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bump on chin


hello! wanted to start by saying thank you for taking the time to read this.

I've had a small bump on the cleft of my chin for years now and always thought this was a flesh colored mole or wart. It doesn't hurt at all.. I hate seeing this on my chin and in pictures, so one day I decided maybe it's not a mole or wart, and squeezed it. Nothing came out of it... It ended up bleeding a lot and I let it scab. I left it alone for a while and one day I noticed a dark black hair growing out of it, directly out of the center of it. So i plucked it. The hair I pulled was a VERY thick short black hair. When i plucked the hair, blood followed for a few minutes and almost deflated the bump. The bump was hardly noticeable for a few weeks and slowly started to get bigger again never exceeding its original size of 3-4mm. So I again, pluck the hair that always comes back, squeeze the blood out and its not completely gone, but definitely noticeable smaller for a little while then slowly comes back again. WHAT IS THIS!? It's driving me crazy! Any info will help! thank you!
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1340994 tn?1374193977
The dermatologist can freeze or burn this off for you.  The scar will probably fade to be barely noticeable.  
563773 tn?1374246539
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Hello,
It can be a sebaceous cyst. They may occur anywhere on body but scalp, ears, back, face, and upper arm, are common sites for sebaceous cysts. Blocked sebaceous glands, swollen hair follicles and excessive testosterone production will cause such cysts.

Generally no treatment is required but they become painful then it means they are infected, then surgical excision by traditional wide excision, minimal excision, and punch biopsy excision may be required.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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