It is important not to ignore lumps and bumps, but to see a doctor who can clarify exactly what they are, and whether or not they require treatment.
In medical terms they are normally referred to as tumour;, these can be either benign or malignant.
Some examples of benign lumps include:
- Cysts: fluid-filled lumps. The common sebaceous cyst is one example.
- Nodules: formed in inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, sarcoid and polyarteritis.
- Lipomas: lumps of fat cells
- Fibromas and fibroademonas: lumps of fibrous or fibrous and glandular tissue.
- Haematomas: lumps formed by blood escaping into the tissues – simply a large bruise.
- Haemangiomas: lumps formed by extra growth of blood vessels.
- Papilloma: formed from skin or internal membrane cells, for example wart.
If you discover a lump on your body, it is advisable to have it checked by a professional, it is not always possible to know whether a lump is malignant until further tests are carried out.