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Body Lumps – When to Worry – Part II

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Expert opinion about lump formations in different regions of the body and when medical attention is needed.

Groin Lumps

Most Probably- Skin tags or hair in-growth.

Causes
Skin tag is a tiny, soft-textured lump affixed to the skin’s surface via a stalk. They are more likely to be largely spongy whereas a tumor tends to be more lump-like and are generally of the analogous color of that of the skin. Hair in-growth develops following weakening of hair follicles probably after the skin is waxed or shaved that cause hair growth in the inward direction, at times leading to infections. These might seem reddish, whitish or also blackish in appearance.

Therapy
Cutting, freezing or removal of large-sized skin tag is done by general practitioners after anesthesizing the patient however it is not harmful. Hair in-growth could lead to hair follicle becoming inflamed and infected leading to a condition known as folliculitis. The treatment for this is antiseptic and antibiotic medications.

Caveat Indications
A cancer type known as Hodgkin’s disease which afflicts the cells present in the lymphatic system could be causal to pain-less lump formations underneath the skin’s surface instead of over the skin. Night time perspiration, weariness, fever, inexplicable weight reduction, scratchiness in skin and rash formations are the other signs and symptoms.

Wrist Lumps

Most Probably – Ganglion cysts.

Causes
Ganglion cyst formations occur when greasing fluid seeps from the tendon/joint lining and develop a mini pouch or bubbles in-between the bones that are even, firm & rounded lump formations underneath the skin’s surface and varying in size. The reason for them developing is unknown.

Therapy
In case the ganglion is causing pains or hindering hand movements then its drainage is done by general practitioners employing syringes. But, there is fifty percent likelihood of them recurring.

Caveat Indications
Although atypically occurring, wrist lump could be because of sarcomas, cancer afflicting the muscle, fats, blood vessels, nerve and deep-set skin tissue. It is crucial to get a growing lump examined irrespective of whether it is pain-less or not.

Buttock Lumps

Most Probably - Piles

Therapy
Allaying cream, ointment and suppository types might help assuage the pains and itchiness. These could be excised through a banding method wherein a stretchy band placement is done just over the piles which helps in throttling out blood circulation leading to its shrinkage. Another non-operative therapy is sclerotherapy wherein an oily mix shot is administered to the piles.

Caveat Indications
It is a rule to always seek medical opinion in case one passes bloody motions. At times, piles could go on to form bowel cancer because of the tumor restricting blood supply drainage in the region. Those who are regularly ailing must visit a doctor in case the OTC medicines continue to be ineffective even after 2 weeks of use. Other bowel cancer symptoms comprise of feeling constipated, loose bowels, a sense of wanting to defecate when one has just passed motions, inexplicable weight reduction, weariness and giddy spells.

Read More At: Body Lumps – When to Worry – Part I

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