Monday, April 23, 2007

Mystery Bump


I am not sure if I blogged about this before but I found this weird white bump on my arm in the fall. At first it just looked like one of those white "no pigmentation" spots you sometimes get when you get tan but it felt a bit raised so of course I fiddled with it and worried a bit about it. I wasn't too concerned but was definitely curious.

J told me that it was probably nothing but I should leave it alone and make plans to have it looked at. I didn't have time to schedule anything before Christmas with our trip and my school wrapping up, but I was going to do it right after the new year started.

Anyhow, during the trip, I noticed that it was going away some (probably because I was leaving it alone) so I stopped calling it "my little cancer" and forgot about it for the most part. When I went for a physical in February, I mentioned it to the doctor and they didn't seem to think it was anything to worry about.

Yesterday I was wearing a sleeveless shirt and felt the bump and it felt greatly diminished...I was glad because it really meant that it was nothing and that my fooling with it, was what made it seem like it was getting bigger.

Today, I was in a sleeveless shirt again, and I noticed this stuff on my arm, kind of near the practically unnoticeable bump. I wiped it off. Later on, I noticed this stuff again, and thought it was kind of weird. I pushed on the spot there the bump was supposed to be, and all this white stuff (I know, kind of gross) came out of one of my pores. I just kept pushing and more stuff came out (more than any kind of pimple or anything like that). I asked J what he thought, and he said, I must have had a small infection in there (probably from messing with it) and now it was over.

So I am not sure if I should be concerned that all this stuff expressed out of this thing or glad that it might be a sign that it is gone forever....guess I will just keep an eye on it and see what happens. Right now it seems to be gone, let's hope it stays that way!!!


just a girl said...


But did you get a sick sort of satisfaction out of squeezing it???

Haha said...

Please put some neosporin it and cover it with a bandage. You picking at it probably infected it, but you need to give it a little help healing and the bandage will keep you from attacking it again! Love, Mom

Peeved Michelle said...

It was probably just a sebaceous cyst. Harmless. And do what your mom says.

My Side of The Bed said...

At first I thought for sure it was a growth. But after reading that you squeezed a bunch of puss out of it, I'd agree with J. Probably an infection.

I don't know if you are like me, but I get a sick pleasure out of seeing junk come out of my pores. Zits. Blackheads. Popping a festering calous. It's just good clean fun.


Chatty said...

And thus ends my desire for breakfast! :)

It sounds like it was infected. Put some antibiotic on it, but keep an eye on it. Sometimes after something drains, it could react again.

Mishka said...

Sorry to gross everyone out...I warned you all. I just was excited to realize that I don't need to worry about it being skin cancer since it runs in my family (the benign kind, not melanoma).