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Growing Lump On Forehead
Hello I am worried a have a bump/ lump on my forehead I can see it from time to time it doesn't hurt but I'm scared that it will keep growing &cancer?
Skin bumps: At your age skin cancers are very rare. But several benign things like cysts, adnexal tumors and such are fairly common. Waxing and waning may suggest a cyst or some type of urticaria like reaction. If it becomes persistent then you should have it checked out. ...Read more
I'm 36 diagnosed with bone lesion of forehead. It's been painless & slow growing for a year. I am really worried. I have some nerve pain around the sinuses and lump sometimes. I've read about sarcomas, could it be one? Could it be anything else?
A year: A year is to long to keep saying, "Maybe it will go away." No matter the cause, and there are many possibilities, you must see a Physician do be diagnosed and treatment planned. Waiting will only allow problem to worsen. ...Read more
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 and might be considered something of a plus. If for some reason you don't like them, they can be removed using a laser. Check the online photos and see if this matches what you have. ...Read more
Cyst: It sounds like you have a cyst. A cyst is a pimple that grows in the deeper skin. It fills up kind of like a water balloon. These don't turn bad but may get infected. If it hurts, you should see a dermatologist to have it treated. ...Read more
Single soft painless lump on the right side of the neck near clavicular head. Slow-growing, smaller than an inch and oval shaped. What could it be?
About 2 years ago I felt that I have lump in my forhead but it was small and not attractive. But now it is growing without pain. Is it asign of cancer?
My 6 yr old son developed about 2 cm round lump on back of his head. It started 3 weeks ago and is growing. Feels hard under the normal skin. No pain?
Head lump??: See if he has a symmetrical lump on the other side which you just never noticed before. If not it is most likely that you are feeling a lymph node. Bring it to the attention of his doc and go from there. ...Read more
I have had a large lump on the top of my head since mon. I didn't hit it on anything. It feels like I'm growing a horn. It hurts to smile or move brow?
Bump on head: It sounds like an infected cyst. Use a warm compress and see your physician for further treatment. ...Read more
I had lump on my head. A 2 or 3 years ago. It grow and got bigger. It bleed and hurt. Had it removed. 3 months ago find 2 lumps on my head.
What was the biopsy: Or diagnosis for the first bump? This may be helpful for determining your other lumps. Have your pcp look at this, and determine if it's similar or related. Best to get to the bottom on this. ...Read more
Hard lump under the scalp back of the head. Is this because of hard pillows? . Its not painful. Maybe growing. Has been there for months
Dermatology: Please get this checked by a board certified dermatologist. ...Read more
Any unexplained: "lump or bump" requires a medical exam and evaluation. ...Read more
I'm worried about 2 lumps on back of my head, been there for at least 2 month, one has been growing, hard underskin lumps, any ideAs? Thanks
Get them seen: Show these to your personal physician at your next visit. They may be postoccipital lymph nodes, epidermoid inclusion cysts, ingrown hairs, or goodness-knows. If they keep growing or ulcerate, get seen earlier. ...Read more
I have a firm, large lump on the bottom right corner of the back of my head. It is painless and seemed to be growing for months. What could it be?
Evaluation: Is necessary for any lump that grows. Please visit your doctor and discuss a biopsy to find out what it is. ...Read more
I have a few hard lumps on my head just below the service. At first there was just one now there are five. They are very hard but do not move. Start small grow to about hr size of a pea.
If: If the scalp moves freely over these lumps, and they feel hard like bone, they are likely to be osteomas which are benign and don't typically need treatment unless symptomatic. In some rare cases, they may be related to a systemic disorder (such as gardner's syndrome associated with colonic polyps). My best recommendation is have someone check these out to make a proper diagnosis and hopefully reassure you there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
My grandson was born with a lump/nodule on each side of his head. He is now 2 years old and hair won't grow there. What can we do?
Evaluation: He should be evaluated by his pediatrician to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
Do I have Hodgkins, 2 lumps in back of head, it seems like they grow and shrink but im not sure and they don't really move. I have had it for a few months. Only symptom is my skin itching.?
Hard to say.: If this persists for more than a few months it would be wise to have an examination. ...Read more
I have a marble/pea sized lump on the back of my head above my neck. It's rock hard and painless and may be growing. My doctor says it should be fine?
There are 2 hard immovable lumps that grow and shrink on back of head on each side by ears. They grow and shrink. I noticed a small lump forming in the middle of my head now. Help. I need good info!
Lymph nodes or cysts: These could be lymph nodes or cysts. See a doctor to tell which it is. Good luck! ...Read more
The knot I thought was a lump turns out is a cyst in the back of my head. Will it keep growing? What causes them? Dr sd it was close to the bone? We/me chose to leave it alone for now. Was that smart to do?
Cyst can be infected: Without a biopsy, one does know for certain the scalp mass is cyst although the head is a common site for sebaceous (oil) and pilar (hair) cyst. Cysts keep filling which makes the outer tissue (i.e. Skin) thin. A small leak or opening can cause an infection. Then the cyst will need to be drained, allowed to reform, and then be excised. It's better to remove an intact cyst to minimize recurrence. ...Read more
I have small a little hard non movable lump on the of my head / neck above hairline it does not grow in size not painful its under skin / scalp help?
See MD to b safe: Probably should have it checked out by a doc to be on safe side. If it is not growing larger that's a good sign, but if it's hard and not moveable that "could be" a more serious growth. Hard to say without an actual exam. ...Read more
When there is cancer in the head and neck. Lumps are a symptom. Now do they mean the cancerous lump in lymph nobes? Or lumps grow anywhere In the neck
I have small a little hard non movable lump on the of my head/neck above hairline it does not grow in size not painful its under skin/scalp do I worry?
My 4 y/o has hard bony lump on top of head, growing, irregular shape. Intermittent fevers, night sweats, complains of "brain hurts" normal cbc. What next?
My dad has had lump on the back of his head for months and its growing. He won't see a dr but his mom just died of brain cancer. What could it be?
Go to a doctor!: It is very likely not brain cancer, since they don't grow on the outside like that, but it could be a skin cancer, or less commonly a sarcoma or lymphoma. It could be an abscess or a benign tumor like a lipoma. However, any lump that continues to grow should be examined and potentially biopsied. ...Read more
See your doctor: Something that large should be investigated in person by your physician. Give him/her a call. ...Read more
Hard to say: Without knowing more about the lump. Any symptoms like pain? Is it hard or soft? Can you feel your heart beat in it if you press on Iit? ...Read more
Hard lump on forehead for 3-4 years doesn't hurt but noticeable some days looks bigger than others?
Exam needed: A physician would have to examine you in order to diagnose the lump. Possibilities include a cyst or boney outgrowth of the skull which would not fluctuate in size or consistency. ...Read more