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What causes a lump on the head?

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Posted on Fri, 22 May 2015
Question: I have a headache in this few days. I take one pain medicine. After it, I did not take more. Until now, when I massage my head , I feel a lump on my head. Is it a tumor?

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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
need some details to guide you better

Detailed Answer:
Hello

My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem.

I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There could be a number of causes. i Would be in a better position to guide you anything if you answer following questions please:

1. Since when are you feeling lump?
2. Is it painful to touch?
3. have you observed hot overlying skin?
4. is there any history of change in color of overlying skin?
5. do you have diabetes, hypertension or any other illness?
6. are you on any medication?
7. did similar complaint occur in past as well?

I will be looking forward for the answers to conclude the discussion in the best interest of yours.
Thank You
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (19 minutes later)
When I was a young age, I had got hit by board swing seat.
I had 2 car accident before, but I did not go to see the doctor.
If I don't touch , I did not feel the pain.
I am not diabetes ,not in hypertension or any other illness.
I am not taking any medication. Only 1 pain killer on Thursday.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Most probably sebaceous cyst

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thank you for getting back with the answers. Most probable cause in this case could be sebaceous cyst. it is a benign disease of scalp. I would suggest you to visit hospital and get an appointment for a general surgeon. He will examine it and may advise ultrasound of the swelling. Further management will depend on test result & examination.

Feel free to get back for if you have any query. If not then don’t forget to close the discussion and rate it.
Wishing you a good health
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes a lump on the head?

Brief Answer: need some details to guide you better Detailed Answer: Hello My name is Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf & i will look into your problem. I have gone through your query and would try to help you in the best possible way. There could be a number of causes. i Would be in a better position to guide you anything if you answer following questions please: 1. Since when are you feeling lump? 2. Is it painful to touch? 3. have you observed hot overlying skin? 4. is there any history of change in color of overlying skin? 5. do you have diabetes, hypertension or any other illness? 6. are you on any medication? 7. did similar complaint occur in past as well? I will be looking forward for the answers to conclude the discussion in the best interest of yours. Thank You