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Tumor Under Skin
"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more
Possible bx: A cyst under the skin when palpated gives the suggestion that there might be fluid present. Placing a fine 22 gauge needle into it can define if fluid is present. Most lesions under the skin rarely are cysts but rather lipomas, fibromas , neuromas and the intial growth of desmoid like lesions. Here a biopsy or excision can resolve the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's impossible: Feeling tumors is not 100% reliable, and you should be examined in person by a dermatologist or a surgeon. Generally, lumps that are soft, fleshy, and easily movable underneath the skin are less aggressive. ...Read more
Impossible to say: Without actually examining it and possibly getting a biopsy, it's impossible to say what you have. Based on your description of a rubbery lump under your skin, my guess would be either lipoma or some cyst like epidermal inclusion cyst. Those are benign. But you may have a rare soft tissue sarcoma, which can be dangerous. You should have it checked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is a painful lump in triceps??
i have one in my right triceps and it moves under skin.if it's a tumor,have any chance to be cancer?
See MD: Usually little lumps are fatty deposits called lipomas, but they may represent other problems, be seen and put your mind at ease. May be nothing but infected lymphnode, but should be seen. Good luck. ...Read more
2wks ago sudden sore lump under skin on calf. Skin is red also. Not as sore today. No visible bite mark, could it be soft tissue tumor?
Not tumor: Soft tissue sarcomas are more common in thigh region then just under skin in area of calf. The redness suggests inflammation and pain in the area not uncommon with inflammation such as secondary to some bite or phlebitis in vein just under skin of area. A sarcoma would not start denovo with associated pain that then regresses in short period of time. If clinical dx indeterminate then bx needed. ...Read more
I hav lump under skin on my chest. It isnt like a pimple or anything. Its under skin. Its hard and sore. What could it b.. Could it b like a tumor?
Depends on the size: You can watch this nodule/lump for a few weeks and check if it is growing in size or remaining unchanged. If it is less than one cm in size, you can watch it for changes over the near term. If it is bigger than one cm or if it is growing/increasing in size then you need to consult your doctor and let him/her examine you and give you further advice. ...Read more
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