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Round Bald Spot Cause By Bump On The Head.

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  • Round Bald Spot Cause By Bump On The Head.

    I'm posting this on behalf of my girlfriend. She had got a bump on her head about three weeks ago, it slowly went down within the weeks. She took a shower and started to brush her hair, she then noticed a bald spot on her head where the bump use to be at. She's planning to go see a dermatologist on Monday, but we're just looking for a little more advice on the subject. Thanks for any tips in advance.

  • Hey Fen welcome

    Can you give us more insight on how that "bumb" occured was there a chance that the hair was pulled or was it a serious bump which maybe stopped the blood for a period of time circulating ....



    • The bump appeared out of nowhere one day. It increased in size and discomfort over the next couple of weeks. There was no hair loss then. After a few weeks the bump went down significantly, but a round bald spot was left in its place. There is still a bump, but it is much smaller than it was before (about 1/3 its original size). It's just a red bump that feels itchy. The bald spot is about the size of a dime. Could having acne issues have anything to do with this?


      • Haven't heard of head acne before and I have horrible acne most everywhere when not on hormones... Maybe an ingrown hair after one got damaged/pulled out somehow? A bump when it's swollen will seem bald because the skin is stretched and the hairs are farther apart. After swelling goes down though it should be mostly normal. If there was an ingrown hair that got infected it could have damaged the nearby hair follicles. Or it could be a million other things. Mystery bumps with no obvious cause are a little hard to diagnose over the internet.

        3 week long potentially infected lumps near the brain are generally something you want to go see the doctor at least 2 weeks earlier for.


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