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Pea sized lump below belly button, pain on touching, red ring circling it. Treatment options?

I ve had a pea sized lump below my belly button for about 2 years. You could see the lump from the outside. When i squeezed it, it felt like a pea sized mass that didn t move. It started hurting a week ago and ever since then it hurts more and more. Whenever anything touches it I m in pain. The skin on the outside has gotten redder and redder. Now there is a red ring around it. What is it and how do I treat it?
Asked On : Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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This lump is in all probability a sebaceous cyst in the dermis(skin), it has now become infected and thus the redness and pain.You should get a broad spectrum antibiotic and have it surgically removed.
Answered: Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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