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Most people who have hidradenitis suppurativa see or feel their first painful lump sometime after puberty but before the age of 30. The condition worsens over time and usually lasts several decades. Experts don't know what exactly causes hidradenitis suppurativa. However, several factors are believed to play a role in the development of the condition, including:
If you suspect that you have hidradenitis suppurativa or if a member of your family has been diagnosed with the condition, talk to your doctor. Addressing any lifestyle risk factors, as well as diagnosing the condition as early as possible, might reduce the impact of the condition on your life.
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