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Strange Growth on Buttock or Just a wart?
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Strange Growth on Buttock or Just a wart?

I have a very odd bump on my buttock. Its about 1/4 inch in size, and has developed a hard white tip in the last few months (like a white head on a pimple) You can view some small image I took of the problem.

http://webpages.charter.net/gunmod/a.jpg
http://webpages.charter.net/gunmod/b.jpg
http://webpages.charter.net/gunmod/c.jpg

I was able to pull off a small piece of the white stuff and it looked like dead skin. I have had the actual bump for about 2 years now and it just now started the white bump thing.
The entire thing feels like a piece of skin tissue, is very movable and of course the tip and middle of the bump has a rough hard feel to it. I'm not sure if that is because of the white bump or not.

I'm scared to death that this is some form of cancer!
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The pictures aren't in good enough resolution to make a definitive diagnosis.  Folliculitis or a cyst can cause similar lesions.  If it is the former, antibiotics can be considered, and if it is the latter, it can be drained by a surgeon.

I would have it looked at by your physician.  If there continues to be a question as to what it is, a biopsy can be arranged for a more definitive diagnosis.  

Followup with your personal physician is essential.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Kevin, M.D.
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