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I am 62 years old. I am getting small lumps on my head which

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I am 62 years old. I am getting small lumps on my head which if scratched then bleed.

Each lump then disappears and another appears elsewhere on my head. All lumps are in my hair area
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this question

These are probably a type of cyst known as a trichilemmal cyst.

They are common cysts of the hair folliicles.

They can come and go and bleed if scratched.

They are easily removable by your GP. They can go in and take them out with just a very small cut. They will heal up nicely

I recommend a simple visit to your GP. They are likely nothing to worry about.

I hope this helps.

If you have more questions, just reply. :)
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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