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About 5 ingrown hairs on the bump, could it be basal cell carcinoma?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

Hairs do not generally grow on a bump.
This is more likely to be a compound nevus (mole). However, if it should change, seek the advice of a dermatologist.

In brief: Probably not

Hairs do not generally grow on a bump.
This is more likely to be a compound nevus (mole). However, if it should change, seek the advice of a dermatologist.
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Scott Goldstein
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Basal cell cancer

Short answer: probably not.
Basal cell expands within skin and pushes hair away or kills the hair as it grows. However, the only way to really know is to biopsy the lesion.

In brief: Basal cell cancer

Short answer: probably not.
Basal cell expands within skin and pushes hair away or kills the hair as it grows. However, the only way to really know is to biopsy the lesion.
Dr. Scott Goldstein
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Dr. Suman Das
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely.Hairy Nevu

With such selected, specific information, the first diagnosis comes in my mind is hairy nevus.
Since the patient has raised a question it is apprpiate to state that basal cell carcinoma is an acquired conditon, usually in older age group, but could be in younger people, and very slow growing skin cancer.In contrast", bumps with hairs" if it is present since birth it is a hairy nevus.If it is formed later.

In brief: Unlikely.Hairy Nevu

With such selected, specific information, the first diagnosis comes in my mind is hairy nevus.
Since the patient has raised a question it is apprpiate to state that basal cell carcinoma is an acquired conditon, usually in older age group, but could be in younger people, and very slow growing skin cancer.In contrast", bumps with hairs" if it is present since birth it is a hairy nevus.If it is formed later.
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Not likely

Basal cell carcinomas generally occur on sun exposed skin.
It would be good to address the ingrown hair, as these are likely to facilitate skin infection, especially in the site (i presume your buttocks) that is affected in your case.

In brief: Not likely

Basal cell carcinomas generally occur on sun exposed skin.
It would be good to address the ingrown hair, as these are likely to facilitate skin infection, especially in the site (i presume your buttocks) that is affected in your case.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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