Must Read
Acne is a common skin condition - but what types of acne can a person have? Start learning about acne here....
Does chocolate or greasy food cause acne? Learn the difference between fact and who is at risk for getting acne?...
Severity of acne and symptoms vary by individual. Learn the difference between mild and sever acne here...and when you should seek medical help for acne....
Hi Sir/Mam,

I found that 2-3 painless lumps have developed on my head under hair small in sizes(not round).I believe these were the result of minor friction..but they are not dissolving on their own.
I have a history of tuberculosis ,and at that time a lump was developed by my neck side..
are these connected to each other or what..
please suggest what to do?


Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied September 12th, 2011

Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. These bumps on the scalp sound like pilar cysts or small cysts. Pilar cysts manifest as smooth, mobile, asymptomatic swellings, often in the scalp. Overlying hair loss may be noted. It does not look like tubercular cysts.

My sincere advice would be to consult a dermatologist and get it evaluated. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

Did you find this post helpful?
Tags: lumps, lump, head, hair, neck, skin
Quick Reply
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Skin , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.