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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   Last week, my boyfriend began complaining about some discomfort under his arm. we both suspected it was an in-grown hair or bug bite. however, since then, what started out as a small bump, is now a large bump protruding out of his skin.
Doctor :   Let me read it
User :   it looks like it has some sort of laceration on the top of it.
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
It can be a cystic swelling or an abscess
User :   what exactly is that? and how can we treat it?
Doctor :  
Before proceeding further
Doctor :  
I would like to know more details about him
User :   it is really big, and not really round. the best way i can describe is it looks like a knuckle
User :   ok
Doctor :  
User :   he is 27
Doctor :  
Please give his Age and Occupation
Doctor :  
User :   He works in education
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Does he have fever?
User :   no

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