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hard lump on the back of my head

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cyst or exostosis: If slightly movable a sebaceous cyst is a good bet, if not movable @ all an exostosis is possible. They are usually not a problem 2 worry about, but i ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Few thoughts: Could be a lymph node or perhaps a skin module or mass. Since you have had this a while and since it seems to bother you it is time to see your doctor ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: Possible if you,have had neurosurgery or head trauma. Otherwise symptoms unlikely connected.
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 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 female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not normal: Not normal. See ENT doc for evaluation/recommendations.
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 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anuj Sonawala
18 years experience Pathology
See Dermatologist: A hard bump in the head could in fact be one a several things such as: lipoma, benign cysts, foreign body granuloma, Various bony/soft tissue tumors, ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Harmless sebaceus: Cyst. If it does not bother you, do not bother it.
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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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Must be examined: could be a lymph node or a growth-get examined.
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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 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 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 39-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.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
Cyst? Boil?: A hard, tender lump that is new, usually means inflammation or infection (mild). Cysts and boils often occur under the skin, can be firm and tender. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
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 ... Read More
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 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 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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Cancer unlikely: Lymph nodes in the neck may become palpable due many conditions in the head/face, including dandruff. Check the node every two weeks or so. If it more ... Read More
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