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Lump

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 confirm the nature of a mild tender lump under the skin of the deltoid muscle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a mild, tender bump or a lump or a kind of knot deep under the skin on the deltoid muscle. It is very hard to tell if it is moving under the skin. It has been there for three years. I have not noticed any significant growth in the last three years. I am quite scared after rea...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the anxiety you would be suffering from after suspecting that it is a sarcoma. Here is what I can suggest to you: Sarcoma is an uncommon cause of such lumps, and much more common are some harmless cysts and lipomas. Malignant tumors like sarcoma generall...  Read Full »

I have a tender lump beneath skin near anus. What could this be?

Query: Hello doctor, Suffering from mild IBS D (irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea) since last four years. Noticed a tender lump beneath skin near anus three years ago. Swells and shrinks itself. Mild throbbing and pale yellow fluid discharge from anus when pressed during swelling. Proctoscopy was done...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After reviewing the information shared and your pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears you are suffering from Fistula -in Ano (tubular interconnection between anal canal and outside skin near the anal opening). The swelling you are talking a...  Read Full »

I have had a tiny bump on my anus, it is not painful unless I press hard on it. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 19 years old female. I have had this tiny bump on my anus, it is not painful unless I press hard on it. I have a family history of constipation issues as well as digestion issues. What could be the cause? Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com Thank you for your query. I think the information provided by you is inadequate for all three of these issues. Here is a list of things that I need to know for giving any specific advice. From when do you have constipation? Who else in your family has constipation? Do ...  Read Full »

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