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hard lump under skin on scalp

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
29 years experience Family Medicine
See MD to b safe : Probably should have it checked out by a doc to be on safe side. If it is not growing larger that's a good sign, but if it's hard and not moveable th ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Probably not: If it's not growing and not painful, then not likely serious. Most likely a cyst or lymph node. Best way to be reassured is to have it examined. Best ... Read More
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Cyst: Its probably a cyst. At some point, if it grows, causes problems, or you just don't like it, surgical removal ca be done. Usually an outpatient proced ... Read More
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Not due to pillow: Sounds like a cyst under your skin. See your primary care doctor.
Dr. Philip Miller
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Dermatology: please get this checked by a board certified dermatologist.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Wens: They are sebaceous cysts. Consult a dermatologist for help.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
These may be: SEBACEOUS CYSTS ("WEN"S) See your primary care Physician for DIAGNOSIS and a referral for removal. These can cbecome infected therefore removal is usu ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Some ideas: This may be an osteoma, a little hematoma / bruise bump that healed with a lot of calcification, or something else. If it's not growing, not painful, ... Read More
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A 2-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
24 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Probably lymph node: Probably a lymph node. If it does not clear up in a week or two, I would get it checked out. Also, if there is any fever, with it, he may need to be ... Read More
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A 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Not to worry: This lump is too small to worry unless it grows in size over the next several months. More than likely it is a benign knot due to either acne(pimple) ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Already there?: If it's not growing it could be a scarred lymph node from a previous infection that went unnoticed. To be safe have it checked out.
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