What should I do if I find a lump on my head?

What should I do if I find a lump on my head?

As a general rule, if you find a lump or sore that suddenly appears, becomes painful or changes in appearance then you should make an appointment to see your GP. The lump can then be monitored and possibly even a biopsy taken or further tests may be conducted such as medical imaging.

When to go to the doctor for a lump?

As a general rule, if you find a lump or sore that suddenly appears, becomes painful or changes in appearance then you should make an appointment to see your GP.

Why do I have red bumps on my head?

Inflammation of hair follicles (folliculitis) These occur as clusters of red bumps or white-headed spots around hair follicles. Can affect anywhere with hair but is most commonly found on the scalp. It is usually caused either by a bacterial infection, fungi, viruses or even inflammation from ingrowing hairs.

How to tell if you have a cyst on your head?

A sebaceous cyst 1 These can be found around the hairline and on the scalp and may look similar to an epidermal cyst 2 They are non-cancerous 3 They often run in families 4 They will usually disappear without treatment (but if needed then antibiotics may be prescribed or excision).

As a general rule, if you find a lump or sore that suddenly appears, becomes painful or changes in appearance then you should make an appointment to see your GP. The lump can then be monitored and possibly even a biopsy taken or further tests may be conducted such as medical imaging.

What do you call the Smart bump on a Labs head?

Hello, The smart bump or bump of knowledge as some people call it is actually the occipital bone. This is more pronounced in some breeds such as the lab and the golden retriever. This really has nothing to do wit how smart a dog is and is nothing more then a old wives tail. Here is a skeletal diagram Click here

When to go to the doctor for a bump on your forehead?

Once you know the type of bump you have on your forehead as well as any associated medical concerns, you can decide how to proceed: If the bump is basically a bruise from some minor head trauma, you can watch it as it slowly fades away. A bump with other symptoms means a trip to the doctor.

Is it bad to Google a lump in your head?

Although trying to figure out what may be wrong via Google may seem like a good idea at the time, it can actually cause a lot of undue stress and worry as you’re finding out so do try and resist doing that if you can.