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Dr. Crystal Twynham
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Do I have to be concern about a lump that I have under my scalp? Because, it's hurts. But is very hard, like a bone.

Dr. Crystal Twynham
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Do I have to be concern about a lump that I have under my scalp? Because, it's hurts. But is very hard, like a bone.

Check it out!: Any lump or bump on your body that's different and enlarges or becomes painful needs a doctor's attention. It's impossible to say what it is -- the most common things are cysts (pockets of oil/wax) from hair follicles, fatty tumors, or bone growths. Please see a doctor soon! Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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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?

Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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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?

Cyst: Its probably a cyst. At some point, if it grows, causes problems, or you just don't like it, surgical removal ca be done. Usually an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia. You should have it looked at by your primary care provider on be sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. James Okamoto
Board Certified, Family Medicine
29 years in practice
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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?

Dr. James Okamoto
Board Certified, Family Medicine
29 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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What are these hard lumps under my scalp? There are 3 of them, about the size of a pea, hard, no pain from them, just annoying.

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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What are these hard lumps under my scalp? There are 3 of them, about the size of a pea, hard, no pain from them, just annoying.

See below: They're probably blocked sebaceous cysts and are harmless. If they grow, consult your family doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
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Hard pink lump on scalp. Does not hurt. Been there for close to a year..maybe a bit bigger. Some hair grows through it. ?

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Board Certified, Dermatology
52 years in practice
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Hard pink lump on scalp. Does not hurt. Been there for close to a year..maybe a bit bigger. Some hair grows through it. ?

See DR: Probably a benign trichilemmal cyst. Only an exam, and possibly a microscopic study can define this accurately. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Board Certified, Dermatology
66 years in practice
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What can I do to get rid of this hard painful lump on scalp?

Dr. Jerome Litt
Board Certified, Dermatology
66 years in practice
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HARD LUMP IN SCALP: CANNOT TELL WITHOUT SEEING THIS LUMP. HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN THERE? PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Board Certified, Periodontics
37 years in practice
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Dr. Susumu Inoue
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
52 years in practice
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I have a hard bone like lump about the size of a dime near the left occipital. Have eczema on my scalp and it has been inflamed recently. What is it?

Dr. Susumu Inoue
Board Certified, Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
52 years in practice
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It's a lymph node: Considering that you have eczema on your scalp, it is most likely a lymph node that got stimulated to enlarge. You can tell that it is not a bone by trying to move it under the skin. If it moves, it is not a bone. If your eczema is infected, the lymph node will stay enlarged, i would suggest that you have a doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Small hard lump on head in scalp...Feels hard as bone doesn't hurt and is not red what could this be?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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Some ideas: This may be an osteoma, a little hematoma / bruise bump that healed with a lot of calcification, or something else. If it's not growing, not painful, and not ulcerating, leave it alone; show your physician next visit. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Board Certified, Anti-Aging Medicine
19 years in practice
832K people helped
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I found a hard pea sized lump behind my 2 year olds left ear on the scalp. It is skin colored but seems to bother him a little when I touch, thoughts?

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Board Certified, Anti-Aging Medicine
19 years in practice
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I found a hard pea sized lump behind my 2 year olds left ear on the scalp. It is skin colored but seems to bother him a little when I touch, thoughts?

Probably lymph node: Probably a lymph node. If it does not clear up in a week or two, I would get it checked out. Also, if there is any fever, with it, he may need to be evaluated. Could also be a pimple that is a bit deeper under the skin. Same advice applies either way. ...Read more

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