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Bony Lump On Forehead
Hi, I'm 36 and I have a 3cmx2cm bony lump on my forehead, I am worried it could be a sarcoma as an x ray showed there are abnormalities and was unclear and I'm being sent to a bone cancer specialist. Is there a good chance it will be benign?
Evaluation: Keep appointment with oncology to have Pet Ct and possible biopsy/resection of mass for diagnosis so be treated. ...Read more
What could cause a small, hard, bony lump on the right side of my forehead? It's not visible, but I can feel it.
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
Probably benign: Probably benign osteoma. However, see ENT doc for exam/recommendations. ...Read more
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
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
I noticed yesterday a hard, bony lump on the back of my skull. It's immovable and very painful to push on. About the size of a dime- never hit my head?
You will need a DR visit to reassure you about this.
Impossible to give you reassurance without an exam. ...Read more
Is it normal to have different shaped heads? I have a hard bony lump on the back of my head approximately 2, 5 inches long 0, 7 inches wide is it normal
Inion: You are describing the bone at the back of the head at the midline base called the inion. A normal finding. ...Read more
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
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?
I've got a hard, bony, immovable bump on the back of my head. It only hurts to the touch, but when touched it's painful.
Bump: You must see a doctor for proper evaluation. ...Read more
???: 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
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
Sebacious cyst: This can be a benign cyst. This should be evaluated for your piece of mind. ...Read more
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
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
I have a small lump in the middle of my forehead that releases a strong smell from time to time. It's been there for about 20 years?
Epidermal cyst: It could be an epidermal cyst. Have you get checked out by a doctor before? ...Read more
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
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
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
I am in my early 20s just yesterday I noticed I got a lump on the left side of my forehead. I have been getting a lot of headaches could this relate?
Unlikely: Record your symptoms and be examined so you can be diagnosed and managed. All the best. ...Read more
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
I have a small lump on forehead about 1-2 cm. Feels a little hard, it's movable, and it's been there for at least a few weeks. Is it a possible tumor?
Photo: Please consult with us to help you further and send us a photo. Very unlikely to be a dangerous tumor & is most likely a cyst or benign growth. ...Read more
See your doctor: Something that large should be investigated in person by your physician. Give him/her a call. ...Read more
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
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