I'll try to keep this short while being as detailed as possible - I have this fairly small bump directly under my eye. It's about the size of a large wart, but it's smooth, shiny and hard. It LOOKS like it could be popped, but again, its hard like a wart. It's not usually sore, but I sometimes, not a lot, I pick at it because I constantly think about it. I've had it for about 2 months now. I don't think it's a wart for a few reasons - For one, where the bump is now, there was always a much, much smaller bump... almost invisible. It seemed to grow out of nowhere shortly after I got hit in the eye (I'm a very amateur boxer). Anyway, a week or so after it happened, I noticed the bump. I had a friend look at it, who is a registered nurse, and told me to try and pop it. So I did exactly that. I didn't squeaze it, I took a very fine sewing needle (after sanitizing it, of course) and pierced the bump. It HURT. Nothing came out - except blood. Nothing else. It was solid (again, similar to a wart). After telling my RN friend that popping it wouldn't work, she then said it could be an infected blackhead. I've never heard of a blackhead swelling up to a small, hard bump. Although, I know nothing of dermatology. Still thinking (mostly hoping) its simply a wart, I got wart removal products. Again, nothing. I'm close to the point of setting up an appointment with a local dermatologist - I have no insurance, but I'm almost to the point where I don't mind shelling out the money to get it looked at. My family has an unfortunate history of cancer, so you'd understand my concern. Please, I'd appreciate a professional opinion - maybe even some suggestions of what do to (other than seeing a Dr.). Thanks again.
I understand your concern.I suggest that you have this assessed by a dermatologist.You have punctured the lesion ( allow me to call this a lesion) and it bled. I advise that you refrain from unnecessarily manipulating the area. One differential for this is molluscum. However, molluscum may present with a white moist substance when the center is squeezed. Also, the center of the molluscum is also umbilicated or depressed and they usually appear in clusters.
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