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My daughter keeps getting hard lumps inside the pierced hole.

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My daughter keeps getting hard lumps inside the pierced hole. Also she has had blood from it
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Does she also get similar 'lumps' or 'abnormal scars' in other parts of the body when she gets injured?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

The most likely cause here seems to a keloid.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Keloid is a genetic tendency to abnormal scar formation which can acquire the form of a nodule like you mention.

Customer: Sometimes she gets lumps
Dr. Shahzad MD :

This seems most likely to be keloid.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

like I mentioned above.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

This is related to abnormal scar formation.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you have a picture that I can see?

Customer: What can I do to treat it
Customer: No sorry
Dr. Shahzad MD :

The best treatment is actually preventing trauma. Once a person has had this then external beam radiotherapy is very effective treatment which is usually reserved for larger keloids.

Customer: I think I will have to consult my local GP , as I don't want to get it wrong and upset or worry her
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Another form of treatment, that is often successful, is using steroids i.e. topical steroids or intralesional steroids.

Customer: What are they
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Freeze therapy (cryotherapy) is also helpful sometimes.

Customer: How do I go about getting this treatment
Dr. Shahzad MD :

You should consult your GP.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Get a referral to a dermatologist.

Customer: Thank you you have been very helpful
Dr. Shahzad MD :

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