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sudden painful lump on back of head

A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
Lymph node swelling: This could be a swollen lymph node, which could be infected or swollen because of inflammation or infection on your scalp or ear. It could also be an ... Read More
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Lymph node: It may be a swollen occipital lymph node that drains the scalp reacting to infection or inflammation of the scalp. If it isn't getting smaller, is lar ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to say: It could be a swollen lymph node from an infection/irritation. Do you have any other symptoms of a cold or a scratch, bite, itchy scalp? If you have ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Cyst or abscess?: It is possible that you could have a cyst, infected hair, or abscess that is causing your symptoms. Please see your doctor for proper treatment. It ma ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get checked: lump under collarbone needs to be checked by doctor, is unlikely but on occasion is sign of cancer.
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Lump: This could be an inflamed lymph node, cyst or ingrown hair. Apply warm soaks. Check to see whether you have a skin eruption in that area which can cau ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Waseem Barham
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Lightheadedness: I am concerned about your symptoms. I do not see your age listed, but regardless, I would recommend see your PCP ASAP or even go to an urgent care if ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roman Sapozhnikov
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Lump: Could be different things but better to be checked by the doctor. Depending how long is there, getting bigger or not. Still better to be evaluated.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Bates
8 years experience Family Medicine
It may be a cyst: in the skin of your scalp. If you have a mass there got checked out by your primary doctor, it could be as simple as a skin cyst that can be quickly r ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 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.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 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
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
45 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.
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