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bump on the back of my head left side

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Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Lymph node: The most likely answer is a swollen lymph node. Acne at the hair line or an upper respiratory infection can cause the lymph nodes at the base of the s ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: There are many causes of local tenderness and pain on the back of the head, including trauma, pulled muscle, skin infection, insect bite, and more. If ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Examination needed: A physician would need to examine this structure for diagnosis. It could be a bony exostosis which is benign or a simple cyst or even an enlarged lymp ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Possibilities: This could represent a minor skin infection at a hair root, which may produce pain with manipulation. It may represent a swollen lymph node under the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Require exam: these may not be related and cedrtainly require a physicial examination, blood testing and imaging. Make an appointment today.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Headache: You could take headache pills and/or you could see your primary doctor. I recommend the latter.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Occipital neuralgia.: Irritation of the main nerve that runs from the back of the skull can cause occipital neuralgia. . It is suspected that tense muscles or ligaments may ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
40 years experience General Practice
Infected tooth: Possible infected tooth or malocclusion. See a dentist asap.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
More Info Needed: You need to see a doc who needs to get more history and physical examination before an accurate diagnosis can be made. If these headaches are new and ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Neuralgia: Sharp pains in those areas of the head are consistent with neuralgia which is an irritable/inflamed superficial artery of the scalp and not within the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
HEAD BUMP: How long have you had it? How small? Does it hurt? Does it itch? It might be a small cyst. See your primary care doctor.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Sounds like: enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes can enlarge with infection, inflammation, or rarely with malignancy such as lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease. It is ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Left sided pain: You may have wry neck or torticollis which is responsible for your left sided pain. See you doctor for help and while you are waiting to be seen you c ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Lumps and bumps.: We don't have enough info! But any new lump, without any other symptoms, if small and painless, can be watched for a week or two. If it persists, get ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Buzzeo
Specializes in Pediatrics
Side of head tender: You likely have a form of infection in your throat, right ear, sinusitis, or even a tonsil abscess. You should seek medical evaluation and treatment n ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be: Tension/muscle strain, migraine among other possibilities. Get examined. Hope you feel better! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?A ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Pulsating pain: Pulsating pain is probably caused by blood flow in your carotid artery due to high blood pressure. See your doctor ASAP
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Can't say: There is not enough info to give any concrete recommendation other than: if you have a knot, nodule, or mass, especially if growing, visit your family ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
17 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ear clog: It sounds like you have an ear infection. If this has been going on for a while, or is worsening, you need to have your ears checked and be placed on ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pain: Hard to tell from your description but it sounds like a neck or cervical neuralgia or muscle spasm but if its persistent you should get it looked at. ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible.: Of course there really is no fluid in the top of your head - just a sensation. And there is no relation to the Insulin itself. But the injection may ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Emergency! Go to ER : Please all 911. Sudden facial numbness might be an evolving stroke. Immediately call 911. Do you have other risk factors besides diabetes for stroke ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: How long have you noticed the "lump"? Has it grown? It is painful? Is it bony hard and not painful? Could it be just a normal bone excrescence or even ... Read More

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