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I have small under the skin bump for a year now and when I squeeze on it I don't get anything except for a god awful smell.. Possibilities?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Epidermoid cyst

Sebaceous cysts most often arise from swollen hair follicles.
Skin trauma can also induce a cyst to form. A sac of cells is created into which a protein called keratin is secreted. These cysts are usually found on the face, neck, and trunk. They are usually slow- growing, painless, freely movable lumps beneath the skin. Occasionally, however, a cyst will become inflamed and tender.

In brief: Epidermoid cyst

Sebaceous cysts most often arise from swollen hair follicles.
Skin trauma can also induce a cyst to form. A sac of cells is created into which a protein called keratin is secreted. These cysts are usually found on the face, neck, and trunk. They are usually slow- growing, painless, freely movable lumps beneath the skin. Occasionally, however, a cyst will become inflamed and tender.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: Sebaceous cyst

It sounds like a cyst which is filled with a white material.
This is benign but can easily be removed with a minor procedure in the office. Do not squeeze because it amy cause it to become infected.

In brief: Sebaceous cyst

It sounds like a cyst which is filled with a white material.
This is benign but can easily be removed with a minor procedure in the office. Do not squeeze because it amy cause it to become infected.
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