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I have a hard bony lump on back of my head, what causes it? Is it benign or malignant?

I have a hard bony lump on back of my head, what causes it? Is it benign or malignant?

Probably benign: Probably benign osteoma. However, see ENT doc for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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Do relaxers cause lumps in the head?

Do relaxers cause lumps in the head?

Not usually: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause little lumps in your head?

What can cause little lumps in your head?

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

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Does botox cause lumps on top of head?

Does botox cause lumps on top of head?

No: When Botox is injected it might cause the area to raise up a little but this should fade away in a few minutes. If you are concern with an injected area, please call back to your injector's office for an evaluation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the causes of the under the skin lumps?

What is the causes of the under the skin lumps?

Lumps under skin: Could be lipomas (fatty growths), cysts, lymph node enlargement or even skin cancer. See a dermatologist and have it checked out. ...Read more

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What causes lumps on middle fore head and on the back of head which causes your head to hurt?

What causes lumps on middle fore head and on the back of head which causes your head to hurt?

Need exam: Your question needs to be answer by your physician after having proper physical exam .See your physician. ...Read more

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Lumps in pelvic area, not painful. My dr thinks it's due to shaving, but would this still be the cause if its underneath the skin? Not ON my skin?

Lumps in pelvic area,  not painful.  My dr thinks it's due to shaving,  but would this still be the cause if its underneath the skin? Not ON my skin?

LumpyBumpyGrumpy: If it is due to shaving, then what happens is that those little hairs, after being shaven-down, lose their sense of direction (they don't have GPS yet) and get stuck just beneath the skin. Then they get pissed off and try harder but can't break back through or, actually grow in really screwy directions. That causes irritation and bumps. Some people are just prone to it: armpits, pubies, face (men) ...Read more

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What could cause lumps that grow below the head of penis?

What could cause lumps that grow below the head of penis?

Pearly papules?: One man in about one hundred is the lucky owner of "pearly penile papules" along the corona (the back part of the glans). They are a normal variant and might be considered something of a plus. If for some reason you don't like them, they can be removed using a laser. Check the online photos and see if this matches what you have. ...Read more

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Could benign breast lumps attach to skin or muscle?

Could benign breast lumps attach to skin or muscle?

Unlikely: Infiltration of skin and deep muscle is a sign of advanced breast cancer as is involvement of lymph nodes. ...Read more

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What could be the possible cause of painful lumps under the skin on both shins? There is no redness.

What could be the possible cause of painful lumps under the skin on both shins? There is no redness.

Erythema nodosum?: A condition called erythema nodosum typically causes painful bumps over the shins. Usually there would also be redness, but not always. Erythema nodosum often is a sign of other systemic inflammatory diseases. For example, it often shows up in people with inflammatory bowel disease, i.e. Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. See a doctor if the problem continues. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you tell if neck lumps are malignant or benign? I have two on my neck. One feels like it is deeper below the skin than the other.

How can you tell if neck lumps are malignant or benign? I have two on my neck. One feels like it is deeper below the skin than the other.

Mass on neck: The only way to know for certain is to have an FNA (fine needle aspiration). During this procedure a small needle is inserted into the mass and the cells collected are sent to a pathologist for examination. The other option is to have a surgeon remove them. At your young age the chances are great that these are benign. See your doctor. ...Read more

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It has to do with migraines. Can or do they cause lumps on your skull, I've notice since my migraines started over the years the middle of my head has?

It has to do with migraines. Can or do they cause lumps on your skull, I've notice since my migraines started over the years the middle of my head has?

Lumps: I dont believe migraines will cause lumps on your skull. Visit a dermatologist to determine if those lumps are sebaceous cysts. ...Read more

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What can cause painful lumps under my skin under the breast and on ribs?

What can cause painful lumps under my skin under the breast and on ribs?

This one can't be: Diagnosed on line - please seek medical assessment. ...Read more

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What causes small lumps under ther skin below the ear that move around with no pain or other symptoms?

What causes small lumps under ther skin below the ear that move around with no pain or other symptoms?

Lymph nodes: Reactive lymph nodes are the most common cause of mobile lumps under the skin. If they aren't tender or red, nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Both sides of penis under the skin are lumps like something has crystalized. Starts at base. Some larger than others. Causes it to be bent when erect?

Both sides of penis under the skin are lumps like something has crystalized. Starts at base. Some larger than others. Causes it to be bent when erect?

Peyronies Disease: You have described peyronies disease. It is a scarring of the rods of the penis that causes pain, curvature and can progress to ed. Genetics, trauma and some medical problems play a role. Peyronies is more common in diabetics, who already have risk factors for ed. Unfortunately medical treatments have been disappointing. Surgical treatment is usually reserved for those unable to penetrate. ...Read more

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I have sore hard lumps around the crown and back of my head. They eventually scab over and sometimes go away while others appear. What causes this?

I have sore hard lumps around the crown and back of my head.  They eventually scab over and sometimes go away while others appear. What causes this?

Several options: Without examining you i cannot give you a 100% answer. However, some thoughts are acne keloidalis (sometimes seen with really short haircuts), could also be a form of scalp cellulitis. I would suggest you see a dermatologist who can help clarify the answer and best recommend treatment. ...Read more

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