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Knot on the back of my head

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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 Aklanswered
Infectious Disease 32 years experience
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
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Lymph nodes: Could be swollen lymph nodes. These can occur with sore throat or scalp irritation.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Wens: You mave sebaceous cysts on your head which cause your nodes to become enlarged. Both the nodes and your cyst can contribute to your headaches because... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine 26 years experience
2 options: Two things come to mind. The most likely is small cysts that are becoming irritated or infected. The other possibility is lymph nodes that are swell... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Need to see it: Common cysts of the scalp are easily felt as freely-movable, smooth-surfaced masses and may be kept or excised as seems best to you, with your physici... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 25 years experience
Cyst: Simple cysts can appear when the fluid of a hair follicle becomes trapped. As the fluid builds up it creates a soft mass. Squeezing it can release t... Read More
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
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