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    An_246898 posted:
    have a question. when i was about 3 years old my mom discovered a ball in my back around where my armpit is at, so she took me to the doctor & they discovered it was a tumor. luckily it wasn't a dangerous kind and were able to remove it. i am now 22 years old and my concern for now is that around my scar there is acne looking bumps around it, but they're not acne they have puss and sometimes a bit of blood, but its not nasty looking puss. i've tried popping them thinking that once i do they'll disappear but they just keep coming back. now my question is "is there any way i can get rid of them?" over the years i've became a bit insecure about it i won't wear shirts that will show it because i just get really insecure. i haven't gone to see a dermatologist because i know they are pretty pricey & i also have no insurance just in case i would be able to get covered. so any advice?
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    Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hello,

    It really would be best to see a dermatologist. In the meantime, avoid popping them as doing so may be spreading an infection.

    And click on the following for some ideas:

    Cysts, Lumps, Bumps and Your Skin
     
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    steph_ortiz replied to Caprice_WebMD_Staff's response:
    thank you!
     
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    Caprice_WebMD_Staff replied to steph_ortiz's response:
    You're very welcome, Steph.


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