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Hard Lump Under Scalp
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
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
Hard/immovable lump on left under scalp at the midpoint of my ear and an inch in. Noticed yesterday. Slightly painful bt could be from touching it?
Posterior lymph node: Major cervical lymph node groups are located in "chains' along the anterior and posterior aspects of the neck. Posterior lymph nodes are located at the back of the neck. They receive lymphatic fluid from the head and neck and often become enlarged during upper respiratory tract infections, dental, throat and viral infections and should resolve. Seek medical evaluation for persistent swelling ...Read more
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
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
I just noticed my grandson has lumps in his scalp. They are hard and one is pretty large. Is this something that needs urgent attention?
I have a hard lump on my scalp. It doesn't hurt just really annoying. I think it's a cyst. Can it be removed?
Yes.: Scalp cysts can be removed, typically in a fairly straightforward fashion. ...Read more
HARD LUMP IN SCALP:
CANNOT TELL WITHOUT SEEING THIS LUMP.
HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN THERE?
PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. ...Read more
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
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
Lumps on scalp please can you tell me what these lumps on my head can be they are hard and very itchy have about 5 of them some are small?
Wens: They are sebaceous cysts. Consult a dermatologist for help. ...Read more
Hello I have a hard small lump on my scalp its is a little bit red round the outside but most of it is a yellow colour what could it be?
I have a hard lump on scalp. It started a few years ago and its larger now. Another is on top now and smaller ones in back of head. What can they be?
These may be:
SEBACEOUS CYSTS ("WEN"S)
See your primary care Physician for DIAGNOSIS and a referral for removal. These can cbecome infected therefore removal is usually suggested
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
I have a lump under my scalp doctor says nothing to worry about its hard and she says she can move but I feel like I cant worried its something worse?
Lumps are considered BENIGN and in the scalp area
are most commonly old (calcified) sebaceous (hair gland) CYSTS!
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more
I have a hard lump on my scalp no bigger then a pea it's been there for sometime it hurts when I mess with it a lot it hurts and when I keel my hair up?
Dermatologist: See a dermatologist to have it checked. ...Read more
Small hard lump on head in scalp...Feels hard as bone doesn't hurt and is not red what could this be?
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
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?
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
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
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?
Should I see a doctor? I have what I believe to be a cyst on the back lower right side of my scalp that I noticed on friday that is very painful. It started as a small hard lump and grew into a raised into a larger bump. On sunday I noticed another one
Probably: Probably enlarged lymph node.Get a more detailed answer ›
Woke up with a hard non movable lump on the left back side of my scalp almost level to the top of my ear. No injury. What could this be?
Hard to say: You need to be examined by a physician to know if it is a cyst, lipoma or an outgrowth of bone known as a bony exostosis. ...Read more
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?
My Son is experiencing lump on top of his head under the scalp. It is skin color, pencil eraser in size, tender if touched harder than a pimple?
Not to worry: This lump is too small to worry unless it grows in size over the next several months. More than likely it is a benign knot due to either acne (pimple) or a lipoma which can get tender if you keep mashing it frequently. I would advise you to check it but not more than once monthly and note down the size. Unless it grows in size, there is nothing further to be done ...Read more
41 yo female with Sjogren's Syndrome. Found a small hard lump on the right side of my lumbar spine. My scalp feels like it's sunburned about 1 month?
Abs: Well remember this is a syndrome. Which means it affects many areas of the body. You are best to see your doctor so you can control the disease process. ...Read more
2 year old with chicken pox has hard, moveable lumps under the skin at the back of the scalp. Hard, pea-marble sized and moveable.
Lumps: The lumps are lymph glands reacting to the pox ...Read more
Had psoriasis for years &very mild on back of scalp. 3 weeks ago I noticed small hard lump one side back of head/neck lymph node. Related? Not tender
Already there?: If it's not growing it could be a scarred lymph node from a previous infection that went unnoticed. To be safe have it checked out. ...Read more
My son has a hard fixed lump on back of head more to left side parallel with top of his ear. No injury but does have dermatitis on right side of scalp. Seems too high to be a lymph node. But note sure. What could this be?
? mastoid process: From your description and location, this sounds like the mastoid process, which would also be present on the other side. This is a projection of the skull where many of the jaw muscles are anchored. There are a variety of lymph nodes located all over the head and neck, but these tend not to be hard. Your doc could confirm or exclude this by exam. ...Read more