My 17 year old son has a small lump on his head I just was made aware of it a few days ago when I was using clipper to cut his hair and he advised me of how it hurts at times but even more when its touched, he also said he has had headaches and gotton dizzy a few times ... The lump is located between the occipital bone and the parietal ridge, I am a student at national beauty college that why i know the areas of the head !!!
Unless there was trauma to the head, it's very likely that it's a sebaceous cyst. They are very common and if you are in beauty school you will be seeing many of them. They can be painful if they are bumped or are close to the skin on the scalp. They can get infected and also can come to the surface and drain. Basically they are caused by a blocked pore (like a pimple) but are deeper. They move with the scalp which is a good way to tell if that's what it is. They usually encapsulate which means the outside is texturally different- sort of hard and rubbery with a whitish oily center. (You wouldn't see that until it was removed though) They need to be excised by a surgeon and the procedure is very simple. I believe there is a hereditary connection- I get them as well as my mom and brother and sister. The headaches would not be caused by it unless there is a lot of stress over it or it were so huge it stretched the skin. The dizziness would not have any connection I know of. Good Luck!
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