Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Subcutaneous Nodules Evaluation

The evaluation of subcutaneous nodules begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings of a subcutaneous nodule may include:

  • Soft lump under the skin
  • Firm lump under the skin
  • Tender lump under the skin
  • Lump may be freely movable beneath the skin
  • Lump may be attached to the skin

Tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of a subcutaneous nodule.

Tests that may be used to evaluate a subcutaneous nodule include:

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