A 30-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

my husband has had a soft lump at the back of head on the right hand side. he says it's not sore to touch but is the size of walnut ?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Cyst or lipoma: Cysts & lipomas are often soft & painless. However, the former can become painful & even harden if distended & filled, much less infected. Lipomas, or fatty tissue, typically remain soft & painfree. Abscesses are collections of pus that are usually painful & need to be lanced/drained. Have him go see his family doc for evaluation & your reassurance.
Answered on Apr 28, 2019
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Related questions:

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 female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Possible infection: You must be examined and tested.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Dysesthesia: This uncomfortable sensation in your neck can stem from irritable nerve endings or slight irritation/inflammation of muscles which may eventually reso ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Rosenberg
44 years experience General Surgery
Excision: The neck lesion needs to be r/o as a lymph node. The other is painful and eawsy to remove. Why suffer?
4
4 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month