A bony lump seen behind the lower area of each ear.
A skin lump at the lower breastbone (sternum) area
Many athletes also develop lumps from time to time in different parts of their bodies due to their physical training and activities.
Some other things to consider to know that a visible skin lump is normal:
- It is usually soft
- It is movable, changing its form when being touched
- It is found in the skin’s fat layer part
- It can be a bump that grows over time as it gets to be used for several activities but when at rest; it can also decrease in size
When it gets Alarming
Consequently, a skin lump may mean differently if it ticks off one or more of the following from the list.
- It is firm and hard
- It does not move an inch
- It gets itchy, painful, and red
- It is swelling on unusual parts of the body (side of the neck, armpit, groin area, breasts, or testicles)
- It lasts for more than 2 weeks
Many skin lumps and bumps are not actually cancerous (benign) such as seborrheic keratosis or neurofibromas.
A sudden and painful appearance (over the last 24-48 hours) of a lump is often brought about by an injury or an infection in that particular part of the body. It can be treated by following the RICE acronym which stands for: