Skin lumps are any areas of abnormally raised skin. It is either on the skin’s surface or protruding from under the skin. Lumps on your skin although mostly non-cancerous, can be itchy, painful, or merely a nuisance and they tend to get more widespread with age.
A person with a skin lesion has an abnormal lump, bump, ulcer or sore. A skin lesion may also be an abnormally colored area on the skin. Common skin lesions include moles, warts, actinic keratosis, and skin infections. A serious cause of skin lesions is skin cancer.
The lumps may be hard and rigid or soft and moveable, and are commonly caused by swelling due to an injury. While skin lumps generally don’t indicate a dangerous medical condition, and usually don’t interfere with everyday life, they should be checked by a doctor to screen for malignancy.