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I have a bump on my nose

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Hi Dr I have a bump on my nose
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Plastic Surgery
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 15 days ago.

Thank you for contact Just Answer.

Expert:  Dr Baker replied 15 days ago.

Can you provide a photo please?

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Unfortunatley i dont have a picture. But i was squeezing my nose extremely hard for hours everyday and after two of stpooing the squeezing a bump has formed on my nose
Customer: replied 15 days ago.
After two weeks*
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 15 days ago.

Given the timing, I wouldn't be worried, but if you are concerned, please get someone to examine you.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
I dont want thd bump to be there? Is this scar tissue from all the extreme squeezing?
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 15 days ago.

Allow it time to heal then, avoid squeezing it. Inflammation, scarring take a few weeks to resolve. Just allow more time for this.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
scar tissue is not permenant? It can dissolve by its own or dissapear?
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 15 days ago.

No, it can heal (it is not true scarring at this point).

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Sorry what do yiu mean by true scarring?
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 15 days ago.

It isn't long enough to cause scarring, and scarring requires full damage to the thickness of the skin, therefore this is likely inflammation

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
by extremely squeezing my nose together for hours evryday for a week wouldnt cause scar tissue?
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 15 days ago.

It seems unlikely that you would

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
But its been almost 3 weeks since i stopped the squeezing and after a week the bump developed and now its been more than two weeks and the bump is still there?
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 15 days ago.

You need to be more patient with it, but if in doubt, examination is key.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
its definatley not scar tissue?
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 15 days ago.

It seems unlikely.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
What could this be then that it never seems to go away. The area is raised
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 15 days ago.

Unless you can provide a photo I cannot help with this.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Its not permenant is it?
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 15 days ago.

We are now repeating, it seems unlikely. All the best.

Customer: replied 15 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 15 days ago.

No problem.