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In the following text, we will focus on the problem of lumpslocated under the skin. We will see which factors cause this problem and how itcan be treated in the next lines. They are usually non-cancerous and benign andthey can be developed on every part of the body. They sometimes cause pain, butthey can be painless as well. The most common locations on the body in which theydevelop are face, neck, armpit, arm and legs. There are several possible causesof this condition among which are some health conditions as well.

Causes

Lipomas are the most common type of lumps developed under the skin and they aredescribed as nodules or soft and fatty lumps that have consistency of arubber.

Clumping of the fat cells produces lipomas and they mostly appear onthe trunk area, back, chest, neck and shoulders, but they can appear anywhere onthe body. Cyst is also a very common lump, which can be filled with fluid insome cases.Clogging of the sebaceous or oil gland develops as a common type of lumpunder the skin called sebaceous cyst. They commonly appear in the trunk area,scalp, back, neck and face, but areas like genitals can also be hit by this problem.The appearance of the lump under the skin may be obtained by swollen lymphnodes, which commonly appear on the armpit, behind the ear, groin, under thejaw and the neck. Also, they can become bigger because of infection, injury ortrauma.Gland's abnormal growth or enlarged thyroid gland can cause a lumplocated under the Adam’s apple.Dermatofibromas are brownish, red and hard lumps located under the skin of legsand arms. These lumps have fibrous connective tissue and they are in facttumors.Cystic acnes are lumps located on the face and other body parts and theyare located deep into the skin.Neurofibroma can occur under or on the skin, andthey can become malignant in some cases, although they are non-cancerous in thebeginning. Hard and cancerous lumps are warts, skin abscess, boils, carbuncleand folliculitis.

Treatment

Medical intervention is usually not needed for these non-cancerous problems, butdraining of these lumps may be needed if they are infected. This especiallygoes for cystic acne, abscess and cysts. Cortisone medications can reduce thesize of large cysts, or even surgery can be done if they are too great in size and do not respond to the treatment. Infected lipomas may need treatment butthey are very rare. But if it occurs, they can be squeezed through a smallincision.See an experienced physician if the problem reoccurs, or it is frequent.Malignant lumps are usually those that change colors and sizes and produce pain. Also, they cannot be moved and they require immediate diagnoseand treatment, due to the potential seriousness of the problem.

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