Patient :I'm scared that I have a tumor! I am 14 years old, and have never had any major health problems except mild psoriosis ( did I spell that right? ) and I currently have molluscum. I do not think either of these relate to what I think is a tumor. I found a hard lump on my right butt cheek about 2 weeks ago. I thought it might be a boil and didn't think anything of it. A few days later it had gotten more firm or sort of closer to the skin and there was a light purple bruise. There was no pain or drainage. Then about a week in I woke up one morning and it hurt badly if any pressure was put on it at all and it had gotten bigger - about the size of two quarters. Over about 3 days the pain went away and the I could barley feel the pump anymore, the bruise was still there but it had faded. Then the next day it came back! Bit as big as it had been before but i could feel it more and the bruise had darkened. It is about the size of a quarter now but hasn't gotten any bigger. The bruise faded a little but I'm getting really freaked out. There is no pain, and there has never been any drainage. Any idea what this could be? I am pretty healthy. I'm a girl- 5'3" and about 120 pounds, if that helps.
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