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painful lump on left side of head

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Either lymph node: or a posterior occipital bony prominence- please have it checked by your physician.

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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moris Girgis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Need to know more: Who removed it? similar incident in the past? was biopsy done? family member with similar case?
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Lump: hope you have not hit your head somewhere. if not it could possibly be a infection. see your doctor as may need antibiotics
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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds: like you hit your head!! A small hematoma (bruise) would fit your description. Were you drinking??? Otherwise. an examination of the lump is necessar ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 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 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is a post auricular lymph node ( a lymph node behind the ear). It may take a few months to go down.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Leave it alone.: Trichilemmal cyst. Benign. If it enlarges see someone.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You may watch and wait. You may feel the lump every couple of weeks, if the ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Lipoma: It could be a benign fat tumor called a lipoma. The may get quite large and can be surgically removed. You should go to your primary care doctor to ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Moving lump: Can you give any insight on an under the skin, dime sized lump that moved from the bottom left side of neck to the bottom right side of head near brai ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Reassurance: Its probably a cyst/lymphnode if it is on the bone probably the mastoid bone. If it is non painful you can observe it and see your doctor if there is ... Read More
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