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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 don't 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. Hasn't 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.
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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.
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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
Small movable lump close to armpit but more towards my back. Dr says it's a swollen lymph node and is not worried. But it's been there for 10 weeks! ?
Biopsy: If getting larger need biopsy for diagnosis. ...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 more
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 more
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?
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