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i have a bump on my head that hurts

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. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Could be: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You could have fungus on your scalp. Tinea corporis is term for fungus ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shannon Kilgore
Specializes in Neurology
Head Bump: A bump that you can move back and forth that has been there for years may be just a collection of fat cells called a lipoma. They can sometimes get i ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Should? Concern?: ince it doesn't hurt, I guess there may not be an emergency, but w/o panic or anxiety, you might be wise to have it examined. It can't hurt and just i ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Hematoma: This bump is likely a hematoma and can be observed safely. The neck sound like muslce spasm. Heat, stretching and physical therapy can ehlp your neck ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hard to know: It could be any number of things. If it hurts it is worth getting checked out. It may require medical treatment. Make an appt w your pcp and try som ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Injury?: This could be many things. Have your medical doctor or dermatologist evaluate and treat you. Good luck.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Ans: Well I need a little more information. Did you have trauma? Bite? Growth? Etc
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A member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Bump: A bump on your head can be from contusion. But other bumps are from various causes. Cyst, lipoma, abscess are few thoughts.
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
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Need: Evaluation. Painful lumps are the scalp could be a carbuncle (infection ) or benign tumor or malignant mass. See a doctor or consider a paid service ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Fagan
Dr. Kim Fagan answered
33 years experience Sports Medicine
Likely nothing: If the bump appeared at the time of your injury it is likely a simple hematoma, mild bleeding under the skin. The majority of the time this resolves ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
See the Dr: It might need to be drained and need antibiotics. It could be a polonidal cyst and sometimes they require surgical removal.
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A male asked:
Dr. Larry Eastburn
23 years experience Family Medicine
Cyst vs lipoma: A soft squishy bump on your scalp is most likely a lipoma, fatty tumor, or a cyst. Lipomas are non cancerous and don't need to be removed unless painf ... Read More
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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 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
It's hard to say: Without actually seeing what that means inflammation and swelling which can be caused by infection chronic inflammation metabolic issues such as get o ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience Wound care
How tall are you?: A bump on your head is usually from bumping into something. If uncertain and you have a headache with it or dizziness or disequilibrium. If severe go ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
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Many reasons: There are many possible reasons for having a painful lump. Common reasons are simple pimples/spots, infected skin cysts , infected hair follicles or a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience Psychiatry
As above: Without examination it is hard to pin point out what was the causes , if it is bothersome u can see your PCP for evaluation.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. CalviN Roseth
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Painful spot: Of course it would require a medical exam to determine a cause. Painful spots/lesions in the scalp would most commonly be an inflamed/infected sebaceo ... Read More
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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
OK: If it hurts or is not resolving in time, then see the Dr. to get it evaluated and treated. Good luck.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Number of causes: See your doctor to have the lump examined to diagnose it'.

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