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Bony Bump On Back Of Skull
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore lump on skull? Size of a dime on the back of my head but on the hard bone behind my left ear but not near the ear, its on my head.
Pilar Cyst: Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck. Pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small hard round lump on occipital bone feels like bone. In line with top of ears in the centre of the back of my skull. What could this be?17, female
Normal: Hi, this is likely the external occipital protuberance of the occipital bone. Everyone has this it is just more pronounced on some people. ...Read more
Noticed a small lima bean shaped lump on the base of my skull on the back of my neck on the left side. No pain or any symptoms.
Not necessarily: There are many bumps that people develop on their feet. Many of these are from wear and tear arthritis. Sometimes bumps and other deformities are from systemic diseases such as RA (rheumatoid arthritis). See your podiatrist if you are having pain and issues with a bump on the foot. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have a solid, hard, immobile nodule on the back of my head, at the base of my skull cap. Thoughts? Concerns?
Wouldn't worry: But if this is definitely something new then, by all means have a doctor take a look see. Possible X-ray may be all that is needed to put you at ease. Good luck ...Read more
Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, muscles and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
See Doctor: It may be nothing, but if it hurts or causing other problems you might want it looked at to discuss your options. ...Read more
Meningiomas tumors does the lump show up on the outside of the skull? I have a lump on the back of my neck right where the skull and neck meet in the dip. On the left side. It's noticed by touch
You don't have: Meningioma , a benign tumor is intra-cranial ( in side the skull ) originates from lining membrane of skull not brain itself so you can not feel it . What you are feeling is a fatty benign tumor - lipoma , common at that location , show to your doctor . ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a tender lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. Other things could be a boil or a lipoma. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Have a small round bump underneath my skin at the base of my skull, its not on the otherside.Have headaches on that side of my head to.Any idea?
Bite on top of head from horsefly. Two swollen glands popped at the base of the skull. Now another swollen on left side of neck. Is this normal?
I have a hard boney sort of lump on the top on my head towards the back it kinda feels like bone, its rounded semicircle and about 5mm diameter ideas?
Could be anterior: fontanelle you are referring to. Within the first two years the soft spots called fontanelles will be gone and the separate membranous bones will be linked by joints that look like stitches that are called sutures. Here's more info: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002320.htm. Otherwise, if painful or bothersome, it's best to see your doctor for an in person examination. ...Read more
From simple 2 seriou: There are many questions that would need to be asked to give idea what is causing this. It could be neck muscle tension, sinusitis (see my answer relating to referred pain), migraine, tension ha...If associated with sore throat and fever, meningitis. If worst pain ever got there, subarachnoid hemorrhage, or brain aneurysm. Anything suddenly new, or severe, in that area has to be evaluated urgently. ...Read more