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Doctor insights on: What Type Of Surgeon Is Needed For A Lump On The Head

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Do I see brain surgeon if lumps in the back of the head?

Do I see brain surgeon if lumps in the back of the head?

Make an appointment: But, it's best to start with your regular doctor. If a referral to a specialist is needed your doctor will help with that. ...Read more

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Had Restalyne under eyes. 1 has lump/or bag looks like. Other eye good. Is this result of a botched up injection? He is an eye plastic surgeon. Thanks

Had Restalyne under eyes. 1 has lump/or bag looks like. Other eye good. Is this result of a botched up injection? He is an eye plastic surgeon. Thanks

Quite common: I assume at 76 years of age, you have excess skin under your eyelids. Restylane, (dermal fillers) or other fillers injected under the eyes cannot improve redundant skin, the only thing that can is surgery. The eyelid skin is not very forgiving and as such, everything shows. Fortunately, with restylane (dermal fillers), (dermal fillers) your doctor can inject a medication that will dissolve the restylane (dermal fillers). Good luck ...Read more

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Went to oral surgeon recently for a lump underneath the jaw external xray didn't show anything what can this be if its not salivary gland awhat to do?

Went to oral surgeon recently for a lump underneath the jaw external xray didn't show anything what can this be if its not salivary gland awhat to do?

See an OFP: Lump under the jaw can have various causes. The most common would be a lymph node, If this lump persists for more than two weeks, a clinical examination by an orofacial pain specialist and laboratory tests, as necessary to obtain a definitive diagnosis. Proper diagnosis is a key to successful treatment. ...Read more

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Are oral cancer lumps large or can they be very small. I have a bump on the roof of my mouth that my oral surgeon said was to small to biopsy.

Are oral cancer lumps large or can they be very small. I have a bump on the roof of my mouth that my oral surgeon said was to small to biopsy.

Get a second opinion: Bumps that last longer than 10 days without healing, regardless the size, should be checked by a dentist or oral pathologist. They can be quite large, or they may remain as small bumps. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth (right up & low) extracted on 8th Apr by surgeon drilling lower jaw. 12 days over, lockjaw, hard lump on lower jaw & possibly pus (salty)?

Wisdom teeth (right up & low) extracted on 8th Apr by surgeon drilling lower jaw. 12 days over, lockjaw, hard lump on lower jaw & possibly pus (salty)?

Common: Pretty common with a surgical wisdom tooth and at this time you are going though normal issues with hard lumps etc but I am concerned about the lockjaw and the hard lump at the sometime. I would go back for an evaluation via the dentist or oral surgeon that did the work. No worries ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on my jaw bone near where my wisdom teeth were. The oral surgeon told my to try a warm compress. It made the lump grow. Any ideas?

I have a hard lump on my jaw bone near where my wisdom teeth were. The oral surgeon told my to try a warm compress. It made the lump grow. Any ideas?

See a dentist ASAP: Dental abscess infection may spread to the face, brain or neck. Direct spread from a dental source can account for up to 10% of brain abscesses. See your dentist for examination, x-ray and treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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What types of services can an eye surgeon provide?

What types of services can an eye surgeon provide?

Ophthalmology: Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. An ophthalmologist is a specialist in medical and surgical eye problems. Since ophthalmologists perform operations on eyes, they are considered to be both surgical and medical specialists. ...Read more

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I have a small hard bump on the roof of my mouth that popped up where a bigger soft 1 was. I can't see an oral surgeon until December, should I worry?

I have a small hard bump on the roof of my mouth that popped up where a bigger soft 1 was. I can't see an oral surgeon until December, should I worry?

Suspicious bump: I would advise you to have the bump examined by any dentist or dental specialist (e.g. oral surgeon, OFP), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more

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I have a 1cm clear hard bump over a small childhood scar on my forehead. Is it a cyst? Should I see a derm. Or plastic surgeon? What's the cause?

I have a 1cm clear hard bump over a small childhood scar on my forehead. Is it a cyst? Should I see a derm. Or plastic surgeon? What's the cause?

Hard bump: This could be a hyperplastic or keloid scar, but if the lesion appeared years after the scar formation it is likely a sebaceous or epidermoid cyst. I would recommend seeing a general surgeon to evaluate and possibly remove the lesion. ...Read more

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I'm having health anxiety over this bump on the roof of my mouth. I've seen an oral surgeon, he said its too small to be cancer. Still worried. Help.

I'm having health anxiety over this bump on the roof of my mouth. I've seen an oral surgeon, he said its too small to be cancer. Still worried. Help.

A second opinion: Can be very helpful and put your mind at ease. See another oral surgeon. The unknown can make us anxious so that part is normal. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the roof of my mouth that shoots out puss when I eat/drink something. I've had it for 4 months. I've seen an oral surgeon. Cancer?

I have a bump on the roof of my mouth that shoots out puss when I eat/drink something. I've had it for 4 months. I've seen an oral surgeon. Cancer?

Much Too Little Info: You've already seen an oral surgeon, so what exactly do you hope from a doctor answering your question on this website? If you have doubts or questions that surgeon couldn't/wouldn't or didn't answer, best to get a second opinion from another oral surgeon (or maybe just a dentist).It would be near impossible to answer that question here. At best, it's a chronic infection. Doubtful cancer at your age ...Read more

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Lump in cheek nodule type can only be felt from inside of cheek. How do I remove this?

Go see your doctor: You need a medical exam by your doctor. That is the only way to find out what this nodule insdie your check is. You can wait for sometime to see if it is growing in size or not. If it increases in size over 1 to 2 months then it may have to be taken out surgically and examined microscopically. ...Read more

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Small little round - ball type lumps on my neck and side of my chin. What does this sound like?

Small little round - ball type lumps on my neck and side of my chin. What does this sound like?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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What type (specialty) of physican should I see for a blackish/greyish lump under my skin that when touched sends an electric jolt through me?

What type (specialty) of physican should I see for a blackish/greyish lump under my skin that when touched sends an electric jolt through me?

Many choices: One could start with their pcp. This is always the basis of your care and the person who knows you the best. Then one could consider a dermatologist, general surgeon or plastic surgeon or even a neurologist. Sounds peculiar and may need additional testing, imaging and perhaps intervention. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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I had a large lump on the inside of my butt cheek and when I sat down today it busted open. A bloody puss type of fluid came out what could it be?

I had a large lump on the inside of my butt cheek and when I sat down today it busted open. A bloody puss type of fluid came out what could it be?

Pilonidal cyst: A pilonidal cyst is an abnormal pocket originating in the skin that usually contains hair, skin debris and other abnormal tissue. A pilonidal cyst is almost always located near the tailbone at the top of the cleft of the buttocks. The only sure treatment for a pilonidal cyst is surgery. ...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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I have a knot type lump under my skin on my back on top of that is a raised mole that bleeds sometimes and itches. The lump is uncomfortable?

I have a knot type lump under my skin on my back on top of that is a raised mole that bleeds sometimes and itches. The lump is uncomfortable?

Get evaluated prompt: It could run from something totally benign to a disaster. Have a dermatologist look at that as soon as possible. If he suspects malignant melanoma then it has to be cut out. It could be a lipoma (fat cells) not bad at all. You don't want to dilly-dally on this. Do it this week! It's not a heart attack but you cannot neglect this! ...Read more

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Hi! Yesterday afternoon I bit my lip pretty bad. And now I have painful lumps on my jawline, and a huge bump type thing on my lip. What do I do?

Not much to do: The first few days it will swell...Apply ice to reduce swelling and try not to reinjure area by being more careful with chewing and speaking for the next few days. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my forehead under the skin (visible). It has gotten bigger. Who would I need to see for this what type of doctor. Thank you!

Dermatologist: If the lump you are seeing feels superficial and just under the skin then a dermatologist is likely the best option to evaluate. If it is a cyst, they are able to perform the surgical procedure to remove it. Another option would be a plastic or general surgeon. ...Read more

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The right side of my labia, the vaginal lips have a circular/oval lump type inside the skin which has caused swelling and it hurts to walk or sit dow?

The right side of my labia, the vaginal lips have a circular/oval lump type inside the skin which has caused swelling and it hurts to walk or sit dow?

Talk 2 Ur parents-: -this is most likely a bartholin cyst (so). It needs 2 B evald by a GYN. They happen, not a STD. So don't worry about talking 2 them. ...Read more