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3 Potential Soft Scalp Lump Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.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 scalp bump, small scalp lump, marble sized scalp lump
    Symptoms that always occur with lipoma:
    skin-colored scalp bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

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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.

    Resolves with treatment

    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.Wart

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

    78% go away in 2 years

    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

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Soft Scalp Lump

  • 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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Soft Scalp Lump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced soft scalp lump have also experienced:

    • 20% Scalp Bump
    • 8% Scalp Pain
    • 8% Headache
  • People who have experienced soft scalp lump had symptoms persist for:

    • 44% Over a Month
    • 27% Less Than a Week
    • 13% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced soft scalp lump were most often matched with:

    • 45% Skin Cyst
    • 32% Lipoma
    • 22% 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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