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Small hard white lump near anus?

Small hard white lump near anus?

Cyst: Most likely an inclusion or sebaceous cyst. These are benign cyst that contain a white sebaceous material similar to that of a black head. These can become infected and present as painful lumps much like the cyst in this picture. Often times gentle pressure may express the material. If the lump is enlarging or becoming tender, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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White lump on my wrist. What could this be?

White lump on my wrist. What could this be?

Ganglion cyst: Most bumps on the dorsal side of the wrist are gangklion cysts. These are outpouchings of joint fluid from the wrist the wrist joint, which present as soft, moveable bumps. On occasion they can be painful. ...Read more

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What could be a white lump on my penis?

What could be a white lump on my penis?

Several things,: But the most likely cause is a sebaceous cyst. These are benign skin lumps filled with keratin and fluid. They can be stable, or enlarge and get inflamed, and sometimes drain on their own. If you have a painful, inflamed, or enlarging lesion on the penis, see your physician for evaluation. Many other benign skin issues also present as whitish lumps. ...Read more

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I have a white lump in my mouth. What could it be?

I have a white lump in my mouth. What could it be?

See a dentist.: Your question is too general and there are so many things it could be that i strongly recommend you see a dentist immediately for an exam and proper diagnosis. Please don't wait! ...Read more

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Can i pop spider bite white lump?

Can i pop spider bite white lump?

Thanks for asking!: It is probably better if you go to a physian and have them do it for you if indicated because they can get a culture of it so that you ultimately know the causative organism, and obtain culture and sensitivities which will tell us what antibiotics it would be susceptible to for treatment. ...Read more

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I have a very small white lump at the right side of my torso. Sometimes it's itchy,, it's been there for quite some time.

I have a very small white lump at the right side of my torso. Sometimes it's itchy,, it's been there for quite some time.

Skin lesion: Hard to say without seeing it. If you utilize HealthTap Prime we could help you. If you decide not to use that service i would see your doctor to determine what it is ...Read more

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I have a soft white lump (about the size of a pea) on my foreskin. Has been there for quite a few months no pain or anything.. what could it be?

I have a soft white lump (about the size of a pea) on my foreskin. Has been there for quite a few months no pain or anything.. what could it be?

Likely Cyst: Could be a cyst given its characters Proper assessment and diagnosis would be difficult though without visualisation of the lump and that is why I would suggest to see your doctor ...Read more

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I have a hard white lump on my testicle for years now. It doesn't usually cause me pain but recently popped and now is starting to. Is this bad?

I have a hard white lump on my testicle for years now.  It doesn't usually cause me pain but recently popped and now is starting to.  Is this bad?

Here are some ...: What you described is not enough to know if the hard lump is in the scrotal wall or really inside the scrotum because many laypersons tend to describe a lump in the scrotal wall as in the testicle. If in scrotal wall, such hard lump is most likely a sebaceous cyst which may develop superimposed infection like a boil. If inside the sac, it requires a direct look and palpation to ... + / - US for Dx ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a white lump on his bum. And i've popped it 3 times in 5 years white thick smelling stuff comes out.It always comes back. What is it?

My boyfriend has a white lump on his bum. And i've popped it 3 times in 5 years white thick smelling stuff comes out.It always comes back. What is it?

Cyst: Most likely it's a sebaceous cyst; these are also known as epidermal cysts. These are not dangerous in general; however they tend to fill up over and over so he might want to consider seeing a doctor to have it removed. They can also get infected and become red and painful. ...Read more

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What could the white lump on roof of my mouth be?

What could the white lump on roof of my mouth be?

Lump on mouth: Lumps on top of mouth. Most common would be fungal infection, polyp, apthous ulcer. Can be lichen planus or cancerous lesion. Smoke or chewy tobacco? ...Read more

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Tiny white lump on my tonsil. Is it infected?

Tiny white lump on my tonsil.  Is it infected?

Most likely no: These yellowish whitish things are ver common in the tonsils. Debris forms in the tonsillar crypts and sometimes the tonsil forms a membrane that walls it off. This then appears as a lump. In general, these are nothing to worry about. If concerned, an ENT doctor will be able to quickly evaluate it and reassure you. ...Read more

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What can a single white lump mean on your tonsils?

What can a single white lump mean on your tonsils?

Tonsil lump: It can be a tonsillith (tonsil stone), a mucous filled cyst, a cutaneous horn or a papilloma (wart). The vast majority are benign, but i would point it out to your doctor. ...Read more

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I got this white lump on my ankle, and i want to know what it is and how to remove it?

I got this white lump on my ankle, and i want to know what it is and how to remove it?

Ganglion: The lump may or may not be a ganglion. Most of the time it can be drained instead of removed. It is better to try conservative options first to avoid surgery because of potential complications and reoccurance. If it is not fluid filled then and MRI may be needed to evaluate it further. ...Read more

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Small white lump in stool sometimes what does this mean should i be worried could it be because of medication?

Small white lump in stool sometimes what does this mean should i be worried could it be because of medication?

White lump: Some medicines have a wax or plastic matrix to facilitate absorption. These are passed through the stool intact . Eat more vegetables and fiber. Try to retrieve one of the "lumps" for analysis but I suspect your condition is benign ...Read more

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Is a white lump under the skin on the male ball sac something to worry about it is about the size of a piece of homney?

Is a white lump under the skin on the male ball sac something to worry about it is about the size of a piece of homney?

Sebaceous cyst: Sounds classic for a sebaceous cyst. These are usually creamy white. My training and consultation with many on this is to leave them alone. If it becomes red, irritated, infected or cause problems, they can be removed. Don't press on them or try to express them. If you have questions or concerns as to what it is, see pcp, dermatologist or since on scrotum, urologist! ...Read more

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I had a small white lump on the inside of my foreskin that I removed and now there is a lump there with a skin colored lesion that is painless.

I had a small white lump on the inside of my foreskin that I removed and now there is a lump there with a skin colored lesion that is painless.

Some thoughts: dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them.scar tissue, warts, scabs can certainly do that. Peyronie's is a scar generally in a different spot than that but then, mostly circumsized males. ...Read more

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Hi I was wondering if you could help me about a small white lump 2 millimetre in size under my right armpit. I can move it a little. Thanks Rob?

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I was wondering if you could help me about a small white lump 2 millimetre in size under my right armpit. I can move it a little. 

Thanks 
Rob?

The whiteness: suggests there may be some associated pus or accumulation of white blood cells. This usually signals minor infection of a hair follicle, gland, or formation of a small cyst--in all likelihood a benign finding. Apply very warm, moist, clean wash cloth for 20 min 3+ times a day for several days. It should resolve. If persists and/or bothersome, see your Doctor. Good wishes:) ...Read more