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Severe pain on back of neck on the right side stemming from hairline to the entire length. Small lump at top. No recent trauma. Any ideas what it is?

Severe pain on back of neck on the right side stemming from hairline to the entire length. Small lump at top. No recent trauma. Any ideas what it is?

Texting syndrome?: At your age, if you tend to use the smart phone or other device while looking down, most likely your muscles in the neck are in spasm which can lead to headaches at the hairline level where the muscles attach. The lump could be very likely a muscle band that is tight. Use moist heat. Avoid prolonged bending of the neck such as in texting. Texting Syndrome is a real entity and is a recent phenomeno ...Read more

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Sore lump on skull? Size of a dime on the back of my head but on the hard bone behind my left ear but not near the ear, its on my head.

Pilar Cyst: Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck. Pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited. ...Read more

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Noticed a small lima bean shaped lump on the base of my skull on the back of my neck on the left side. No pain or any symptoms.

Noticed a small lima bean shaped lump on the base of my skull on the back of my neck on the left side. No pain or any symptoms.

Ok: Could be a cyst. If it is painless i would follow up with the doctor to see what the best imaging test is indicated. If it's just a cyst you may not need any testing this observation. ...Read more

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Big red bump out of no where on the left side of my neck its like a big pimple but no head white head or anything and its sore any answers?

Big red bump out of no where on the left side of my neck its like a big pimple but no head white head or anything and its sore any answers?

Warm compresses: Probably a soft tissue infection. Young guys get these because bacteria are able to invade beard hairs. Put warm compresses on it. If it seems to be a deep infection interfering with breathing (and you will know) or you develop a fever, get seen. If it is not resolving within a week get with your physician. ...Read more

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Got an bone hard lump on left backside of head above the occipital bone with burning sensation there and on my neck and shoulders. Any ideas?

Got an bone hard lump on left backside of head above the occipital bone with burning sensation there and on my neck and shoulders. Any ideas?

Superior trapezius : The unifying symptom you describe is the broad region of discomfort. This muscle runs throughout the region you describe. Perhaps is spasm in this muscle with tendonitis where it connects to the occipital skull. Your signs and symptoms are odd, and you should see an osteopath to sort this out. ...Read more

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Fine bump on the head of my penis?

Fine bump on the head of my penis?

Here are some ...: Without specific characteristics such as size, number, color, texture, distribution, foreskin, symptoms, duration, recurrence, etc. of the bump, an accurate Dx could not be reached. So, collect and bring those to see Doc timely. But, clinically, rashes in glans penis from balanoposthitis in long / tight foreskin are the most common possibility. Rx? Topical hygiene + topical anti-fungal cream... ...Read more

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Small, hard bump on back of neck. Not visible. Size of a tiny pinky nail. No symptoms. It's on the right side on cartilage part. Help! i'm worried?

Small, hard bump on back of neck. Not visible. Size of a tiny pinky nail. No symptoms. It's on the right side on cartilage part. Help! i'm worried?

Nodule on the neck: The most common small nodular lesion is a cyst. If the lesion is stable in size, mobile and non-tender it is probably ok. If it does not resolve in a few weeks or if it changes you should see your doctor.S. ...Read more

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I hit the side of my head right above the temple in a soft spot. It hit on the corner of a desk...head weight + moderate velocity. Painful to touch?

I hit the side of my head right above the temple in a soft spot. It hit on the corner of a desk...head weight + moderate velocity. Painful to touch?

Local scalp bruse: Ubless you were knocked out, have severe headache or visual problems then it's prpbably just scalp brusing. If you develop syncope, seizures or naysea/emesis the seek medical help ...Read more

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I've always had a tender spot on back of head, resting head on hard floors causes discomfort & slight pain in the spot. What is it?

I've always had a tender spot on back of head, resting head on hard floors causes discomfort & slight pain in the spot. What is it?

It is impossible to: determine the nature of your ailment over the internet. You need to be examined and perhaps have some testing done to determine the source of your symptoms. Make an appointment with a health care provider to assess the issue. ...Read more

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Could a head injury cause chill bumps on one side of the body?

Could a head injury cause chill bumps on one side of the body?

See a neurologist: Unilateral "chill" (goose) bumps in the context of a tbi may mean nothing at all but could be a sign of autonomic nervous system dysfunction, including reflex sympathetic dystrophy (crps) rarely even an autonomic seizure. Other associations can be related to spinal cord injury (cervical injury is common with head trauma) a neurologist should be able to sort this out. ...Read more

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What causes swelling at the bottom of back of head it's swelled bad on left side of skull?

What causes swelling at the bottom of back of head it's swelled bad  on left side of skull?

Cyst or lymph node: Usually this is a sebaceous cyst or an enlarged lymph node. A medical exam is needed to tell. The cyst can be removed. An enlarged lymph node usually gets better with time but sometimes needs an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Causes of headache on left side of head above the ear and it hurts to touch my head in that area. No trauma, neck pain, or shoulder pain...

See dentist: You may have a jaw problem from grinding or clenching your teeth especially when sleeping. Suggest you get your jaws checked. If nothing there, then perhaps a MRI may be in order if the problem has been present for more than a few weeks or is getting worse. ...Read more

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Fell on my stomach and hit my chin on ground, have slight pain in back of head, otherwise feel fine, could there be bad brain injury?

Fell on my stomach and hit my chin on ground, have slight pain in back of head, otherwise feel fine, could there be bad brain injury?

Pssible but unlikely: Your chin probably absorbed the force of the blow. Still, in rare cases their could be a mild concussion or other injury. If you have a headaches that won't get better, vomiting, blurry vision, or are sounding drunk (slurring) to your friends or family members get to an emergency room immediately . As long as it gets better over the next few days you are probably ok ...Read more

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Have a small round bump underneath my skin at the base of my skull, its not on the otherside.Have headaches on that side of my head to.Any idea?

Have a small round bump underneath my skin at the base of my skull, its not on the otherside.Have headaches on that side of my head to.Any idea?

Cyst: Small round bumps under the skin of the scalp are often cysts (trichilemmal or sebaceous) or could possibly be just a bony knob. These could be related to your headaches if they are situated near nerve. ...Read more

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Feels like there is a bruise on the back of my neck. It's at base of skull to the left of my spine. Started 2 days ago.

Often myofascial: If this is spontaneous neck pain, no injury, it is likely myofascial - pain in the soft tissues of the neck. Benign condition. Often treated with heat, ice and OTC medications. Stretching often helps. If it persists, have it examined by a physician ...Read more

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What are some of the causes for a spot on my head that hurts when I touch it, like the pain radiates around my head, . No head trauma and no bump.?

What are some of the causes for a spot on my head that hurts when I touch it, like the pain radiates around my head, . No head trauma and no bump.?

Neuralgia: Some nerve endings exiting the skull are just under skin. These nerve endindings can get irritated and hurt upon contact/pressure from the outside. (occipital neuralgia). Infection in sinus and ear area can hurt as well as muscle tensions, skin lesions and even tick bite. ...Read more

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