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painful lump on side of head

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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A female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
This is a question: that unfortunately cannot be answered on the internet. It would require seeing and touching the lumps. Since you had one biopsied there should be an a ... Read More
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
What did biopsy show: If you could let us know what the biopsy showed, we may be able to give you a better answer. Possibilities include infection (boil, for example), wart ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Needs to be checked: Dizziness and painful lump right side bottom of your head needs to be examined by your doctor.We can not tell you what is causing it without examining ... 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 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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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam needed: It's best to have a physician examine the tender lump as well as your eye. Insect bites can develop secondary bacterial infection or cause allergic re ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Either lymph node: or a posterior occipital bony prominence- please have it checked by your physician.
A female asked:
Dr. Mark Matsunaga
35 years experience Pain Management
Get diagnosis: need to w/u. more clinical information. Mobile or immobile?. painful to palpation? Soft, or solid? size changing? how long present? trauma, infec ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
11 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: Cyst, abscess, etc.... It will need to be examined to know for sure.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
29 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Certainly you should get any unexplained or worsening lump checked out.

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