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Small hard lump on head below hairline, growing in size. Causes and cure?

i have a small round hard lump on the left side front of my head, below of my hairline. the skin glides freely on the lump. it is not painful at all but i noticed that it got bigger now than before. but when my head got bump it really feels hurt. i m a bit worried cause i really don t what s this. and also a bit insecure cause it s visibly notice by others.. hope to get a helpful response from you.. thanks..
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM
The site you mentioned for the swelling seem to be Dermoid cyst or a lipoma. Ths is a benign swelling and usually do not cause problems other than cosmesis although some dermoid cysts can penetrate and involve skull.
Because of the potential to slowly enlarge and possibly penetrate through the skull, surgical removal is usually recommended for dermoid cyst. Most simple cysts can easily be removed with a short surgical procedure under local anaesthesia .
Wish you good health.
Answered: Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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