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What causes small painless lump on forehead?

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Posted on Sat, 23 May 2015
Question: Small lump appeared on forehead suddenly . Pebble size . Firm . Does not move . No pain . What could it be ?
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (1 minute later)
Small sebaceous cyst.
Can you upload photos ?
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Frequent headaches .small lump suddenly assisted on forehead . Hard . Not movable . No pain . Feels like bone . Should in be worried ?
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please upload detailed photos of the lesion.

Detailed Answer:
Can you upload photos please ?
What is your age ?
Have you had any significant health issues otherwise ?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Seeing the photos will help me in diagnosing the lesion.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Aarti Abraham (6 hours later)
I am 56 no b health b issues. The bump is not visible to naked eye or on photo . Must feel it .
Not red , not irritated , not c pain or discomfort . Just small pebble sized bump on forehead that does not move . Hard . Like bone
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Answered by Dr. Aarti Abraham (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
COuld be a sebaceous cyst.

Detailed Answer:
It could be a small sebaceous cyst, commonly happens in this area.
Rarer possibilities include a small tumour from the bone in this part.
Try and upload a photo of the area, making the bump prominent with your fingers ?
AN examination by a Physician will give more clues as to what it really is.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Small sebaceous cyst. Can you upload photos ?