Varying from pea size to
the size of an egg, these lumps, which can be hard or soft lumps
beneath the skin, can occur on any part of your body. They are
generally harmless and unless obvious (e.g. on your parting or
large enough to protrude) are best left alone. If you do decide
to have it removed it's a simple procedure under local anaesthetic
but may leave a scar or area that is free from hair. They may
also come back and the procedure may have to be repeated.
Having a scalp cyst in not unusual
and your hairdresser would have seen many so don't be embarrassed.
It is a good idea to mention it first though, as a comb run through
your hair can catch the cyst and be very painful. Mention it every
time you see the hairdresser you may think that they will remember
your particular "lump" but they probably won't.
Always consult your local doctor
just to make sure it is just a cyst and nothing more serious.