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Hard, growing lump on the head, feels to be full with thick gel. What treatment should be taken?

I have a hardish, nonmovable lump growing on top of my head - imagine trying to stand on your head... it s right there (visible under hair less than an inch from my forehead hairline). I ve had it for years and it has grown to where it is visible now and alters how my hair falls. I d say it s at least the diameter of a quarter, maybe a bit larger and maybe a 1/2 inch tall. Years ago (I d say 5 or 6?) my family doctor said it was a fatty tumor and nothing to worry about and he could remove it. I chose not to have it done as it wasn t a bother. It is now. It s hard, but not rock hard. I can push on it and if feels as if it has a very thick gel in it, but it s quite secure to the spot. What kind of doctor should I see about this that could remove it with the most minimal permanent scarring and damage to my hair line? Thanks!
Asked On : Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
hi there, your description fits to the diagnosis of a sebaceous cyst and only permanent treatment for it is excision. A good surgeon or a plastic surgeon will be able to excise it without much of scaring or change in your hairline. It is not an emergency condition and you can pick the surgeon of your choice and get it operated electively. Take care.
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