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Scalp Pickers Nodule
This is caused by repetitive irritation of the skin area leading to excessive scarring -thus the bump or nodule.
In the early stage, it may go away by itself once the scratching is stopped. At a later stage, injecting a cortisone into the lesion may cause it to resolve. In the chronic stage, it is nearly impossible to get rid of it. ...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
2 years ago I developed a small nodule under the skin on the back of my head. Since then masses over my temples, and off and on pustles all over scalp?
Many possibilities: Several issues here. Sounds like an abscess that has since perpetuated itself by pustules that begin in the follicles. Consider: folliculitis with mrsa, tinea capitis, or other fungal infection. You liekly were treated with many different anti-infectives, but was the source of infection addressed? Recurrence o might be due to exposure to a contaminated site. Auto-immune causes are also possible. ...Read more
I hv very sticky white nodules attached to hair shaft. Its not on the scAlp n only on the hair shaft. It looks like sticky chewing gum which doesn't go?
Sounds like you have NITS (Lice eggs) attached to your hair! This is very common! Get it checked out with your Primary care provider. A quick exam under the microscope probably will be conclusive!
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There are 6-7 black lesions/ nodules on my scalp for 5 years. My father had them too (benign). I have dandruff and oily skin. Any diagnostic tests?
Likely biopsy,,,: Your best diagnostic test here would likely be biopsy of these lesions by a dermatologist. These would then be sent to a lab for analysis, and the report would go back to the doctor to discuss with you. Good luck. ...Read more
Hyper-pigmented, hardened and itchy areas all over the body, spc. On palm, soles, face, scalp, back, & 15-20 large, black nodules on legs. Psoriasis?
Maybe: It is possible but your description is not characteristic. See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Painful to touch or brushing hair nodule inside scalp possibly under muscle but may be just above the muscle. Grown 3 x’s it’s size that it started as. Not likely a cyst maybe a deep lipoma but could be something else. Lymph node but to far from ear?
Not likely: Most likely two issues here but you do need to give more detail ...Read more
40 yr male. 3mm white/flesh domed lesion on scalp above hairline. Appeared about 6 months ago. Not noticeably growing. Nodular melanoma or cyst?
I have diagnosed with nodular scabies I cannot get rid of it from my scalp (have had preexistis psoriasis in scalp) despite 4 rounds of oral ivermecti?
Picking: Pickers nodules, aka prurigo nodularis, may start out as anything causing itching and then the nerves in that area go haywire and the person picks and rubs and continues to manipulate the area, then, thick nodules that have more nerves and sensations grow and the cycle continues. The only way to break the cycle is to not touch these spots alt all. For itching, topical or injected corticosteroid. ...Read more
Thyroid nodules: They may, depending on their size, composition, and what is causing them. Ultrasound picks up thyroid nodules so small that they are of no significance. The risk of thyroid cancer from a nodule is low, but should not necessarily be dismissed. If someone told you you have thyroid nodules, you should probably see an endocrinologist who does his/her own ultrasounds and biopsies. ...Read more
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Small nodule.: When something is echogenic, it's brighter than the adjacent tissues or the background tissue of the organ. Technically it should be termed "hyperechoic" but "echogenic" is more commonly used. It also means that it's more likely (not always) solid than fluid. A "nodule" is small, usually less than 2 cm in size. ...Read more
Lung nodule: Lung nodule is defined as a small round or oval shaped spot in the lung, ...Read more
They will kill you: If you neglect them, the mistake will cost the person their life, and it will be a miserable death once it is too late. ...Read more
Scar tissue: After a hysterectomy, there can be some scar tissue formation on top of the vaginal cuff. This is called a nodule. In women who have cancer, an oncologist may call secondary cancer tissue from recurrence or spread as a nodule. If this is a non cancer tissue there is no worries. If this is related to you having cancer, then discuss with your specialist. ...Read more
Not usually.: Calcification in a pulmonary nodule almost always indicates a benign cause, usually a granuloma or hamartoma. However, calcification can also be associated with malignant lesions. The pattern of calcification demonstrated on a ct scan may be helpful in distinguishing a benign from malignant cause. However, any nodule that increases in size may indicate a malignancy and should be biopsied. ...Read more
It depends: A, "not active" nodule of the thyroid, also referred to as a, "cold nodule" was classically one which did not trap various radioactive tags on nuclear thyroid scanning. Classically, a solitary cold nodule was felt to be at a 50% risk for harboring a malignancy. As a result, such nodules are often subjected to needle biopsy, frequently under ultrasound guidance, for further evaluation. ...Read more