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Dr. Jerry E
Dr. Jerry E, Doctor (MD/DO)
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Experience:  1 yr experience family medicine (adult and children), emergency medicine for five years
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I just noticed a couple of days ago that I have a lump up

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I just noticed a couple of days ago that I have a lump up inside the end of my nose. It does not hurt but I saw on a doctor TV show that the nose area can be a dangerous area and can lead to an infection in the brain. I think it may just be an ingrown hair but I do not know if it will go away or if there is anything I can do to clear it up. I do not want to go to a doctor for something so stupid. Should I be worried &/or what should I do? Thank you.
Carmen Gibney
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Jerry E replied 6 years ago.

Hello, this is Dr. E. Greetings from New York! I'm so glad you posted your question for me to answer, and I aim to provide you with accurate info.

I do recommend you have your doctor check you for a nasal polyp (some can be cancerous) and/or a septal hematoma (a small blood collection that can be drained). Be sure to take this seriously, do not blow it off.

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