Lumps and bumps

People can often find small abnormal raised area (lumps and bumps) either in or just underneath their skin. Most of these are innocent but the location and characteristics of lump the will often provide clues to the diagnosis. Patients finding a new lump should contact their GP for advice.
The most common types of lumps and bumps include skin cysts which can result from blocked glands (epidermoid / sebaceous cyst) and lipoma which is an overgrowth of fatty tissue.
Frequently these lumps can be left alone but occasionally they may require removal which can usually performed under local anaesthetic.
 
To read more about lipomas and their management please click here.
To read more about skin cysts and their management please click here.

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