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Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Board Certified, Family Medicine
30 years in practice
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I have 2 bumps on back of head. What could they be and how can I get rid of them?

Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Board Certified, Family Medicine
30 years in practice
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I have 2 bumps on back of head. What could they be and how can I get rid of them?

See doctor: It is depends on the size and the consistency of the bumps whether or not it is musculosleletal or cyst or lump or lymph nodes. You need to see doctor for better evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Best way to get rid of a large bump on the top back of my head?

Dr. Michael Sparacino
Board Certified, Family Medicine
32 years in practice
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Best way to get rid of a large bump on the top back of my head?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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How do I get rid of these bumps in the back of my head? I have been trying for over four years now. Please help!

Dr. Frederick Shieh
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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How do I get rid of these bumps in the back of my head? I have been trying for over four years now. Please help!

Depends: Many things can cause lumps on the back of your head, from benign cysts and lipomas, to scary things such as cancer! you need to get them checked out as the way to remove them depends on what kind of "bumps" they are. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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I have painful bumps on my scalp. Most are in clusters at the back of my head. If I puncture them they bleed. What is it and how do I get rid of them?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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I have painful bumps on my scalp. Most are in clusters at the back of my head. If I puncture them they bleed. What is it and how do I get rid of them?

Can't diagnose: The treatment will depend on accurate diagnosis. Recommend dermatological assessment (in-person). ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
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What are these pimples type bumps I continue to get on the back of my head and how do I get rid of them?

Dr. Frederick Coville
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
34 years in practice
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What are these pimples type bumps I continue to get on the back of my head and how do I get rid of them?

Several things: There are several conditions that i treat regularly which can present this way. Sometimes these are simple acne. More frequently these are caused by ingrown hairs that become inflammed. This is a condition known as folliculitis. It can be treated several ways including medications, laser hair removal and even surgery. Please see an experienced skin expert such as a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. G Funari
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 years in practice
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How do you get rid of a scalp cyst? I have a small bump on the middle of the back of my head. I've recently just asked a question about it on avvo. I got my answer and the person said it might be a cyst. I've searched up 'how to get rid of a cyst' on goog

Dr. G Funari
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
40 years in practice
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Cysts : Cysts are simply sacs of tissue filled with a substance that makes them expand. There are many types of cysts in the body, but the most common in the area you are talking about is a sebaceous cyst. Most are benign problems but some can cause damage to surrounding structure and some, even more rare, can be neoplasms. Cysts typically cannot be treated at home. Definitive treatment of a cyst requires complete removal of the tissue and, in cases where the growth is more aggressive, some surrounding normal tissue is removed to prevent a recurrence. For these reasons you seek care from a surgeon for evaluation, removal and biopsy. ...Read more

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Dr. Phillip Burrer
Board Certified, Family Medicine
21 years in practice
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Im getting pimples/bumps at the back of my head after every haircut. What can I do to get rid of it real quick?

Dr. Phillip Burrer
Board Certified, Family Medicine
21 years in practice
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Im getting pimples/bumps at the back of my head after every haircut. What can I do to get rid of it real quick?

Infection vs ingrown: Some people get folliculitis an infection along the hair follicle. Perhaps the barber's equipment is not clean? ! Topical antibiotic ointment can help or in bad cases, oral antibiotics from your doctor. Sometimes people can get a fungal infection (Tinea Capitis - google it). Another possibility in ingrown hair if the haircut was very short. In that case you need to keep the hair longer. ...Read more

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
55 years in practice
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How to get rid of bump in head?

Dr. Albert Pizzo
Board Certified, Family Medicine
55 years in practice
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Bump on head: many possibilities. See your doctor for diagnosis ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
27 years in practice
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I have fallen off of my bicycle twice when i was 8 and i have two huge bumps on my head still and i am 16 what should i do to get rid of them?

Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
27 years in practice
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I have fallen off of my bicycle twice when i was 8 and i have two huge bumps on my head still and i am 16 what should i do to get rid of them?

Bumps: These are likely osteomas. I do not know if you can have them "shaved down". However, you might seek out the opinion of a neurosurgeon, othropedist or plastic surgeon for advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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I have bumps on the top of my head that are painful and hard. How do I get rid of this?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
132M people helped

It needs to be chec: Bumps on top of your head may be due to bacterial infection of the scalp like folliculitis or it may be due to bug bites especially on bald or partially bald head, or seborrheic dermatitis it needs to be checked and than treated appropriately. ...Read more

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