The lump that you have observed can be a sebaceous cyst. A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac occurring just under the skin which contains keratin. They may occur anywhere on body but scalp, ears, back, face, and upper arm, are common sites for sebaceous 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.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Thank you so much for your response. I had a sebcious cyst once before, and that is what it feels like. I will consult my dermatologist as you have requested. I appreciate your help, and I will keep you posted.
Dear Dr. Kaur,
Before Christmas, I made an appointment with my dermatologist. The earliest appointment they could give me was January 14th. Hopefully this won't be too late. The lump is still there, but does not feel like it is getting any bigger.
Thanks again, and I'll keep you posted.
All the best and a happy new year. Regards.
Thank you very much, and all the best to you and yours, too! :)
hey trixie 1970,
did you ever find out what this lump was. My daughter has the same thing that you are describing, and we are going around in circles with many different drs. to find out exactly what it is. I would appreciate any input you can give. Thanks!
Did you ever find out what your daughters lump was? I have something very similar and several doctors have no idea what it is. An MRI has been ordered, as they've determined that it isn't the skin that's involved, but something under the skin.
I have something similar to this description. If you don't mind me asking, what did you find out?
Sinusitis, took DayQuil and a day or so later was gone.
There was a small pea-sized bump under my skin just outside of my nostril. Also had slight headaches but turns out it was just a blockage in sinuses so would recommend trying a nasal decongestant.
WOW have same thing. My left nostril is inflamed two family practice doctors told me. They did nothing for the bump. the bump is under my right nostril. Before the bump appeared there was rawness from nose running too much skin was open under there wouldn't heal because of runny nose, blowing nose contact, then caught flu in February it's been there ever since. So will go to dermatologist this week. Would like it removed
I have had this hard lump on my nose before, I got refered to ENT and had my passages checked, which was all clear and got told they would refer me to the dermatologist. But the lump kind of went so didn't chase it up. It has now returned two years later. It is sore to touch but when left alone inwouldnt know it was there other than seeing it in the mirror. Has anyone been told what it could be? Will be making a docs appointment later.