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Small hard lump under skin on head/skull, what is this?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Small lump under skin back of head. Causing slight dull buring in back of head. Lump soft but firm to the touch. New over several months. Need 2 worry?

Small lump under skin back of head. Causing slight dull buring in back of head. Lump soft but firm to the touch. New over several months. Need 2 worry?

Trichilemmal Cyst: The most common sites for trichilemmal cysts are hair-bearing areas, typically the scalp. Clinically, they present as smooth and mobile cysts within the dermis. ...Read more

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Lump under skin with no head right on vaginal bone on top of vagina right above the split very painful???

Lump under skin with no head right on vaginal bone on top of vagina right above the split very painful???

AnscessInfectedCyst: It needs to be checked as it may be an infected Bartholin Gland or Cyst. Or an bscess in that area
You need to consult your Gynecologist asap as it is painful ...Read more

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Ultrasound done. Not cancer. Looks like vessel clog. Lump under skin under penis head. Itchy only after masturbation. No pain. What could it be?

Ultrasound done. Not cancer. Looks like vessel clog. Lump under skin under penis head. Itchy only after masturbation. No pain. What could it be?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Can anybody give me advice about lump under skin right below penis head?

Can anybody give me advice about lump under skin right below penis head?

Here are some...: Without a direct look at, it is hard to come up with a right diagnosis although pearly penile papules are likely if having been there for long with no change in size and no symptoms. If so, leave them alone; if still in doubt, seek evaluation and counseling for definite answer timely. ...Read more

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I have a boil on my buttocks when I first saw it I thought it was just a pimple so I popped it now its a lump under my skin with a head puss and blood?

I have a boil on my buttocks when I first saw it I thought it was just a pimple so I popped it now its a lump under my skin with a head puss and blood?

Small abscess: It may have been a small hair follicle infection that has now expanded after your initial manipulation. A warm compress may draw it out over a day or two but it may expand & need to be drained by your doc. ...Read more

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26 years old. For 3+ years had movable painless lump under skin of penis shaft near head of penis. Grown slightly to 1cm in diameter now. Cancer or cyst?

26 years old. For 3+ years had movable painless lump under skin of penis shaft near head of penis. Grown slightly to 1cm in diameter now. Cancer or cyst?

EIC?: Probably an epidermal inclusion cyst. These are benign. If it's bothering you, see a urologist who can safely remove it for you. Best of luck. ...Read more

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25 year old. Have pea sized flat movable lump under skin of penis shaft near head of penis. Been there more than 1 year. Urinating/ejaculation is ok.

Probably benign: If a lesion is under the skin surface, non-tender and movable it is likely benign. It may be a sebaceous cyst or a "pearl" which is a collection of hardened glandular secretions. Always a good idea to get it checked out by your doctor ...Read more

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What can cause little lumps in your head?

What can cause little lumps in your head?

Many possibilities: Some causes of “lumps” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, cysts, and infection. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can a small lump on my head be removed?

Can a small lump on my head be removed?

Probably.: See a plastic surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more

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What can cause a lump on the top of the head?

What can cause a lump on the top of the head?

Cyst.: Trichilemmal os sebaceaous cyst. Usually bumps on the head are cysts of one sort or another. Sometimes they can be infected. At that point they are quite obviously painful swollen and red. ...Read more

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What could a lump on the back/side of my head mean?

What could a lump on the back/side of my head mean?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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I have 2 pea sized lumps on my head, should I be worried? What could they be?

I have 2 pea sized lumps on my head, should I be worried? What could they be?

See your doctor: You sould see your doctor. This lump needs to be palpated by your doctor and he/she needs to be able to put the rest of your symptoms in perspective. ...Read more

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I suddenly discovered a lump on the back of my head. What could this be from?

Trichilemmal Cyst: Trichilemmal or pilar cysts are common intradermal or subcutaneous cysts, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where trichilemmal cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Trichilemmal cysts are almost always benign. Treatment is surgical excision. ...Read more

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Dime size lump on head is it a cyst?

Dime size lump on head is it a cyst?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Lump on fore head under skin is it a spot?

Lump on fore head under skin is it a spot?

Many possibilities: Some causes of “lumps” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, and cysts. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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What could the pea like lump in my head be?

What could the pea like lump in my head be?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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My son has a lump on his head\neck what could it be?

My son has a lump on his head\neck what could it be?

Not enough info: "lump" could be ingrown hair, tissue growth, infection, result of trauma, infection, etc, etc, etc. Call your pediatrician for an examination. If medical he will fix it. If dental, he will refer you on to your dentist. ...Read more

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Hard lump growing out of a teenager's head, wut does that mean?

Hard lump growing out of a teenager's head, wut does that mean?

Variable diagnosis: Often these are calcium deposits that have originated as a bony overgrowth to what may have been minor trauma. They are common in prominent areas like the eyebrow ridge. I would have it evaluated during regular office hours by his regular doc. ...Read more

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Hit my head on a wall and still have a big lump. What can I do?

When?: A 'lump' is a scap hemorrhage qutside the brain and as such needs no particular treatment other than time, head injury can matter in old people. Those on anticoagulants and if it was associated with loss of consciousness or vomiting or iprolonged headache it should be investigated. Severe head trauma can be life threatening in the first 12 hours or so if accompany by a so called extradural hema. ...Read more

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I have itchy hard uncomfortable lumps on my head what could it be?

I have itchy hard uncomfortable lumps on my head what could it be?

Hard lumps on head: It could be a few different things but folliculitis comes to mind, which is like acne involving the hair follicle. But with examination or a picture it's hard to say. Please get it checked out. ...Read more

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My daughter has a dime size lump on the back of her head. Should I worry?

My daughter has a dime size lump on the back of her head. Should I worry?

See below: Without more information, it impossible to give a good answer other than - go see your pediatrician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my head that has got bigger and red and throbs with pain?

I have a lump on my head that has got bigger and red and throbs with pain?

Infected cyst: This may be an infected cyst. You will need to be seen and possible have it removed. They can get infected and it sounds like yours may be getting infected. Get checked out. ...Read more

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Large, squishy, painless lump on head (10cm wide). What does this sound like?

Large, squishy, painless lump on head (10cm wide). What does this sound like?

How long do you have: Benign conditions like sebacious cyst -arising from bloked seb. Duct opening, lipomas -lipd tumor, a condition called dermoid cyst (if is nearly of long drn in terms of years present in which case need to r/o erosion into underlying skull bone), fibromas -another benign tumour made of tissue like scar iif noticed of short drn, seek help by seeing a doctor as secondary tumour for cancer can sit. ...Read more

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My 14 year old has an internal lump on the back of her head what could this be?

My 14 year old has an internal lump on the back of her head what could this be?

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head, behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size. They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more

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I've got a lump on the back of my head and its causing headaches what could it be?

I've got a lump on the back of my head and its causing headaches what could it be?

It needs to be check: We can not say what it could be. It needs to be checked, examined and that's the only way you can say what it could be. So go get it checked. ...Read more

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I noticed a lump on the back of my 4year old sons head tonight while putting him to bed.

I noticed a lump on the back of my 4year old sons head tonight while putting him to bed.

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size. They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more

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What causes lumps on middle fore head and on the back of head which causes your head to hurt?

What causes lumps on middle fore head and on the back of head which causes your head to hurt?

Need exam: Your question needs to be answer by your physician after having proper physical exam. See your physician. ...Read more

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I woke up today with a lump on the left side of head and I had pain all day it hasn't gone away?

I woke up today with a lump on the left side of head and I had pain all day it hasn't gone away?

Sounds: Like you hit your head!! A small hematoma (bruise) would fit your description. Were you drinking???
Otherwise. An examination of the lump is necessary as a first step...Apply Ice until you can get that in person evaluation!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more