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strange ball of hair inside my arm?

I found a spot on my arm the other day, but just thought nothing of it, but it got bigger and when I popped it today, there was a lump of what lookid like small blonde hairs inside of it. I'm very confused as to what it was and how it got there. Any help will be very much appreciated.
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796253 tn?1344991332
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hi and thanks for using the forum.

It sounds like you had a clogged hair follicle.  Sometimes the follicle can become blocked and the hair (the fine hair on your arms) continues to grow under the skin.  It can ball up and eventually form something like a pimple on your arm.  I don't think that this is anything to worry about.  Take care,

Bridget
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I'm not blonde by the way I have brown hair.
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Thank you for helping. Sorry about posting after you, for some reason it wasn't showing me that you'd posted so it looks like I'm just brushing you off but I'm not haha. I was just a little confused as to how they'd got in but you've cleared up the mystery. Thank you!
796253 tn?1344991332
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
No worries!

Bridget
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