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if this was a sun spot have i made it worse?

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i have had a bump on my nose for about 2 years there has been no pain until just a few days ago and i has grown a little bit and become red and inflamed, so i popped it and now it is extremely sore. so if this was a sun spot have i made it worse by doing this?

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replied November 24th, 2011
Skin Cancer Answer A28834
Hello Adam,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is difficult to comment on the cause for your symptoms that you describe without examining the bump. If the soreness and inflammation persist for more than 48-72 hours or if symptoms get worse, or if you develop infection and pus discharge, do not delay in visiting your doctor for examination and further care. Treatment as appropriate would be started to help you. Avoid any further self-manipulation of the lesion.
Take care.

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