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I had a keloid (due to a piercing) removed from the back of my earlobe. Got stitches but now there is a small bump on the front of my earlobe?

I had a keloid (due to a piercing) removed from the back of my earlobe. Got stitches but now there is a small bump on the front of my earlobe?

Keloid: Formation is a "trait". (inherited susceptibility) and removing the keloid often results in another keloid!!
If this is really bothering you see a Board Certified DERMATOLOGIST for advice re: future surgery.....

Hope thios helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I recently had a facial mole removed stitched. There seems to be two small bump like inflations (raised) at the ends of the scar, is this normal?

I recently had a facial mole removed stitched. There seems to be two small bump like inflations (raised) at the ends of the scar, is this normal?

Small bumps on scar: Slight irregularities can be expected on the scar. Try some bacitracin ointment on the scar and or some vitamin e ointment directly on the scar. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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There are two raised bumps at the end of my stitched scar on my face. Will these go away once the stitches (internal and external) are removed?

There are two raised bumps at the end of my stitched scar on my face. Will these go away once the stitches (internal and external) are removed?

Will probably recede: The raised bumps near sutures and suture knots are often hypertrophied tissue involving overgrowth around lesions or cuts. Sometimes they can leave scar but typically they disappear over time after the removal of suture material. ...Read more

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I removed my own stitches and just noticed where the stitch went through the skin had like a zit type bump which I popped it wasn't chunky or anythin.

I removed my own stitches and just noticed where the stitch went through the skin had like a zit type bump which I popped it wasn't chunky or anythin.

Watch it: Probably nothing to worry about, especially if the stitches were visible and you think you successfully removed all of them. Watch for signs of swelling, expanding redness or increasing pain. ...Read more

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Husband had deep cut middle finger knuckle and didn't get stitches. Now it has a sensitive bump that feels hard to touch where the cut was. Now what?

Husband had deep cut middle finger knuckle and didn't get stitches. Now it has a sensitive bump that feels hard to touch where the cut was. Now what?

Hand surgeon: A hand surgeon is best qualified to evaluate, advise and, if needed, to treat this problem. This may simply be scar tissue formation, but since it's tender and over a joint, it's just as well that he has it checked. ...Read more

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Had surgery 2wks ago to remove ganglion from back of hand. Stitches were removed last week now have bump where cyst was. What is the bump from?

Had surgery 2wks ago to remove ganglion from back of hand. Stitches were removed last week now have bump where cyst was. What is the bump from?

Several possibilitie: Could be several things: 1) inflammatory residual, which should go down in time, use ice pack or moist heat, whichever helps more), 2) Local infection, but redness and warmth would be characteristics. If that's the case antibiotics might be needed. 3) Problem with the surgery, less likely, but would necessitate follow up with the surgeon ...Read more

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I had 4 teeth extracted now I have a huge bump on the inside of my cheek by where she took out the teeth and have a flap of gum turning gray by stitch?

I had 4 teeth extracted now I have a huge bump on the inside of my cheek by where she took out the teeth and have a flap of gum turning gray by stitch?

Call your dentist: After surgery, there's a post op appointment that you shouldn't miss. If it was done, it is better to call your dentist and notify about your condition to make sure that there is no secondary infection. ...Read more

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My so got stitches on the crease of his big toe (awkward spot) and now has a white itchy bump, blister like but harder, that's on his toe. Infection?

My so got stitches on the crease of his big toe (awkward spot) and now has a white itchy bump, blister like but harder, that's on his toe. Infection?

It does not sound: Like an infection but since we cat see it bring your son back to the doc to take a look or somehow post a picture for further comment. Infections are usually red, Or if there is a pus this is another sign of infection. The sutures might just be a little tight and that is the "itchy bump"..... ...Read more

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I have a small bump under my touge?

I have a small bump under my touge?

See a dentist: Any abnormal findings in your mouth should be evaluated by your dentist. The small bump could be a cyst or extended salivay gland; however, it also could be some kind of tumor. You should see a denist or oral surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What causes small bumps on the back?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I’m a bit embarrassed but I have small bumps in my left nut and it’s has been their for more than 3 years? Can someone explain?

I’m a bit embarrassed but I have small bumps in my left nut and it’s has been their for more than 3 years? Can someone explain?

Probably not serious: First, no need for embarrassment. Your testicles are no more special to your doctor (and should not be to you) than your elbows, knees, or liver. Second, unchanging bumps for so long probably are not serious. Third, more info needed: on the skin or inside your scrotum? Painful? Finally, see a doctor. Mention it next time you have routine care, or make appt for it now if still worried about it. ...Read more

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Really small bumps on my small palate?

Really small bumps on my small palate?

Minor salivary gland: These small bumps are most likely minor salivary glands that may have become a bit inflamed. As long as they are not painful, don't grow larger, and go away then you should be fine. If they persist have the area looked at by your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on my head. What is it?

I have a small bump on my head. What is it?

Can't answer that w: Available info. There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What are these small bumps on my penid head? '

What are these small bumps on my penid head? '

Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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I found a small bump on my left testice, what could this be?

I found a small bump on my left testice, what could this be?

See MD: Could be a few things, but the worst scenario would be testicular cancer. You need to see your physician for an exam. ...Read more

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Small white bumps on fingers?

Small white bumps on fingers?

Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Small hard bumps on thighs, warts?

Small hard bumps on thighs, warts?

Not sure: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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How to remove small bumps on thigh?

Depends on what they: Are. There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Tiny bumps on neck and chest, cause?

Tiny bumps on neck and chest, cause?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Small bump on top left side of head?

Small bump on top left side of head?

HEAD BUMP: How long have you had it? How small? Does it hurt? Does it itch? It might be a small cyst. See your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on face. What to do?

I have small bumps on face. What to do?

Acne: Tretinoin (retin-a, atralin, renova) is the mainstay of treatment for whiteheads and blackheads. Tretinoin is a derivative of vitamin a and works by increasing cell turnover and reducing the "stickiness" of the sloughed cells. It helps expel the plugged material returning the pore to normal. Tretinoin can be irritating, so specific instructions on how to use it can be found here. ...Read more

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My son has small itchy bumps that hurt?

My son has small itchy bumps that hurt?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What are small hard bumps under my scalp?

What are small hard bumps under my scalp?

Have it evaluated: If that is the case, have the area evaluated to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have small irritating bumps on fingers?

I have small irritating bumps on fingers?

Many possibilities: Some causes of “raised bumps” may include soft tissue masses, infection, ganglions, fibromas, inflamed lymph nodes, and cysts. Have the area evaluated by a professional to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can cause tiny white bumps on tongue?

What can cause tiny white bumps on tongue?

May be normal: If these bumps are new, and you have been taking antibiotics it could be a yeast infection called thrush, which is easily treated. If they are long standing, don't hurt and aren't changing, it may just be normal prominent papillae (taste buds). It doesn't sound like anything serious, but if you're not sure check with your doctor ...Read more

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What could cause a small bump on my tonsil?

What could cause a small bump on my tonsil?

Tonsil Bump: This could be normal but see an ENT specialist for a deffinitive answer. ...Read more

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Small white bumps on forearm, what is this?

Not sure.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more