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What is this lump under my skin on the side of my thigh?

What is this lump under my skin on the side of my thigh?

? Lipoma vs cysts: Usually skin lumps are lipoma if they are mobile or cysts if they are not mobile. If you have pain or fever, they could be due to infections. ...Read more

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What is a hard, small, painful lump, about the size of a pea under the skin of my right butt cheek, near the area that connects with my thigh?

What is a hard, small, painful lump, about the size of a pea under the skin of my right butt cheek, near the area that connects with my thigh?

?lipoma: There is a type of lipoma called an angio lipoma which can be painful. To make an accurate diagnosis it needs to be cut out. ...Read more

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Firm pea sized lump on the right side of the back of my neck at the bottom of my hairline. What is it?!

Firm pea sized lump on the right side of the back of my neck at the bottom of my hairline. What is it?!

Typical for mono: It may be enlarged occipital lymph nodes. It may be sebaceous cyst. It may be... I may continue with long list. See your doctor; let him examine that "pea sized lump". Sorry, can not say better not seeing and touching this lump, and without knowing your history. ...Read more

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Pea sized movable thing under the skin of the arm, what is it?

Cyst: Cysts are noncancerous, closed pockets of tissue that can be filled with fluid, pus, or other material.Cysts are common on the skin and can appear anywhere.They feel like large peas under the surface of the skin.Cysts can develop as a result of infection, clogging of oil glands, or around foreign bodies, such as earrings.See a doctor for further instruction on how to get rid of it correctly :]. ...Read more

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I have a lump about 1 inch in diameter on the side of my foot. It is under the skin, and it itches on the surface. The bump is a pale purple. Help!

I have a lump about 1 inch in diameter on the side of my foot. It is under the skin, and it itches on the surface. The bump is a pale purple. Help!

Need to Visualize: Have a healthcare personnel look at the lesions to determine the nature of it. Your primary care provider or a foot doctor will be of great help. ...Read more

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What can cause a red , large, hard lump under the skin on the outer region of the upper right thigh?

A few things : If a "red skin lump " is tender, has surrounding redness and enlarging, it may be a skin abscess from a bacterial infection. The body can sometimes "wall" these off without any treatment. A doctor performed incision and drainage may cure these +- antibiotics. Its better to see the doctor early rather than wait to see what your body may do. ...Read more

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What is this small bump under the right side of my testicles?

What is this small bump under the right side of my testicles?

Need more info...: The specifics & relevance of the bump are unclear enough to deduce right diagnosis. But based on what most of laypersons perceived, what you referred to may mean a sebaceous cyst on right side of the sac, which is common but bears low clinical significance as long as being free of symptoms or its rarely related infection. So, you may leave it alone. More? Seek evaluation & counseling. ...Read more

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Pea size hard lump on the inside of my left arm on the outside of my arm and is sore to touch?

Pea size hard lump on the inside of my left arm on the outside of my arm and is sore to touch?

Cyst? Boil?: A hard, tender lump that is new, usually means inflammation or infection (mild). Cysts and boils often occur under the skin, can be firm and tender. You could try hot compresses to the area. Some people even take an antibiotic to eliminate infection. To be sure, see your doctor who can tell you what you are dealing with. ...Read more

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I noticed a bump on the outside of my upper left arm. It's about the size of a quarter. It's where fatty tissue is located on ones arm.?

I noticed a bump on the outside of my upper left arm.  It's about the size of a quarter.  It's where fatty tissue is located on ones arm.?

Cyst or lipoma?: You didn't mention any pain so it's like likely to be an infectious process like cellulitis or abscess. Cysts & glands can often swell up as the pore gets clogged then resolve on their own w/o getting infected or causing pain. Lipoma is a benign (non-cancerous) fatty growth just under the skin. It rarely changes size. Best to go see your family doc for an exam & diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a small pea size lump under the skin on my labia above and to the left of the clit. It is bruised red and tender. What would cause this?

Bartholin's Gland: Normally, these glands maintain labial moisture and sex lubrication. You never know they're there until they get blocked up or infected like this, and then it can be horrible! you may have a visit with your fp or walk-in clinic to confirm and try antibiotics; but, the worst-case scenario would be that a surgical excision may be necessary. ...Read more

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I have a nickel sized lump located under the skin on the back of my head. When I press down on the lump it's painless and it is very bony.

I have a nickel sized lump located under the skin on the back of my head. When I press down on the lump it's painless and it is very bony.

Maybe normal anatomy: Without better localization, or a picture, we can't comment with greater accuracy . However, what you describe may be a normal anatomic feature. If any doubt, ask your doctor to check it. ...Read more

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There is a dime size mass under the left side of my scalp but also going under the base of my skull. it feels bruised and itches. What is it from?

There is a dime size mass under the left side of my scalp but also going under the base of my skull. it feels bruised and itches. What is it from?

Needs examination: Any mass in any part of the body is a concern. It may be a simple lymph node but your doctor needs to examine this and evaluate further by ultrasound or biopsy if necessary to determine the cause of the mass ...Read more

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Under my chin on the upper right of my neck is a hard pea sized lump. What could this be?

Under my chin on the upper right of my neck is a hard pea sized lump. What could this be?

Lymph node or cyst: A small lump in the neck is usually a 'reactive lymph node' as the result of some viral upper respiratory infection. Lymph nodes are part of a healthy immune system. Another possibility is a sebaceous cyst. If the 'lump' enlarges or becomes painful you should get seen. ...Read more

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I have a 1 1/2" bean shaped lump on my right shin under the skin, It is 4" below the knee to the left of my shin bone. Its movable and not painful.

Varies: There are a number of possibilities from a bursa to a sebaceous cyst, lipoma, lymph node, etc. hard really to say more without actually seeing it. Consider being seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Lump on right side of left wrist. A hard almost pointy feeling bump under the skin. small, pea sized, not visible. what could this be? Only on one wrist

Lump on right side of left wrist. A hard almost pointy feeling bump under the skin. small, pea sized, not visible. what could this be? Only on one wrist

Ganglion cyst?: Sometimes a ganglion cyst starts out like that. These are benign and only need removal if they are really bothering you. If it grows or causes pain, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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