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Lump on stomach with black dot in center. Growing in size. Sore to touch, slightly inflammed. Cause?

i have a lump on my stomach(adjacent to my navel) just under the skin with a tiny black dot in the center. It has been there for years. but most recently, within the past month , it has doubled in size. So lets say that if it was the size of a pea it is now the size of a lima bean. i recently (although i should not have) squeezed it to see if it was just a cist and to see if i could get it to pop, but no such luck. Now it is sore to the touch and slightly inflamed, which i am sure is expected, considering. i would like to know if you have any ideas on what this could be and if i should be concerned.
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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From the description it seems, you had a sebaceous cyst which later on got infected or inflammed and hence became sore, painful and larger in size.
Right now you need a prescription of oral antibiotics along with Oral antiinflammatory analgesics to settle the infection. Once the infection clears off, you might get the cyst surgically excised.
Hope that helps. Take care
Answered: Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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