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facial mass on forehead

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  • Posted By: LSSmith1913
  • December 22, 2006
  • 05:13 AM

A dermatologist diagnosed a mass on the forehead as a cyst. However, I am not convinced that is the case. The mass doesn't hurt and is firm to the touch. It just appeared several months ago. The doctor had an associate doctor to come in and look at it to confirm that it was indeed a cyst. No biopsies or x-rays were taken. The doctors said the mass was probably an infection because of oily skin. Having oily skin is not a recent development, so I don't understand why this is happening now. They decided to inject steroids into the mass to see if it would began to shrink. I think it might be a little bit smaller, but I'm not a 100% sure.

What else should the doctors have done before they decided I had a cyst? Should I get a second opinion? What questions should I be asking my doctor?

I would really appreciate any insight concerning this situation. Thanks!

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