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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.

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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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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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.

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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Hard pink lump on scalp. Does not hurt. Been there for close to a year..maybe a bit bigger. Some hair grows through it. ?

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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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?

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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I have several hard pea sized lumps on my scalp .Its been there from past 7 years. They don't itch or pain.Does it indicate a severe health condition?

I have several hard pea sized lumps on my scalp .Its been there from past 7 years. They don't  itch or pain.Does it indicate a severe health condition?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What is this lump under my scalp. You can move it a little and its been there as far back as I can remember but seems its got bigger. Doesnt hurt?

What is this lump under my scalp. You can move it a little and its been there as far back as I can remember but seems its got bigger. Doesnt hurt?

Likely a cyst: A cyst is a pore, or hair follicle unit that has become filled with sebum, thick skin oil. These are common and can run in certain families. Sometimes they are squeezed and a bad smelling cheesy like material comes out. Some people have more than one, and they can be found anywhere on the body. They can be removed by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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