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Lump in middle of back, black dot, increasing in size, painful. What is this lump?

I have a small lump in the middle of my back. There is a small black dot in the center of it. I ve had it for many years but in the past several weeks it has grown significantly larger and is now very hard and it is not painful to touch. It looks very much like a pimple with a small blackhead , but when its squeezed nothing comes out. What could this be?
Asked On : Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
hI THERE DEEPA. tHIS IS A CLASSICAL DESCRIPtion of a 'sebaceous cyst' or a 'wen'. Yes in most instances a cheesy material should pop out but perhaps this is larger & runs deeper than you think. It could also be just what you suggested..a 'blackhead'! Please go across to a dermatologist in your area &/or a gen surgeon & have it looked at. It may need to be removed & is a very minor procedure done under local anaesthesia. Cheers & Good luck!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD Dermatologist & Cosmetologist, Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru, India
Answered: Tue, 21 Aug 2012
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