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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...
Epidermal cyst; Keratin cyst; Epidermoid cyst
Habif TP, ed. Clinical Dermatology . 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009.
Definition Baker's cyst is a buildup of joint fluid (synovial fluid) that forms behind the knee. Alternative Names Popliteal cyst; Bulge-knee Causes, incidence, and risk factors A Baker's cyst is caused by swelling in the knee. The swelling is due to an increase in synovial fluid - the fluid that lubricates the knee joint. When pressure builds up, fluid bulges into the back of the knee. Baker's cyst commonly occurs with: A tear in the meniscal cartilage of the knee Knee arthritis (in older adults) Rheumatoid arthritis Other knee problems
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