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February 17th, 2009
bpeezy
When I was a child, I had head lice off and on up until i was in about the 6th grade. I finally found a cure, got rid of the lice but after that i've always had the bumps on my head. almost like scars. they itch sometimes, but they never went away. I'm 23 now, i know i don't still have lice.. i think that it just might be something i'll have to deal w/.. not sure if you might have expirienced the same thing..?
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replied April 26th, 2009
i am a 25 y/o male and i have these 2 littles bumps that have been on my head for nearly 3 years. they will get really hard and thick like a scab and then i can pick them off. they will grow back almost within a day or two it seems and the process starts over again. when i pick them off, it seems as if it's just skin with a little bit of dried blood, but not a full on scab. wteff?
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replied May 7th, 2009
Multiple bumps on scalp - top of head & back
For weeks now ... have noticed a couple of small bumps ... tender but others say they are not red or irritated. My blook pressure has been elevated to worry levels (sometimes 180/101 which fluxuates)which the doc and I are dealing with. Could there be any relationship? I am 64 yrs.
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replied May 24th, 2009
23 yeard old zit on my scalp?
I'm a 35 year old male. I've had a strange bump on my scalp since I was 11 years old.
I always thought it was a scar from when I was chasing a girl around the playground at school and she hit me on the head with her purse. The zipper on the purse cut my scalp, ended up going to the doctors but he didn't put stitches in. While at the doctors I found out I had Chicken Pox, yay.
Anyhoo, since that day I'd had a bump there.
everytime I go to get may haircut I've always explained it as a scar, friends & boyfriends have been curious about it too obviously.
Never had it checked out by a doctor, don't know why...
A couple of weeks ago my best friend asked if I still had the bump on my head, she felt it and said she thought it was getting bigger.
I had to admit it seemed like it was getting a little bigger.
The bump was as round as a dime, about 1/3 of an inch tall.
After she said she thought it was getting bigger, I kinda noticed it was getting a little pointy on top, where it was always kind of round.
I started messing with it over the next week, pushing at it from the sides, pushing down on it from the top etc....
So finally yesterday, I don't know what possessed me to do this, but I used both hands and squeezed it like I was popping a zit.
Low and behold to my amazement and disgust, it popped.
I turned away from the mirror and got nauseous.
I'm not exaggerating when I say this, but about 3/4 of a tablespoon of stuff popped out.
It looked exactly like what comes out when you pop a white head zit, some color and consistency, just 50 times the amount.
I actually took a few pictures of it, I know, gross.
I got some tissue and pulled the clump out of my hair, squeezed again and a little more came out.
It didn't hurt at all, in fact the bump has never hurt my whole life.
So, I'm wondering how I could have gone 23 years with this enormous zit on my head.
I wonder if it could have been an ingrown hair that caused it?
A clogged pore?
I don't currently have insurance, so I have no plans on having it checked out.
Anyways, sorry this was so long.
Just wondering if anyone here has had a similar experience.
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replied February 7th, 2012
Popping bump on head
How did you pop it? I have one and I have tried squeezing it too... But all I get is a sore and red bump on my head. :-/
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replied February 7th, 2012
How did you pop it? I have one and I have tried squeezing it too... But all I get is a sore and red bump on my head. :-/
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replied May 17th, 2012
It was most likely a sebaceous cyst. I have one currently and have had it for a few years.it will grow in size then get smaller. You can use hot compresses to make it smaller and/or go to a doctor to get it popped. You are brave for doing it yourself, cirrently mine hurts quite a bit and it's starting to create a hole. They aren't bad Really they are just bothersome.
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replied June 15th, 2009
Re: bump on scalp
jrwccw02 wrote:
I am a 23 year old female, and I have about 6 or 7 small (about the size of a pencil eraser) bumps/lumps on my scalp under the skin. They feel really hard when you push on them, and tight. They are mostly on the left side of my head but there is one on the right. The majority are grouped together but not touching. I have had one or two since I was in the second grade, I got chicken pox and was itching my head when i found it. My parents just shrugged it off but recently i've been getting really bad headaches and I swear the bumps throb. Last week I realized there were a lot more there. When I push on them or rub them too much (which I can't quit doing b/c they freak me out) they start to hurt. They have never bled or had a scab, not sure what color they are...i have tons of hair so its kind of hard to see. Just wondering if anyone has had a similar problem and found out what they were. I don't currently have health insurance and am trying to hold off going to the doc but its really driving me crazy not knowing what they are.


I am a 20 year old female and I have the same though most are on the right side of my head. My bumps go down and pop back up in different places. I get the same throbbing and frequency with headaches. This has been going on for about 2 years, but in the past couple of months I have not had as many headaches other than a couple of migraines, which I think are from my birth control. I think they are stress related. When they are really bad I get scared that they are serious. I do have a hard time releasing stress. Are you a pretty stressed out person?
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replied June 15th, 2009
bump on scalp
To DanJones,
Yes! I've had a bump on the crown of my head for over 15 years, and have had it removed a couple of times, but another would take it's place, within hours. I finally started the "eat for your blood type diet", which suggests I, as an O+ blood type, eliminate wheat and oats, as well as dairy, from my diet, while adding carbonated water. After several days of this, for the first time EVER...the thing felt wet...I squeezed, and yellowish puss and blood oozed out! No pain. Now the 1/2" tall bump is down to 1/4-1/8" one! Wow! I'm soooo excited, I pray this is the answer! I can definitely eliminate wheat, oats and dairy, if it means no lumpy scalp! Praise God!
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replied June 18th, 2009
Bumps on the head: Solid-cystic Basal cell carcinoma
All of you---Please, please, go to the Doctor! Whether you have insurance or not! They will help you. It could be a mater of life or Death--for real! If you go they can treat it! To do nothing could be suicide!

I also have a flesh colored lump the size of a pencil eraser. I thought that it was pimple or a sebaceous cyst. I had it for a few months, but then it started itching and got very hard. Since it's on top of my head, I couldn't see it. I'm 56 and live alone, but when my daughter visited, I had her look at it. She said that it now has a black mass growing out of the side of it and insisted that I see a doctor right away, which I did. My Primary care doctor is sending me to a Dermatologist---next week was the earliest appointment. In the past 2 wks, the black part has doubled in size. That's not good. From the research that I've done on line, I am 100% certain that it is cancer. The only question is what kind. If it's a Basal cell Carcinoma, that good. It doesn't spread, they just cut it out. But if its Squamous Cell, or a Melanoma,it's very bad. My only chance to live is to get attention now.

The same may be true for all of you. Don't wait! From what I've read, cancer can look exactly like a pimple! Bumps on the head are rare. Doctors can't identify them as malignant or benign without doing a biopsy. If they say they can, they don't know what they are doing. For those of you whose Drs. said "don't worry about it" INSIST on a Biopsy. In 20% of the cases, it's cancer! I'm not trying to scare you, I'm trying to save your life! See a dermatologist,not a G.P.!

If you are scared, I understand. I'm scared too. But fear won't help. This is all I know for sure: We can't always control what happens to us in this life. We can only control how respond to what happens to us. So always try to respond with Positive Action, Grace, Integrity, Dignity and Compassion. If you can do that, no matter what happens you will be O.K. Be kind to your self. Take Care of yourself. And chose Life, Not Fear. I hope this helps.

Below you will find links that can give you more info.

For the young women with the lumps all over your head, they young man, and for others of you, you probably have: Proliferating trichilemmal tumors. They are usually Benign but can become malignant. What you have described sounds serious. PLEASE Go to your Doctor. She will help you. They will not turn you away because of insurance!

Here's the link for your cysts: http://www.belsurg.org/imgupload/RBSS/vand eweyer_renard.pdf

More Links:

O.K. this def. looks like mine... So gross....

http://www.dermis.net/dermisroot/en/18520/ diagnose.htm and http://www.dermis.net/dermisroot/en/18651/ image.htm

Here's the Good news: Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin tumor in humans. It develops from basal, undifferentiated epithelial cells of the skin and displays a potential for local invasion and destruction, but it seldom metastasizes. (That's Great!)

That means that as long as I have it taken out, it will be fine! Yay!

Clinically it is divided into five major types:

* nodulo-ulcerative
* pigmented
* morpheiform
* superficial
* solid-cystic (this is the type that I have. many of you may have this too)

The tumor develops on hair-bearing skin, most frequently on sun-exposed areas. Approximately 85% of basal cell carcinomas are found on the head and neck. More than three quarters of these carcinomas occur in patients over 40, although they may occur at any age from childhood.
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The kind below is very similar looking, but a more difficult version of cancer to treat. I think mine is more like above. I hope.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma Scalp

http://www.dermnet.com/thumbnailIndex.cfm? moduleID=12&moduleGroupID=363&groupIndex=0 &numcols=0



I really hope that all of go to the Doctor and get biopsies and the answers you seek. Good Luck!
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replied June 29th, 2009
I also have a bump on the back of my head on the left side. I never had any pains with, just when I massage it or squeeze it, the area feels numb. I don't think its really bad because I had it for nearly two years now.
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replied July 27th, 2009
Bump on head
I am a 14 year old girl and have white bumb on my head. Its hard and sore kinda ovalish in shape. Where it is now there used to be a mole. Does anyone might know what it might be?
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replied August 3rd, 2009
Skin Cancer
I am a 51 year old female, I had a small bump on my head that I noticed back in December of 2008, my general practitioner gave me antibiotics, he thought it was a small cyst. A few months later I went to see him again, he sent me to a surgeon, she removed what she thought was a ruptured cyst, and sent it to the pathologist. A couple weeks later I was told I had squamous cell carcinoma. They did a procedure called Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Now I am just waiting for my hair to grow back. That small bump ended up being 1.5 x 2.5 inch area of skin cancer. The sooner you find out what it is, the better you are.
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replied August 18th, 2009
I have a small bump on the right side of my head. It is hard to the touch and maybe the size of a pencil eraser. You can't see it. I can only feel it. Any idea what this could be?
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replied August 23rd, 2009
I have a bump on my head for about two years now. It started as a tiny red bump kind of like a pimple. Then here lately, it grew and got bigger. As I washed my hair one day, it fell off!! Yes, the bump fell and left a scab. The bump had a brown head to it and the bottom was white and it was hard. Well, I thought that was the end of it, and I guess a week later, as I part my hair, I saw a scab where the bump had been. So I combed the scab out of my hair, and guess what? Another substance came out just like the bump looked!! But this time, it left a tiny hole in my head!!! I'm freaking out!!! I don't know what to do. When air hits my head at that spot now, it hurts. I saved both substances, and plan on going to the doctor ASAP. It's usually pretty hard to get into a doc here, but I will hope and pray I can because I'm really scared! BTW, I'm a 35 year old female.
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replied September 14th, 2009
hello everyone! i am a 25 year old female.I spen a lot of time in the sun and also once a week to to a tanning salon. Just the other day I woke up with a hard bump on the center of my scalp. It has a red color to it. The following day another bump surfaced not having a color and is located a few inches from behind my hear. Both bumps are tender to the touch and when i brush my hair. I am very nervous because of how rapid they are comming along wihin a day of each other. Today i felt a small one that may potentially be bigger within the next day. I have a family doc appointment this week. Any advice or insight.
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replied September 19th, 2009
head bump
i'm 18 and i to discovered a bump on my head. no discoloration, no pain, no bleeding, no headaches nothing. just a bump. should probably have it looked at but a doctor. but i'm terrified of having anything done to it.
what do i do?
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replied September 19th, 2009
Just go to the doctor, health insurance or not. You can make small payments if you have to. It would be really bad if it were cancer and you waited until it was too long. It will be worht the money just to have peace of mind as well.
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replied October 4th, 2009
It would be nice if the people heading to their doctors would report on what they found out! I'd be happy to read their conclusions.
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replied April 5th, 2012
lumps on scalp
i agree! the results are most what we want to see. i have several hard lumps not bumps i have been getting on my scalp for four years now. all of my drs refuse to give it any credibility and so i am left always looking on the internet. i had shingles from stress a couple of years ago and that is when it started. but i didn't ever get the blister yuky such lumps even with the shingles. of coarse i kept putting tea tree oil on the rash which i thought were spider bites instead of shingles. regardless of what the drs say, i think it may be shingles reacurring once in a while. i've even had the shingles vaxine and no help.
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replied October 5th, 2009
I have a 5 year old son who had one bump on his middle forhead / hairline yesterday, a large, scalp colored lump that has no hole in the middle to make it look like a pimple. so tonight i asked him how it is doing and it has trippled in size to like an egg when you hit your head, then i told him to let mommy feel the rest of his head and i found like 4 more! one about an inch to the right and one in the side of scalp and one in the back, he says they hurt and itch and they are so big! we weren't in the woods, i am so worried about him, is it possible for a 5 year old to get any of these cancers they are talking about on here???? someone please help, we are going to the dr. tomorrow so i will update.
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replied October 19th, 2009
wart removal
When it comes to warts in general, there are several treatments available. When the warts are on the scalp however, a few specific treatments may be a bit easier.

Most topical or over the counter treatments may be difficult to apply to hair baring skin so I would recommend a medical or physician performed treatment.

Cryosurgery or freezing with liquid nitrogen would be a straight forward approach. This could be performed by a dermatologist and usually takes about 30 seconds. There is some burning during the actual freezing part and then for a minute or so when the area is "thawing." The next few days after the cryosurgery the area gets a little red and puffy, then a scab forms and finally the wart falls off. During this time there are typically no restrictions and the area can get wet and it's OK to shampoo, etc.

Another easy approach would be to have the doctor do a shave removal. This would involve a little local anesthesia with a shot right into the area itself. On the scalp, the shot is more of a weird feeling than anything else. The numbing usually takes 2-3 seconds and then after that, she won't feel anything. The warts are then removed with a blade and the results are instant. The mild bleeding is stopped and the area should heal completely in 10-14 days. While this may be considered "surgery" its really not too bad.

Laser treatment would be overkill for the warts and the hair may make it less effective anyway as it may interfere with the laser light. In addition, if the warts are already at the cauliflower-like stage, topical therapy would be difficult on a hairy scalp and would likely take much longer than cryosurgery or a shave removal
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replied October 25th, 2009
Small Fleshy Head Bump
I'm a 19 year old female and I've had what most people here are calling the small eraser-sized bump on the left side of my scalp for about 8 years. My friends tell me that they can't really see anything but they can definitely feel it. I'm pretty sure I haven't always had it because I reached up one day and was really surprised to feel something there.

But anyways, I've mentioned it a few times to my parents and it's really annoying when something touches it. It doesn't hurt per-say but for example if you pushed down on any other area of my head it wouldn't really feel weird but pressing down on the bump leaves a lingering feeling, a pressure that annoys the heck out of me. I can't quite explain it.

I always forget to mention it to my doctor or dermatologist but next time I go I'll have someone remind me. I'll be sure to drop by and tell you all the results.
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replied November 18th, 2009
Paranoid Bumpy Scalp
I'm a 26 year old female. I've 4 bumps on my scalp since 6 years ago (I noticed them then and don't know if they were there before that time or not). One big and the rest smaller. They have grown in size slightly since i noticed them but they don't hurt at all and they are the same color as the rest of my scalp. I've had them checked out by 3 doctors but they all said it was nothing and that there's no need to take them out unless they start to show from under my hair and I don't like the way it looks (cosmetic reasons)! They still bother me and I'm always worried that they might be something bad so I've been thinking about having them taken out just so I can feel psychological relief! Anyway, I hope all your bumps are harmless and mine too!
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