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I have a bump on my head the size of a dime and its flesh colored. Could this be a cist and do I need to get it checked out?

I have a bump on my head the size of a dime and its flesh colored. Could this be a cist and do I need to get it checked out?

Bump on Head: "bumps" on the scalp can be a variety of disorders. The most common are sebaceous cysts. The other growths could be fibromas, moles, keratoses, and other lesions. Do have it checked out by your general physician or, preferably, by a dermatologist. Depending how long it has been on your scalp it may have to be removed and tested. ...Read more

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The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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I have a bump/cyst on the side of my head. Now, I lost a patch of hair in that area. What could it be? The bump does not hurt. It has dropped in size.

I have a bump/cyst on the side of my head. Now, I lost a patch of hair in that area. What could it be? The bump does not hurt. It has dropped in size.

Sebaceous Cyst: Bump just under the skin may be sebacious cyst and can sometimes be associated with hair loss. Sebaceous cyst is typically firm, round and not painful. Definitive treatment of cyst is surgical removal. If related only to the cyst, hair should regrow after cyst is removed. ...Read more

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Noticed pea size bump (4days ago)under skin (has no head like a pimple would) it's deep under the skin. Doesn't seem like a cyst. It's hard&doesnt move?

Noticed pea size bump (4days ago)under skin (has no head like a pimple would) it's deep under the skin. Doesn't seem like a cyst. It's hard&doesnt move?

A lump like this`: Really needs to be felt by your PCP (Primary Care Provider) however it sounds like an old inflammed LYMPH NODE (gland) from an old infection! The LOCATION as well as the SIZE and CONSISTANCY are used to determine if it needs to be removed!
Get it seen!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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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

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

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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I have this flesh colored bumps on my nose and they are not skin tag. They are like pimples but, without the itch, redness, cyst. What's this?

I have this flesh colored bumps on my nose and they are not skin tag. They are like pimples but, without the itch, redness, cyst. What's this?

Worth getting seen: We can't diagnose you at a distance, but this is worth discussing with your physician, now if it is new, or at your regular appointment if it is not. This may be anything from the "adenoma sebaceum" of mild tuberous sclerosis to early deformity from rosacea to sebaceous hyperplasia. I'll bet on the last. ...Read more

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My son has a ganglion cyst on his wrist and now I just discovered a pea size bump under his chin. Help?

My son has a ganglion cyst on his wrist and now I just discovered a pea size bump under his chin. Help?

Child health: A wrist ganglion cyst and lump under the chin are not related, the chin lump is likely a lymph node and a pediatrician can easily assess this. ...Read more

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I have a small bump under my left butt cheek (By thigh and crack). Does not hurt at all even when sitting, walking, etc. Cyst? Changes sizes at times.

I have a small bump under my left butt cheek (By thigh and crack). Does not hurt at all even when sitting, walking, etc. Cyst? Changes sizes at times.

Experienced eyes...: Hi MayaE
sounds like it could be a cyst, or a lymph node. A quick look by an experienced practitioner (gyn or maybe even GP) could set your mind at ease. But as long as it isn't steadily growing, probably OK to watch and wait. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I am worried about a pimple/cyst on my nose it is a red bump on top of my nose has been there for 3-4weeks, how to get rid of it?

Hi, I am worried about a pimple/cyst on my nose it is a red bump on top of my nose has been there for 3-4weeks, how to get rid of it?

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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Small, not quite pea size hard lump underneath right armpit. Does not hurt, does not form visible bump, no color. Had over a year. Cyst, ingrown hair?

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Small, not quite pea size hard lump underneath right armpit. Does not hurt, does not form visible bump, no color. Had over a year. Cyst, ingrown hair?

Probably a cyst: Cysts are small, firm bumps under the skin that are filled with keratin. When squeezed, some will produce the keratin which is white, cheesy and sometimes stinky. If it is not causing problems or growing, we tend to leave them alone, but it is important for your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. Sometimes, if it is not clearly a cyst, we can biopsy the spot to be sure. ...Read more

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Follow up to previous ques, have lentil size bump directly behind/under ear, deep inside skin. If a cyst how long until it goes away? Not neck cancer?

Follow up to previous ques, have lentil size bump directly behind/under ear, deep inside skin. If a cyst how long until it goes away? Not neck cancer?

Lymph nodes node: If you have a lump under your ear right on the bone then it is a periauricular lymph node. If it is 1 cm or smaller then continue to observe. Although neck cancel can cause lymph node Sao could an infected ear piercing and skin cancer like melanoma. Your doctor will look at your hair and evaluate. ...Read more

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Hello, I have something that appears to be a cyst due to ingrown hair perhaps, I squeezed it today and pus and a little blood came out but now I have a penny size bump that is painful near my genitals, what can I do without having to attend a hospital?

Hello, I have something that appears to be a cyst due to ingrown hair perhaps, I squeezed it today and pus and a little blood came out but now I have a penny size bump that is painful near my genitals, what can I do without having to attend a hospital?

Boil?: See your doctor to get antibiotic for possible staph infection. I hope this helps. If you still have any concern or additional questions about this contact me via a Video Consultation at my Virtual Practice web site: www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Cyst removal by laser surgery on bottom lip result hard scar tissue and bigger bumps after 4 weeks, doctor says it is scar tissue and go automatically.

Cyst removal by laser surgery on bottom lip result hard scar tissue and bigger bumps after 4 weeks, doctor says it is scar tissue and go automatically.

Lip scar: It is unlikely that the scar will go away automatically - it may reduce in size. Scar formation is always a risk of having any surgery. I would see a plastic surgeon and get some advice. ...Read more

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I recently lightened my hair and developed a bump behind my left ear and an increased size in a sebaceous cyst in my right ear lobe. Bleach allergy?

I recently lightened my hair and developed a bump behind my left ear and an increased size in a sebaceous cyst in my right ear lobe. Bleach allergy?

Irritant?: More likely an irritant reaction or less likely infection from the material you used for the bleaching. An allergic reaction usually occurs from 1-3 days after the contact and is usually itchy. ...Read more

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Had u/s for lump top of right testicle on epididymis. The nurse preforming it said no bloodflow in bump. TC or cyst? Seems connected to head of epid.

Had u/s for lump top of right testicle on epididymis. The nurse preforming it said no bloodflow in bump. TC or cyst? Seems connected to head of epid.

Lump testicle: Hello ~ please NEVER use abbreviations. I have no idea what TC means. If its a solid tumor, it would be in the testicle and has a very HIGH chance of being cancer (a seminoma, teratoma etc. If its in the CORD, and the epididymis is the CORD there is about ZERO chance of being cancer and MOST likely is an epididymal cyst. You leave it. But make SURE of the location. CORD or TESTIS. Big difference. ...Read more

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I had a head MRI done (for other reasons) but they found a bump/bumps on my adenoids. They mentioned that it could be a cyst. What could this mean?

I had a head MRI done (for other reasons) but they found a bump/bumps on my adenoids. They mentioned that it could be a cyst. What could this mean?

Often nothing bad.: It means you have a round mass filled with fluid in the adenoidal tissue. This could be a Thornwaldt cyst which is no big deal. Cancer of the adenoids is very rare. Your doctor will tell you if you need to get a repeat MRI or any further evaluation and how worried to be. Significance does depend on why you were having the MRI, though. See http://radiopaedia. Org/articles/thornwaldt-cyst ...Read more

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Bump/back of head/lower left side. NOT cyst or tumor. MRI shows nothing in that spot. At times it causes a tremendous amount of pain. Any advice, info, or recommendation is much appreciated. Have had it for about 5 yrs.

Bump/back of head/lower left side. NOT cyst or tumor. MRI shows nothing in that spot. At times it causes a tremendous amount of pain. Any advice, info, or recommendation is much appreciated. Have had it for about 5 yrs.

Sebaceous cyst: In that area it is most likely a sebaceous cyst. It is just a collection of retained sebum - a skin oil produced by sebaceous glands. This gland is in the shaft of the hair and keeps the hair nice and shiny. It can be electively excised. ...Read more

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Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.

Tender bump in the crease behind ear lobe, no head. Cyst or boil? Seems to be just under skin surface.

Lymph node?: A lymph node resides in this area synonymous with mononucleosis (mono / kissing disease) If you are having other symptoms you need to be evaluated, and possibly for lymphoma given your age and other neck pains. ...Read more

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I have a purple bump on the inside of my upper leg. It's very sore and tender. Do not see any "head" or any puss. What is this? A boil, a cyst....

I have a purple bump on the inside of my upper leg. It's very sore and tender. Do not see any "head" or any puss. What is this? A boil, a cyst....

Abscess: Likely. Need to examine in order to determine that, but that is most likely. See a doctor in the next couple of days (preferably within 24 hours). This is not a complaint that requires going to an E.R. Urgent care would be preferred if you couldn't get into your regular primary care physician. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for painful bump on head cyst?

Exam: This could be an infected hair follicle. Warm soaks help but sometimes they require incision and drainage. Have it examined by your md if it doesn't recede. ...Read more

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I have a cyst like bump on my left side bottom lip what is it?

I have a cyst like bump on my left side bottom lip what is it?

Mucous gland: Probably a small mucous gland that has had it's duct crushed accidentally. If the cyst fluctuates in size, then it is what I have described above. This is very common and can be resolved with a minor surgical procedure to remove the small gland. As with all anomalies that don't resolve this should be examined by your dentist or an oral surgeon so he or she can make a definitive diagnoses. ...Read more

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I have small bumps under my skin, mostly on my forearm. They are cyst like and itchy. Could itbe neurofibroma?

I have small bumps under my skin, mostly on my forearm. They are cyst like and itchy. Could itbe neurofibroma?

Doubt it: If you had neurofibromatosis, you should have been diagnosed at a much younger age. Neurofibromas are characteristically firm, as they are solid nerve tumors, rather than cystic structures. Itching is not a typical symptom of a neurofibroma, rather a symptom reflecting allergy or inflammation. A contact dermatitis or other skin condition sounds more likely. See your pcp or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you a cyst? I have a bump on my face that's not painful at all, it feels soft but it feels like a tiny ball is inside of it.

How can you tell if you a cyst? I have a bump on my face that's not painful at all, it feels soft but it feels like a tiny ball is inside of it.

Ultrasound: A bump on the face can be multiple things. A cyst is a type of fluid filled sac that is usually diagnosed with an ultrasound. If you have a large "pimple", it may have cystic characteristics. ...Read more