Red or Yellow Skin Lumps

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Presence of red or yellow raised bumps on the skin which can vary in appearance and number.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Red or yellow skin lumps

Possible causes

  • Sebaceous hyperplasia

    ‌Sebaceous hyperplasia is a skin condition that occurs when the sebaceous glands (oil glands) produce too much oil, which may get trapped under the skin resulting in bumps. It becomes more common with older age.

  • Dyslipidemia

    Abnormally high levels of lipids (fats) in the blood, including cholesterol and triglycerides, is also called dyslipidemia. Dyslipidemia can significantly increase a person's risk of heart attacks, strokes, and other serious problems due to fatty accumulation in the blood vessels, resulting in narrowing or obstruction.

  • Gouty tophus

    It is a type of chronic arthritis, usually chronic rheumatoid arthritis which occurs due to excessive production or reduced clearance of uric acid which accumulate as uric acid crystals in the joints. Risk factors include genetics, excessive Alcohol consumption, Diet with excessive sugars or protiens, certain medications and male sex.

  • lichen nitidus . lichen striatus
  • Xanthoma
  • Folliculitis / furuncle / carbuncle
  • Xanthogranuloma
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)
  • Amyloidosis

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

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

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Do you have skin redness?

  • Do you have any pain or tingling in the affected areas of the skin?

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Internal medicine

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