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Raised Skin Bump on Shoulder

Hi. I have had this skin bump on my shoulder for about 8 years. Its never itched,burned, or hurt when touched or become any bigger than when it first appeared. It kind of feels like a welt. But I started to wonder what it may be and if there was any way of treating this? I have provided images below of the bump. I have searched for a lot of things on the net but haven't really found or seen anything that seems like this. Thanks in advanced for any info.

Larry
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Hello,
From the pictures it looks like a keloid.It is a type of scar with mainly type I and some type III collagen which results in an overgrowth of tissue at the site of a healed skin injury. Keloids form within scar tissue.Any wound that is infected can develop a keloid. Collagen, used in wound repair, tends to overgrow in the area and can thus form a keloid.

Pls get it evaluated from a dermatologist and get the diagnosis confirmed.Treatment depends on the confirmation of diagnosis.

I hope that helps. Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing or in case you have additional queries. Kind regards.

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Thank you. Did some research on 'keloids' and that does seem like it. Just don't know when I got injured in the spot but it has been a while. I will have it checked out, just have to wait a while.

Thank you for the help and time taken to check it out. :)
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