Lumps or hard growths on the body are common and usually are benign (noncancerous) in nature. Lipoma, enlarged lymph nodes, fibroma, skin abscess, hernia, and ganglion cysts are the most common causes of a lump under the skin. Consult a doctor immediately if the lump is painful, red, leaking pus, fever, and if it is bigger than 10 cm in diameter.
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Query: Hi doctor, I was taken into primary care last night and diagnosed with a septic throat and hives on my body. I was given a prescription for antibiotics and steroids. It has been 24 hours since I was checked, and my throat is better, but the hives on my body have spread and started to form hard lump... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you are suffering from fever, sore throat, hives, and blisters. You are currently on antibiotics, steroids, and anti-histamines. Persons with infection by the Epstein-Barr virus can result in rashes when they take Penicillin-containing medications. ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old female of height 5’3” and 114 lbs. I had a cyst in my armpit about 12 years ago, now that armpit is a lot larger than the other and seems to have some swollen lump on it for a couple of weeks now. I can grab onto the lump, and it feels like fatty tissue. It... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the picture attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). There is a very clear asymmetry in the armpit region. There is a slight elevation in the left armpit. As per the history which you have mentioned, it is more noticeable to you since ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have a skin-colored, painless lump on the shaft of my penis. I noticed these before around the shaft of my penis only, and they are painless and squishy with my skin color. They do not appear darker. There are about four of these on the right side of the penis shaft. I had these prior ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These appear to be genital warts. Could you please tell me if you have any history of unprotected high-risk sexual intercourse? Any discharge from the penis? Any lump in the inguinal area? Since how long these are there? You have mentioned that the size increases... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, There is a lump (about 3 cm to 4 cm in diameter) on my right buttock for a very long period (about 15 to 18 years). Perhaps it is not regular shaped (not fully round or oval). It might have increased a little within the last five years, and now it might be 4.5 cm to 5 cm in diameter. It ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A lump with a 15-year history does not indicate cancer. It looks like some lipoma (fat lump). But long-duration lump with a sudden increase in size or recent increase in size is worrisome. It may be a sebaceous cyst diagnosed by your dermatologist, but sebaceous cys... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have two lumps under my ear, one big and one smaller right under the big one. Not sure if it is a lymph node or something else. I had a light fever the last two days (37 degrees), but now it is back to normal. Sometimes I get lumps in my armpits, but all the doctors say it is nothing s... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are due to infection, and in some cases, there can be a cyst that is not really harmful and goes by itself. But in your case, these are more likely acne vulgaris because, as I can see (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), there are other acn... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. My height is 5 feet 2 inches, and my weight is 140 lbs. I want to know if my problem is serious or not. I appear to have a cyst on my inner labia. It is a pea-sized bump that is uncomfortable when it gets pressure on it. I have this for two weeks. I have had so... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Actually, such cysts are due to infection or shaving, so if you recently shaved your genital area, it can be due to that only. Or another reason could be infection due to unprotected sex. So if you had unprotected se... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33-year-old female, and I believe I noticed this raised area months ago but thought nothing of it. I saw it again last week and began to worry when I noticed the difference in both legs. It feels like fatty tissue. It is neither hard nor soft. I saw the lump (more like a raised ar... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I understand you noticed this lump a few months ago. Is it of the same size when you saw it for the first time? Do you work out regularly? Have you noticed any such swelling anywhere else on your body? Let me know your answers. For me, it look... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am 26 years old. I am a student and under loads of stress. I smoke cigarettes and drink on occasion. I have a lump underneath the skin on the back of my head. Many years ago, I was in the hospital for skull fracture on the back of my head. I have had serious migraines lately and get di... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, is this lump present since the time of fracture? Is it hard, bony or soft and mobile? This lump could be an abnormal bony fusion. Also, the other common cause is a sebaceous cyst and lipoma. All are a benign condition. You should once get this examined by your GP,... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52 year old male. I have a lump just on top of my soft palate next to uvula. The lump was pink or red, medium and painless without bleeding. Three weeks ago, I found it, and I did not notice anything before. There is no such history in my family. I visited my GP, and he referred me... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: If it is painful, I would have been a bit happy as inflammatory swellings are usually painful. As it is present since three weeks and there is no pain, I wo... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, Initially, I noticed a lump in my outer labia or labia majora. After a month, it grows like a small ball, and I felt hard to walk. Before a while, it accidentally bursts out, and some dripped from it. Since then, I do not have a regular period. What to do? Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have two problems, and they are the lump in labia and irregular periods. Your expected weight for height of 121.92 cm is 22 kg to 26 kg. So, the common cause for both the problem is obesity. Your lump is most probably a sebaceous cyst. It is a gland in the layers... Read Full »
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