Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

movable lump on back of head

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Lump on head: There are a great many possibilities. Please submit greater detail concerning the lump so we can be of help. Otherwise see your doctor.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
See someone: Unclear what the lump is, but may be an infection. You need to see someone and have it looked at.
1
1 thank
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Boil: This may be an abscess that started as an ingrown hair. Warm applications help bring it to head. It also could be an infected cyst.Consult your physic ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Lump: It may indeed be a lymph node that over time has become calcified.
1
1 comment
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Sebacous cyst: Yes it is what we called sebaceous cyst which is a oil gland cyst leave it alone try not to squeezed it other wise might get infected very binign.
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Neck mass: A mass on the neck could be many things without more details. If it is in the skin, it could be a cyst. If it is deeper, it could be associated with ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Bailie
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See PCP or ENT: see an ENT to check those "bumps" - could be lymph nodes
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lump on spine: Consider arthritis, sprain, mass, infection. Check with your pcp or spine surgeon.
2
2 thanks
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Lymph node.: It sounds like a lymph node. These can pop up for many reasons. If it sticks around for more than 5 days, have a medical professional officially evalu ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anuj Sonawala
18 years experience Pathology
See Dermatologist: A hard bump in the head could in fact be one a several things such as: lipoma, benign cysts, foreign body granuloma, Various bony/soft tissue tumors, ... Read More
1
1 comment
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Cancer unlikely: Lymph nodes in the neck may become palpable due many conditions in the head/face, including dandruff. Check the node every two weeks or so. If it more ... Read More
1
1 thank
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Prominent vertebrae: In that location it would most likely be the dorsal or back extension of a spinal vertebrae. These can be quite noticeable in some kids depending on h ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Lump: It may be a cyst or a lipoma. Both would be somewhat soft and rubbery though. It is best to get it checked by your PCP and then decide whether it nee ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Different options: The neck has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, b ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Lumps and bumps.: We don't have enough info! But any new lump, without any other symptoms, if small and painless, can be watched for a week or two. If it persists, get ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vakas Sial
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes, see a doctor: You should have this evaluated. It could be a lymph node or possible a mass. It may also be related to an infection.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
28 years experience Rheumatology
Short: Term may be normal after sinus infection or cold, longer term, growing and hard, you need to see doctor!
3
3 thanks
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Cyst or Lymph Node: Could be an epidermal cyst or a painful lymph node if your sick. Check with your doctor to see what it might be and what needs to be done.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Must be examined: could be a lymph node or a growth-get examined.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Many things: it could be many things from lymph node to a cyst or soft tissue mass like lipoma So see a doctor that can examine you and either assured you or trea ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience Pain Management
See doctor: That should be looked at by your primary care doctor or a dermatologist.
1
1 thank
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Node or cyst: This could be a solitary lymph gland or a simple cyst. If this grows in size,becomes painful, or doesn't recede your physician will examine and advise ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Exam: possible cyst, lymph node, abscess or growth: this requires further exam and reevaluation.
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month