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Lump on the buttocks. Family history of cancer. Fat deposit?

I am a 36 year old female with a lot of Cancer on my mom s side of the family. Recently, while showering, I felt a lump (about the size of a dime) on the inside cheek of my left buttocks . I showed it to my primary doctor who said he believed it to be a fatty deposit. I think I want to get a second opinion. What do you think this might be?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
It is hard to say without seeing and palpating it.
In most cases it is benign. Usually lipoma, atheroma, fiibroma or traumatic haematoma, swollen lymoh node. If it is soft and painless it is probably lipoma. If it is painful and there is redness of skin above it it should be evaluated by biopsy or cytologic puncture. Malignancies have more intensive symtpoms and you shouldnt be worried. Wish you good health.
Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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