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Squishy Bump On My Head
Cyst vs lipoma: A soft squishy bump on your scalp is most likely a lipoma, fatty tumor, or a cyst. Lipomas are non cancerous and don't need to be removed unless painful or enlarging. A cyst may need to be removed if painful, enlarging or infected. Many people have Wenn's cyst on the head which are also benign. Any doubt, get a consult with your physician. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a squishy bump on my head, just behind my temple that appeared today. I haven't bumped my head. Any ideas of what this could be? Thanks!
As above: Without examination it is hard to pin point out what was the causes, if it is bothersome u can see your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more
"Blackhead": Basically a stopped up oil gland! Very common around your nose or on the back of your neck! Be careful with it because it can become infected by continuing to mash on it! Warm soaks can help, if it continues to concern you see a dermatologist! ...Read more
How long?: If you have not had any trauma to your head leading to the bump and the bump has been present for more than a couple of weeks, you should consult your doctor to make sure that it is nothing serious. ...Read more
Depends on DX: Depending on the diagnosis, the bump may be benign or need investigating (biopsy/removal). Relatively impossible to tell you over the computer. Best you get it looked at by a dr. Best wishes. ...Read more
Not enough info.:
This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Sorry, can't answer: That with info at hand. There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
Bump: If it was just a blunt trauma from the blow and no other symptoms were present like change in vision, passing out, major headache, etc, I'd only observe it and would apply an ice pack and if there is some local pain, take Ibuprofen or Tylenol (acetaminophen). Typically, this should be enough to get over it. ...Read more
I have a bump on my head an it has something coming out an it hurts an itchs when I touch it it hurts?
Probable cyst: This may be an inclusion cyst, wen or abcess (boil) and would need to be examined by a physician for diagnosis, advice and treatment which could include hot compresses, incision and drainage and/or antibiotics. Apply hot (not too hot) compresses and Call your physician or go to the emergency room. ...Read more
I have a little black bump on my head, about 3 mm in diameter. Didn't always have it. What could it be?
Hard to guess: A dark brown or a black 3mm bump could be a mole. It would have to be looked at to see what it really is. One can start with her primary care provider, who can then refer to a Dermatologist if the bump looks suspicious or unusual. Warts usually are not that dark. Blackheads (closed comedones) usually are dark only in the center. A video consultation with our Concierge Dermatologists can help too. ...Read more
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
I have this very hard but not painful bump on my head that I found last year and it has grown since. It feels like a marble under my skin?
I had woke up one morn and got a bump on my head. I've had it for about two weeks now. Doesn't hurt unless you push on it. Should I get it checked out?
Yes: Yes you should be check by your doc. ...Read more
I have a bump on my head that has been there half my life. Dr told me it was something 10 years ago not to worry about it. I think it is getting large?
Sebaceous cyst: Likely. If it bothers you have it excised ...Read more
Recommend: Dermatological evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a tiny hard bump on my head it hurts its been there for a few years I get headaches often. The bump sorta moves back and forth?
A bump that you can move back and forth that has been there for years may be just a collection of fat cells called a lipoma. They can sometimes get irritated and cause discomfort if hit repeatedly due to sticking out, but usually do not cause pain.
Headaches are likely muscle tension and unrelated to the lipoma, but if new or severe, it is important to see your Dr. ...Read more
I have a small hard bump on my head that is really painful, I didn't hit my head it has been there for a while but now it hurts a lot.?
So this morning I woke up with a bump on my head, I picked at it and it started bleeding. It has stopped after 5 minutes. Could someone help me?
No need to panic: Minor cuts on the head often bleed heavily because the face and scalp have many blood vessels close to the surface of the skin. Although this amount of bleeding may be alarming, many times the injury is not severe and the bleeding will stop with treatment you can do at home. Apply steady pressure for 15 minutes, this should stop it. ...Read more
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