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    Red Bump
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    An_267780 posted:
    I have a red bump that has developed on my arm. It doesn't hurt, but initially when I noticed it of course I picked at it. When I picked 'enough' it bled heavily. But, when I covered it with a bandaid, the bandaid never truly got saturated. Since I have noticed that it continued to grow. I cannot figure out what this is, and of course dermatologists in town won't provide an estimated for just an office visit to determine what it is.
    Can you think of anything that this could be? It's not a pimple, it's almost like a bump or maybe a sore.
     
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    atti_editor responded:
    Hi,

    The best way to determine exactly what this bump is is to have it looked at by a medical professional. I understand not wanting to spend a lot of money on something that may turn out to be nothing, but if the bump isn't showing signs of going away and is growing, it's important to have it checked out. Have you considered seeing your primary physician? He/She may be able to determine what the bump is, or at least evaluate whether or not seeing a dermatologist is necessary.

    This slideshow has some photos of different lumps and bumps that can appear on the skin. You may find it helpful to compare what you are seeing to the photos to try to narrow down or eliminate potential causes: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/ss/slideshow-lumps-bumps-skin


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