibial crest which is medially located. Is it something I should be worried about?
Depends: Small painless movable lump proximal to the tibial tuberosity can be cause by many sources, common causes include: Baker's cyst, Pes Anserine bursitis, lipoma, effusion from bursitis. If the mass or lump persists, examination and testing with your physician is the 1st step. Other less common causes, include, osteochondritis dessican, enchondroma, Osgood-Schlatter's Disease. ...Read more
Hello, two months ago, I've had a small painless, and movable lump on the right side of my neck, and a week ago i found another one on the right side?
Exam needed: I recommend that you be examined in view of the fact that two lumps are now present on either side of your neck. These may be enlarged lymph nodes and if so blood tests looking for blood dyscrasias and mononucleosis are indicated. A biopsy may be advisable if these don't recede or increase in size or number. A benign situation like a viral illness may be the cause,however and they could recede. ...Read more
a few months ago i noticed a small, movable, non-painful lump in the hollow area of my collarbone. I can move the lump in and out of this area.
Small pea sized movable lump infron of elbow are( soft side). It doesnt hurt. Same size for months now. ?
I woke up a few days ago to find a small hard unmovable lump on my lower, back head and a movable small lump on the back left lower side of my neck?
?nodes: These may be enlarged lymph nodes in the posterior neck chains. In the absence of other symptoms like a rash in the neck or scalp, or viral like syndrome, we would simply recheck these in a week to see if they're receding or enlarging or whether new nodes have appeared. In case of the latter, your MD would order appropriate tests which could include a biopsy. ...Read more
I feel a small pea size movable lump a bit above my adams apple and it moves when i press it
No other symptoms
What could it be?
Lump on neck: It's probably a lymph node. Usually if they move easily, they are not worrisome. The lymph nodes in the neck are close to the skin surface and are easy to feel. Reasons to see a doctor would be if it keeps getting larger, if it gets red and tender, if you get night sweats or weight loss. If you smoke, stop! ...Read more
Im 26 years old and I have a small nickel sized movable lump a little near my armpit. Is this something to be concerned about? I have no insurance.
Watch for change: You can keep an eye on it and watch it for any changes in its size. If it gets bigger then you will need to go to your doctor to find out if it is cancerous. Most likely it is benign and will not increase in size. Have a family member help you to monitor the size along with you. ...Read more
My daughter, who is 20, has just found a small painful and movable lump just below her right breast. Should she/we be worried?
Probably normal: May be a small lymph node reacting to some local inflammation, but without examining it impossible to be sure. The location, the fact that it is mobile, and the absence of other symptoms suggests this is nothing to worry about, but should it get larger, hard to the touch, fixed to underlying tissue, other symptoms develop, more appear, it becomes tender and painful, see a doctor. ...Read more
Hi. I can feel a small (pea sized) movable lump inside the belly fat at my left abdomen, just under my rib cage. What could it be?
Lipoma: Often times these are lipomas, which are simply benign masses of fatty tissue. Very rarely do these cause any problems - in rare cases, there may be persistent surrounding inflammation which leads a patient to ask for removal of the lipoma. As with any lesion, if there is significant increase in size, or significant pain, redness, discoloration, or any other concerning sign, do see a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small hard non movable lump directly on collar bone where it meets my shoulder. Been there for a few months no injurys to it before. What coul it be?
Ac joint: The collar bone meets the shoulder at the acromioclavicular joint. That joint can get swollen, inflamed, or even arthritic among multiple other reasons it may get enlarged. Usually an exam and xray can determine the cause and if any treatment is indicated. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a small pea sized movable lump on my tailbone under my skin. Noticed it about 2 years ago. Not painful or red. Pilonidal cyst? Chordoma?
Small, soft, movable pea sized lump above my collarbone. Is this normal? Was enlarged a while ago but has reduced now with no pain
Small painless movable and hard lump near submental lymphnode and bloody gums. Is it cancer? Haven't been to the dentist in over 2 years
I have a small movable ball of a lump in my neck, only felt when you press under my adam's apple in the center, and it hurts, possibly not cancer?
Probable thyroid: Directly under the adam's apple is the cricoid cartilage which can be felt as a firm lump. However there is also an extension of the thyroid, the pyramidal lobe, in which nodules can form. As both will move up and down with swallowing it can be hard to tell them apart. Suggest you see md. ...Read more
I have 2 small lumps on each side of my lowerback dimples, not visible(only feeling), not painful, & sorta movable.what can it be? is it an emergEncy?
Not an emergency: As a rule of thumb, if a finding is symmetric on both sides of the body, it is very likely to be normal anatomy. Your description is vague, but you are most likely describing part of your paraspinal musculature which runs along both sides of the spine and can often bunch up in knots of lumps which can be tender to pressure. It's extraordinarily unlikely for 2 concerning masses to be symmetric. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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