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I need help finding out what this patch of reddish/purple

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Dr. Olgeta Xhufka

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Posted on Sat, 22 Dec 2018 in General Health
Question: I need help finding out what this patch of reddish/purple scaly skin on my belly is. Its somewhat soft to touch but has a ball the size of a dime right in the middle . Does not hurt, but feels like a cysts with liquid in it .
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Sebaceous cyst suspected.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

I see the photo you attached.
I think it is a sebaceous cyst. They are formed when sebaceous gland duct us deformed and blocked. The sebaceous oil secretions are gathered inside forming cyst.
Most probably with traumatic origin. They grow slowly over time and are not dangerous.

You can go to doctor to drain and remove it.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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