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What could be the cause of hard lump on the head ?

A week ago I noticed a lump on the left side of my head about 1 inch from the temple in my hair . It was tender and soft but now a week later it is rock hard and large. It does not have any movement nor does it hurt. What could this be? I saw a physician about it when it first appeared who to apply warm compress and it should be gone in a few days or could be cut opened and emptied however this did not work and I cannot cut it open myself. I saw another physician who said that with the antibiotics I had been on for pneumonia it should clear up and dissipate but this did not happen either. I attempted to open it using a needle but it would not open and i could not feel the needle at all. What should I do? what could this be?
Asked On : Mon, 26 Mar 2012
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Do not attempt to open it as it may cause infection and worsen the condition. It is really difficult to comment what it might be without examining it. It may be a sebaceous cyst or keratoacanthoma or a tumour, I suggest you visit a surgeon and get a biopsy of the swelling done at the earliest.
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