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Woke up and noticed a pretty big bump on the top left of my forehead right before my hair. Can't feel it unless I touch it and it doesn't really hurt.

Woke up and noticed a pretty big bump on the top left of my forehead right before my hair. Can't feel it unless I touch it and it doesn't really hurt.

This is c/w hematoma: A collection of water & blood which have leaked out of capillary blood vessels in the soft tissue between the skin surface & the bones of you skull which were damaged & leaked as a result of some injury, presumably which occurred while you were asleep or at least not remembered after awakening. Issues: nature of injury & did it possibly affect your brain beyond a minor concussion (not likely). ...Read more

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First night on vacation in a hotel. Woke up with pink/skin colour pea sized bump on forehead. Was never there before. What could this be?

First night on vacation in a hotel. Woke up with pink/skin colour pea sized bump on forehead. Was never there before. What could this be?

Difficult...: It is difficult to tell without taking a look at it. Could be an allergic reaction, an insect bite, irritation, etc. If it is itchy you could try hydrocortisone if you can get it over the counter in your country and if not better follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up yesterday with a quarter sized bump on my forehead. It is a little sore. It is hard. Should I be concerned?

I woke up yesterday with a quarter sized bump on my forehead. It is a little sore. It is hard. Should I be concerned?

Well: Depends. Did you injure or hit the area? Could be a skin abcess. Hi see your doctor or sign up for appointment here for evaluation ...Read more

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I woke up and have hundreds of tiny red bumps all on my forehead, was not there yesterday and they don't itch. I haven't used any new facial product?

I woke up and have hundreds of tiny red bumps all on my forehead, was not there yesterday and they don't itch. I haven't used any new facial product?

Need more info: It is very difficulty to make a dermatological diagnosis without seeing the lesion. Please consult with your family physician. There are several causes. ...Read more

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I got a concussion a week ago and this morning I woke up with a huge bump on my head. What is it?

I got a concussion a week ago and this morning I woke up with a huge bump on my head. What is it?

Contusion: Most likely soft tissue damage from the trauma that caused the concussion. Any mental status, cognitive or visual changes may need evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the top of my head in the back center, doesn't move, doesn't hurt to the touch, woke up with a headache when I noticed it yesterday?

I have a bump on the top of my head in the back center, doesn't move, doesn't hurt to the touch, woke up with a headache when I noticed it yesterday?

Natural skull: Common complaint. I have had many patients that for some reason like a head ache or hair problem start to palpate their scalp and skull.
Some patients become alarmed because they feel the irregular grooves, asymmetries and bumps on their skull and think something is wrong.
If it continues to bother you go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Woke up with a small bump on the back of my neck and it's painful. Spent time in a hair salon where my head was in a stiff position. What could it be?

Woke up with a small bump on the back of my neck and it's painful. Spent time in a hair salon where my head was in a stiff position. What could it be?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a small bump on the back of my head, right side. The bump is about the size of a mosquito bite. (Half a dime) very painful to the touch. Hurts when I lay my head down. What could this be?

I woke up this morning with a small bump on the back of my head, right side. The bump is about the size of a mosquito bite. (Half a dime) very painful to the touch. Hurts when I lay my head down. What could this be?

Inflammation &/or an: Infection. You need an in-person exam by a provider that can lay eyes on it. If it's a hair follicle infection, it's called a furuncle, which, without treatment, can progress to cellulitis &/or abscess. If >1 follicle gets involved, then it's a carbuncle. Talk to your doc about need for drainage, aspiration, culture, empiric antibiotic treatment. If lymphadenitis, use ultrasound & needle biopsy. ...Read more

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Woke up with a small bump on the back of my head, it hurt as if I had bumped my head, even though I cannot remember doing it. What could it be?

Woke up with a small bump on the back of my head, it hurt as if I had bumped my head, even though I cannot remember doing it. What could it be?

Head bump: Tough to say without an exam. It could be a scalp cyst, which are very common, or you may have bumped it and just forgot, and now have a small bruise/bump there. If the latter, it should resolve, if other causes and it doe not resolve, then get the area evaluated and examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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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My 8 month old woke up yesterday with a red bump on the side of his head. What is it?

My 8 month old woke up yesterday with a red bump on the side of his head. What is it?

Too vague.: Is he well or sick? Does it hurt? Is it soft or hard? Does it itch? Are more bumps appearing? This could be many, many things and the nature of the bump can't be determined with the info you've given. ...Read more

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I woke up and bout 1 hr latter I felt 3 bumps on my head like mosquito. But don't itch. Just r red and like a blister. I am really scared. What s it?

I woke up and bout 1 hr latter I felt 3 bumps on my head like mosquito. But don't itch. Just r red and like a blister. I am really scared. What s it?

Skin infection: This may require oral antibiotics. Start with warm compresses and surgical soap such as phisoderm or Phisohex to clean area. If not better or spreading see md for oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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I woke up with a bump in the middle of my head, now I have a line of bumps, what can be?!

Well: Do they itch or hurt and are they oozing anything? It is really hard to say about this one without being able to see. It might be an infection. Have you been anywhere around ticks? I would see your doctor. You might need a prescription. ...Read more

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I woke up and noticed that I had a bump on the outside of my leg. It doesn't itch but it looks like there's a white head or some liquid inside and it?

I woke up and noticed that I had a bump on the outside of my leg. It doesn't itch but it looks like there's a white head or some liquid inside and it?

Leg lesion: You need to provide more information : the size, is it painful? Is it red around the " whitehead"?
It may be as simple as folliculitis, an inflammation of the hair follicle but please send more detailed description. Meanwhil do not squeeze it- put a warm compress on it and keep it clean ...Read more

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I hit my head last night, had a small bump. Woke up to a stiff neck. I don't have headaches or anything besides the stiff neck. Should I get it checked out?

I hit my head last night, had a small bump. Woke up to a stiff neck. I don't have headaches or anything besides the stiff neck. Should I get it checked out?

Not necessarily: In the absence of other symptoms, the wait and see approach to a stiff neck is ok. The bump is enough to explain minor muscle or connective tissue irritation contributing to the stiffness. Apply heat and get adequate rest/hydration and see if it improves. ...Read more

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I woke up with a random pain in the back of my head and when I touch it it's sore the pain comes and goes my mom said it feels likes a bump?

I woke up with a random pain in the back of my head and when I touch it it's sore the pain comes and goes my mom said it feels likes a bump?

Did you hit your head?: This could be due to many things, but if it's not from trauma it could be an ingrown hair or a rash ...Read more

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I fainted yesterday and hit my head on the floor I have a bump on the back of my head and I woke up today with a sore neck. Nothing else was hurting?

I fainted yesterday and hit my head on the floor I have a bump on the back of my head and I woke up today with a sore neck. Nothing else was hurting?

Should look into it: It’s not normal for a 17 year old to faint. Much more info is needed before you can get a more specific answer. Did you lose consciousness, how long did it last, anyone witnessed it, are you taking any medications that could cause this, was it the first time etc. It can be a sign of a serious condition such an abnormal heart rhythm or as simple as being dehydrated. Discuss this with a physician. ...Read more

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Woke up both sides of neck hurts. Feel like it's the muscles I don't feel any bumps or anything. It hurts to move head or touch them no fever or cough?

Woke up both sides of neck hurts. Feel like it's the muscles I don't feel any bumps or anything. It hurts to move head or touch them no fever or cough?

Neck pain: It is certainly not unusual to wake up with stiiff neck from the position we were sleeping. If no fever and no injury, take ibuprophen and put warmth to the area. If it is not improving go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Applied coconut oil to scalp&hair overnight&covered head withAshirt. Woke up with an itchy scalp especially in the center& it stings! Also small bumps!

Applied coconut oil to scalp&hair overnight&covered head withAshirt. Woke up with an itchy scalp especially in the center& it stings! Also small bumps!

URNowOfficialCoconut: Go wash-out your scalp and hair gently with shampoo then tap dry it with a towel. Go get some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the local drug store and take two capsules every six hours for a few days and see how it goes (it may make you drowsy)If not getting better, or getting worse, get a doctor to look at it ASAP. Check to see if there are any other ingredients in the coconut oil; that may be a clue to what's wrong. ...Read more

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I woke up with a pimple like bump on my leg and it was itchy, now it's inflamed and really red with a white head at the tip. Staph?

I woke up with a pimple like bump on my leg and it was itchy, now it's inflamed and really red with a white head at the tip. Staph?

Possibly: Without seeing this it is impossible to diagnose. Apply warm to hot packs repeatedly until it opens and drains. If it reforms or expands with redness, swelling, tenderness, warmth or you get fever see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Small pus filled bumps on forehead, cheeks and neck, never gets acne, just woke one day with this, how to get rid of it?

Small pus filled bumps on forehead, cheeks and neck, never gets acne, just woke one day with this, how to get rid of it?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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Woke up with headache started touching my head and I have a swollen bump, I press it and it triggers nausea and my right eye to be blurry?

Woke up with headache started touching my head and I have a swollen bump, I press it and it triggers nausea and my right eye to be blurry?

Your symptoms are: Very different. You cannot be diagnosed over the internet. You will need to be seen so that the bump can be examined and evaluated. Make an appointment with a health care provider as soon as possible for evaluation. ...Read more

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Woke this morning with a large red bump over left eyebrow about the size of a quarter. Looks like I bumped my head but didn't. No pain. Causes?

Woke this morning with a large red bump over left eyebrow about the size of a quarter. Looks like I bumped my head but didn't. No pain. Causes?

Hi OAdams,: Could be that you have a large pimple or an inflamed cyst in the area. Use hot compresses and see if you can get into see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I find I have itchy feet often, but last night a horrible itch in my arch woke me from sleep. It's gotten quite painful and I can't rest. There are 3 raised bumps in the shape of a Mickey Mouse head. I seem to be getting more skin sensitive as I age.

I find I have itchy feet often, but last night a horrible itch in my arch woke me from sleep. It's gotten quite painful and I can't rest. There are 3 raised bumps in the shape of a Mickey Mouse head. I seem to be getting more skin sensitive as I age.

Biopsy: A simple skin biopsy is usually very easy to perform with minimal complications. It could provide a diagnosis and may be able to also guide a physician for the itching you are experiencing. I would recommend a trip to the podiatrist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Sudden bump on forehead, what could be the cause?

Sudden bump on forehead, what could be the cause?

Uncertain.: There can be many causes. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis will be a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What if a bump on the forehead lasts over a week?

Get it checked: Over a week, best to get the area checked out. ...Read more

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How long should a bump on the forehead stay a bump?

Depends on Bump: A bump can be many different things including a cyst, boil, calcification, hematoma or blood clot from prior injury. Can't tell without an exam. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do if a child gets a bump on the forehead?

What should I do if a child gets a bump on the forehead?

Head trauma: Assuming no loss of conciousness or symptoms of a concussion, application of an ice pack to diminish swelling and Acetaminophen or ibuprohren for pain is all that is needed. ...Read more

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What are some causes of two large bumps on your forehead?

What are some causes of two large bumps on your forehead?

Cysts?: This could represent sebaceous cysts orlipomas. If these are cosmetically disturbing it is best to see doctor for removal. ...Read more

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I have a bump on forehead from injury, is this permanent?

I have a bump on forehead from injury, is this permanent?

Depends: If recent, it may go away. Of >6 mo, it is probably blood clot that turned into scar. Such can be removed endoscopically. Brow lift can also be performed at the same time. If medically indicated, insurance is likely to cover it. ...Read more