Bloomfield Hills, MI
A 16-year-old member asked:
15 y/o male. hard lump on back of head, doesn't move, feels like bone, feels like dent under "lump" making it feel raised. doc said lymph node?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Enlarged: lymph nodes in that area are generally from SCALP sores which when scratched ca become infected! However, the SKULL often has raised areas which are NORMAL!! Sounds like you need a definite answer and this could involve xrays. If it is a lymph node and persists WITHOUT "simple" explanation a biopsy would be indicated!
Hope this helps!
Last updated Jan 30, 2018
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.