Benign (Non-Cancerous) Lumps and Bumps

Serving Hamilton, Stoney Creek, Grimsby and surrounding areas

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  • A small flesh coloured bump
  • Usually on a finger or toe
  • Often surrounded by a thin, dry, ridge of skin called a “collarette”


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Angiofibroma

  • A small flesh coloured bump
  • Usually on the nose


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  • A painful area of hard skin
  • Usually on a pressure point such as a toe or the sole of the foot
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  • A painful pressure sore which develops on the ear
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Dermatofibroma

  • A firm pink-brown lump
  • Often on the lower legs
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  • Tiny brown or black bumps that develop on the face of people with dark skin
  • Easily removed in the office
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  • A small clear bump and forms at the base of a fingernail or toenail, or over a joint in a finger or toe
  • May produce a groove in the nail
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  • A harmless collection of keratin (dead skin cells) inside an enlarge pore
  • Usually on the face
  • Can be easily removed in the office with a minor surgical procedure
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Epidermal Cyst (“Sebaceous Cyst”)

  • Cysts can be easily removed in the office with a minor surgical procedure
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Keratosis Pilaris


Milia (White Heads)

  • Tiny white bumps that develop on the face and eyelids
  • Can be treated with Microdermabrasion or Extractions
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Mole (Benign Nevus) Removal

  • Many benign moles can be easily removed
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  • A small soft pink bump
  • Usually inside the mouth or lips
  • Be sure to have your doctor check any bumps in your mouth to make sure that is not cancer
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Pyogenic Granuloma

  • A benign growth of blood vessels that appears suddenly
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Scalp Cyst (Pilar Cyst)

  • Cysts are a sac filled with dead skin cells and can develop anywhere on the skin”s surface
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Pilonidal Cyst (Pilonidal Abscess)

  • ‘Ingrown’ hairs at the base of the spine
  • Often aggravated by sitting, heat and sweating
  • Can be treated with Laser Hair Removal


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Sebaceous Hyperplasia (Enlarged Oil Glands)

  • Enlarged oil glands (sebaceous glands) commonly develop on maturing skin
  • They usually appear on the forehead and cheeks
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Seborrheic Keratoses (Warty Age Spots)

  • Warty spots that develop on maturing skin
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Skin Tags (Achrochorda, Fibroepithelial Polyps)

  • Extra “flaps” of skin
  • Located on the sides of the neck, under the arms and in the groins
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Solar Lentigenes (Liver Spots)


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  • Look like small white bits of stucco on the skin
  • Usually on the lower legs, tops and sides of the feet and toes
  • Are a type of seborrheic keratosis


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Syringomas (Growths of Sweat Glands)

  • Are benign (non-cancerous) growths of sweat glands
  • Usually appear on the eyelids
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Warts (Vurruca Vulgaris, Verruca Plantaris)

  • Warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus – HPV
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Xanthelasma Palpebrarum (Xanthoma)

  • Are yellow deposits of ‘cholesterol’ and fats on the upper and lower eyelid
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