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A 16-year-old member asked:

15 year old male. hard lump on back of head. on the right a little. size of large pea. it pokes out so it is very easy to feel.should skull have bumps?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Lymph node: There are many lymph nodes in the neck and back of the head that are often more noticeable because they are located where our fat pads don't hide them. If you feel around you should find several the size of a pea ; sometimes bigger.They can increase to the size of a big peanut if stimulated by local factors, illness or vaccines.I would just monitor it or have doc see it during regular visit.
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Last updated Sep 11, 2017


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