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Have large mole corner of head, have many moles, told not a mole. Cyst?

I have a what feels like a large mole on the back top corner of my head, it has been there for awhile, I have lots of moles so I thought it was just another big mole, I asked my roommate just to check and see if she could see the mole because I have been touching it alot lately because it seems bigger, she said its not a mole, I can't see it personally but could it be a syst of some sort?
Asked On : Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
Hi Matthew,
Welcome and thanks for posting your query to HCM.
There are two of the possibilities of your problem:
1. Sebaceous cysts: Appears due to a blockage in a sebaceous gland(produce oil in the skin).
2. Lipoma:A simple fatty tissue growth beneath the skin. It is painless, soft, movable lump.
There is more of the possibility of the first one as you gave a history of touching the lesion again and again so might be possibility of infection leading to increase in size. Lipoma takes months of time to be enlarged . Even then the most important suggestion is that any swelling on head of any kind, whether small or large should not be ignored. You should meet a surgeon who can give the best diagnosis and treat the condition by either antibiotics if needed or simple excision of the lesion. Hope to have given you the best of the information.
With best health wishes,
Dr Sanjay K Kanodia
MD ( Dermatology and STD/ Venereology)
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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