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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How to treat painful bumps on my labia minora?

Query: Hello doctor, Painful and hard lump, growing larger day by day on labia minora. Trouble walking and sitting due to discomfort. Red and hot to the touch. Due to friction when walking, it started seeping pus with a little blood. Drained a lot and lump became smaller and slightly less painful, but the...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This is left sided labial abscess. Get incision and drainage along with that, the pus should be sent for culture and sensitivity. In the meantime broad spectrum antibiotic like Ampicillin with Clavulanic acid 625 mg three times a day for seven days along with anti-in...  Read Full »

Does a long-standing slow-growing lump on the right buttock indicate cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, There is a lump (about 1.18 inches to 1.57 inches 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 1.77 inches to 1.9...  Read Full »

Dr. Shivpal Saini

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Why does my CT scan report show lumps on the left side of my throat and gums?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a CT scan done and I have not yet received the reports. I have received the images of the reports, but the left side looks different from the right side. I had the third infection of COVID-19, nasal problems, and headaches for three months. I also have a lump on the left sid...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed the attached images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). There is nothing to be worried about. I request you upload more images related to your condition.   Read Full »

I am 15 years old, and I masturbate a lot and recently noticed a lump on the side of my penis. Why?

Query: Hello, I am a 15-year-old, and I do not know what this lump on the side of my penis is? It has happened before, but I could never find anything about it. I do masturbate a lot though. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Darshan Kanani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you share a photo of that lump so that I have a clear idea? There are several potential causes for a lump on the penis, including an infection, cyst, or growth. Without a proper look at it, it is impossible to determine the cause of the lump. It is also important...  Read Full »

I have had a lump around of 3 to 4 cm in the right buttock for the past 18 years. Is it due to cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a lump around three to four centimeters in diameter on my right buttock for the past many years. It pains a little when it is pressed. While sitting, it is compressed in size and then it regains its original size. It has increased in size a little within the last few years....  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. The ultrasound report says it might be slow flow venous malformation. It is benign abnormality of veins and not a cancer. You can get a new ultrasound to access the present size and features of the lesion as you...  Read Full »

I underwent cryotherapy for a lump, but the biopsy report suggests it is a leiomyoma. What is the chance of developing a lump after cryotherapy?

Query: Hi doctor, I had cryotherapy of about four sessions for a lump on my scrotum. It had not completely been eradicated, so the doctor sent it for a biopsy. The doctor thought it may have been a genital wart. The biopsy then came back, saying it was a leiomyoma cell that had spindle cells positive for d...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Leiomyoma is a benign tumor arising from spindle cells that are confirmed on the biopsy and the additional report added to it at the end whereas a wart is an infective lesion (viral infection). It is a benign leiomyoma as per the attached reports (attachment removed for...  Read Full »

Could a lump on my testicle cause pain during urination?

Query: Hello doctor, I have pain while urinating. I had a white clear discharge from the penis. Now gone. Yesterday I found a small lump on the testicle. I went to the clinic before getting the lump. Tested clear for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and microplasma. Given antibiotics which cleared the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query, I would like to know a few more details. When was your last sexual contact, and after how many days did you get yourself tested? Is the burning sensation during peeing, throughout urination or just stay the start? Do you have to strain to p...  Read Full »

Why is there a hard lump near my sternum that is immovable, painless, and not growing in size?

Query: Hello doctor, There is a hard lump near the right sternum that is not movable. The lump is not painful and does not seem to be growing. The X-ray report of the sternum suggested no lesion or fracture. I am attaching my ultrasound reports also. What could it be? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Based on your findings and reports (the attachments were removed to protect the patient's identity), it appears benign and could be a soft-tissue growth. There is no need to worry. I suggest you do an ultrasound...  Read Full »

I had lumps in my arms as a teenager, and now I have many visible lumps in my thighs as well, which are itchy. Is it something to worry about?

Query: Hi doctor, I have felt lumps in my arms since I was a teenager, and I am now 35, and I feel a lot on my thighs and arms. The ones on my thighs are underneath the skin, but I can see them slightly when I stand. I think it itches, but I am unsure if it is my skin or the lump that itches on my thighs. ...  Read Full »

Dr. V. Srikanth Reddy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. You might be suffereing from keratosis pilaris, a treatable condition that can be improved with treatments like microdermabrasion, peel treatment, keratolytic, retinoid creams, etc. The fact that your keratosis pil...  Read Full »

I have a lump an inch from the anus that is not subsiding despite taking antibiotics for six days. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I had boils or cysts on my rear end that had to be drained by a doctor. But now I have a lump that is about an inch from my anus that is bothering me. It is not like the previous ones that had unbearable pain, redness, and irritation. This is just annoying as it is in a place that runs...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugandh Garg

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Maintain strict hygiene. Clean with antiseptic and not oils. Use topical antibiotic ointment unless otherwise contraindicated. Get physically examined and investigated to rule out any medical problems and treat them accordingly. Wear loose comfortable cotton cl...  Read Full »

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