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a lump at top of my bum crack?

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I've had a lump at top of my bum crack it has been there 3 months now and was small to start with now is slighty bigger. It itches now and then but no pus as it's under my skin. It's only tender if I wear a thong which aggitates it more. I do suffer with cysts and boils usually In my armpits and groin this has been since I was 21 I'm now 34. Worried about cancer so much as never can tell with the amount I get on my body sometimes but this one on top of butt crack is worrying me as never had one here before. Thank u x


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replied January 29th, 2012
Skin Cancer Answer A30893
Hello and welcome to e health forum. ‎

Symptoms like persistent fever, weight loss, night sweats along with multiple enlarged, painless lymph ‎‎‎‎nodes may indicate conditions like lymphoma or cancer. ‎But it is less likely, that the lump can be a ‎cancer in your case, since you are young and might not be having such issues.‎

The description of the lump and the location, indicates it to possibly a collection of fat tissue also called ‎a Lipoma. Other ‎possible causes include a sebaceous cyst.

In case of lipoma, it can be excised with a small surgical procedure, OR in case of a cyst, it can be ‎reduced in size ‎with a needle aspiration or removed completely by excising it.

You might consult with your doctor who can examine you and provide proper advice and treatment.

I hope this helps.‎



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