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Hi. I have 3 hard lumps on my head the biggest one is on the left and when I touch it it hurts. I've had them for years could it be serious?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Pilar cyst

Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population.
Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck. Pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited.

In brief: Pilar cyst

Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population.
Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck. Pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Foster Carr
General Practice
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In brief: Possible cysts

They may be sebaceous or follicular cysts which are not life threatening.
However, you should have them examined to get a diagnosis.

In brief: Possible cysts

They may be sebaceous or follicular cysts which are not life threatening.
However, you should have them examined to get a diagnosis.
Dr. Foster Carr
Dr. Foster Carr
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