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Hard bumps on scalp

Dear Dr.,

I've had 2 bumps in near proximity to one another on the top of my scalp for several years.  Recently, I believe one of the bumps has grown larger, is presently about the size of an M&M.  I am not experiencing any pain or hair loss.  Are these bumps cysts?  Is there any need to have them removed?
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Luke:

Yup, sounds like pilar cysts.  They're pretty easy to remove,
but if they don't bother you, you can leave them alone.

Best.

Dr. R
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I also had a bump on the top of my scalp that started to grow. it turned out to be a basal cell cancer so you might want to let a doctor look at it anyway.
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I've got scalp bumps, each about the size of a "zit" or smaller, fairly painful.  They don't percus or drain etc.  What are they? Sure I'm bald, but that -- for me, is no issue.
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I just had 3 removed - it was really easy.  Two of the cysts were actually one on top of the other.  The doctor said he had never heard of, or seen this happen before.  I guess I'm just special. ;)

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