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Tender-to-touch, barely raised skin-color lump on forearm. If palpate deeper can feel pea size,kinda firm lump beneath skin.Just a cyst or see derm?
Go see your doctor: For any skin lesion or lump. Eat to see doctor ...Read more
Enlarged lymph nodes: Most likely it an enlarged lymph nodes. Specially it is a little tender to touch. Nothing to worry about. It is due to a minor pelvic or urinary infection. If you have vaginal discharge or urinary increased frequency go see a physician. You might need antibiotics. If it doesn't go away after few days it must be looked at under all circumstances. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exam: must be examined, evaluated, diagnosed and treated by your physician. ...Read more
Firm pea sized lump. Finger length into anus harder than hemmhoroid. Painless. Right, slightly anterior. Feels like a lymph node? No bleeding/discharg
Raised round lump above eyebrow with raised pink-red pointy centre. Another lump near nose. Worried. Suddenly developed.
Red painless lump under left shaft of penis shiny around lump no sexual activity no discharge hard underneath skin noticed yesterday? Epidermiod cyst?
Pink pea bump/lump on labia majora. Began small & white, extracted thick white stuff. Grew to current size in ~2 weeks. Itchy, firm. Sound cancerous?
Need to examine: What you described is consistent with a Bartholin cyst. It is not cancerous. It could get infected and be painful and troublesome. There is no urgency, but you should discuss it with your doctor at the next visit. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
A small hard bump suddenly appeared on my tonsil 2 mos ago. Slightly raised pencil eraser size in diameter. What could it b? Can ENT biopsy it? Scans?
Lots of things: Depending on whether it's painful and your history with that ear, it could be a keloid (lump of scar tissue), could be a small cauliflower ear, it could be an infected cyst or a big pimple. If it is bothering (pain, itching, redness, etc) then you need to get it checked out. A lump should always be evaluated and investigated by a physician. Don't play around with it. ...Read more
Small, painless, non noticeable unless felt, pea size bump in my right armpit, very movable feels like a ball under my skin. Could it be cancerous?
moles: Moles are growths of cells in the skin. There are many types of moles some dangerous and some not. In fact, most moles are not dangerous. Some moles arise a new in adulthood, but the important thing about a mole is that any spot on your skin that you don't understand or that you don't think has been there for years should be looked at. You should have a mole check once a year at least. See a derma. ...Read more
Blue nevus: A blue nevis is a very dark mole. This can not be determined just by appearance. Since moles can be abnormal a very dark mole should be evaluated and possibly biopsied by a dermatologist.Even benign lesions can change and a delay in diagnosis and treatment of a melanoma can make a significant difference in prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: If it changes color, becomes larger, develops a nodule, bleeds or ulcerates, it is time to see a doctor. You may consult this site for more info: http://www.webmd.com/melanoma-skin-cancer/tc/skin-cancer-melanoma-symptoms 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. 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. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
Have it biopsied.: Moles can be dangerous especially if their is a family or personal history of skin cancers like melanoma, history of sunburns over the years, moles with different colors within it, have an irregular border, or are itchy and/or have bled. Moles larger than 6mm also need to be evaluated. Please see your doctor and if any of the lesions need a biopsy then it can done. Better to replace a mole with a scar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get it looked at!: Any time a mole starts to cause any tenderness it should be looked at and a biopsy taken. Has it grown in size? Are the borders irregular? Has it changed shape? Has the texture or color changed? These are all signs to watch for. I recommend having a specialist take a look if you are concerned! ...Read more
Nevus excisiom: Moles are known as nevi to doctors. Nevi can be regular or irregular, and can rarely evolve into melanoma. These are often removed under local anesthesia. This means that lidocain can be injected beneath the skin, and the lesion is removed with a small healthy margin of skin around it. They are often sent to a pathologist to make sure they are not irregular or cancerous ...Read more
Biopsy: To differentiate between benign(safe), potentially malignant(no so safe) and malignant moles (totally unsafe) the punch biopsy should be performed. If the mole is changing color, shape and is enlarging please schedule your appointment with dermatologist as soon as possible. After the biopsy is done it is going to be reviewed by pathologist and the diagnosis would be established and reported. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Remove a mole: Unless your dermatologist is concerned about cancer, the most common method is to numb the area with a small injection, and shave the bump off with a scalpel. It almost always heals beautifully and leaves a very small scar. It can grow back because a small piece is left under the skin. I evaluate all facial moles with pathology. ...Read more
Most are normal: Most moles are normal, but the real worry is about melanoma. Take a look at http://www.melanomafoundation.org/prevention/abcd.htm and you will see guidelines to tell if a mole is abnormal. I I see a lot of strange moles on the face and body as an oculoplastic surgeon. Melanomas always appear abnormal. A mole with hair growing out of it is almost always normal as cancer destroys hair follicles ...Read more