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What could cause a small, hard, bony lump on the right side of my forehead? It's not visible, but I can feel it.

What could cause a small, hard, bony lump on the right side of my forehead? It's not visible, but I can feel it.

Multiple things: It could be a lipoma, sebaceous cyst, or even a bony abnormality. It is hard to tell without an exam. I would recommend that you see your physician to get the proper evaluation and treatment. ...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

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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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The bony lump in the back of my head seems rather large, and has grown quite a bit the last few months. What does it mean?

The bony lump in the back of my head seems rather large, and has grown quite a bit the last few months. What does it mean?

It means...: ...That you could have one of a textbook full of things going on, most of which are benign. There are exceptions, however, so please call your physician now for an examination. ...Read more

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I have a nickel sized lump located under the skin on the back of my head. When I press down on the lump it's painless and it is very bony.

I have a nickel sized lump located under the skin on the back of my head. When I press down on the lump it's painless and it is very bony.

Maybe normal anatomy: Without better localization, or a picture, we can't comment with greater accuracy. However, what you describe may be a normal anatomic feature. If any doubt, ask your doctor to check it. ...Read more

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Found a finger tip sized lump behind ear (not in fold but more on the side of head) 3 weeks ago. Was not painful but now is. Very firm, bony like?

Found a finger tip sized lump behind ear (not in fold but more on the side of head) 3 weeks ago. Was not painful but now is. Very firm, bony like?

Reassurance: Its probably a cyst/lymphnode if it is on the bone probably the mastoid bone. If it is non painful you can observe it and see your doctor if there is more concern. ...Read more

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My 4 y/o has hard bony lump on top of head, growing, irregular shape. Intermittent fevers, night sweats, complains of "brain hurts" normal cbc. What next?

My 4 y/o has hard bony lump on top of head, growing, irregular shape. Intermittent fevers, night sweats, complains of "brain hurts" normal cbc. What next?

Head Pain: If the lesion is growing or causing continued discomfort for more than a month, a ct scan or MRI is indicated. Unfortunately this will usually require sedation to keep a four year old still. Discuss the procedure with the treating physician. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my forehead that hurts to touch?

I have a lump on my forehead that hurts to touch?

Injury?: This could be many things. Have your medical doctor or dermatologist evaluate and treat you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help me please! There are small hard lump on my child's forehead, on hair line?

Help me please! There are small hard lump on my child's forehead, on hair line?

Have it Seen: Could be a cyst where there is a hair follicle.Could also be an old calcified hematoma or scar tissue from a previous injury. Your pediatrician should take a look. Sooner than later if it appears to be growing. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get a random lump on my forehead and it hurts when I touch it, what is it?

Sometimes I get a random lump on my forehead and it hurts when I touch it, what is it?

???: Seek medical advise when it is present again for diagnosis and/or referral to another professional who might know what it is/could be ...Read more

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Why do I have a small round lump on my forehead? Sometimes it goes but in time comes back

Sounds like: An epidermoid cyst. It doesn't sound serious, but it depends on size and texture, too. Show it to a doctor to make sure. ...Read more

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Hi my baby has a small lump near on her forehead but she never bumb her head I just notice it yesterday she's 10 months?

Hi my baby has a small lump near on her forehead but she never bumb her head I just notice it yesterday she's 10 months?

Watch and see: Most small bumps go away in a few days. Otherwise check with your pediatrician if not better. ...Read more

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I get lumps on the right side on my forehead. They are hard and painless. Normally last an hour then go away? Any ideas?

Hard painless lumps: On the forehead, only the right side, lasting for an hour and resolve spontaneously:is it related to trauma, even minor scratch /pressure? For how long has it been recurring/started? Any family history? Appearing anywhere else? How big? With limited information and no physical examination and no answers to questions above, can't provide a diagnosis, ? HAE, very unlikely and rare, see derm/allergy ...Read more

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I have a medium lump or knot on my forehead that putting icepacks to it doesn't seem to be doing it anygood, what else can I do for it?

I have a medium lump or knot on my forehead that putting icepacks to it doesn't seem to be doing it anygood, what else can I do for it?

Forehead knot: If the lump is from trauma, and it's recent, then you're doing the right thing: icepacks and pressure. There's not much more to do than that. It'll take a days to weeks for a good sized knot on the forehead to reabsorb. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my forehead but it has been here for a while maybe a year or so, but it just now started hurting me, should I be scared?

I have a lump on my forehead but it has been here for a while maybe a year or so, but it just now started hurting me, should I be scared?

No, but see your Dr.: It is hard to tell what it is without an exam, but it may be a cyst or a lipoma. Have your doctor check it. If it is getting larger or painful, it may need to be excised. ...Read more

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18 hrs ago Strawberry sized lump appeared overnight on forehead. Has center mark like bite. Soft, squishy, tiny itch. How log to swelling goes down?

18 hrs ago Strawberry sized lump appeared overnight on forehead. Has center mark like bite. Soft, squishy, tiny itch. How log to swelling goes down?

Depends on. ..: 31 y/o female says, 18 hrs ago Strawberry sized lump appeared on forehead. Has center mark like bite. Soft squishy, tiny itch. How long to swelling down? Seems like a 'Bug Bite'. Depends on the type. Some are benign others can be toxic and build up over time. Best to see PCP to find out what caused it and get appropriate treatment before unforeseen complications come up. ...Read more

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I have a question I noticed that I have a bump/lump in my forehead I'm worried I can only see it sometimes not everyday what can it be? Can it be bad

Not likely bad: To know what it is a doctor would have to look at it and feel it. At your age the most likely is a cyst or a type of pimple. If it is not sore or painful, it is probably safe to watch it and see if it gets bigger or more sore. There is a chance it can get smaller with time also. ...Read more

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Why do I have large lump on my left side of my forehead?

Need for examination: It I not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lump and may be doing imaging, lab tests and may be even a biopsy. Please consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a soft lump on my right side of my forehead what is that?

See your doctor: Something that large should be investigated in person by your physician. Give him/her a call. ...Read more

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What causes a lump on the right side of forehead? Could do it be serious?

Hard to say: Without knowing more about the lump. Any symptoms like pain? Is it hard or soft? Can you feel your heart beat in it if you press on Iit? ...Read more

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Hard lump on forehead for 3-4 years doesn't hurt but noticeable some days looks bigger than others?

Exam needed: A physician would have to examine you in order to diagnose the lump. Possibilities include a cyst or boney outgrowth of the skull which would not fluctuate in size or consistency. ...Read more