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hard bump on the back of my head

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Nope.: Sounds like a trichilemmal cyst. Benign. Can be removed easily if necessary.

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Please seek help: It is difficult to comment without having look at this swelling. If you haven't injured yourself, this swelling could mean an abscess or a cyst. Pleas ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Needs to be checked: It needs to be checked by your doctor as it may be a hematoma, a benign bony tumor as it is not painful.So make an appointment with your primary care ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Need exam: The only way to get an absolute answer as to what these painful bumps are is by having an in-person examination with your primary care provider and po ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Lymph node.: It sounds like a lymph node. These can pop up for many reasons. If it sticks around for more than 5 days, have a medical professional officially evalu ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Fete
Dr. Eric Fete answered
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
Ice, motrin: if your spine is tender I would go and get X-rays. How hard did you hit? If you just stumbled and bumped it it's likely just a contusion. If you fe ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Head bump: The bump probably caused a bit of bleeding deep next to the skull. It can calcify/scar the area. OR, you might have a small foreign body, tiny piece o ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
I doubt it: Unless the lump is tender it is not the cause of your headaches. See a doctor and have the lump evaluated. It is likely to be a cyst.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Without specific characteristics such as size, number, color, texture, distribution, foreskin, symptoms, duration, recurrence, etc. of the bump, an ac ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Nor enough info: not enough info for an answer. 2 small bumpms on the back of your head? where exactly-where hair is? are they red, itch, pimple like, hard, soft? do t ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Node or cyst: This could be a solitary lymph gland or a simple cyst. If this grows in size,becomes painful, or doesn't recede your physician will examine and advise ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Examination: Any bleeding, or as in your case pain & swelling, should be immediately investigated. There's no way to provide treatment suggestions without kno ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not normal: Not normal. See ENT doc for evaluation/recommendations.
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Please seek help: It is difficult to comment without having look at this swelling. If you haven't injured yourself, this swelling could mean an abscess or a cyst. Pleas ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Consultation advised: Would like to help but it's not possible to diagnose this problem without seeing the area you are concerned about. Consider an online consultation wi ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Smith
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Muscle Attachment: There is a strong system of muscles surrounding and supporting the neck. Any head trauma likely involves some neck trauma as well. Nearby neck muscles ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
It depends...: Is this lump under the skin or in the skin? Where is it located? What size is it? How long has it been there? Tough to give any other recommendati ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your bump. It could be a swollen lymph node or a cyst. If it doesn't resolve within 2 to 3 weeks, if may be prudent to get it ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Could be a cyst: Sometimes common cysts can get inflamed and painful. However, there are other things that can cause your symptoms. You should have this examined.
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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Smacked head: I would go to ER.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Andrea
33 years experience Dentistry
Have it checked out: May be something as serious as an abscesses tooth to as minor as a plugged minor salivary gland. Be safe and have it checked soon.
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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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Ear Lump: This is hard to know unless it is seen and evaluated. Please see your FP or Dermatologist.

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