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A 21-year-old female asked:

Feels like a egg on the side of my head i had it since i was younger but it grew a little bigger is it just the shape of my head or a tumor?

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Dr. John To
Dr. John Toanswered
31 years experience
Hard to say: most likely a benign tumor like meningioma or fibrous dysplasia or letomemingeal cyst. Image if you dare with MRI and CT. Most likely better to leave well enough alone.
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Impossible to tell: from a distance. Given what you say, far more likely just the shape of your head. Recommend research anatomy on line (including Google images), seek help worthy of your trust & after a careful exam & characterization of the "egg", consider imaging with Ultrasound, CAT scan or MRI to better characterize - IF judged worth both the cost & risks by BOTH you & the advisers you choose to work with.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Exam needed: Without examining this area it is not possible to answer your question. Some skull lumps are exostoses or benign bony skull growths. Have your physician examine you and advise you.
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