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I have a bump

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I have a small, raised bump on my lower left side of my back, right below my hip. It's skin colored, and raised and just there. It sits right where the waist of my pants hit. It doesn't move, doesn't get any bigger or any smaller, it just stays there. (It's not a wart or a mole, or anything like that, either).

I had all four of my wisdom teeth pulled out, two years ago. I refused to be knocked completely out, so they had to numb my lip and jaw up pretty good. The one part of my lip was numb for a while, and then when that finally went away, that's when I noticed this bump. I waited for it to go away, but no luck.

Anyway, I'm starting to think that this bump is my body holding some kind of something in this one spot that it doesn't like. Does that make any sense? Like, it can't get rid of it on it's own, but it doesn't want it floating through my blood stream, so it trapped it. As cute as it is, and all, I don't think it should be there, so I'm thinking I need to see about helping it to go away.

So, I'm trying to figure out who I even need to see to deal with this. A dermatologist? A naturopath? Someone else??

It doesn't hurt, it doesn't itch, it's just there.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about? Any suggestions or advice would be great.

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I'm not sure exactly what it is...does it seem attached to your hipbone? Like, do you think it may be a calcium deposit or something? I've had both cysts <in both my wrists> and a calcium deposit in between bones in my foot, but nothing on my hip...With your intuition to thinking this may be something you're body has 'trapped', you could be right on if it IS a calcium deposit.

I don't know honestly, but I wouldn't let a bump hang around too long without getting it checked out. Ya just never know!

Is it sensitive to the touch? Like a risen or something? Is it something that seems to be on top of your skin or is it definately UNDER the skin?

Are you pg, nursing, etc?? If so, a calcium deposit would be my first guess--these are cause by deficiencies in calcium intake, and your body's way of holding on to that last little bit of calcium--at first, I thought it meant I had TOO MUCH calcium, lol...but it *IS* a deficiency...Maybe try taking a couple tums a day, just to get the extra calcium...if it is a calcium deposit, it should go away on its own, after your body has munched on some extra calcium!

Hope this helps some...And, good luck!
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Thanks Dreamer.

It's not attached to anything. It looks like a misquito bite. It's raised just a little, and that's the closest thing I can think of. Like a misquito bite that never went away.

It's not sensitive when I touch it, but it is hard, if I press on it. Although it doesn't hurt when I press.
I'd get it looked at. It probably isn't anything, but, as another poster stated, you never know!

I just had a punch biopsy done on a changed mole on my arm. My regular doctor did it, and it took about 15 minutes from the washing to the final stitches (it took three to close up the little punch hole).

I'll have the results by the end of this week or the beginning of next. It didn't hurt, was a little bit itchy, and was hard and slightly raised. I am not anticipating melanoma, but if it is, it's early enough to treat it.

I am going to go get it looked at. If it's nothing, it's nothing. But if it's not, I don't want to just leave it.

I hope your biopsy turns out benign, grahamsmom98.
My dad had one on his back like that. It was a pus filled cyst, probably had some ick stuff in it and just trapped it there like you said. He had it for years before my mom finally talked him into popping it if he was going to refuse to see a doc over it. (unless he can't move or is missing a body part my dad will not go to the doc.)

I can't remember how he popped it but I do know a lot of pus came out and it then healed over and there is no mark or bump left. I would get it looked at just incase.
I have the exact same thing (based on your description) on my leg. I was worried and went to the dermatologist and he told me it was nothing to worry about. He also said that many women get them, especially after pregnancy. It may go away on its own, but mine hasn't yet.
Now I'm wondering about the calcium issue. I had never heard of that before. I'll have to check on that.
Jackie, your post made me

Your dad sounds very familiar to mine. He won't go to the doctor unless someone ties him up and drags him there. He's a little different, if he has bumps or cysts or whatever on him, he's all eager to pop them.

I had this picture of him getting all excited that I might have something to pop. I'm not going near him, though.

I just don't think it's a calcium issue. I take a multiple vitamin, plus a calcium magnesium zinc vitamin, and have been taking both for years. I'm not ruling that out, but I'm thinking it's something else.

Chocomoto, how long have you had yours? I'm going to see a dermatologist too, and I expect either, oh it's nothing, or ahh, it's malignant.

(breathing deeply)
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It is most likely a Lipoma which is nothing more than a pouch of fat under the skin. It will not go away unless you lose lots of weight. It will not cause any problems. It's painless but it can get bigger with weight gain. They can remove it but you may get it at other spots on your back or hip.

Of course I could be wrong.
That's interesting, Gitti.

I'm keeping all these things in my mind, to mull over, depending on what I hear from the dermatologist.
I've had mine for 3 years now. It just looks like a mosquito bite, so it doesn't really bother me. I'm pretty thin, so I don't think its a Lipoma. Who knows what it really is, but it's benign. Don't stress too much about it! Go in and see your dr. Let me know if he tells you what it is!
Thanks for the encouragement.

I don't think it's a limpoma either. I'm also pretty thin, and have always been, so losing more weight isn't really an option.

I go in next week, so I'll let you know.
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Just wanted to update.

It's a harmless bump that is just there. The dermatologist said it might go away on it's own, and it might not. If I want to get it removed, I can. I'm just going to leave it for now.
Glad to hear it's not serious, thanks for the update Alison!
Glad to hear that everything is all right.

At least it will put your mind at ease. A worry like that can be constant and that's not good for anyone. Great news!
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