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i have had a red bump on the bottom of my nose where it meets my upper lip for about a year. i thought it was a pimple because white stringy stuff comes out kindve like white heads and if i mess with it too much it starts to bleed? then i thought it might be a wart, but i was told white stringy stuff doesn't come out of warts? so what could it be?

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replied December 27th, 2011
Acne and Skin Disorders Answer A29747

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out.

This lump seems like a sebaceous cyst. A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac occurring just under the skin which contains a "pasty" or "cheesy" looking substance called keratin.They may occur anywhere on body but scalp, ears, back, face, and upper arm, are common sites for sebaceous cysts.

I suggest you to get it evaluated from a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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