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Had a 1" scalp mass surgically removed. It was located very near the top of my head. Can it really be hypertrophic lymph node as the pathology says?

Had a 1" scalp mass surgically removed. It was located very near the top of my head.  Can it really be hypertrophic lymph node as the pathology says?

unusual: That would be an unlikely spot for a lymph node but mother nature doesn't read the books and stranger things have happened. I would trust the report. ...Read more

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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I have had a mass growing under ny scalp for years lately it aeens to have gotten a lot bigger should I worry about it?

I have had a mass growing under ny scalp for years lately it aeens to have gotten a lot bigger should I worry about it?

Maybe a cyst?: Without an exam i could only suspect you have a cyst, which would be a common thing to have. However, if it is growing it should be examined. Scalp cysts are easy to treat if that is required. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have nerve damage because I have a mass at the bottom of scalp but above my neck at the back of my head.

Doubtful: Assuming the mass is from an accident it is most likely a combination of a hematoma (bleeding that has now stopped) and swelling. The greater and lesser occipital nerves run through that area and if the sensation to the back of your scalp is normal there is no reason to be worried. If sensation is slightly diminished it's most likely to be temporary. If the mass not trauma you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I've had a pea size mass on the left side of my neck over a year, also I have become very tired, achy, dry scalp, no appetite, head aches, neckpain?

I've had a pea size mass on the left side of my neck over a year, also I have become very tired, achy, dry scalp, no appetite, head aches, neckpain?

Examination needed: A pea sized neck mass in the neck is probably an old lymph node as it hadn't changed in a year. I don't think that it's related to your other symptoms. I recommend that you have an examination by your physician in view of the other symptoms you describe. He/she will evaluate the neck mass and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Brain mass? If a pet scan slide of the head and neck that shows the scalp i.E. The brain, what do three circles mean with ctac 3.75 thick next to it mean as an annotation. Is this a brain slide of 3 d dimensions or three separate tumors? I suppose you kn

Brain mass? If a pet scan slide of the head and neck that shows the scalp i.E. The brain, what do three circles mean with ctac 3.75 thick next to it mean as an annotation.  Is this a brain slide of 3 d dimensions or three separate tumors? I suppose you kn

I : I suggest you make an appointment with the doctor who ordered the pet scan to review the images and adults with him or her. Ctac stands for "attenuation correction ct". This is ct, or computed tomography part of the combined pet/ct scan. It is what show the anatomy meaning all the organs and structures in the body. The 3.75 just means how thick the cat scan slices are. Unless a special kind of pet/ct dcan was done specifically to evaluate for a brain tumor, it is actually quite rare for brain tumors to show up on regular pet scans and they are usually not easily seen on the ct component of the scan alone, especially if no IV contrast dye aw given in addition to the pet scan sugar tracer. ...Read more

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My question is what causes pain in the scalp?

My question is what causes pain in the scalp?

Scalp Pain: See: http://www.livestrong.com/article/155049-what-are-the-causes-of-a-sensitive-painful-scalp/

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What causes a dry scalp?

Various causes: Dry scalp, like dry skin may or may not be an inherited tendency that can be aggravated by skin care products or habits. Shampoos particularly dandruff shampoos like most soaps tend to be drying. Washing or bathing in warm to hot water may also cause dry scalp. Living in a dry climate may also aggravate dry skin tendencies. Seborrhea may cause scaly scalp that resembles dry scalp. ...Read more

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What causes scabs on the scalp?

What causes scabs on the scalp?

Healing: Any injury to the scalp will eventually try to heal. Dried blood, mixed with died cells form a layer on the wound surface known as scab. Beneath it a new skin is formed and the scab will eventually fall off the normal skin. It works as a shied, basically. ...Read more

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What cause itchy scalp?

What cause itchy scalp?

Seb derm: Most usual cause is seborrheic dermatitis - dandruff - although many other causes possible. Could try using over the counter selenium sulfide or zinc pyrithione shampoo. If not improving see doc. ...Read more