There are many possible causes of lumps, and many types of lumps. A lump could be caused by a bruise, cyst, abscess, swollen lymph node, angioma, tumor, mass, or various other possibilities. The specific type of a lump needs to be examined by a physician for a proper diagnosis. Treatment of a lump depends greatly on its type and underlying cause.
- Angioma: Angioma is an overgrowth of either blood vessels or lymphatic vessels creating a lump that is usually benign. An overgrowth ... More on Angioma »
- Acne: Acne, or “acne vulgaris” for its proper medical name, is a chronic skin disorder. Typical symptoms include whiteheads, blackheads, and ... More on Acne »
- Varicose Veins: Varicose veins are veins that are enlarged or dilated or otherwise more visible through the skin. They are common in ... More on Varicose Veins »
- Bruising: Bruising, also called a contusion, is a red or darkened appearance on the skin due to blood hemorrhage under the ... More on Bruising »
- Cyst: A cyst is a small fluid-filled sac under the skin inside the body. A cyst differs from an abscess ... More on Cyst »
- Abscess: An abscess is a lump that is filled with pus. It differs from a cyst, which is full of fluid ... More on Abscess »
- Swollen Lymph Nodes: Swollen lymph nodes, or lymph glands, are a common symptom in infection and disease. The medical term is Lymphadenopathy. There ... More on Swollen Lymph Nodes »
- Tumor: A tumor is a solid lump found in body tissue. Tumors need to be classified as either benign tumors (non ... More on Tumor »
- Masses: A mass in the body is a solid lump of body tissue or some other substance. Tumors including benign tumors ... More on Masses »
- Swelling: Swelling is the body’s response to various types of attacks. Localized swelling may appear in any particular body region ... More on Swelling »
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