Skin Lumps

Also known as: skin bumps, cysts, skin tags, lipoma

What are skin lumps?

Any abnormal bump or swollen area under the skin could be qualified as a skin lump. Though they sometimes concern the individual with the lump, most are non-cancerous (benign), particularly if they roll easily under the skin or are soft.

What might cause skin lumps?

A skin lump may be present for the following reasons:

How can it be treated?

Some skin lumps require no medical attention. Others can be relieved with rest, ice, compression and elevation.

When should you seek medical attention?

Even if you suspect that the lump is benign, it’s worth showing it to your doctor for an assessment at your next visit.

Reviewed by: Ana Margarita Duarte, MD

This page was last updated on: August 25, 2020 04:44 PM

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