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I have a small black lump on the bottom of my foot and I

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I have a small black lump on the bottom of my foot and I can't walk on it there's no doctors around here that are open I was wondering if you suggest I'll go to the hospital or not
JA: How long have you had the lump? Is it hard or soft?
Customer: Only woke up with it this morning it's hard but there's like a hole in it
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  drcaplan replied 3 months ago.


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Expert:  drcaplan replied 3 months ago.

Where on the foot is the lump? Any idea how it happened? when you went to sleep it was fine?

Expert:  drcaplan replied 3 months ago.

Can you snap a picture of the lump?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
On the bottom of them my foot I say Midway in my foot no idea how it happened I went to sleep my foot was fine I woke up and I can't walk on it properly
Expert:  drcaplan replied 3 months ago.

Are you able to snap a picture?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
That's the best photo I can get
Expert:  drcaplan replied 3 months ago.

I see. is it possible there is something inside ? does it feel like a splinter?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No there's nothing inside of squeezed it and everything nothing at all inside just really painful and I can't really walk
Expert:  drcaplan replied 3 months ago.

there isnt' much that I can think of that would be "worrisome" and happen on such short notice. what makes more sense would be something which cut you or got under the skin.

Expert:  drcaplan replied 3 months ago.

can you try putting gauze underneath a thick bandage , on top of the wound?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Could be spider bite
Expert:  drcaplan replied 3 months ago.

I see. That makes more sense. Can you soak the foot in warm water overnight? Take some ibuprofen (600mg every 6 hours over night). If it's not better tomorrow, you should go to the hospital then.

Expert:  drcaplan replied 3 months ago.

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