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Orange discharge from hole in shoulder. Worried

my girlfriend was looking at my shoulder and saw a small hole in the skin, she squeezed it and stringy orange colored discharge came out and she s been squeezing it for about 30 minutes now and every time she squeezes it comes out like its never been squeezed. I m a little worried because it doesnt stop coming out when she s squeezing it. any answers?
Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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Hi there.

At the outset, please ask your girlfriend to stop 'squeezing' this lesion. Am sure her talents could be put to better use elsewhere.

What you describe is most likely a sebaceous cyst that has possibly been secondarily infected.

Squeezing will probably only serve to rupture the follicle & leave a dark ugly mark in its aftermath.

Your best bet would be to go across to your nearest dermatologist or surgeon & have him take a look at it. Most likely it will have to be 'surgically' excised in toto.

Dont worry it is a small Outpatient procedure, easily done under local anaesthesia.

Cheers & wish you continued good health !

Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
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