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Dr. David Earle
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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?

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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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 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?

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. Daniel Lebowitz
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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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Dr. Crystal Twynham
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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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Dr. David Sire
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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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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Dr. Jerome Litt
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What can I do to get rid of this hard painful lump on scalp?

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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