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A 24-year-old female asked:

i've had a bump since summer that looks bug bite ish. it itches and sometimes seems to be filled with something but is sometimes flat. am i dying?

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Dr. Chevies Newman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
It doesn't sound: Life threatening. It sounds like an infection that gets inflamed, drains, then swells again. It could also be a sebaceous cyst that swells and drains with sebum. Those would be my top 2 and is likely treatable by your gp. Good luck.

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