Doc Talk #82 – Things that go Bump in the night

 

 

In this show we talked about lumps and bumps. People often find these in the middle of the night and then panic, unable to get to sleep!

If you are listening to this show at 3 o’ clock in the morning, go to sleep!

The good news is that most lumps and bumps are not serious. We talked about the perils of attempting self diagnosis.

Skin tags are harmless and do not require any specific treatment:

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Lipomas are one of the commonest lumps/bumps that we see:

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Gangliong cysts are also called ‘bible bumps’ because of a surprising (and somewhat risky!) cure. Listen to the show by clicking on the link above to learn more.

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Once again, we’d like to emphasize that self diagnosis is not a good idea when it comes to lumps and bumps! We recommend seeing your physician / healthcare team if you develop symptoms of concern.

We finished the show by talking about the top lumps and bumps that people find that are actually part of their normal anatomy!

 

(Title picture courtesy of Doc James CC BY-SA 3.0)