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A 26-year-old female asked:

3 sm flat/raised shiny skin firm bumps back scalp. 2 at exact opp ends of head(right & left), smaller 1" from left bump. left bump black dot middle?

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Sebaceous cyst?: A bump with a black dot in the middle is likely a sebaceous cyst. As for the other bumps a photo of them would be helpful. Consider a Virtual consultation on Health Tap where you could upload photos of the area.

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