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Hard pea sized lump on back of head

A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 30 years experience
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 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 55 years experience
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 female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
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
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
? 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
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
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
See primary care MD: It may be an occipital lymph node draining the scalp. These will enlarge with infections of the scalp usually. It is best to see your primary care phy... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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