i am 29 now. before 4 years i got a small acne on my chest and it became big now it is like a overgrowth on skin, now it is 4cm long and 3 cm wide. doctor suggested to get operated. can you opine on this
An acne cannot be so big.It sounds like a sebaceous cyst or a fibroma. A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac occurring just under the skin which contains a "pasty" or "cheesy" looking substance called keratin.They may occur anywhere on body but scalp, ears, back, face, and upper arm, are common sites for sebaceous cysts. Blocked sebaceous glands, swollen hair follicles and excessive testosterone production will cause such cysts.
Generally no treatment is required but they become painful then it means they are infected,Then surgical excision by traditional wide excision, minimal excision, and punch biopsy excision may be required.
Fibromas are benign tumors that are composed of fibrous or connective tissue.Once diagnosed they have to be removed by surgery.
So if the bump that you are having on chest is either of them then it may have to be removed by surgery.
Hope it helps.If you have any additional queries,then pls post us.
Take care and regards.
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