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lump at base of skull left side

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
See a doctor: For a physical exam. The lump may just be inflamed portion of a muscle that you've subjected to a constant strain with poor posture or it could be som ... Read More

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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Gulley
26 years experience Hematology and Oncology
I would get them che: Painless lumps at the base of the neck could represent a variety of different things including cancer. Generally red swollen and painful lymph nodes m ... Read More
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Dr. Siegfried Schmidt
34 years experience Family Medicine
Need to be checked: Any lump could potentially be of significance, be cancerous. You may be dealing with benign (non cancerous) lymphnodes, cysts of the skin, fatty tumor ... Read More
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Need evaluation: Lumps in this area can be infections, fatty tumors, enlarged lymph glands, or sometimes cancerous. Please have your internist check them out.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
Possible: Localized spasm and inflammation of the muscle where it attaches to the skull due to persistent strain from poor posture or something completely diffe ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
28 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Likely lymph node: There are chains of lymph nodes along the neck including at the base of the skull. They can become enlarged with any infection on the scalp, face, or ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: There are lymph nodes at the back of the skull in what is called the occipital chain. They can enalrged with colds and infections of the scalp.
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A member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
Possibilities: It is possible to have a swollen lymph node in this region (called occipital nodes). It could also be a cyst such as an epidermal or sebaceous cyst. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
See your Doc: You really need to check with your current doctors as to the significance of all of your symptoms and findings. You need face to face examination and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Occipital pain: An occipital neuralgia could be the source of your pain. The sternocledomastoid, splenius capitus, and levator scapulae muscles all insert in that ge ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
Could be: Irritation of trapezius muscle, which attaches at the base of the skull right where your symptoms are. Try ice packs for a day or so, and maybe an ant ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
21 years experience Hospital-based practice
Diagnosis? Complicat: The condition sounds rather complicated - shifting sites of pain / headache make the diagnosis very difficult. I hope you are seeing a neurologist. Yo ... Read More

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