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Have immovable lump on thigh, growing, not painful, black color. What is it?

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3 months ago, I always scratch my right upper thigh and I have noticed that there's an immovable lump growing and it's not painful.I just feel that its getting bigger about a size of 1cm and it appears black in color.Do you have any idea what is it?and what sort of remedy am I going to take to have it disappear? I rub it with warm ginger and garlic sometimes.I'm really worried because i have an idea that it's a sign of cancer.Please help me answer my questions.Thanks
Posted Fri, 24 Aug 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Sudarshan 2 hours later
Hi dear ,

I have gone through your query.
The description and duration of your complain do not signify skin cancer.

It can be sebaceous cyst/keloid /folliculitis/seborrheic keratosis etc.

If you can upload photos of the swelling it can be of great help in predicting the condition.

Also I would like to know-
Is it itchy /painful?
How did it start? Injury or boil?
How is the consistency soft/firm?
Doo you have similar lumps at other sites?

Answer the above to help you better.

Anticipating your response.

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