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Bump and hole in scalp, headache, vomiting, no pain and itching, thinning hair, alopecia

I am an African American woman in my mid thirties. I get my hair relaxed quiet often. I had severe dandruff at one time and was prescribed some medication . At this time, I have a small bump and a hole in my scalp . I recently went to the hospital for a headache with vomitting. I had a cat-scan done and nothing was seem to be wrong. The hole was squeezed at home and a dark brownish substance emerged. The bump went flat. The hole is tiny enough to stick the tip of a hairpin in. There is no pain or itching. The hole remained opened. I was told it looks like an inverted hair bump( not from a doctor). I have thinning hair, but alopecia runs in my family. What type of bump could this be and should I be worried? I am going to the doctor soon. Thank you.
Asked On : Thu, 26 Apr 2012
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Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon 's  Response
Dear Ms,
Thanks for contacating hcm,
from thr history it looks that you have a sebaceous cyst or a dermoid in your scalp and that might be infected. you should consult your plastic surgeon as he can help you with both your cyst and hair fall in case u are a good candidate for hair transplant.
In case you have any other queries feel free to write back.
Warm regards.
Answered: Tue, 15 May 2012
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