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Posted on Tue, 11 Jul 2017 in Lump
Question: Hi I just squeezed brown smelly pus out a hard raised bump on my mothers back

what could this be?
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 19 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Infected sebaceous cyst or boil most likely .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear
Thanks for using HealthcareMagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* Most likely can be infected sebaceous cyst or boil .

Kindly provide some more details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Bump - duration , size , shape , pain ( type , severity , frequency ) ,
overlying skin changes , progress in size since appearance
2. Pus - amount - self discharge or intentionally poked for pain relief
3. Systemic complains if any like fever , other associated illness like diabetes
4. A high resolution photograph of the bump would be of great help ( if no
objection ) to focus more precisely

Awaiting for your response .
Regards .
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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

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