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A 23-year-old female asked:

Have a knot on my head that has been growing its on too if scalp and under skin doesn't hurt is kinda squishy and you can move it around?

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Dr. Michael P. Tabibian
Dermatology 33 years experience
possible cyst.: More likely than not, you have a "sebaceus" cyst on your scalp. These are benign growths that stay and can enlarge over time unless they are removed. Once removed, they are always biopsied and the clinical diagnosis is then confirmed. The best method of removing them is an "excision" which is commonly performed by dermatologists as an outpatient/in-office procedure.

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Last updated Oct 23, 2013

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