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I have a bump on my head and it hurts when I touch it

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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See Pediatrician: Have child examined by pediatrician.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Probable cyst: This may be an inclusion cyst, wen or abcess(boil) and would need to be examined by a physician for diagnosis,advice and treatment which could include ... Read More
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Bump: you should see a doctor for a review. could be a walled abscess
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Bump : Hard to answer without more information but sounds like a swollen gland. It should improve over a few days if not get examined
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Bump on scalp: There are a lot of potential causes for a bump on your scalp that itches and hurts when you touch it. You should see your doctor to have it evaluated. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
It happens: These can be pimples, infected hair follicles or inflamed cysts. When they become painful you can sometimes help them heal with a heating pad that imp ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Pimple: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility! The doctors should be able to take care of you!
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Eglash
34 years experience Family Medicine
Try ice or heat: There are several things that can cause swelling and pain in the back of the head. IT can be an skin cyst, which may be infected. It could also be an ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Needs imaging: Masses can be fat, fluid, or a mass. A doctor should examine this. Tell the doctor if you think it is growing. It might need to be biopsied.
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam needed: A physician would have to inspect and examine this in order to make a diagnosis and advise you. It could be a boil like infection, inflamed cyst or in ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Injury or infection: You may have a small abrasion injury from picking or scratching the area, or an oil gland may have become plugged and infected. But i'm just guessing; ... Read More
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Hair bump: Follow up with doctor urgent care. Could be cyst or abscess, abscess has to be drained and unless treated, with either oral or systemic antibiotics m ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Cyst.: Cyst - epidermal inclusion or trichilemmal. Could be a minor skin infection although unlikely in this area without one of the above cysts being irrita ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is not : uncommon for a soft tissue injury. Hopefully it will resolve soon. take care.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Check it: There are many causes but pain to touch can mean infection. If the lump is warm tender throbbing the possibility of a localized infection the great. I ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Lymph node: in this area can get irritated from local infection and be tender to the touch. Apply heat, otherwise don't bother it and it will probably go away.
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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Bump: You may have an infected gland that needs to be treated, see a doctor.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rupesh Parikh
25 years experience Medical Oncology
Likely a : May be a wart or a cyst. Rec anti wart treatment and if not improved see a derm to take it off.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
Many possible causes: But not enough info presented to tell get it checked out if it is not getting better in the next day or so.
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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Mouth pain: There are many things that could cause a painful lump or bump in your mouth. You should see your physician or dentist for an evaluation.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Get an exam: May be an abscess but difficult to state with certainty
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably a cyst: Such as a sebaceous cyst or wen but it could also be a lipoma or other tumor. Excision is about the only way to diagnose and treat the problem.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
A couple ideas: This could be a simple lipoma, which is a benign fat tumor. Another idea would be a sebaceous cyst, again, benign. But all things breast should alway ... Read More
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