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What causes bump on buttock area? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 18-Apr-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User:I just noticed that i have a small bump on the inside of my skin on my right butt cheek. What is it? it does not hurt but if i push on it, it is hard but not red. should i be concerned is it cancer?
Doctor:Hi
User:ok can you answer my question? can you help me? i am scared
Doctor:How large is the bump?
User:doesn't feel that big
Doctor:Since when did you notice it?
User:just now
Doctor:Does it appear smooth and uniform?
User:what does that mean?
User:if you run your hands on it you can feel a bump but if you press on it the bump is very hard but not that big.
Doctor:I mean is the skin on the bump smooth or there are ulcerated / clumped bumps? Will you be able to send me a picture of the bump?
User:what do i do? i am so scared? is it cancerous? what is it? can i get rid of it?
Doctor:Do not be scared.
User:the skin around it is smooth
User:the skin on the bump is smooth as well
Doctor:Cancers on the skin have typical features - they grow really, really fast. They have ulcerations and they are very irregular in shape and texture.
Doctor:What you describe is a really smooth, painless and small lump
User:yes
Doctor:which is most likely from benign causes.
User:but if you press on it, it is very hard what is that? a pimple? a tumor?
Doctor:It may be a growing cyst or node or a blocked gland.
User:okay and what does that all mean? can i get rid of it?
Doctor:All these can appear firm to hard in consistency.
Doctor:At this instance, I would only monitor the bump.
User:ok thats it?
Doctor:Small bumps such as these do disappear spontaneously.
Doctor:If it persist to remain there say for a week or more, you can get it excised.
User:ok so i do not need to make an appt with my doc
Doctor:Since it is painless and there is no skin changes, I don't think medical drugs is going to treat it.
Doctor:You can wait for few days before going to the doctor.
User:surgery???
Doctor:I would rather call it a minor procedure that can be done at your doctors office.
User:ok. i will wait until thursday if still there then should i make an appt?
User:ok thanks......................
Doctor:You can wait until Thursday and get it checked by your physician. I don't see any serious concerns here.
User:thank you
Doctor:Welcome.
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?\
User:no i am just scared
Doctor:Do not be scared.
Doctor:It definitely isn't consistent with features of cancer.
User:ok good
User:thanks bye
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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