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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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I have lumps in my breast. Could it be breast cancer?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old female who is 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 143.3 pounds, and I am concerned about lumps in both of my breasts. I have had these firm lumps since I started developing breasts, and they are almost symmetrical on both breasts. There are multiple internal lumps and two ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. As a medical student, you are understandably concerned about the lumps in your breasts. However, it is essential to remember that breast lumps are common, and not all of them are cancerous. Most breast lumps turn out t...  Read Full »

I have a lump in my groin with yellow discharge after getting popped. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a lump in my groin, which I pushed, and it popped. Now I have a small hole near my vaginal opening which leaks yellow clear stringy discharge and also a small amount of blood if I push where the lump used to be. I have had this a couple of months now what could it be? There is no...  Read Full »

Dr. Suchada Chaiwechakarn

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The opening is your urethra. The yellowish discharge and blood tinged discharge is coming from urethral diverticulum which is an outpouching of the urethra. It is not infection although you see stuff that looks like pus. The treatment would be surgical removal of the...  Read Full »

Why do I have bumps present above my tonsils in the throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a problem with my throat. Can you check the bumps present above my tonsils in the throat? I have attached my complete blood count report. I also have lymph node raised in the neck on the right and left side shoulder, so my body is fighting with something. Current symptoms are so...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the picture, I can see a slightly congested posterior pharyngeal wall along with tonsillar region (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The bumps you are referring to are small tonsillar cysts which do not carry any significance. They are benign and ...  Read Full »

I got a fat lump-like structure just below the neck. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I got a fat lump-like structure just below the neck and above the chest due to unwanted hair removal. There is no pus or blood. There is a needle poke-like pain sensation for a few days. What can I do topically or orally to reduce or shrink this and prevent it from returning?Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly follow up with relevant photographs for confirmation of the diagnosis and treatment accordingly. Thank you. Regards.   Read Full »

I feel pins and needles along with a lump underneath the skin on my face. Is it folliculitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a lump underneath the skin on my face for over a month now. It is not itchy nor does it hurt. I know it is not a pimple because it does not have a head. Also, I feel pins and needles on my face along with the lump. Just starting now I have been having what I believe to be fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Apply Clindamycin 1 percent lotion in the daytime for 20 days. Azac soap or Cetrimide soap for baths for one month. Apply Mupirocin cream twice daily for 15 days. Tablet Ciprofloxacin 500 mg once a day after breakfast for five days. Tablet Emanzen D (Diclofenac sodiu...  Read Full »

I have a lump under the skin of penis. Please advise

Query: Hi doctor,I have a lump under the skin of penis. Usually lumps are round but it is like veins and hard. It does not hurt but it is quite frustrating to have such thing on your penis. Can you help me?  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Please share a picture of the affected area. If there was unprotected sex, then one needs to think of sexually transmitted infections such as Treponema palladium and hemagglutination, human papillomavirus (HPV), polymerase chain reaction (PCR...  Read Full »

I am experiencing a pimple-like brownish-white bump on my penis. What are they?

Query: Hello doctor. On my penis, I have a little pimple-like lump that is brownish-white. I believe it is known as the foreskin. It is directly beneath the head but before the shaft. It has been there for over six months. It was red, bloated, and ached at first. It also had a white head that took a very l...  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed the provided image as well as your history (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). On the glans penis, there seems to be an umbilicated lesion. A comedone (blackhead) or sebaceous hyperplasia (increased size of the sebaceous gland) would b...  Read Full »

My mother has lumps on her head. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom, aged 52 years, got a small lump on her head three years back. Although it was not causing any pain, she was curious to know if it could be treated by medication. She felt its size increased slightly, but she did not prefer surgery. For your information, the present size is the...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I have gone through your case. Most likely, the diagnosis is a sebaceous cyst. It is spontaneous, which means it has no obvious cause. And in most cases, it is painless. Sometimes, it increases in size. As you know, the best treatment for thi...  Read Full »

I have a hard lump in my mouth. Does this require biopsy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a hard lump in my mouth since yesterday. There is very little pain, but I am freaking out about this because I used to chew tobacco and smoke for three years but clean since last one year. So, please, can you confirm if I require a biopsy?  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern since it is a hard lump. But, since you are saying that it is just one day old, it cannot be a chronic problem. Any form of oral cancer or precancerous condition takes some time to show. I would like to ask a few questions. Are you sure it j...  Read Full »

I have a tuberculosis lump. How long should I get treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, How long should I take treatment to dissolve a tuberculosis lump? I have been detected this lump two years back. I showed it to the doctor where I was asked to take RHE-FD for two months which got extended to three months and stopped but the lump was not completely dissolved. Then again I...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashish Vilas Jawarkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Any anti-tuberculosis regimen has to be taken for a minimum of six months for pulmonary tuberculosis and nine months for extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Your tuberculosis appears to be extrapulmonary. There is no indication to stop treatment after three months even if test...  Read Full »

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