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A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Lump: The fact that it fluctuates in size would speak more for a cyst. However, a biopsy might be helpful.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Scuba
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Lump under chin: First, unless you have been diagnosed with one previously, a thyroglossal duct cyst is rare and something that has likely been searched out on the int ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: They're quite common, and are usually tricholemmal cysts. They occur on the scalp, and are frequently multiple. They're not harmful, but can be anno ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Would encourage: You to have these evaluated by a dermatologist.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Stokes
22 years experience Family Medicine
Cyst: Cysts in this location are either EIC (epidermal inclusion cyst) or a lipoma (fatty collection cyst). They can be removed but are generally benign.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Depends.: Some are of no consequence; some (like dandy-walker) can cause trouble.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Should be seen: I doubt anybody will be able to specify such numbers since the description doesn't help determine the complexity of the procedure. You really should ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
This: Will require medical assessment in order to figure out a treatment approach. Encourage you to see your dermatologist.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Beckman
51 years experience Plastic Surgery
Minimal: Most cysts on the head are just under the skin and may be excised (or drained) under local anesthesia with very minimal discomfort that is only during ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
29 years experience Dermatology
Cyst : Warm compresses are helpful. A dermatologist may inject the area with corticosteroid and prescribe antibiotics or lance and drain the cyst. See a ph ... Read More

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