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Bump on right leg, oozing fatty pus, hole formation. Causes and treatment?

Hi I developed am unknown bump on my right lower leg. Somehow it Ozzed a while back closed and now oozing again more than 3 months later. It has left a hole about a half of inch on my leg. I shower everyday and would consider myself to be very clean and can t figure out what is going on. Its oozing a lot of fat material
Asked On : Sat, 5 Jan 2013
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No botheration. The probable cause is Sebaceous Cyst - which is nothing but swollen hair follicle. Skin injury make the hair follicle (sac) to grow in size by a collection white material (a type of protein). When infected the white material turns very thick and sometimes foul smelling. Usually it is easily diagnosed by a center punctum. It is an ordinary tumor arising from skin which can easily be removed by General Surgeon under local anesthesia . Recurrence is very rare.
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