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Small lump at base of skull

A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Gulley
Hematology and Oncology 27 years experience
I would get them che: Painless lumps at the base of the neck could represent a variety of different things including cancer. Generally red swollen and painful lymph nodes m... Read More
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Dr. Siegfried Schmidt
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Need to be checked: Any lump could potentially be of significance, be cancerous. You may be dealing with benign (non cancerous) lymphnodes, cysts of the skin, fatty tumor... Read More
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
Need evaluation: Lumps in this area can be infections, fatty tumors, enlarged lymph glands, or sometimes cancerous. Please have your internist check them out.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 14 years experience
Possible: Localized spasm and inflammation of the muscle where it attaches to the skull due to persistent strain from poor posture or something completely diffe... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 14 years experience
See a doctor: For a physical exam. The lump may just be inflamed portion of a muscle that you've subjected to a constant strain with poor posture or it could be som... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda DiMeglio
Pediatric Endocrinology 29 years experience
Likely lymph node: There are chains of lymph nodes along the neck including at the base of the skull. They can become enlarged with any infection on the scalp, face, or ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Yes: There are lymph nodes at the back of the skull in what is called the occipital chain. They can enalrged with colds and infections of the scalp.
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A member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 29 years experience
Possibilities: It is possible to have a swollen lymph node in this region (called occipital nodes). It could also be a cyst such as an epidermal or sebaceous cyst. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
Pain Management 49 years experience
See your Doc: You really need to check with your current doctors as to the significance of all of your symptoms and findings. You need face to face examination and ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven McCornack
Anesthesiology 34 years experience
This sounds like enough to warrant a trip to see your doctor. Headaches and dizziness should be evaluated immediately
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Unlikely: From what you described, lymphoma is unlikely. You may watch and wait. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Scalp itching: You may have some boils in the hairline or some other skin lesions that cause you itchy skin. However, without looking at your scalp, it's impossible ... Read More
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