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A 48-year-old member asked:

what does swollen lymph node in back of head feel like?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
Hematology and Oncology 33 years experience
Depends: Lymph nodes are usually small 5mm soft, non tender and freely movable if they enlarge they may become tender or hard or fixed (non-movable) depending upon the cause of the enlargement.

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Husband has knot on back of head size of a quarter?

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Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get it checked: It can be many things, can't say without examining. Most often it's a blocked up hair gland, but if it worsens or fails to improve over then next few weeks should be seen by a doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Hit on back of head 3 weeks ago & stilll hurts?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Suggest: Medical evaluation at this time.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Lump on back of head, what is this?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Lump on head: There are a great many possibilities. Please submit greater detail concerning the lump so we can be of help. Otherwise see your doctor.
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A 18-year-old male asked:

Very hard non moveable lump on back of head. Feels like lymph node but so small can barely feel. Like .25 CM or less. Is that ok?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Lump: It may indeed be a lymph node that over time has become calcified.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
You may have a boney prominence called an osteosis.
Dec 11, 2013
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it typical to have a flat part of skull at back of head?

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Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Everyone's different: In general, everyone's head is shaped differently. So it is possible to have a flat part of school on the back of the head.

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