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Seborrheic Keratosis - My dermatologist says I have many seborreheic

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Seborrheic Keratosis - My dermatologist says I have many seborreheic on my scalp. I can't see the back of my head and felt a bump. I had a friend take a picture of the bump, may I upload the picture? Is this seborrheic keratosis or possible skin cancer?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 10 months ago.
Hello,

Thank you for your question,

I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.

Please send the picture.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.

Bump on Scalp

Customer: replied 10 months ago.


just sent the picture.

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 10 months ago.

The picture is not clear. Can you send another? When did the bump appear? How large is it? Is it enlarging? Do you have any other sympXXXXX XXXXXke pain?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.


Sorry I don't have another picture. There is no pain and it is not enlarging. I can just wait to see my dermatologist then. Thanks anyway.

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for the information,

From your symptoms it appears to be epidermoid or sebaceous cyst.

This is benign in nature.

You can wait to see your dermatologist.

The cause is due to swollen hair follicle.

Trauma to skin can initiate it.

Usually warm moist compress will help to heal.

In some cases there can be infection & will need antibiotics,

Other treatments include surgical excision, corticosteroid injection, laser etc

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.


Thank you, as long as it is not skin cancer I can live with it.

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 10 months ago.
Yes, in case of sebaceous cyst, it can be left alone.

Sometimes, small ones can pass away on its own.

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