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what causes lumps on your head

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Not usually: 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Some causes of “lumps” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, cysts, and infection. Have it evaluated by a professio ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
No. : Not even if it is injected there. Botox can cause minute bruises if a small blood vessel is inadvertently hit by the injecting needle, but these "bump ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Pearly papules?: One man in about one hundred is the lucky owner of "pearly penile papules" along the corona (the back part of the glans). They are a normal variant an ... Read More
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Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Viral ?: Unless there is some reason that something is rubbing , it is usually a rash from a virus or some type of infection. The patient should be seen by a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
See derm: See a dermatologist for possible biopsy. You may have to have special xrays done.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Nature: Those are your taste buds.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Montgomery Glands?: If it was just one - i would wonder if you had a montgomery gland cyst? With pain of multiple areas - has the skin become too dry or chapped ? If yes, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Number of things: Your scalp is innervated by numerous nerves, most notably the occipital nerves in the back of your head which, if irritated, can lead to pain on the t ... Read More
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
A number of causes: A number of conditions such as trauma to the tongue, viral and bacterial infections, and some autoimmune conditions may cause blisters. I recommend y ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Normal: Normally the surface of your tongue is covered with papillae. About 2/3 of the way back there are other shaped structures back there. Sometimes areas ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Skow
11 years experience Family Medicine
Acne: Your doctor may be able to help you with prescribing a antibiotic/acne medicated body wash as well as retin-a. This will help address the 3 ways that ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Infection: Infected hair follicles or the area surrounding the hairs can cause an inflammed tight sensation. If painful and extensive it requires oral antibiotic ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Inflamed follicles: Often a result of plugged skin oil glands or hair follicles which can lead to pimples and small skin cysts. Recommend seeing dermatologist to recomme ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Plantar fibroma: Is a possibility but all lumps in my opinoin need to be biopsied for definitive diagnosis, .
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some...: Persistent bumps on penis usually result from hyperactive sebaceous glands of hair follicles. Nonetheless, it's hard to give right Dx without a direct ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christina Adberg
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal: There are two types of bumps. The areola has many small glands that produce lubricating secretions for the nipple. These glands get larger as we age, ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Please clarify...: Are you asking about a dermatological "bump" or something that seems to be more musculoskeletal in nature?
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
NEED FOR CUSHION!: Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possibe reasons that you may have callouses on t ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
BLISTERS ON SCROTUM: Without actually seeing these, they sound like angiokeratomas, harmless lesions that often appear in older men, but can appear at any age. Also known ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Irritation of nerve : The nerve to the ear lobe comes from the neck. An arthritis in upper neck near 3rd. Neck vertebra on that side may be causing this. See a neurologist.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, infection, abscess, or an allergic reacti ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hung Khong
26 years experience Medical Oncology
Probably benign: Petechiae are a small (1-2mm) red or purple spot on the body, caused by a minor hemorrhage (broken capillary blood vessels). Petechiae on the breast ... Read More
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