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Small lump in ear lobe, ball like, next to pierced ear. Hurts alittle bit when pressed? Seems to in reds in size as well.

Small lump in ear lobe, ball like, next to pierced ear. Hurts alittle bit when pressed? Seems to in reds in size as well.

Piercing infection: Sounds like the piercing got infected. Remove the earring (you can re-pierce it later if the piercing closes up). If you can gently express any pus from the area through the piercing hole, that will help it heal. You can use a warm compress to help get the pus out and for comfort. If it doesn't clear up in a few days, or starts looking worse, you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a hard, small 2mm ball shaped lump in my underarm. It is not painful, not movable and has been there for 2 months. It hasn't grown in si?

I have a hard, small 2mm ball shaped lump in my underarm. It is not painful, not movable and has been there for 2 months. It hasn't grown in si?

Could be a: Skin tag, a small lipoma (harmless fatty tumor), a nevus (or mole), a lymph node, a wart, or most unlikely, a skin tumor or cancer. Best if you would have it examined by a trained professional healthcare provider. And thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What to do if I discovered a small, hard, ball shaped lump under my chin right behind the jaw bone.?

What to do if I discovered a small, hard, ball shaped lump under my chin right behind the jaw bone.?

See your Physician: If you have a hard lump that you are concerned with get checked. Go see some one and get examined. ...Read more

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I have a small ball shaped lump (1/4 inch) under the skin on my hand; it moves as I flex and contract my hand. Ideas? Urgency to being checked?

I have a small ball shaped lump (1/4 inch) under the skin on my hand; it moves as I flex and contract my hand. Ideas? Urgency to being checked?

Not urgent: Sounds like it is on the dorsal side of ur wrist (the side of the back of you wrist?).If that's where it is then it is a "ganglion cyst".Can either be left alone, or aspirated and steroid injected in place of the fluid. Alternatively if this does'nt work it can be removed surgically. Have your doctor check it to make sure that's what u are describing but no need for urgent care.Good luck. Not serious:) ...Read more

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I have a lump in my earlobe, more like a small hard ball, there is no pain what can it be?

I have a lump in my earlobe, more like a small hard ball, there is no pain what can it be?

Cyst?: It is not uncommon to develop a cyst in the ear, scalp or neck. They are usually benign and do not cause a problem. Still to be sure you would have to have it excised and put under a microscope. If it bothers you, is painful, or begins to grow rapidly see a surgeon for removal ...Read more

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I had a pimple on my earlobe a few weeks back so I popped it but after a week or so, I noticed a had a small ball in my earlobe, im 16, help!

I had a pimple on my earlobe a few weeks back so I popped it but after a week or so, I noticed a had a small ball in my earlobe, im 16, help!

Earlobe pimple: Hello, I think you have caused a small folliculitis to become an infectious cystic pustule. The popping caused an inflammatory cystic reaction within the earlobe which may subside if you let it alone. ...Read more

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I have a small hard ball type lump under the skin on earlobe, you can feel it both sides it's extremely painful to touch/lean on. Had it 2+ weeks help?

I have a small hard ball type lump under the skin on earlobe, you can feel it both sides it's extremely painful to touch/lean on. Had it 2+ weeks help?

Infected Cyst: This is likely an infected inclusion cyst in your earlobe. It needs to be drained. Therefore you need to be seen by a physician to be treated. Do not try to pop it on your own. ...Read more

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Small ball like thing under skin on knee. What could it be? Moves when I touch it. Should I be concerned?

Small ball like thing under skin on knee. What could it be? Moves when I touch it. Should I be concerned?

Prepatellar Bursa: A lump under the skin I've the patella or patellar tendon is more likely due to inflamed bursa. If it is increasing in size or is painful then it needs to be aspirated or removed. Antibiotics are needed if it is infected. ...Read more

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I found a small hard but moveable ball like thing on my right uppwr thigh close to my groin area. I need to know if its something serious.

I found a small hard but moveable ball like thing on my right uppwr thigh close to my groin area. I need to know if its something serious.

Go to a doctor: You need to be evaluated on person. This, mmay be nothing or something. You may need a biopsy to find out for sure. ...Read more

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My 6 yr olds neck hurts to the touch and has a small ball like knot that moves around when you touch it. Feels swollen some too.

My 6 yr olds neck hurts to the touch and has a small ball like knot that moves around when you touch it. Feels swollen some too.

Common finding: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body ; generally noticeable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They usually return to resting size in 3-4 wks. They rarely can become damaged by infection ; grow to golf ball size ; need drainage or removal. ...Read more

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Have these small ball like things I can feel under skin. In groin area. Right below waits. This normal? Wat can they be?

Have these small ball like things I can feel under skin. In groin area. Right below waits. This normal? Wat can they be?

Lymph nodes?: Depending on location--if near 'crease' between thigh & belly more likely--they could be lymph nodes. These can swell when infection near by--genital or in leg--or with other medical conditions. Should get examined by your dr / urgent care dr for proper diagnosis and any needed testing and treatment. ...Read more

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I feel a small ball like item inside my belly. It is not painful or doesn't create any problem so far. But I want to know what's this.

I feel a small ball like item inside my belly. It is not painful or doesn't create any problem so far. But I want to know what's this.

Maybe a hernia: Depending on the location, it could be a hernia, a muscle spasm, or a cyst or fatty rumor under the skin. Best to get it checked out by a primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why is my poop ball shaped?

Why is my poop ball shaped?

Constipation: If your stools are shaped like firm little balls you are not getting enough fiber or water in your diet. Increase both and you will see the shape and consistency of your stool improve. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is this small ball like bump on back of head?

What is this small ball like bump on back of head?

Get to Dr.: Hopefully is just that you were not familiar with the anatomy of your skull which probably has several lumps and feeling of a mass. Other possibility is lymph node enlargement which could be associated to many conditions. Other masses...Lipomas, skin cysts, hemaromas, etc get examined by dr. ...Read more

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I noticed this small ball like lump under my skin on my upper pubic area. Doesn't hurt unless touched and it moves around a little?

I noticed this small ball like lump under my skin on my upper pubic area. Doesn't hurt unless touched and it moves around a little?

Possible Abscesses: It sounds like you may have some abscesses with or without cellulitis. You may need antibiotics and possible drainage of the abscesses if they are fully formed. In the meantime analgesia like paracetamol and ibuprofen will help but also running the area under hot water and soap as often as it is convenient should help. You should let a doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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Navel is infected, little blood, and painful. Growth of ball shaped sensitive tissue blocking inside navel (was never there). What can I do for now?

Navel is infected, little blood, and painful. Growth of ball shaped sensitive tissue blocking inside navel (was never there). What can I do for now?

Infected navel: This needs to be checked as soon as possible. This could be an abscess. You can clean with warm soap and water, keep covered, use triple antibiotic ointment twice a day until you can get to the DOCTOR. ...Read more

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Small soft ball behind ear, dangerous?

Small soft ball behind ear, dangerous?

Not likely: An asymptomatic ball or nodiule in that location is likely to be a benign lipoma, a fatty tumor of no pathologic significance. These sometimes enlarge and can be easily removed if it bothers you but these will cause no illness. ...Read more

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I have a small ball in my ear lobe what is it?? Could it be due to earrings or what?

I have a small ball in my ear lobe what is it?? Could it be due to earrings or what?

Multiple options: This could be scar tissue from an earring or old injury, a lymph node, a cyst or any number of other possibilities. A better description of size, length of time it's been there, and whether or not it's painful would be helpful. ...Read more

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I have a hard, small knot on the back my ear lobe. Feels like a little ball. Very painful. What could it be?

I have a hard, small knot on the back my ear lobe. Feels like a little ball. Very painful. What could it be?

? cyst?: It may be a cyst. If it becomes red, hot, swollen with enlarged lymph nodes and more tender it may have become infected. In that case seek med eval. ...Read more

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I have a small ball-like lump under my chin between my jaws. It's slightly sore when touched but gets more sore near the jaws. Is this serious?

I have a small ball-like lump under my chin between my jaws. It's slightly sore when touched but gets more sore near the jaws. Is this serious?

Needs check: There are many possible causes for a tender lump under the chin, and some of them need treatment.
They can come from dental problems, and can be caused by infections. See your doctor or if you have problems with your teeth, see your dentist. ...Read more

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After I shaved down there I have a large, really hard, ball like shaped and very painful spot on my lip (vagina) on the outside. Please help?

After I shaved down there I have a large, really hard, ball like shaped and very painful spot on my lip (vagina) on the outside. Please help?

Ingrown hair: You may have an ingrown hair or a cyst. Warm compresses may help, if it gets larger or more painful, you should see your doctor since it may need to be drained. ...Read more

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I'm a 41 yo f with Sjogren's. Found a lump about the size of a quarter (but ball shaped) very hard and immobile to the RT of lumbar spine (touching)?

I'm a 41 yo f with Sjogren's. Found a lump about the size of a quarter (but ball shaped) very hard and immobile to the RT of lumbar spine (touching)?

Advise to get it: Chech out, without knowing anything about you, but Sjogren patients tend to have several fold higher risk to develop malignancy more specifically lymphoma. Discuss with PCP or rheumatologist for next step. ...Read more