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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Hard Scalp Bump

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced hard scalp bump. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Skin Cyst

    An epidermoid cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. It is caused by trauma or surgery.

    Resolves with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored armpit bump, marble sized armpit lump, small armpit lump
    Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst:
    skin-colored armpit bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  2. 2.Wart

    Warts are non-serious skin growths caused by a virus that infects the top layer of the skin. They are contagious. Thus, warts on the face are often spread there by the hands, and vice versa.

    78% go away in 2 years

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    small facial lump, painless facial bump, skin-colored facial bump, scaly facial bump
    Symptoms that never occur with wart:
    headache
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  3. 3.Lipoma

    A lipoma is a noncancerous growth of fatty tissue cells. A lipoma can develop in almost any organ of the body although they are most commonly found in the subcutaneous layer just below the skin.

    Resolves with treatment

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored groin bump, marble sized groin lump, small groin lump
    Symptoms that always occur with lipoma:
    skin-colored groin bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  4. 4.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections"), which is dangerous and requires treatment.

    Good prognosis with treatment

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with bumps or blisters, red rash, red skin bump larger than 1/2 cm in diameter, pus-filled rash, rash
    Symptoms that always occur with skin abscess:
    rash with bumps or blisters
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Hard Scalp Bump

  • Q.What color is the bump?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?

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Hard Scalp Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced hard scalp bump have also experienced:

    • 14% Headache
    • 8% Scalp Bump
    • 7% Painful Scalp Bump
  • People who have experienced hard scalp bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 43% Over a Month
    • 27% Less Than a Week
    • 13% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced hard scalp bump were most often matched with:

    • 100% Wart
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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