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I found a bump on back of my head. it gets bigger then small again. feels tender when it is big. do i have to get removed? can i put something on it

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Dr. Mitchel Schwindt
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
New bump: Bumps in the scalp may be oil filled cysts (sebaceous). Bumps can also be due to swollen lymph glands and deserve to be checked by a doctor. Worrisome symptoms include: bumps that don't do away, tenderness or pain, drainage or general symptoms such as fatigue, night sweats or weight loss.

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Last updated Mar 29, 2015

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