Lumps & bumps

Diagnosis of small swellings

Unusual lumps & bumps on your skin are usually benign & rarely urgent, but it is always a good idea to see a doctor when you notice something unusual.
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In general, if you have noticed a new growth or lump on or underneath the surface of the skin, it is a good idea to get it checked out & ensure that there is nothing that needs to be treated. Most lumps & bumps are harmless but it is always best to get a medical opinion.


Some of the more common skin conditions that can lead to bumps on the surface of the skin include:
Cherry angioma
Keratosis pilaris
Lumps & swellings that appear in specific areas of the body also have different causes. On the face, it could be mumps, an allergic reactions, or a dental issue, on the neck or throat it could be a swollen gl& or goitre. Breast, armpit or testicular lumps need to be carefully monitored, as often they are just cysts or lipomas but of course in some cases can indicate skin cancer. Hands & wrists can be prone to ganglion cysts, as can shoulders, which may also develop lipomas.

What to do next?

Please give us a call during office hours, or use our online booking form to make your appointment to get checked by a doctor.

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City of London, EC3