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Your Scaly Chest Bump May Also be Known as:
Boob bump with dried skin
Boob bump with dry skin
Boob bump with scales
Boob lump with dried skin
Boob lump with dry skin
Boob lump with scales
Breast bump with dried skin
Breast bump with dry skin
Breast bump with scales
Breast lump with dried skin

Top 7 Scaly Chest Bump Causes

  1. 1.Psoriatic Arthritis

    Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. Some people who have psoriasis also get a form of arthritis (inflammation and swelling of joints) called psoriatic arthritis.

    You should visit your primary care physician to manage this disease as there are many treatment options. A treatment plan will often consist of therapy (physical, occupational, massage), patient education, exercise and rest, devices to protect joints, medicine and/or surgery.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    joint pain, lower back pain, shoulder pain, upper back pain, joint stiffness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Lipoma

    A lipoma is a noncancerous growth of fatty tissue cells. A lipoma can develop in almost any organ of the body although they are most commonly found in the subcutaneous layer just below the skin.

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut, freeze, or burn it off.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored chest bump, lump below the skin on the chest, non-growing chest lump, small chest lump
    Symptoms that always occur with lipoma:
    skin-colored chest bump, lump below the skin on the chest
    Symptoms that never occur with lipoma:
    nipple discharge
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  3. 3.Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

    Shin splints is when there is pain in the front part of the lower leg. The pain is from the swelling of the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue around your shin.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own with rest and ice. Wearing proper footwear and modifying your exercise routine can help prevent shin splints from recurring.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    shin pain, dull, achy shin pain, pain in the inside of the shin, shin pain from overuse, irregular period
    Symptoms that always occur with shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome):
    shin pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  4. 4.Wart

    Warts are non-serious skin growths caused by a virus that infects the top layer of the skin. They are contagious.

    You can try several over-the-counter treatments, including salicylic acid and cryotherapy (freezing). Most warts go away on their own, but less so in adults.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painless chest wall lump, small chest lump, superficial chest lump, scaly chest bump, skin-colored chest bump
    Symptoms that always occur with wart:
    superficial chest lump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  5. 5.Skin Cyst

    An epidermoid cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. It is often caused by trauma or surgery.

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut out the cyst.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored chest bump, non-growing chest lump, small chest lump
    Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst:
    skin-colored chest bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  6. 6.Paget Disease of the Bone

    Paget's disease of the bone is a disorder in which the bone recycling process goes astray. While many people with the disease have no symptoms, some suffer from bone pain and easily broken bones.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will confirm the diagnosis with a blood test and bone scans.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    new headache, pelvis pain, back pain, spontaneous bone pain, ringing in the ears
    Symptoms that always occur with paget disease of the bone:
    spontaneous bone pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  7. 7.Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Squamous cells are the small, flat skin cells in the outer layer of the skin. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) a type of skin cancer that usually appears as a tiny, painless bump or patch. The most common spots for this cancer are the head (including scalp, lips, ears, and mouth), legs, and the backs of the hands and the arms.

    You should visit your primary care physician, who will coordinate care with a dermatologist. Squamous cell carcinoma needs to be confirmed by examining a piece of your affected skin in a laboratory. If SCC is confirmed, treatment involves cutting out a patch of affected skin, scraping the cancer away, or destroying it by freezing or radiation.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    worsening lower leg redness, scabbed area of the lower leg, rough skin on the lower leg
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Scaly Chest Bump

  • Q.Compared to a marble, how big is this bump?
  • Q.How long have you had the bump?
  • Q.How severe is your armpit pain?
  • Q.How long has your armpit pain been going on?

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Scaly Chest Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced scaly chest bump have also experienced:

    • 20% Armpit Pain
    • 20% Forearm Pain
    • 20% Lower Leg Pain
  • People who have experienced scaly chest bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 46% Over a Month
    • 22% Less Than a Week
    • 11% One to Two Weeks
  • People who have experienced scaly chest bump were most often matched with:

    • 33% Psoriatic Arthritis
    • 33% Lipoma
    • 33% Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

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