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Painful lump in the buttocks. Worried

I have this marble sized painful lump inside my inner right butt cheek, when I walk it's slightly uncomfortable but only painful when touched. It feels like it's a small ball. It's not red and not really noticeable when you see it, only when you feel it. I dont know what this could be and i'm quite worried, im a 15 year old female.
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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What you describe can be a range of things
1. Lipoma: its a a very localised overgrowth of fat. It can occur anywhere on the body
2. Sebacous cyst: It a cyst with collected sebaceous material within the skin.
There are a few other soft tissue swellings too that can happen in this region.
The only treatment is removal of these swellings surgically but they are slow growing and you can wait for a while.
3. It can be the beginning of an abscess (collection of pus) although unlikely as you said it is not painful or red. But still you should get yourself examined by a pediatric surgeon to get a proper diagnosis. If it is an abscess then you will require to take antibiotics and analgesics ( and drainage of the pus)
Hope that helps
God bless you
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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