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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
37 years experience General Surgery
Several causes: Any history of trauma to the area, any changes to the skin in the area? any history of other medical problems? Possibilities include a sebaceous cyst, ... Read More

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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. James Cunnar
27 years experience Family Medicine
Lymph node: It's likely a lymph node because you are sick. Push fluids, take some Ibuprofen and get some rest. If it persists see your physician.
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Likely a lymph node: There are a number of lymph nodes scattered around the back of the head and neck where they are easily found. At rest they may be the size of a pea an ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
You see MD: It is possible you have an infection. You should see your physician.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne ORoark
57 years experience Dentistry
Tooth abscess: You should see a dentist as soon as possible. An abscessed tooth in the lowerjaw can produce all of those symptoms. The dental nerve has branches ov ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Headaches: The most likely cause of the lump is a sebaceous cyst or a benign skull tumor such as an osteoma or dermoid. Have a neurosurgeon evaluate the mass to ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
See doctor: Did you recently suffer head trauma or a blow to the head in anyway? Has this been developing for some time or is it brand-new and it's onset? Do you ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Lump: Sounds like the lump and headache are related. The lump can be anything from abscess, fungal infection, hematoma or cyst. Other possibiltiies too. Thi ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Emergency room.: Anytime someone has an unexplained sudden onset of headache which seems abnormally severe, it is important to get checked out right away. It may turn ... Read More
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