A Pilar Cyst!??!?!?!

For 3 years I have had an odd bump on my head. It started with a large pimple that didn't heal for about 2 months. When it finally healed over there was a bump. I thought it was just swollen or something. So, around a month ago it started to get larger, harder and was now able to move around. This was terribly alarming to me. So I went to the doctor to get it checked out.

It turns out it's called a Pilar Cyst. Here's the definition from Wikipedia:

A trichilemmal cyst (also known as a "Pilar cyst" and "Isthmus-catagen cyst) is a common fluid-filled growth (cyst) that forms from a hair follicle. They are most often found on the scalp

It was on the top left side of my head. I had it removed on the 10th. Here's what they do to get them out:

Here's what mine looked like:

It felt like cartilage, and looked like a smooth brain/pearl/lentil to me. It was about the size of a large pea.

And here's my syst-less head:

My hair's really nasty because I'm supposed to put Vaseline on it all the time "To keep the stitches moist"..... ewwwwwwwwwwwww.

Anyways, I thought it would be an interesting post ;)


ADC said...

Dude, you are so brave. Did it return?
The reason I ask is that I have had this procedure done twice, (yes, TWICE) in 2000 and 2001, but the bad boy keeps growing back. Ugh.

Amber said...

Haha Thanks. This one didn't grow back, but I do think I am prone to them. I have 2 more that need to be taken off and another that will need to be taken off eventually.

Anonymous said...

Dude, get them removed in future asap... I casually had one when I was about 14 which I had removed. I've now had 5 out altogether, and have 7 now. They are shit. Apparently they are genetic so I blame my Dad!

Roman Olvera said...

Eiii well my name is roman..its been more then three years that i starting getting cost on my head I'm really worry they keep on growing on my head... im really scared.. what can i do for them to stop growing???

Roman Olvera said...

Ei amber in really interested in how to take them off:( theres sometimes that i can't sleep at nights