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Old 04-13-2017, 08:18 AM   #1
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Nodule : What type of doctor do I go to?

I have a nodule on my waist I have had my entire life. Lately, it seems a little bigger.

What type of doctor is best to examine something like this?

 
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Re: Nodule : What type of doctor do I go to?

I would suggest you see your GP initially.

Is it like a mole or discolouration, or a lump with no discoloration that sticks out all the time....or just when you are in certain positions?

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Re: Nodule : What type of doctor do I go to?

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I would suggest you see your GP initially.

Is it like a mole or discolouration, or a lump with no discoloration that sticks out all the time....or just when you are in certain positions?

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Not a mole or discolouration. It is underneath the skin.

 
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Re: Nodule : What type of doctor do I go to?

Hi....it's a good idea to have it checked since the size is increasing. Your GP should be doing the basic checks on it....initially, an ultrasound would be a good place to start. If it's on the front of your waist, and you've always had it....I'm wondering if it could possibly be a hernia.

A dermatologist would determine size, movability, maybe do an aspiration if deemed necessary.
If it needs to be removed, you might be referred to a plastic surgeon or a specialist who does deeper tissue lump removals.

Please let us know the outcome...

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