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Have painless rock solid lump on top of head. What can it be?

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Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2012
Question: hi i have a rock solid lump on top towards left side of my head.it is painless and i had it for a while now.what can it be?
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Answered by Dr. Ioan Dorian OANA (1 hour later)
Hi XXXXXX,

Thanks for your query.

If it hasn't gotten any bigger for a while already you probably have nothing to worry about and most probably it is a sebaceous cyst, which can be surgically removed or another treatment strategy would be watchful waiting, because many sebaceous cysts are harmless and need no treatment until they cause any symptoms.

If you have any more queries, feel free to ask.

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Dr. Dorian Oana MD, PhD
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Have painless rock solid lump on top of head. What can it be?

Hi XXXXXX,

Thanks for your query.

If it hasn't gotten any bigger for a while already you probably have nothing to worry about and most probably it is a sebaceous cyst, which can be surgically removed or another treatment strategy would be watchful waiting, because many sebaceous cysts are harmless and need no treatment until they cause any symptoms.

If you have any more queries, feel free to ask.

Regards
Dr. Dorian Oana MD, PhD