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I'm 25 years old and I noticed a small pimple-like bump on the back of my head on my scalp. I didn't really think anything to it, thinking it was a bug bite or something in that nature. Well it's been months and it has gotten bigger, feeling more and more like a pimple, as in wasn't smooth on top, felt like it had a head. It doesn't hurt or itch.

Finally, I wanted to see what it was so I tried to pick at it... Eventually I just popped it, but it wasn't like popping a pimple. It came out semi-solid, kinda sticky, white with some dark spots (where the head was) and it had an odor to it. It came out the same size as it was on my scalp. I have no clue what it is and want to know if it will come back. I was thinking wart, pimple... Something like that but I can't find any info on it. Does anyone out there know?
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replied February 20th, 2009
Scalp Pimple or Bump
I am not a doctor or nurse, but it sounds like it was a boil. I have had them reoccur but not frequently.
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replied March 6th, 2009
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I also have 3 small bumps on my scalp, one is larger then the other two, that are firm, round, and tight. I just recently had them checked by my family doctor, who said they were a sebaceuos cyst or pilar cyst. They form when a hair follicle on your head gets blocked, or something like that. She referred me to the dermatologist, so I could get them removed by the laser! They will send them away to get biopsy to make sure not cancerous!! They say when you pop them, a white, thick, foul smelling ooze comes out. Sounds like what you had.
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replied June 25th, 2011
i also had the same problem its something like pimple on the scalp but copmparitively bigger in size and the potion of hair falls the skin become smooth i have this problem since one year it reduces in winter and increases in summer
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replied June 25th, 2011
i also had the same problem its something like pimple on the scalp but copmparitively bigger in size and the potion of hair falls the skin become smooth i have this problem since one year it reduces in winter and increases in summer iam very tensed it also gives pain and and a white viscous fluid came from it when i pop it please help me if you can
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