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hard pea sized lump on back of head

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 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 female 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
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You could watch and wait. You may feel the lump every couple of weeks, if th ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Likely bone: New bone forms over trauma. If you are concerned, a visit to your doctor, even an xray of her skull will likely show it well.
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam needed: This could be an ingrown hair, inclusion cyst,wen or benign fatty tumor(lipoma). A lymph node in that region is less likely. I doubt serious pathology ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
? association?: The pea sized knot is probably a normal lymph node and likely has nothing to do with the headaches. Headaches are common and often triggered by lifes ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
? mastoid process ?: The muscles of the jaw and base of neck attach to a bony outgrowth situated outward & beneath the ear on either side.It should feel like a thick r ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Isobe
54 years experience Phlebology
See surgeon: Despite seeing your physician, you are still concerned about the lump. See a general surgeon who can give you another opinion, and perhaps remove it ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
21 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not necessary.: If the lymph node is that small, not to worry. It will likely go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. You only need to see a doctor if it do ... Read More
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