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Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
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I had a cold this past week that I'm just getting over. Now, I notice I have a little hard lump at the tip of my nose inside my right nostril. it's painful to touch but if left alone pain will go away, I'm worried what this could be?

Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
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I had a cold this past week that I'm just getting over. Now, I notice I have a little hard lump at the tip of my nose inside my right nostril. it's painful to touch but if left alone pain will go away, I'm worried what this could be?

An infection: I suspect that this is from a bacterial infection (likely staph) which was likely introduced when you picked or blow your nose when you had the cold. See your doctor who may Rx you a topical antibiotic ointment for the lesion. Although your body may eventually fight it off , it may also spread if left untreated. ...Read more

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Dr. Tony Willson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
12 years in practice
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Hard white lump on septum in nose. Hasn't cleared up and painful of pressure applied. If picked no liquid inside. Visible from nostril opening.What is?

Dr. Tony Willson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
12 years in practice
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Hard white lump on septum in nose. Hasn't cleared up and painful of pressure applied. If picked no liquid inside. Visible from nostril opening.What is?

Possible Polyp: May be a nasal polyp. You should have it looked at to make sure it's nothing worse. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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I have a small white hard lump in my right nostril ?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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I have a small white hard lump in my right nostril ?

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 years in practice
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Recurring hard small white lump in nostril. On middle wall. Doesn't clear on own (I pull off; hollow). What is it?

Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 years in practice
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Lesion: Abnormal. Cannot diagnose online. See ENT doc for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Hinkle
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Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
15 years in practice
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I have a hard lump growth on one nostril, could it be cancer?

Dr. Merry Jennifer Markham
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
15 years in practice
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I have a hard lump growth on one nostril, could it be cancer?

It would be unlikely: Because of your age alone, it would be unlikely. However, you should see your physician to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
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I have a hard very sore lump in my right nostril, what could it be?

Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
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May be a Polyp: Need to see an ENT specialist to examine. It may be a benign polyp or some other mass. It's hard to say without being seen and examined- evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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There is a hard lump up my left nostril. Was wondering what it could beans if this is the cause to my constant sinusitis and headache.

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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There is a hard lump up my left nostril. Was wondering what it could beans if this is the cause to my constant sinusitis and headache.

Nasal obstruction: This needs to be looked at by an ENT doctor. You may have a pseudocyst, foreign body, tumor, or other form of partial obstruction to sinus drainage. That will, if present, cause sinusitis and headache. Go and get seen . Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Hey I have a hard tender swollen lump in my left nostril wonder what it may be and do I need to seek an ENT for further examination?

Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Hey I have a hard tender swollen lump in my left nostril wonder what it may be and do I need to seek an ENT for further examination?

Ideal to see ENT: but your own doctor can take care , most likely you have furuncle an infected hair follicle or cyst. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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White hard, non-moveable lump, in right side of nostril wall. Nose bleeds, post nasal drip, hard to breathe through nose. Smell has gone. Any clue?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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White hard, non-moveable lump, in right side of nostril wall. Nose bleeds, post nasal drip, hard to breathe through nose. Smell has gone.  Any clue?

Nasal polyp: There are several possible causes including polyps. See an ENT doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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I have a small painful lump on the bottom inside my Right nostril. Help?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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I have a small painful lump on the bottom inside my Right nostril. Help?

Probably: folliculitis, but infections inside of nose can spread rapidly to cavernous sinus and brain. You need to see a doctor to determine if you need to be on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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