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worried about a strange bump on my scalp

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I've basically had this bump on my head for approximately 6 years (since I was ten). It has always worried me....I went to the doctor's and they said it was nothing, they even busted the bump for my troubles. But unfortunately, it returned. For at least 5 years I've done my best not to worry about it much...but eventually it caught up with me. When my mother gave me a haircut 3 months ago, she noticed that the bump had returned. It was almost like it "refilled" over time, and it was the same size as it was when I first discovered it (est. slightly larger than a pencil eraser). So I busted it myself, nearly spent 2 hours......and I managed to remove all the pus an water material stored inside it. Then, a few days later, I noticed that the spot where the bump was, started to form a lot of dead skin, and it drastically changed to a dead grayish complexion(which was something that had never happened before)-following that cued a bald spot where the bump was. I'm 16 years old, and starting to form a bald spot....something wasn't right. I gave it a closer look and found something even more strange, a tiny hole is centered in the middle of it, like a pin was stuck there. The hole won't heal....infact, I stuck a pin in it out of fear, and there isn't a hint of feeling in it-almost like this part of my scalp has died or something......the pus bump has refilled slightly, but the skin around it is still gray and scaly, and hair refuses to grow over it, thus giving me a bald spot.

Deciding to do a little more research, I scanned the web in search of answers, and best I can link it to is Skin Cancer of some sort. But technically, I can't see how this is possible, because I've never exposed my scalp to serious sun exposure, and I've had this bump for quite a long time. What I need now is some advice. From a Doctor, or from someone who knows these symptoms.

To explain the photo, I've encircled the spot on my scalp where the bump is. It's not really visible unfortunately due to bad camera qualities, but I believe the bald spot indicates where it is.....

If anyone can please give me some answers, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Hi.  Let me start by saying that I dont think its cancer. Im not a dr or anything, but if its been there for that long, its probably not cancerous.

My husband had somewhat of the same thing.  Go to a dermatologist.  He mad many bald spots that just appeared out of no where.  He also had a huge bump on his head.  The dermatologist cut it out 1 year ago (not busting it) and it has not grown back.  He had to go 1 time a week for several months to get injections on his head (steroids) for his hair to grow back.  Its been 1 year since all this happened and all of his hair has grown back.

This may not be the same thing you have, but it may give you some hope knowing something simular has been treated.

Thanks
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Oh by the way, I dont think it a good idea for you to try to rupture these things yourself.  You may have damaged a nerve or something if you still dont have any feeling in that spot.
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It is most likely an oil-filled cyst from one of your oil-glands. Eww, i know but lots of people get them. If it is hurting or you want it gone you should get a doctor to get rid of it or ask them how to deal with it. My grandma used to recommend 'soap and sugar' poltices for these things (some in my family get them on their backs). If you want a doctor's reply then post on the doctor forum.

Take care and take a break from home surgery for a while.
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it does sound like a oil gland that is clogged you do not need to be picking at it let a dr do that you could end up with a nasty infection like marza not good i do believe this is a simple thing to deal with go to a dr
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