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Your Scalp Bump May Also be Known as:
Bump in head
Bump in scalp
Bump in skull
Bump on head
Bump on scalp
Bump on skull
Head bump
Head feels swollen
Head has a bump
Head has a lump

Top 3 Scalp Bump Causes

  1. 1.Wart

    Warts are non-serious skin growths caused by a virus that infects the top layer of the skin. They are contagious.

    You can try several over-the-counter treatments, including salicylic acid and cryotherapy (freezing). Most warts go away on their own, but less so in adults.

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

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  2. 2.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.

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut out the cyst.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    scalp bump, small scalp lump, skin-colored scalp bump, marble sized scalp lump
    Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst:
    scalp bump
    Symptoms that never occur with skin cyst:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  3. 3.Ewing Sarcoma

    Ewing sarcoma is a type of bone cancer often affecting the legs, pelvis, ribs, arms or spine. It can occur anytime during childhood and young adulthood; it is rarely seen in adults.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next 24 hours. An early diagnosis and treatment plan can increase the possibility of a favorable outcome.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, rib pain, pelvis pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Scalp Bump

  • Q.Is your scalp bump constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.What color is the bump?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?

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Scalp Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced scalp bump have also experienced:

    • 9% Headache
    • 6% Scalp Itchiness
    • 4% Fatigue
  • People who have experienced scalp bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 44% Over a Month
    • 25% Less Than a Week
    • 11% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced scalp bump were most often matched with:

    • 50% Skin Cyst
    • 27% Wart
    • 4% Ewing Sarcoma

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