I woke up two days ago to find an odd


Q: I woke up two days ago to find an odd pair of lumps/swelling directly under my temple on both sides of my face. The lumps are painless but firm and I have no other symptoms.

Symptoms:  Lumps, swelling
I woke up two days ago to f...-1

A:   Hello,
Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.com
I understand your concern.
I can't really appreciate the swellings properly, but I can see a light swelling under the temple.

I need some more information before making a diagnosis:
- is it Hard inconsistency?
- Any pain?
- does the swelling move around or stuck to the skin?
- any family history of Lipoma?

Kindly let me know the answers and j will get back to spying


Comments / Follow Ups

Patient: It's firm, hard, and does not move at all - stuck to the skin. No pain, even when pressed very hard. No family history of lipoma.
Doctor: Hello,
Thank you for the follow-up.
It looks more like a lipoma from the image you shared, but lipomas are not hard in consistency. They have a very characteristic slipping between the fingers feeling. Overnight no other swelling can develop.
I will advise you a course of Tab. chymotrypsin twice daily, if it is an inflammatory reaction, the swelling will subside on taking chymo.
Hope this was helpful,

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