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hard lump on back of head behind ear

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Feels like bone: Your doctor's comment does not make sense. Did she/he make any attempt to get an x-ray of draw lab tests? If not, find another doctor.
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A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Lymph node: There are many lymph nodes in the neck and back of the head that are often more noticeable because they are located where our fat pads don't hide them ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Likely no: Wait a little longer to see if there remains any pain. This type of trauma usually is painful but not that destructive. If it persist see your doc.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Inflammation: Inflammation and or infection can cause painful lymph nodes. Should consult physician for possible antibiotic therapy. If further characterization of ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma jo Waxman
32 years experience Family Medicine
Need evaluation: Hard lumps can be caused by many things. most causes are temporary and will resolve, like an enlarged lymph node in response to a local infection. Ho ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See specialist: You should see a specialist who may biopsy the area or get a radiological exam like a CT scan. This could be a lymph node or a mass in the tail of you ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
Possibly infection: If the lesions end up with scabs it sounds more likely that these lumps are infection such as a boil or abscess. However, I tend to be conservative an ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Tough to say: Nodes enlarged, in many places, and for 6 months now, is a sign he has some underlying issue going on. Try to get him in sooner. 6 weeks sounds very ... Read More
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
? mastoid process: From your description and location, this sounds like the mastoid process, which would also be present on the other side.This is a projection of the sk ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
43 years experience Pediatrics
Enlarged lymph node: He may have inflammation at the nape of his neck after his ear infection, since his lymph nodes there can enlarge. If the lump enlarges after 1-2 week ... Read More
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