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Lump on face, shrinks when not tampered, no pain, lipoma

hi. I have a small lump on the left side of my face (between the left ear and left cheek bone ) size is probably not even 1 cm in diameter. I first noticed it about 4 months ago. To my knowledge it has not grown, in fact I have noticed it shrink at times when not tampered with. It is not painful, but is a little uncomfortable when i apply a fair amount of pressure. It is difficult to tell if the lump is soft tissue or a lump on the bone. a recent ultra sound was inconclusive, but did dismiss the possibility of it being a lipoma . I intend to see a head and neck specialist as a next step, and also carry out a CT scan or biopsy, as per recommendation. i am a male, 33 years old. If you have any discussion points to raise before I see the specialist, that would be helpful. Thank you.
Asked On : Thu, 5 Apr 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query,

Probably you are suffering from lipoma.

Your description matches with it.

It is a benign collection of fat.

Dont worry it is not a serious thing.

The nly possible treatment is surgical removal,

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Sun, 17 Nov 2013
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