Lumps in Forehead
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Lumps in Forehead

Are you concerned about the lumps on your forehead? Many people have bumps or lumps on their foreheads, and most of them are harmless. It may remain moveable and soft or hard and rigid. One of the common kinds of lumps on forehead is swelling from injury.

The majority of the lumps or bumps on the forehead are benign (noncancerous). However, in some cases, the lump may be a sign of skin cancer. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the different types of lumps that can occur on the forehead, as well as when to see a doctor.

Some of the common types of lumps are as follows:

  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Corns
  • Cysts
  • Cancerous growths
  • Moles 
  • Acne 
  • Wart
  • Trauma
  • Boils and abscesses

Symptoms of lumps 

The symptoms of forehead lumps depend on the underlying cause. For example, if the lump is due to an injury, it may be tender to touch. On the other hand, if the lump is a cyst, it may be painless. It is important to watch the individual closely for any changes in the size or appearance of the lump.

Most lumps in forehead are not a cause for concern. However, it is important to see a doctor if the lump:

  • Is hard and rigid
  • Is growing rapidly
  • Other symptoms such as pain, redness, or discharge are also felt
  • Does not go away after a couple of weeks

Causes of lumps

There are many different causes of lumps on the forehead. The most common causes include:

Malignant lesions: Skin cancer is one of the most common causes of lumps on the forehead. The most common types of skin cancer that can cause lumps are basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.

Basal cell carcinoma usually appears as a small, dome-shaped bump that is pearly or waxy in appearance. It may also look like a scar. This type of skin cancer is most commonly found on sun-exposed areas of the skin, such as the face, neck, and hands. Squamous cell carcinoma usually appears as a firm, red bump that can be scaly or crusted.

Benign lesions: Most lumps on the forehead are benign, meaning they are not cancerous. Some of the common benign lesions include:

  • Warts: Warts are small, fleshy growths that can occur on any part of the body. Warts, are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). are lumps under the skin in forehead can be either smooth or rough in texture and may vary in color.
  • Moles: Moles are usually brown or black and can be either flat or raised. They are usually harmless but can sometimes develop into skin cancer.
  • Cysts: Cysts are small, fluid-filled sacs that can occur anywhere on the body. They are usually benign but can sometimes become infected.
  • Skin tags: Skin tags are small, flesh-colored growths that can occur on any part of the body. They are harmless but can sometimes become irritated if they are located in areas where they are constantly rubbed.

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