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White granules from lump

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 4, 2009
  • 00:49 PM

I have a hard lump on the top of my wrist that has been there since last fall. It is about a quarter inch wide and a sixteenth high. The odd thing is that when I went to the doc and he lanced it, little granules of white 'stuff' came out. He didn't know what it was but was not alarmed and didn't have it analyzed, but didn't know what it was.

But it did not go away. I still have the bump/lump, and from time to time, a speck of white granules will emerge...maybe one to two or three. This is really weird. Clear fluid and, if I mess with it enough, blood will come out too. It is not tender.

As I said, the lump remains, and I have thought of going back and having it lanced again. I would like to get rid of it. Any ideas what it is and what these very small white grains are?

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  • Sounds like it's a sebaceous cyst. Sebaceous cysts are filled with clumpy white sebum. Nothing to worry about although you can have it removed. I'd recommend you stop poking at it and show it to the doc when it is full.
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