How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • Go back-and-forth until satisfied
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Chip Your Own Question
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 57274
Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Chip is online now

My boyfriend has a lump/spot on his head that we’re not sure

This answer was rated:

My boyfriend has a lump/spot on his head that we’re not sure what it is
JA: How long have you had the lump? Is it hard or soft?
Customer: Not sure he only noticed it today it’s hard
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: Don’t think so no

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Could you please post a picture of that for me here?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
File attached (2ML465V)

Got it--hold on please

And he has no idea how long it's been there?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
No he only just noticed it today when it started tingling

I think it's a pilar cyst which is very common on the scalp and nothing at all serious

But since I can only go by a picture I can't rule out a basal cell carcinoma skin cancer

So I'm obligated to advise him to have a dermatologist actually look at this

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
How does he get to a dermatologist

Does he have a family doctor?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
No he is not registered with one

He can start by having a walk in or urgent care doctor check it out

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Is American or uk?

Sorry--I didn't understand that?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Are you from USA or the UK?


Dr. Chip and other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I’m in the uk and I don’t know if we get walk ins we have to be registered

He doesn't need to be registered for that