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Solid Movable Lump
A painless, solid, movable lump about the shape of a jelly bean by my tailbone. Size is about 0.5 inches by 0.2 inches. There is a tiny "pit" there.?
Had a solid movable lump at the back of the body in dorsum area and experience back pain on that area?
Usually movable lump: Is good, meaning benign if lipoma or sebaceous cyst. However, if it's painful, it needs attention by a physician to examine, and assess treatment options. Depending on what the diagnosis is, will determine the course of treatment. You can have direct and referred pain pattern from that bump, b/c it occupies space, and the back/ms/skin is a tight region. Call your doctor. ...Read more
Is a solid movable lump by my tailbone cancer? There is a little pit and some hair in that area. It's about 1 cm x 0.5 cm. Maybe smaller. What is it?
Solid movable lump by tailbone. Feels like rubber. About the size of a raw bean. There's a pit but is it a lipoma or pilonidal cyst?
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A painless, solid, movable lump about the shape of a bean by my tailbone. Size is about 0.5 in by 0.2 in. There is a pit. Lipoma or pilonidal cyst?
Can't tell from here: A painless moveable mass under the skin there could be either, or it could be a sebaceous cyst or other non-cancerous growth/mass. No way to tell for sure without taking it out and sending it for a pathology report. Any new mass (bump, knot) on or under skin (or anywhere else) should be checked out by your doc. A mass that is not new but changing in size or symptoms should also be checked. ...Read more
Is it possible that my pilonidal cyst is just a collection of hair and skin debris causing a solid movable lump under the skin by the tailbone?
Yes: That is possible, but it should be examined. A chronic infection with intermittent drainage is common, and managing it before it becomes a worse infection is desireable, although not always possible. See a general surgeon for a consultation, and ask if they have experience with pilonidal cyst treatment. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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?
One surgeon said lipoma and another said pilonidal cyst? Solid movable lump by tailbone. There's a pit but no drainage. Uninfected pilonidal?
Sounds like a pilo-: -nidal cyst. If there is some swelling there it may B a fatty deposit where the cyst is, or a quiescent area from previous infection. The fact that has a dimple, is the reason it's a pilonidal cyst. If not hot, sore, red, it is best to leave it alone. A surgeon should B who U C 4 this. ...Read more
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2 Ultrasounds 4weeks apart on solid lump in fatty tissue, first scan there was no bloodflow to lump second scan shows a bloodflow what does this mean?
Error, Nothing, Flow: The blood flow analysis depends on the "Doppler signal" that is detected by the ultrasound machine. The technicians may have set the threshholds differently on the 2 images. If so, the same tissue can show a Doppler signal on 1 image & not on the other (tech error). At your age, 4 wks is not enough time for fat to grow new blood vessels; but ONLY a BIOPSY will tell you if it is a tumor/cancer.TTYD ...Read more
I noticed a lump under my arm but don't know how long its been there. Its marble size. Hardish but not solid. Hurt to touch. And can grab it and move it?
Cyst.: This is either a cyst or a lymph node although the superficial nature suggests cyst. Keep an eye on it. If it is enlarging or looks infected see your doc. ...Read more
I have a lump on the edge of one side of my butt close to my lady business and it is a hard solid lump that is now hurting. It hurts to sit and walk a?
Ump on the edge of one side of my butt close to my lady business:
For how long?, what is the size?, does have any drainage, does it affect your sexual life?, What is the color of the skin? You require a gynecologist to drain it.
A common concern of women are bumps that they discover on the vulva. Before you panic, know that there are a several causes of bumps or pimples on the female genitalia and most of them are NOT contagious, NOT life threatening, and NOT STDs.
Cysts are common and can occur anywhere on the body. In the vulva (the area near the vagina) they often arise from a blocked skin gland. They often look like pimples or lumps under the skin. If fairly large or uncomfortable, it can be incised and drained by a doctor. Squeezing them on your own is NOT a good idea as it can cause the introduction of bacteria and cause infection. A few common genital cysts in women include:
1. Skene's duct cysts. These occur on either side of the urethra (where you urinate). You can self treat these with warm compresses, or if large, it can be opened up by your doctor.
2. Bartholin cysts occur on either side of the lower part of the labia majora, the outside of the vagina. They can become very large, like the side of a walnut and are usually noticed because of rapid growth in size and pain. Treatment includes warm sitz baths and incision and drainage if needed.
Blocked hair follicles, or folliculitis is probably the most common "bump" seen in the genitalia of men and women. The bumps are often irritated and tender. They are infected and may require antibiotics and a large incision and drainage to treat.
Clogged sweat glands can occur anywhere, including the genitalia. These sweat glands can be infected. Hidradenitis suppurativa is a condition causes painful clogged sweat glands anywhere on the body that are infected. They leave hard scars. Usually antibiotics and other medications are needed to treat. Fox Fordyce is a condition that causes nontender clogged sweat glands. Treatment includes steroid creams and other more specialized modalities.
Genital herpes is an STD. It usually causes itchy, burning and painful lesions that often start as a sore spot resembling a bug bite, but progresses over a few days to a blister or group of blisters and then an open ulcer. Treatment includes antiviral medications and pain meds.
Infection with subtypes 6 or 11 of the human papilloma virus (HPV) can cause genital warts. It too is a sexually transmitted disease. These "bumps" have a cauliflower like appearance. They are rough to the touch and can spread. Treatment includes applications of medications to freeze off the lesions or improve the immune system to fight the virus.
Molluscum contagiosum. This viral infection causes small, fleshy bumps on the vulva with a central indentation. They have a pearly color to them. They usually go away without treatment.
Skin tags are fleshy irregular shaped growths of normal skin that can occur on the vulva or elsewhere on the body.
And, there are a multitude of other causes of female genital bumps. While most are minor and require little or limited treatment, others are STDs. Therefore, if you discover a "bump", be sure to get it checked out by your doctor ...Read more
Varies: Some men who start checking discover their epididymis or appendix of the testis and mistake it for a possible cancer -- it's good they're checking. The percentage of testicular solid masses not related to trauma that are malignant is quite high, and for each individual mass, it's either 0% or 100%. Best have any new mass examined. ...Read more
I have small white lumps in my scrotum, they're completely solid and are not painful; what are they?
Scotal bumps: These could be few things, most of these are benign. If these are many it could be calcinosis of the scrotum, if fine yellow/ white spots, fordyce's spots. If singular it could be epidermal cyst. Please not if you have a testicular mass, that needs to be checked out quickly. ...Read more
I have a 1 solid lump in my right and left testes (a small tiny lump in my epididymis) what is that? Pls help
Here are some. ..: To define the causes and clinical significance of lumps in testes / epididymides should be defined by thorough pro-evaluation with analyzing detailed info on the onset, degree, duration, evolution, & progress of these lumps and their potentially related symptoms over time + physical inspection and palpation by experienced hands + tests such Doppler US timely so to deduce right Dx for right care. ...Read more
I'm having pain in my right testicle. There is a mass/swelling on the lower region. No other symptoms than pain. Feels solid.
How long?: If you just started having testicular pain with a mass/swelling you need to go to the ER now to make sure you don't have testicular torsion which is serious. If you have had the pain for weeks and it is no worse get seen by family doc this week. It could be an infection or something else. If you have fever or abdominal pain and vomiting and the pain worsens, go to the ER then, too. ...Read more
Did something to my finger years ago and now that it has healed, I have a big solid lump. How to know whether I broke it or dislocated it?
Probably broken: If the lump was caused by a dislocated joint, the joint would not move well and would be painful. If the bone was broken away from the joint, it could cause a bump without causing pain. ...Read more
My husband has a mass on the left side back below his rib cage that causes him pain it is solid and does not move, what could it possibly be?
Mass in that location can be a number of things. ..too many to outline here. This should be checked out by his Primary Care Provider!! A PHYSICAL EXAMINATION is REQUIRED!
I hope this helps! Good L:uck!
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Is it normal to have solid lumps next to both sides of the back of my tongue? I was bulimic for 3 years, could be a contributing factor? Thank you
Tori: If might be Tori (singular - Torus) which are simply growths of bone. Your dentist can tell you for sure. If it is tori - many of us have them - not a problem. ...Read more
I have constipation to the point where manual excavation is necessary. Just found a hard, solid lump 2" inside rectum on back wall? Should I worry?
Severe constipation: You have severe constipation and fecal impaction. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and that are eating lots of dietary fiber. At your age, if this is new you should go see your doctor if dietary changes and over the counter laxitives (like miralax) don't work ...Read more
I have had 2 solid lumps lumps on the upper part of the back of my head for years. I just noticed another one that is tender to touch. Wht cld it be?
Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I have a small lump in my lower left back. Its the size of a golf ball. Fairly deep into tissue. It doesn't hurt, but its solid. I do have other cysts.
Sounds like a cyst: If it bothers you or if it causes pain or discomfort see your doctor for exam and removal ...Read more
I've had a lump on my groin for 2 months now. Started off in the flesh, very solid. And it's finally swollen and is now leakimg brown fluid. What is it and what do I do now?
Immediate exam: An infected lymph node (lymphadenitis) can be a very serious medical condition which must be seen, evaluated, cultured and treated: IMMEDIATELY- go too your local ER or UC clinic- 2 month is too long! ...Read more
I have a movable lump (about 2cm in width and 1cm in height) on my right jaw (not below it) It feels solid. Is it cancerous?
No: It sounds like a lymph node. See oral surgeon ...Read more