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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 3 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
Exposure: Skin tumors develop because of exposure to UV or cutaneous carcinogens. Majoiry are basal cell Ca, some squamous and melanoma. If appearance of superficial ulcer then Efudex (fluorouracil) (5 FU cream used) Otherwise excisional bx required if lesion enlarges. When pigmented wide excision for possible melanoma needed. ...Read more
Brain tumor: Brain tumor can originate from the brain itself or can be a spread from cancer from outside the brain. Yes, any tumor/growth in the brain is a major problem as the brain is located inside a closed space system i.e. Skull- so any tumor/growth in the brain will increase pressure inside the system causing damage to the brain and could be lethal. ...Read more
Leprosy: Hansen's disease is leprosy, which is an infection caused by mycobactrium leprae. The "tumors" or bumps you see in the skin of leprosy are a result of a type of inflammation. They are not growths we typically think in tumors. Leprosy classification is based on the type of immune response. The nodules (or tumor looking lesions) are seen in people lepromatous leprosy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Tumors on the outside of the head tend to be either in the soft tissues of the skin or in the bone. The boney tumors tend to be hard and usually start out small and grow out from the skull. The tumors in the skin/scalp tend to be softer. These can grow to large sizes if there is no intervention. These may be benign (ie. Lipoma) or malignant (ie. Skin cancers). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had few illnesses but recently I can feel small hard lumps under my skin that don't move. Tumors?
Feels like a egg on the side of my head I had it since I was younger but it grew a little bigger is it just the shape of my head or a tumor?
Impossible to tell: from a distance. Given what you say, far more likely just the shape of your head. Recommend research anatomy on line (including Google images), seek help worthy of your trust & after a careful exam & characterization of the "egg", consider imaging with Ultrasound, CAT scan or MRI to better characterize - IF judged worth both the cost & risks by BOTH you & the advisers you choose to work with. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Since 3 months, sometimes i feel like a kind of pressure (no pain) on the left side on the top of my head, always on the same area. Is it tumor ?
Unlikely: Head pressure, tension headaches are quite common in otherwise healthy people. It is not a serious symptom of anything like a tumor. Take some tylenol (acetaminophen) and it should settle down. Only if you have progressively increasing headaches is it worth getting concerned about. But that does not seem to be the case at the moment. ...Read more
Yes: Brain tumors can lead to direct pressure on the surrounding tissues. This can lead to headaches. Headaches can also occur from hydrocepahalus, that is back up of fluid in the brain. If the has worsen or don't improve, you should have it checked out by your physician. ...Read more
No: If you hear water slogging it's more likely water in your ear than a tumor. Most head tumors have a growth or cause pain if they're inside your skull. Tilt your head to the side that's slogging, pull the ear back and up and shake your head vigorously- that will usually cause the water to drain. ...Read more
Sun exsposure: Because of excessive exposure to sun the country's 22 million people are 13 times more likely to develop skin cancer than the global average. It has the globe's highest rate of deadly melanoma and one of the highest overall rates of cancer. Australia's proximity to Antarctica, where there is a hole in the ozone layer that filters out UV rays may also increase the risk. There are also higher rates of detection and tracking that can explain the number of cases of cancer diagnosed each year. ...Read more