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Small lumps below skin, few on arm, abdomen, chest. Cause of concern?

I have small lumps just below the skin that have seemed to just show up in the last year or so. There are a couple on each arm , a few around my abdominal region and a couple on my chest . There really isn t any pain involved, just kind of strange and should I be concerned. I am a healthy, active 39 year old male. Thanks.
Asked On : Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there Chad!

Thanks for taking the time to write in to HCM.

Small lumps can signify just about anything. I do notice you say no pain & issues related.

However, lumps that just appear & seem to have spread, need be addressed.

I recommend a visit to your dermatologist & a skin biopsy & histopathological analysis to help make a definitive diagnosis one way or the other.

It does not seem anything to be alarmed about. However, prevention is better than cure & if they are warts or mollucum, then best address them earliest & get them removed.

Hope this answer helps you make an informed deciscion but as deramtology is visual, all it may require is a visit to your friendly neighbourhood deramtologist ;-)

Cheers & here's wishing you a clear skin!!

Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Dermatologist, cosmetologist, Venereologist
Bangalore, India
Answered: Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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