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Is it hard or soft?
it has always felt hard but it feels like what is now getting bigger is softer
that is now growing
are you there?
I thought you were still typing
Is there any redness?
its underneath my hair I haven't seen any redness
Okay, it may be a sebaceous cyst, if it is becoming painful there is a chance it has become infected
and could this cyst cause headaches
Yes, it could cause tension headaches
what can I do to have it looked at? and do you have any suggestions what to do on my own to reduce it
it also makes me a little nausous when I press on it
You would have to have a doctor examine it, you can't do anything to it, you may make it worse
I don't even like to touch it. It freaks me out cause its uncomfortable.
but when I do it makes me nausous
what are symptoms of a cyst
A cyst will cause swelling
How would I know if its infected? What are symptoms of a cyst on the top of the head? Are they commom? What causes them? Do they get bigger and smaller?
If it is becoming painful or red it may be infected, a cyst may cause swelling, and pain, they are common, and they may get bigger
Are you there?
the pain is more from the inside of my head , like my brain, not the actual bump the actual bump the physical skin doesn't hurt at all. A sebaceous cyst is a cyst on the outside of the skin??? Correct??? Cause this is on the inside of my head.
A sebaceous cyst is inside the skin
I feel I am getting one word answers thanks but I read prevoius information on this site and it sounds I am getting the same advice
Sorry,please try be clear about what questions on this topic you would like me to answer
I have told you the most likely cause, but nobody can tell you what the exact cause is without examining you
There is no redness just headaches and some nausia when I push lightly on it.
What causes them?
What makes you think thats what it is?
Blocked sebaceous glands usually cause them
That is a common location and one of the most common causes of lumps and bumps in that area
Thank you that was informative
You're quite welcome
it reminds me of a boil without any external opening? why in that area is is common?
and I say boil only cause of your discription of a cyst
Because they are also caused by swollen hair follicles, so they arise in areas with hair
If this is what I have how can they be prevented?
You may try to place a heating pad over it for 15 minutes twice a day
for 10 days
Years ago a friend of mine with whom was a doctor felt it and said it felt like a solid mass on the bone and I should get a ct scan but never followed through.
I am following up now cause the headaches are getting worse
If it is hard like bone it may be an osteoma, which is a bone growth
why are sebaceous cyst caused?
From blocked sebaceous glands or swollen hair follicles
was I correct to compare it to a boil but underneath the skin? I am a very clean person how can this be prevented it seems its from not cleaning yourself? As boils are formed
There is no known way to prevent them from forming
so are they similar to a boil underneath the skin
yes, they may feel like that
But they are not always infected and filled with pus
the symptom of a sebaceous cyst would be the actual area hurting similar to a boil
If it becomes infected yes
but not the actual brain hurting??? the cyst area causes me no discomfort it what it is pressing on
inside my head
Then it may be compressing a nerve
is it common for them to grow? smaller to larger and back? As they get infected or NOT?
Yes, that is common
the thing is its really pretty hard
and its the size of a nickel
Ok, I'm not really sure what you are asking in your last reply
I would think if its a cyst it would be soft
It may be hard or soft
And I said if it is hard like bone it may be a bone growth like an osteoma
what is an Osteoma? Bone Growth?
It is a bone growth
The cause is unknown, and it would require a CT scan or MRI to diagnose
Are sebaceous cysts harmless?
Yes, they are harmless
Ok well hopefully thats all is. Thanks for your time