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I hard a marble-like thing on my left side (around my waist)

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Hi, I hard a marble-like thing on my left side (around my waist) for as long as I can remember and was never bothered by it. Over a week ago it expanded really quickly and it's been really painful since. The skin is red in the area. I was wondering what it could be.
JA: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?
Customer: I've never suffered from acne, but the last month I've had a lot of pimples around my chin and jaw.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Nope, nothing. No medications or diagnoses ever.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

do you have a picture?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Did you receive it? I added but can't see if it actually sends.
It's a red spot around 5cm across and then white in the very middle.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

this is an infected cyst

It is called a sebaceous cyst

It probably needs drained

I would go to urgent care

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