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Lumps and Bumps

It is important not to ignore lumps and bumps, but to see a doctor who can clarify exactly what they are, and whether they require treatment.

In medical terms they are normally referred to as tumours, which can be either benign or malignant.

Some examples of benign lumps include:

  • Cysts: fluid-filled lumps. The common sebaceous cyst is one example.
  • Nodules: formed in inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, sarcoid and polyarteritis.
  • Lipomas: lumps of fat cells
  • Fibromas and fibroademonas: lumps of fibrous or fibrous and glandular tissue.
  • Haematoma: lump formed by blood escaping into the tissues - simply a large bruise.
  • Haemangioma: lump formed by extra growth of blood vessels.
  • Papilloma: formed from skin or internal membrane cells, for example wart.

If you discover a lump on your body, it is advisable to get it checked out by a professional, it is not always possible to know whether a lump is malignant until further tests are carried out.