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Lump In Nose
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more
Small firm white lump in nose; always on separating wall and hollow when removed. Reoccurs and doesn't clear on own. What could it be?
Otolaryngologist: Because this keeps recurring in one spot only on the nasal septum, I suspect some sort of cyst rather than a mucus plug. An otolaryngologist is best qualified to evaluate this lesion for you. ...Read more
Raised round lump above eyebrow with raised pink-red pointy centre. Another lump near nose. Worried. Suddenly developed.
I have a lump inside my nose at the tip on the right side. I'm not sure how long it has been there. What do you think it is?
Depends: It can be your normal nasal turbinate that is swollen and now you can see it, or it could be a scab on the septum. Either way, if it bother you, see your doctor about it. ...Read more
I have a lump in my nose. Its not painful at all i can press hard on it. Only been there for a couple hours? Worried its serious?
Uncertain: There are normal lumps such as turbinates, small deviations in the nasal septum, lower lateral and alar cartilages. Painful lumps may indicate infection. Polyps may also present in this fashion. This should be evaluated by an Otolaryngologist however to assess it's seriousness if it persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I keep getting a lump in my nose every few weeks and can't touch the out side of my nose at all the pain is very bad the lump is hard ?
Staph. infection: This is likely a staph. bacterial infection. The elimination takes awhile because you are likely a "carrier" Do 4 things over the next 6 mo. and your carriage rate will be reduced >90%: 1. triple antibiotic oint. in both nostrils nightly. 2. Wash with Dial or Lever 2000 soap for showers. 3. Take a bath twice weekly w a CAPfull of bleach added to water. 4. TMP/SFX DS antibiotic twice/day x 20 days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers