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Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD)
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I have a what I thought was a pimple has a small head won't

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I have a what I thought was a pimple has a small head won't Pop sort of tender between under eye been there 3 weeks
JA: OK. The Doctor will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so the Doctor can help you best.
Customer: Pretty soft area so doesn't really do anything when squeezed
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Small clear fluid if mashed
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 months ago.

Hello,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

What is your age and gender?

Are you diabetic?

Any significant past medical illness?

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Not diabetic , 44 yrs male very good health no medical illness to speak of
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 months ago.

Thanks for the further details.

Following are the possibilities of the diagnosis:

1) Dermoid cyst

2) Sebaceous cyst

3) Basal cell tumor

Surgical excision is usually the choice of treatment.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 months ago.

Occasionally the appearance may not be conclusive for the diagnosis and thus excision biopsy may be needed.

Other medical problems/issues to consider include the following:

Fibrous papule of the face

Desmoplastic trichoepithelioma

Sebaceous hyperplasia

Intradermal nevus

Lichenoid benign keratosis

Seborrheic keratosis

Bowen disease.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 11 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 10 months ago.

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