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Have a cyst or node on forehead. Doctor says its hereditary. Anything serious?

I have a cyst or node on the middle of my forehead for about 5 years now. Not exactly sure what it really is. However, I have little balls all over my body. My doctor says its hereditary I went to my doctor but he doesn t take me serious and kinda disregards my concern. I don t know where to turn and it makes me feel uncomfortable around ppl bc I feel that s all they look at on my forehead. :( pls help.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Feb 2013
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi thanks for your question .
The cyst or node which you mentioning on your fourhead could be a sebacious cyst,a lipoma or a bony exostosis .
A good physical examination along with investigation is needed to differentiate among these.i would suggest you to consult a general surgeon who will be able to evaluate you for you this cyst along with other ball your having your body.
Hope this answers your question.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Gustav Gous's  Response
These lumps can be lipomas (fat tissue lumps), or sebaceous cysts(blocked oil glands). Both occur in certain skin types which can be hereditary . They are not dangerous but are cosmetically unpleasing . The only way to get rid of them, is to have them surgically removed. This can be done under local anesthesia and need not be a major procedure .
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