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Bump on scalp that won t go away

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Parish
Dermatology 58 years experience
Possible psoriasis: The bumps may represent psoriatic scale or possibly infection of the hair follicles. See your dermatologist to be sure.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See Your Doctor: There are several possible causes for the "bump" described such as blocked hair follicle, dermoid cyst, mole, & more. Diagnosis of skin findings c... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Needs a checkup: It should be seen. Very hard to diagnose with so little information. There are many possibilities in diagnosis.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 47 years experience
Cyst, ?infected: could be pilar cyst or routine sebaceous cyst...would see dermatologist, esp if grows in size and is more painful.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
C/w scar tissue or: possibly a persistent sebaceous cyst with significant scar tissue around it which your efforts are not emptying, just adding to trauma & more scar... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
Holistic Medicine 53 years experience
Many possibilitites: You may have to see a doctor to get a proper diagnosis. Painful bumps may be infected. Itchy areas in the scalp can be psoriasis. Vit d oil topically... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
?folliculitis: This could be caused by inflammation or infection of some of the hair follicles of that part of your scalp. A dermatologist could diagnose the problem... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Could be sebascious: Cyst! stop pressing on it. If it gets larger see pcp g; get it removed.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Guagenti
Dermatology 46 years experience
Skin bump: bumps and lumps on the skin can be anything from benign cysts to malignant tumors. this is something that should be looked at and diagnosed by your do... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maricelina Caro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Many reasons: It is concerning that the lesion bleeds and I recommend you see a dermatologist. Scars don't tend to bleed.

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