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What causes swollen red spot on scalp?

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Posted on Wed, 24 Jun 2015
Question: Hello Doctor, I have a red spot on my scalp for about 6 months. It is about the size of a pencil eraser and is dark red with king of a rough pebbly raised center. It sometimes hurts a little and itches but has not bled. I have no history of skin cancer. I have a couple of pulmonary nodules, 4 and 8 mm. I smoked about a pack of day for about 40 years. Any information you can provide would be appreciated.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Unlikely to be cancer; most probably sebaceous cyst

Detailed Answer:
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Thank You for contacting HCM. 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. Most commonly formed swelling on scalp is termed as "Sebaceous cyst". It possess no harm to body. If it causes problem to patient then surgical excision under local anesthesia is usually done. I would suggest you to visit hospital & get an appointment for a general surgeon. He will examine it and confirm the diagnosis. later on you can decide treatment option with him as well.


Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help if not then don't forget to close the discussion and rate it.
Wishing you good health !!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (38 minutes later)
Hello Dr Rauf, thanks for your response. I was just wondering whether you saw the photo I uploaded. Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Sorry no image received so far

Detailed Answer:
Hello

You are welcome. I'll be available 24/7 for your assistance.

Sorry but i did not receive any image so far. You can upload it here or can email to me at YYYY@YYYY with Sub: ATTN 'Dr Muhammad Ali Rauf'

Thank You
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ali Rauf (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Most probably sebaceous cyst

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thank you for the image. Although its not clear but is suggesting sebaceous cyst as i discussed earlier and would advise same things.

Thank You
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes swollen red spot on scalp?

Brief Answer: Unlikely to be cancer; most probably sebaceous cyst Detailed Answer: Hello Thank You for contacting HCM. 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. Most commonly formed swelling on scalp is termed as "Sebaceous cyst". It possess no harm to body. If it causes problem to patient then surgical excision under local anesthesia is usually done. I would suggest you to visit hospital & get an appointment for a general surgeon. He will examine it and confirm the diagnosis. later on you can decide treatment option with him as well. Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help if not then don't forget to close the discussion and rate it. Wishing you good health !!