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Hi I have a lump on the back of my head that is hard and non-moveable, can it be a lymphnode?

Hi I have a lump on the back of my head that is hard and non-moveable, can it be a lymphnode?

Yes: Can be assessed nodule to where abscess or lymph node. Face-to-face Doctor visit required for specific diagnosis ...Read more

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I have a hard non moveable lump on left side back of head its been there a year and changes size sometimes its tender to touch should I worry?

I have a hard non moveable lump on left side back of head its been there a year and changes size sometimes its tender to touch should I worry?

See primary care MD: It may be an occipital lymph node draining the scalp. These will enlarge with infections of the scalp usually. It is best to see your primary care physician to determine its significance.
Some lymph node swelling can be serious. ...Read more

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My Daughter has 2 pea size lump at the back of her head. Ear line and below. One lump on each side. Its hard and non moveable. Doesn't bother her?

My Daughter has 2 pea size lump at the back of her head. Ear line and below. One lump on each side. Its hard and non moveable. Doesn't bother her?

? mastoid process?: The muscles of the jaw and base of neck attach to a bony outgrowth situated outward & beneath the ear on either side. It should feel like a thick rock/outgrowth which is what it is. The other possibility would be a lymph node but they are marble like and move. ...Read more

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I have this hard moveable lump on the toop middle of my head. Very noticeable-been there since I was 11;doc isn't concerned but what is it, doesn't hurt?

I have this hard moveable lump on the toop middle of my head. Very noticeable-been there since I was 11;doc isn't concerned but what is it, doesn't hurt?

If it is skin: It is probably a cyst or benign tumor. Depends on size, but if your doctor isn't concerned, leave it alone. Of course, if it increases in size or becomes symptomatic, you should show it to him again. ...Read more

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I have a 1cm non painful moveable firm lump in the occipital bone region on the right side of head it doesn't hurt don't know what it is any advice?

I have a 1cm non painful moveable firm lump in the occipital bone region on the right side of head it doesn't hurt don't know what it is any advice?

Hmm: Could be a cyst, lipoma or lymph node. If not extremely painful I would wait and see your primary doctor for a full check up. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a large pea sized lump on my head. It does not hurt, it is not hard and it is moveable. I have had two drs look at it both saying it is a sebac?

I have a large pea sized lump on my head. It does not hurt, it is not hard and it is moveable. I have had two drs look at it both saying it is a sebac?

OK?: If it is a sebaceous cyst, those are usually left alone unless they become infected or irritated. If want removed, can be done as a local in-office incision/excision by some family practice dr's, or dermatologist, or surgeon. ...Read more

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Son 12 yr old has 2 smallish lumps identicle to each other on the back of his head? Only slightly painfull when pressed down hard. They are no more than 1cm they feel hard not really moveable?

Son 12 yr old has 2 smallish lumps identicle to each other on the back of his head? Only slightly painfull when pressed down hard. They are no more than 1cm they feel hard not really moveable?

Possibly lymph node: With a little time ; effort most people can be taught to feel the small, non-tender pea sized lymph nodes in your neck. In that location they are often next to firm muscle ; not buried in soft tissues like they are in most of the body. If they become tender ; grow larger, they are reacting to something ; may need to be evaluated. Most benign nodes swell ; shrink over a 3wk cycle. ...Read more

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Got a lump/bump in the right hand side of my neck, more towards top. It's quite hard but moveable+shows up more when I lift head up. Any advice?

Got a lump/bump in the right hand side of my neck, more towards top. It's quite hard but moveable+shows up more when I lift head up. Any advice?

Lump: Likely a lymph node or a cyst. If persists without other symptoms for over a week, see an MD. If feeling ill, see a doctor sooner. ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes in lower back, near the pelvis and spine? I feel a moveable lump under skin surface - not visible to the naked eye.

Are there lymph nodes in lower back, near the pelvis and spine? I feel a moveable lump under skin surface - not visible to the naked eye.

Lipoma?: Sounds like you palpated a lipoma or benign fatty tumor (non- cancerous). Unlikely area for lymph nodes. See your pcp for evaluation. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Peasized hard lump under the skin below inner corner of left eye, painless, has been here for 2-3 months. Thoughts?

Peasized hard lump under the skin below inner corner of left eye, painless, has been here for 2-3 months. Thoughts?

See eye MD: May be just a harmless cyst, but can also be something harmful. See an eye MD and get it checked out to be safe. ...Read more

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I feel two lumps on and almost behind my right eye, next to the bone, the size of the head of a pin. They are a bit squishy and moveable. What is this?

I feel two lumps on and almost behind my right eye, next to the bone, the size of the head of a pin. They are a bit squishy and moveable. What is this?

Tear gland: It sounds like the location of your lacrimal glands (tear glands). These are soft, yellowish glands in the upper, outer areas of both eyes underneath your lids. They can be various sizes and shapes, but typically are mobile, "squishy", and not tender. If painful or tender this could be infected tear glands or possibly chalazia (styes). ...Read more

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My dogs hard head hit my forehead pretty hard. No lump. An hour after my eyes starting stinging and watering. Then my whole head started hurting.

My dogs hard head hit my forehead pretty hard. No lump. An hour after my eyes starting stinging and watering. Then my whole head started hurting.

Dog dander: It is possible you may have gotten your dogs dander into your eyes. It may have affected your nose and sinuses as well, causing a headache. ...Read more

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I have a hard round ~1 cm lump under the skin (not visible for the eye) on my thigh. Discovered it a week ago and it havn't grown. Should I be worried?

I have a hard round ~1 cm lump under the skin (not visible for the eye) on my thigh. Discovered it a week ago and it havn't grown. Should I be worried?

Cyst: There may be a variety of cysts and fat masses (lipomas) one can feel under the skin. These are generally benign and only need to be watched for any change over time. A simple way would be to get it checked by your physician or an urgent care center. Good luck ...Read more

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Above left eye bone like lump that when I move I can feel to the top of head just started yesterday I thought maybe nerve or vein but its hard?

Above left eye bone like lump that when I move I can feel to the top of head just started yesterday I thought maybe nerve or vein but its hard?

Evaluation: Difficult to assess by your description. But any mass, with or without pain, should be evaluated. By your description it sounds like its involving a nerve. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on my left eyebrow, normal skin color, hurts when I press on it and making my left eye looks slightly smaller than my right eye.

Uncertain: It's possible the left side look smaller because it has an effect on your eyelid perhaps having it hang down. The hard lump at that location could be anything from infectious lump to increase collagen tissue nodule. This is something you can discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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There's a soft lump on my face. A little below my eye but close to my nose. Not firm and disappears when pushed down. Skin issue? Cancer? No pain.

There's a soft lump on my face. A little below my eye but close to my nose. Not firm and disappears when pushed down. Skin issue? Cancer? No pain.

Cancer unlikely: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor, however, from what you described, cancer is not likely.
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I have a painful lump under skin on bicep/ elbow. Hard lump not visible to the eye. Sends pain down arm?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities; from an enlarged lymph node, to a growth of a tumor or an infectious process among other possibilities. If it is red, painful, enlarging you should probably be seen immediately. If it is not, you could potentially moniter it and if it does not resolve over 4 weeks be seen. It is hard to say more without a direct examination. ...Read more

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What is it? I have small, hard, lump under the skin on my shin. It moves around if I touch it. The following also describes me: Red or bloodshot eyes

What is it? I have small, hard, lump under the skin on my shin. It moves around if I touch it. The following also describes me: Red or bloodshot eyes

Lump under the skin: Small lumps or bumps under the skin that can move when you touch it, is not fixed to the underlying tissue, has been present for a long period of time, and hasn't changed in size over a short time period is usually a sign of something benign. However, the exact diagnosis has a wide range. If it is painful or bothersome to you - I would seek someone out to have it properly evaluated. ...Read more

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Lumps on my face. On both cheek bones and between my eyes. They weep clear, yellow leave a hard to heal lesion. The skin around has adeama? Dr'ed out!

Lumps on my face. On both cheek bones and between my eyes. They weep clear, yellow leave a hard to heal lesion. The skin around has adeama? Dr'ed out!

Many possibilities: Some causes of painful “lumps” may include: bony overgrowths, soft tissue masses, ganglions, fibromas, and cysts. Have it evaluated by a professional to get the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump on right side forehead bout an inch below hairline and not visible to the eye it does not move and its tender if touched and you can feel your heartbeat coming through it also skin moves freely over and no recent trauma?

I have a small hard lump on right side forehead bout an inch below hairline and not visible to the eye it does not move and its tender if touched and you can feel your heartbeat coming through it also skin moves freely over and no recent trauma?

Forehead Lump: Tough to say what that may be "over the computer" without examining it. The fact that you can feel your heart beat would point towards it being vascular in nature, but as stated, you would be best served by seeing a Doctor to get an official evaluation, so a definitive diagnosis can be made and any treatment would follow. Good Luck to you. ...Read more

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I had a lump on my head, left side. Is like a hard bone feeling, headaches & Isee blurry with the periphery of the right eye. Could it be a brain tumor?

I had a lump on my head, left side. Is like a hard bone feeling, headaches & Isee blurry with the periphery of the right eye. Could it be a brain tumor?

New onset headaches?: The likelihood is that you are having migraine headaches BUT if you are having these symptoms and they are brand new or significantly different from previously then, an appointment with your physician should occur right away. However, not because of the lump you feel. The most common reason for lumps on the head people find are lumps on the head that are supposed to be there. Let us know wassup. ...Read more

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Hard lump on left side of head a cyst?

Hard lump on left side of head a cyst?

Sebacous cyst: Yes it is what we called sebaceous cyst which is a oil gland cyst leave it alone try not to squeezed it other wise might get infected
very binign. ...Read more

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Small hard lump under skin on head/skull, what is this?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Hard bony lump on the back of my head! Is it cancer?

Hard bony lump on the back of my head! Is it cancer?

See Dermatologist: A hard bump in the head could in fact be one a several things such as: lipoma, benign cysts, foreign body granuloma, Various bony/soft tissue tumors, or even infectious processes. The best way to rule out a malignancy/cancer is to see a dermatologist. He/she will do an exam and determine whether or not a biopsy is recommended. Since you are very anxious, it is best to schedule an appointment. ...Read more