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A 25-year-old member asked:

what is this small ball like bump on back of head?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Probably normal: If you are referring to the knotin the midline at the back of the head, it is a part of the skull where muscles attach from the neck. If it is something else, it could be a lipoma or small fibroma, but should be seen by your doctor.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Get to Dr.: Hopefully is just that you were not familiar with the anatomy of your skull which probably has several lumps and feeling of a mass. Other possibility is lymph node enlargement which could be associated to many conditions. Other masses...Lipomas, skin cysts, hemaromas, etc get examined by dr.

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