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Doctor insights on: Small Nodules On Inside Of Cheek Or Lips

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2 years ago I developed a small nodule under the skin on the back of my head. Since then masses over my temples, and off and on pustles all over scalp?

2 years ago I developed a small nodule under the skin on the back of my head. Since then masses over my temples, and off and on pustles all over scalp?

Many possibilities: Several issues here. Sounds like an abscess that has since perpetuated itself by pustules that begin in the follicles. Consider: folliculitis with mrsa, tinea capitis, or other fungal infection. You liekly were treated with many different anti-infectives, but was the source of infection addressed? Recurrence o might be due to exposure to a contaminated site. Auto-immune causes are also possible. ...Read more

Nodule (Definition)

Any growth or deposit in the body or on its surface may be casually termed a nodule until its character is determined by the familiarity of the physician with it or by the results of a biopsy if it is not so obvious. The term is casual ...Read more


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I have a solid, hard, immobile nodule on the back of my head, at the base of my skull cap. Thoughts? Concerns?

I have a solid, hard, immobile nodule on the back of my head, at the base of my skull cap. Thoughts? Concerns?

Wouldn't worry: But if this is definitely something new then, by all means have a doctor take a look see. Possible X-ray may be all that is needed to put you at ease. Good luck ...Read more

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Why is some acne hard vs. Coming to a head? What's a nodule like pimple made of?

Why is some acne hard vs. Coming to a head? What's a nodule like pimple made of?

Live or dead cells: All acne lesions begin as groups of abnormal cells, which because there are extra cells will feel firm. If the process damages the tissue enough to cause it to liquefy (which allows the white cells to chase the bacteria better), it turns soft. Best wishes. ...Read more

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27 yr. Old female. No palpable thyroid or nodules. Blood test says hyperthy. Can hyperthyro. Make neck feel enlarged when I move my head and dysphagia?

27 yr. Old female. No palpable thyroid or nodules. Blood test says hyperthy. Can hyperthyro. Make neck feel enlarged when I move my head and dysphagia?

YES: An enlarged thyroid may NOT be palpable in your neck...It may lie lower down and cause the symptoms you mention. A THYROID SCAN is indicated. Speak with your Primary Care Provider who will recommend n Endocrinologist. .. a gland specialist
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Enlarged thyroid 6.4 6.5 with a nodule on left that grew over three year from 2.0 to 2.4 I keep lots of sinus and ears head infection what's you opioid?

Watch: While there has not been a significant change in the solitary nodule present, the rule is that such a nodule, if cold on scan should be considered to represent an adenomatous growth. These have a 30% chance of progressing to Ca. Bx not always diagnostic. If change in size noted after checking with sono periodically, then prophylactic resection safest procedure. ...Read more

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My dad passed out hitting his head on tile floor couple of weeks ago. Er CT was neg. Mri this week showed 'nodule on brain'. Could it be a slow bleed?

My dad passed out hitting his head on tile floor couple of weeks ago. Er CT was neg. Mri this week showed 'nodule on brain'. Could it be a slow bleed?

Small contusion?: It's very difficult to say what this "nodule" is without seeing images, but it is possible this may represent a tiny brain contusion, which was better detected on the mri. Slow bleeds typically occur in the subdural space and assume a more lentiform shape, not nodular, so given the limited information I would say it is unlikely to represent slow, ongoing bleed. ...Read more

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Would a thyroid nodule cause back pain and eye/head pain/pressure and feeling of nervousness or electricity?

Would a thyroid nodule cause back pain and eye/head pain/pressure and feeling of nervousness or electricity?

Hyperthyroidism: Hyperthyroidism is an over active thyroid which can lead to anxiety eg nervousness as well as exophthalmos or protrusion (proptosis) of eyeball which might be experienced as pain/pressure. Thyroid nodule needs to be investigated as graves disease is common cause of hyperthyroidism & exophthalmos. Go see your family doc for initial testing, then referral to endocrinologist & ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can a throid nodule cause head aches, ears blocked and throat sore. .. AT DIFFERENT TIMES. It is not a cold!

Can a throid nodule cause head aches, ears blocked and throat sore. .. AT DIFFERENT TIMES. It is not a cold!

No: Hi. Thyroid nodules can be over-active (over produce thyroid hormone) or not and benign or malignant. Most symptoms are due to thyroid function, not mass effect. Whatever doctor is evaluating your thyroid nodule would have checked your thyroid function. So without you stating, we must assume you're not hyperthyroid. In no case would I expect your symptoms to be due to anything to do with thyroid. ...Read more

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I have two small black spots (like mole) on my cheek and near my lip. It appeared suddenly last week. What should it be? Should I consult a dermatologist?

I have two small black spots (like mole) on my cheek and near my lip. It appeared suddenly last week. What should it be? Should I consult a dermatologist?

Black Spots on Face: Skin cancer is on the rise. There are three types of skin cancer: basil cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer, but if you detect it early, treatment can be successful. The areas most likely to have spots are the scalp, lips, ears, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs and the face. Spots can appear suddenly or slowly over time.
See derm. ...Read more

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Blue bruise marks on lips. Pain under left rib cage which is sometimes constant with small nodule lump. Tired and lathargic all the time doctor say ibs?

Blue bruise marks on lips. Pain under left rib cage which is sometimes constant with small nodule lump. Tired and lathargic all the time doctor say ibs?

Complete exam: These symptoms could be related to a much more serious condition like cardiac, vascular or malignancy (cancer). Start with the cardiologist, lab tests, chest xray, ekg, stress test and proceed from there. Now! ...Read more

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Ihave had a small hard lump on the surface of my cheek that grows a hard white pimple like head for 4 months. I scratch it comes back?

Ihave had a small hard lump on the surface of my cheek that grows a hard white pimple like head for 4 months. I scratch it comes back?

May be a skin cyst: A 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. Other times, a bothersome cyst needs surgical removal. ...Read more

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2 days ago I noticed a small polyp inside my rt. Cheek from upper inside, . Now it hurts and it's head is white, what are the ttt, and causes?

Mucocoele?: This may be a mucocoele. Do you eat hot foods or drink heated coffee? Do you chew tobacco or do you put snuff in your cheek?
These are things you need to keep in mind. See your dentist if does not resolve very quickly and have the polyp biopsied. ...Read more

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A small ball of pus in mouth in right cheek?

Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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A small ball of pus in mouth in right cheek?

Dr. Should evaluate: A doctor or a dentist can evaluate a problem in the teeth, gums, or cheeks (although a dentist is likely the better choice for teeth and gums problems). Pus in the cheeks usually means some infection, and the doctor may prescribe antibiotics. If the infection spreads, it may go throughout the face, and more seriously, maybe into the sinuses and towards the brain. Getting treatment is wise. ...Read more

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Small hard clear bump on inside of cheek, what could it be? I get these from time to time in different places in my mouth.

Small hard clear bump on inside of cheek, what could it be? I get these from time to time in different places in my mouth.

Mucocele?: It sounds like a mucocele which is a clogged salivary gland that fills with fluid. They often resolve on their own. You would have to be clinically seen when one is present in order to confirm that best guess diagnosis. ...Read more