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I have this bump on my back the has started to get large in the last few months. It also has become more sensitve not painful that is but tender. Here is the history to do with this. About three years ago I thought I had what is commoningly called a blackhead where I come from on or near the center of my back. I tryed to dislodge it by squeezing it which did get it out, but once that was done I realized that it wasn't a blackhead. It was what would be called mole or a small birthmark. It was about in size a 10th of an inch depth a slightly less in width. It didn't seem to have any effect to the area at the time except a very small lump like a pimple but as I have already stated it has now gotten larger something in the area of a marble in size. Any help or advice here will be gladly appreciated!
Ed 
Answer:
As one can imagine, making a diagnosis of a 'lump or bump' by description only is not just difficult but may also be plain wrong. There is no substitute for direct examination of such a lesion and you should see your doctor. While something like this may be a sebaceous cyst, which can be readily removed surgically under local anesthetic, if it is for example a pigmented lesion and has become bigger, or itchy, or has bled, or if you have a history of significant sun exposure in the past, then it is absolutely vital that you see your doctor soonest in case this is a melanoma. These comments are made for the purpose of discussion and should NOT be used as recommendations for or against therapies or other treatments. An individual patient is always advised to consult their own physician.
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