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lump on side of head above ear

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherer
37 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: This could be an infection or benign or more rare, a cancerous lesion. See a head and neck doctor.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Camilla Graham
27 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection?: I would worry that you have folliculitis or an abscess in your scalp. This is probably a difficult area for you to see, but if it is red, warm, and pa ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Murray
33 years experience General Surgery
Possible abcess: A new mass that comes up suddenly and is painful to touch could be an abcess. This needs to be evaluated by a physician and may have to be drained.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Maybe.: Perhaps. You need evaluation by an oral surgeon, ENT or facial plastic surgeon with xrays.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Keuer
Specializes in Dermatology
Scalp bump: This is likely to be a pilar cyst, but a lymph node is also possible. I recommend you see a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis, though it is unlike ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Garland Martin
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Bump: if a week of amoxicillin hasn't resolved issue needs to be seen about, could just be a tophi, mayh be sebaceous cyst.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marino Tavarez
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Sinusitis, possibly: Acute on chronic presents often with tooth dental pain.
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A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not sure: But could be from teeth-grinding. If problem persists, contact your doctor or dentist.
A male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Irritated nerve: Shock like pains that come quickly and don't last long can be from an irritated nerve in the scalp. See your family doctor to determine if this is wh ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Unlikely: If it hasn’t changed. An Ultrasound may help further define it. All the best.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hematoma: This islikely a deep blood collection that pooled between the scalp & skull where there are few blood vessels to help it fade. These are created f ... Read More
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