Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
183 Doctors are Online

Lump in middle of back, black dot, increasing in size, painful. What is this lump?

I have a small lump in the middle of my back. There is a small black dot in the center of it. I ve had it for many years but in the past several weeks it has grown significantly larger and is now very hard and it is not painful to touch. It looks very much like a pimple with a small blackhead , but when its squeezed nothing comes out. What could this be?
Asked On : Tue, 21 Aug 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  1033
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
hI THERE DEEPA. tHIS IS A CLASSICAL DESCRIPtion of a 'sebaceous cyst' or a 'wen'. Yes in most instances a cheesy material should pop out but perhaps this is larger & runs deeper than you think. It could also be just what you suggested..a 'blackhead'! Please go across to a dermatologist in your area &/or a gen surgeon & have it looked at. It may need to be removed & is a very minor procedure done under local anaesthesia. Cheers & Good luck!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD Dermatologist & Cosmetologist, Vikram Hospital, Bengaluru, India
Answered: Tue, 21 Aug 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor