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hard painful lump on back of head

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Cyst or abscess?: It is possible that you could have a cyst, infected hair, or abscess that is causing your symptoms. Please see your doctor for proper treatment. It ma ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam needed: It's best to have a physician examine the tender lump as well as your eye. Insect bites can develop secondary bacterial infection or cause allergic re ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Lump: This could be an inflamed lymph node, cyst or ingrown hair. Apply warm soaks. Check to see whether you have a skin eruption in that area which can cau ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roman Sapozhnikov
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Lump: Could be different things but better to be checked by the doctor. Depending how long is there, getting bigger or not. Still better to be evaluated.
A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
Lymph node swelling: This could be a swollen lymph node, which could be infected or swollen because of inflammation or infection on your scalp or ear. It could also be an ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Lump: It may indeed be a lymph node that over time has become calcified.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Age of partner?: Depending on the age, how long he or she has it if aware, does it move while tried, any other lumps anywhere in the scalp or any other part of body. I ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nisha Chellam
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Sebaceous Cyst: It may seem like you have an infected sebaceous cyst. I would have this evaluated. If needed removed.
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 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
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Enlarged: lymph nodes in that area are generally from SCALP sores which when scratched ca become infected! However, the SKULL often has raised areas which are N ... Read More
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