Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
175 Doctors are Online

Uneven, large, red bony feeling lumps on head, ear. having back pain. What could be the cause?

My 18 year old son discovered today two uneven large(golf ball sized-ish) bony feeling lumps on his head. One is on the very top of his head and the other is behind his left ear. I looked at them and the one on the top of his head is colorless other than a dime sized red spot and the one behind his ear is a little red. He did tell me that he tried to squeeze them so I don t know if they were red to start with. Yesterday he had severe back pain where he could barely even move, but today that s a little better. Could they be related?
Asked On : Sat, 23 Jun 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  390
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Dermatologist 's  Response

It seems that most probably your son may be having sebaceous cysts.

Also called epithelioid cysts.

The are benign cysts and harmless.

Do not try to squeez. Otherwise they may be infected.

Consult dermatologist. He may excise the cyst under local anaesthesia.

It is minor surgery,done in OPD.

I hope you got my answer.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Thu, 24 Oct 2013
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]

Related questions you may be interested in


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor