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Hard long bump on my face!?!?

Okay, I have a hard long bump right above my right cheek bone. I just got it two days ago whoever I've had this before on the left side of my face and right by my nose this was last year. It's usally red and long and rock solid and when I touch it, it doesn't hurt at all but it bulges out of my skin plz help! I just hate this th ing and I never know how to get rid of it so have any comments plz submit them thanks!!

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1454145 tn?1286373574
If you are male and shave your face it could simply be an ingrown hair that is continuing to grow longer, resulting in the increasing size of the protrusion.
563773 tn?1374250139
From the symptoms it can be a boil, cyst or some benign skin growth. 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.
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 doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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