View Full Version : Lumps on scalp

01-27-2014, 01:23 AM
Hi everyone ? Is it common for someone with lupus to get small lumps on their scalp? I have two and they are not painful, but every time I feel them I get scared thing it could be something more dangerous. Anyone here experience this?

02-12-2014, 07:20 PM
Yes? No? Anyone?

02-12-2014, 11:20 PM
i sometimes get them .....
i presumed they were skin, similar to the little nodes that appear on arms etc.
they appear for a little while and then disappear, i presume are absorbed back into the body.

02-13-2014, 12:16 PM
Hi there. Sorry but I did not see this!

i get two kinds of "bumps". The ones from my discoid lupus do not hurt and the ones I get now in my head when I am about to flare do. Here is a little I for around about the different ways Lupus can affect the skin. Hope it helps!


02-13-2014, 04:57 PM
I, too, get little bumps occasionally that do not hurt. Like Steve, often times they are absorbed back into the skin. If they become bothersome, open or ulcerated, it might be a good idea for you to have them looked at. Best of Luck.

Peace and Blessings

10-08-2014, 12:47 PM
I almost always have small lumps on bumps on scalp. And often they are absorbed back in. I sometimes have very very small peices of hair gone, but it grows back. This is only noticable to me. They do not really hurt, but they each a little and are quite bothersome in an annoying manner. The most important part is they have been tested in the past they are NOT discoid lupus. I assume they are part of SLE. Good luck.

10-11-2014, 07:22 AM
I also get them. Sometimes they are a bit itchy :~{

02-06-2015, 10:40 AM
I have two small bumps on my head and a few of them on my forearm close to my elbow. Is this something that happens with lupus? I'm not diagnosed with lupus yet since they're not sure if I have an allergy thing or a lupus thing. But I do have those bumps which I never thought to bring up to the rheumatologist. I am supposed to make an appointment with him in April for follow-up. Should I bring it up?

02-07-2015, 06:16 AM
it is never a problem with asking questions of your rheumatologist.

if you are unsure of what is causing your problem .......
knowledge is power.
not knowing can be scary.

07-06-2015, 11:31 PM
Hey everyone.. I have the same lumps as the OP (at least I think they're the same). About 3 years ago after biopsy of the areas it was finally determined to be lupus profundus (or lupus penniculitis). Basically lupus of the fatty tissue under the skin.. I remember posting about it here back then.. I was scared because I had just had chemo and was spooked lol but after an inconclusive biopsy and then resubmitting the results to a specilaist I got my answer.. Took about 2months I think.. But when I was seeing a dermatologist when it got really bad they'd do injections of a steroid right into the affected area.. They also did the same with the discoid lesions in my head/scalp. I still get the lumps and the lesions but I'm not currently under derm care so I need to get with my rheumy about the injections.. Hope my story helps you in some way.. Sending you love and gentle hugs

07-08-2015, 10:05 AM
Hi Professor825;
Thank you for sharing your story. I learned something!!! Thanks again

Peace and Blessings