Lump On The Lower Right Cheek Near The Lips?

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Excuse me, so it’s like this: it’s been 10 months this lump appeared in the lower right cheek, the distance is 1 nail from the tip of the lips. At first I thought it was pimples but how come it doesn’t take long. If pressed, it doesn’t hurt. The shape is a bullet, smaller than marbles. The color is like my skin color, not white or not black. If pressed, it feels like solid skin. I have never consulted a dermatologist, because there is no dermatologist in the village … I wonder why, how come lumps can arise? This is the first time I’ve experienced it.

1 Answer:

Hello Heru22,


Tumors or bumps on the skin can be caused by cell growth that is benign or malignant. If a tumor / lump appears on the skin, the doctor needs to do an examination by looking and feeling the tumor area to assess the following characteristics:

The location of the lump: some types of tumors have special predilection sites / most often occur in certain areas
Lump shape: round, irregular
Lump size
Bump skin color: same as surrounding skin, reddish, black
The surface of the lump is wound or not
Bump consistency: dense, chewy, like a liquid, with seeds
Lump mobility to surrounding tissue: can be shifted, cannot be shifted
Pain when pressed or not

The doctor also needs to ask about the history of the appearance of the lump, increase in the size of the lump, a history of the lump elsewhere, and other symptoms that accompany it. Most lumps are benign that can give a picture like in your photo. The cause of benign bumps on the face that is often found is

Epidermal cyst
Lipoma
Atheroma cyst

Handling benign lumps on the face usually in the form of observation, which is observing the development of the lump without the need for special medical treatment. Surgery can be done to remove the lump, especially if the size of the lump is very large, its location interferes with function in the area (for example near the eyelid), the patient feels disturbed in terms of cosmetics and is related to the patient's work.


Lumps need to watch out for as a malignancy / cancer if it grows rapidly, consistency is dense, generally painless at the beginning, changes in skin color and wounds that resound in lumps, uneven skin surface and bleed easily, there are many blood vessels around the lump. If you experience such a lump it's good to immediately check yourself to the doctor to get an appropriate examination. For complaints of lumps that you experience, you can check with your doctor first at the nearest health center / health facility. If you need further treatment, you will be referred to the appropriate specialist doctor. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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