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Skin lumps are any abnormal bump or swelling on the skin.
Many people wonder if small bumps or lumps on the body are something to worry about. Most lumps and swellings are benign (not cancerous) and are harmless, especially the kind that feel soft and roll easily (lipomas).
A lump or swelling that appears suddenly (over 24 - 48 hours) and is painful is usually caused by an injury or an infection.
Lipomas, fatty lumps under the skin
Enlarged lymph glands
, usually in the armpits, neck, and groin
, a closed sac in or under the skin that is lined with skin tissue and contains fluid or semisolid material
Benign skin growths such as seborrheic keratoses or neurofibromas
, painful, red bumps usually involving a hair follicle
Corn or callus, caused by skin thickening in response to continued pressure (for example, from shoes) and usually occurring on a to...
Definition Breast lump removal, called lumpectomy, is surgery to remove a breast cancer or other lump in the breast , along with some surrounding tissue from the breast. This article covers lumpectomy that is done to remove breast cancer. Other reasons to perform a lumpectomy include: Fibroadenoma Other noncancerous tumors of the breast See also: Breast biopsy - open Breast biopsy - stereotactic Breast biopsy - ultrasound (core needle) Mastectomy Alternative Names Lumpectomy; Wide local excision; Breast conservation surgery; Breast sparing surgery; Partial mastectomy Description If the breast cancer can be seen on a mammogram or ultrasound but the doctor cannot feel the cancer on a physical exam, a wire localization will be done before the surgery: A radiologist will use a mammogram or ultrasound to place a needle (or needles) in or near the abnormal breast area. This will help the surgeon know where the cancer is so that it can be removed. Breast lump removal is usually done in an outpatient clinic. ...
Alternative Names Lump in the testicle Home Care Call your health care provider if Call your health care provider right away if you notice any unexplained lumps or any other changes in your testicles. What to expect at your health care provider's office Your health care provider will perform a physical examination, which may include inspecting and feeling ( palpating ) the testicles and scrotum . The health care provider may ask questions about the lump, such as: When did you notice the lump? Have you had any previous lumps? Do you have any pain? Does the lump change in size? Is only one testicle involved? Exactly where on the testicle is the lump? Have you had any recent injuries or infections? What other symptoms do you have? Is there scrotal swelling ? Do you have abdominal pain ? Do you have any lumps or swelling anywhere else? Have you ever had surgery on your testicles or in the area? Were you born with both testicles in the scrotum? Tests and treatments depend on the results of the physical examination...
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