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i have a bump on the top of my head

A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jessica Allan
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Natural skull: Common complaint. I have had many patients that for some reason like a head ache or hair problem start to palpate their scalp and skull. Some patient ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
55 years experience Plastic Surgery
See Dermatologist: You should see a board certified dermatologist. Let him/her examine you and treat you.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably not related: Many times a headache and fever can lead to a tender scalp. I usually have people tell me that their hair hurts is that what u mean? If so it should g ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Kimlinger
36 years experience Family Medicine
Scalp bump: Scalp bumps may be lipomas (benign fatty tumors) and cysts ("sacks" under the skin containing trapped oil or keratin). These are not worrisome and doc ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Head bump: The bump probably caused a bit of bleeding deep next to the skull. It can calcify/scar the area. OR, you might have a small foreign body, tiny piece o ... Read More
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Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Well : Need some more information. Any head trauma? How long has this lump been there? Any bleeding...you need to give a history. See doctor for evaluation ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Lump on side head : Not certain what a lump means in UK. Exactly where is it on the side of your head? Assume you are not talking about after a head bang? Size of a pea, ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: How long have you noticed the "lump"? Has it grown? It is painful? Is it bony hard and not painful? Could it be just a normal bone excrescence or even ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
19 years experience Urology
Ok?: Not enough info to answer you.
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your octor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to te ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Need to examine this: You need to show it to your doctor for his/her examination. Most bumps are not cancerous yet it all depends on your history and the growth rate of thi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Berman
39 years experience Dermatology
Cyst: The pea-sized bump is probably a hair follicle cyst called an epidermal or pilar cyst. The redness or heat rash worries me in that the cyst ruptured a ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Smacked head: I would go to ER.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Fete
Dr. Eric Fete answered
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
Ice, motrin: if your spine is tender I would go and get X-rays. How hard did you hit? If you just stumbled and bumped it it's likely just a contusion. If you fe ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
URI: You have a viral/ bacterial upper respiratory infection. Sinus infection causing headache.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Difficult to tell: Without taking a look at it it is difficult to figure out what it is. In any case, if this is a painful eye lesion my best recommendation is to see an ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mass back of head: You 'll need to see a doctor to examine the mass. It can be a lipoma, sebaceous cyst, osteoma or other tumors.
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Yeah: Sounds like you may a concussion. See your doctor.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many f ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Could be anything: Best to see your otolaryngologist for a diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Folliculitis: it is possible that you have a ingrown hair or a folliculitis, which can simply go away on its own or with the application of hot compresses, but if i ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Cyst: Most of the time these are benign cysts but have it checked.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Head bump : It seems this was posted some time ago, so if you are still having pain in your head, eye swelling, ear pain then you should consult a doctor in perso ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I don't want to: Start guessing. There can be many causes. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis will be a medical evaluation.

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