Small Lumps That Do Not Hurt Is Cancer?
it has been almost more than 5 years there is a small lump as big as “green beans” not too big nor flat … u003cbr u003e u003cbr u003always when the pain recurs u003 Is this cancer? if not cancer, why when relapse hurts so much .. this lump recurrences condition or not if held does not hurt. texture of small and hard lumps. at a glance like a bump
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Lumps that grow in the human body due to abnormal cell growth are called tumors. There are two types of tumors, namely benign and malignant tumors.
Examples of benign tumors that protrude to the surface of the skin are atheroma cysts, lipomas, skin tags and others. The characteristics of this benign tumor are the growth of slow lumps or even growth does not occur, soft palpable lumps, lumps can be moved from the surrounding tissue, there are no complaints of pain, not inflamed and not easily bleed and does not affect general health.
The characteristics of malignant tumors are rapid growth, palpable hard and difficult to move from the surrounding tissue, there are complaints of pain, can be inflamed or bleeding and cause general health complaints (such as fever, no appetite and drastic weight loss).
If you are in doubt or if the pain is very disturbing, you should consult the nearest general practitioner. The doctor will conduct a medical interview and direct physical examination. Then the doctor will direct you whether the lump is a tumor or caused by an infectious disease (abscess, molluscum contagiosum, warts and others). Then, the doctor will also direct you whether your lump needs special treatment from an expert doctor (ie oncologist or dermatologist) or can be handled by general practitioners or does not need special medical treatment.
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