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What is this lump under my scalp. You can move it a little and its been there as far back as I can remember but seems its got bigger. Doesnt hurt?

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Dr. Richard Feinstein
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In brief: Likely a cyst

A cyst is a pore, or hair follicle unit that has become filled with sebum, thick skin oil.
These are common and can run in certain families. Sometimes they are squeezed and a bad smelling cheesy like material comes out. Some people have more than one, and they can be found anywhere on the body. They can be removed by a dermatologist.

In brief: Likely a cyst

A cyst is a pore, or hair follicle unit that has become filled with sebum, thick skin oil.
These are common and can run in certain families. Sometimes they are squeezed and a bad smelling cheesy like material comes out. Some people have more than one, and they can be found anywhere on the body. They can be removed by a dermatologist.
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