Benign Tumors of the Sebaceous, Hair Follicle, and Sweat Glands Quiz

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  • Bluish lumps or bumps on the skin

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is benign tumors of the sebaceous, hair follicle, and sweat glands?

These are benign tumors of the sebaceous glands (oil glands in the skin). The exact cause is unknown but could be due to defects in the DNA.

Symptoms of benign tumors of the sebaceous, hair follicle, and sweat glands

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Bluish lumps or bumps on the skin

  • Red or yellow skin lumps

Questions your doctor may ask to check for benign tumors of the sebaceous, hair follicle, and sweat glands

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose benign tumors of the sebaceous, hair follicle, and sweat glands

  • Do you feel a lump/lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have any blue colored spots/lumps on your skin?

  • Do you have yellow or red lumps/bumps on your skin?

Treatment for benign tumors of the sebaceous, hair follicle, and sweat glands

Treatment involves complete surgical removal, which also prevents regrowth of the tumors.

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Yukiko Ueda

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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