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A 21-year-old female asked:

I have a hard non moveable lump on left side back of head its been there a year and changes size sometimes its tender to touch should i worry?

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Dr. Carrie Cannon
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 35 years experience
See primary care MD: It may be an occipital lymph node draining the scalp. These will enlarge with infections of the scalp usually. It is best to see your primary care physician to determine its significance. Some lymph node swelling can be serious.
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