A member asked:

Husband felt peasized lump on chest & back last spring. dr said probably cyst. chest one got bigger & bit red & sore. back one is fine. lipomas or? ?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Joseph Eastern answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Your doctor is probably right, they are probably epidermal cysts. The chest one may be leaking, which often causes redness and soreness. Some can even become infected. A dermatologist can remove them for him quickly and easily in the office.

Answered Sep 13, 2013



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Dr. Russell Juno answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Sound like he has a sebaceous or epidermal inclusion cyst. Both are the same. But this one sound like it has become infected. See your physician to evaluate it.

Answered Sep 9, 2013



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