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This may seem an odd question, but I'm confused about the difference between cysts, nodules and papules.

I get these spots sometimes which start off as tiny colourless bumps under the skin for a while, and then gradually redden and become tender and i guess inflamed. They don't get a 'head'. They just stay that way for any time between 1-2 weeks whilst gradually fading (much longer than "Regular" zits) . Sometimes they can remain tender for all that time though.

They don't scar but they do leave an inevitable red mark which can sometimes take months to completely go away. But they don't leave a dent or anything. Do they sound like cysts??

Note, I only have mild acne.

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those unusual spots u refer to are quite common i would imagine. I've had quite a few of those while on this medication. Never come to a head, but take much longer to go away.

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