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I am 15 years old and I am worried about two little lumps the size of a peas on my right side on my head...

Hi there I am 15 years old and I am worried about two little lumps the size of a peas on my right side on my head at the back on my hair line if there is any help if you can give me will be much appreciated.

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Thank you for your question Bertie.

Due to limited information regarding your medical history, we are unable to diagnose your problem, but we have some suggestions which may help.

Initially we just need to ask you to make sure that there are no obvious reasons for the lumps that have appeared, for instance, irritation from Headphone usage.

With regard to your age, there could be a possibility of skin changes due to hormonal changes in the body. This is perfectly natural, but it may be advised to get your GP to check the area.

There is a possibility, as the lumps are in the hairline, that they could be ingrown hair follicles or sebaceous cysts. These can occur when the hair follicle gets blocked.

It is always a good idea to get any lumps or bumps that appear checked by your GP. Once your GP has assessed the area, they may prescribe some medication to assist with the problem.

Skin cysts - NHS

We hope that you have found this useful.

Answered by the Health at Hand nurses