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knot on the back of my head

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: Maybe a cyst. “Stomach tied in Knots.” is a phrase that is often used to describe abdominal tension/ discomfort associated with feeling nervous or anx ... Read More

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Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
Cyst: Most of the time these are benign cysts but have it checked.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Knot on neck: As you state that there is no pain, likely you have a cyst, or lipoma. These do not have to be removed unless they become a worry to you or get large ... Read More
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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Possible Lipoma: Without actually examining you i can't be sure, but it sounds like you have a lipoma, a benign collection of fat cells. Get it checked by your dr, an ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
Occipital neuralgia?: If the "knot" is a tender point right at the back of the base of the skull, you might have a condition known as occipital neuralgia. Patients with th ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dermatitis: Dyes can cause scalp inflammation and lymph node enlargement which may be the knot you feel. You should not use dye again until you are evaluated. Fur ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Good idea: If the "knot" is bothering you, it would be a good idea get is checked out. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grai ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Satloff
39 years experience Pain Management
See a neurologist: most headaches are caused by some toxin, pathogen, or allergen, at one or more cranial joints or associated musculature. see a neurologist
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Le Wang
Dr. Le Wang answered
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Have it checked.: Is this knot new or was there before? Mention this to your doctor in your follow-up visit and have it checked.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
H/A W/ PERIOD: first time or happened before monthly ? if monthly , headaches can occur w/ period due to hormones .Try NSAIDS, mg oxide 200-400 mg a day for 4- ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Lymph nodes: Could be swollen lymph nodes. These can occur with sore throat or scalp irritation.

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