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Is it normal to have hard symmetrical bone like bumps in a few different spots the skull? Some in the back of my skull and on the top above my temple

Is it normal to have hard symmetrical bone like bumps in a few different spots the skull? Some in the back of my skull and on the top above my temple

Symmetrical: Bony bumps without symptoms may be normal anatomical landmarks palpated by an untrained hands. Suggest examination by your primary care provider ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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What could a hard bump that doesn't move on my head be? It hurts when I put pressure on it, and it feels like the pain is coming from the skull bone.

What could a hard bump that doesn't move on my head be? It hurts when I put pressure on it, and it feels like the pain is coming from the skull bone.

Swelling: I'm assuming you didn't suffer blunt head injury recently. Go get this checked out at clinic with a physical exam. Depending on size next step is likely a scan of scalp and cranium (skull). ...Read more

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I want to ask can I had surgery to relieve a congenital bump at the top of the skull left side, and is it possible to replace the bone with titanium?

I want to ask can I had surgery to relieve a congenital bump at the top of the skull left side, and is it possible to replace the bone with titanium?

Time for consult: There are cranial surgeons that have experience reshaping a skull. You need to investigate a cranio-facial center in your region & check out their programs. Exams, specialized ct scans and a thorough discussions of the risks & benefits of any procedure would be part of the process. It may or may not be what you want, but could be. ...Read more

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I have extra bone in my head skull bump like a bone tumor?

I have extra bone in my head skull bump like a bone tumor?

Unlikely: Bone cancer is rare, so it is likely not a cancer right out of the gate. Where is this lump, behind the ear? If so, it's likely normal anatomy (mastoid process). No skull is completely without irregularities, if you have symptoms such as pain, headaches, or increase in size would get it checked out, if not there's probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Bump on lower right side of base of skull on the bone feels hard hard like a bone I do pick from dry skin on scalp and have a few open scabs wondering if this may be a hard lympnode from an infection?

Bump on lower right side of base of skull on the bone feels hard hard like a bone I do pick from dry skin on scalp and have a few open scabs wondering if this may be a hard lympnode from an infection?

It may be: Investigate the "lymph node". Ultrasound of the soft tissue will confirm if it is a node, fine needle aspiration of the lymph node will tell one if it is reactive to the pathology in the area. If it is so, then you need to treat the cause of the cracking dry scaly skin. See your dr / dermatologist. Good luck ...Read more

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Do you damage your back bone and skull if you sleep directly on the floor?

Do you damage your back bone and skull if you sleep directly on the floor?

UNlikely: Are you comfortable on the floor? If so no worries if yes do not do it but in reality if there is a problem you would not be able to sleep or would be sore in the morning. ...Read more

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I have had pain at the back right side of my upper neck to the skull bone for 3 months now. Not sure what could be causing this.

I have had pain at the back right side of my upper neck to the skull bone for 3 months now. Not sure what could be causing this.

Sounds like muscle: Spasm. Have you tried rubbing anything on it, or massage, or moist heat to area for 15 mins at a time several times a day? Have you tried ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) for pain? ...Read more

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Right below the base of my skull the first spine bone feels bigger on one side than the other either that it might be crooked. Is this normal?

Right below the base of my skull the first spine bone feels bigger on one side than the other either that it might be crooked. Is this normal?

Neck pain: The back of the neck can feel asymmetric for a variety of reasons including muscle spasm, an enlarged lymph node or a benign growth such a fatty tumor called a lipoma. See your medical doctor for an examination to establish the cause and give you some piece of mind. ...Read more

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Fixed, bone-hard lymph node on the back of my skull. What could this be?

Fixed, bone-hard lymph node on the back of my skull. What could this be?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Bone on the top back of neck, right under skull. It doesn't stick out, I can only feel it when I press in. What could this be?

Occipital Bone: That is called the occipital protuberance on the back side of the skull. It is normal and almost everyone has this. Unless it hurts, I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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I have a lump that feels like bone on the top of my skull in the back left area, is this normal?

I have a lump that feels like bone on the top of my skull in the back left area, is this normal?

Hard to say: There are some bony prominences on the back of skull that are normal. If it is painful, tender, expanding, or clearly different than the other side you should probably be seen. ...Read more

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I have 2 bilateral hard bumps about an inch above hairline toward the center of back of skull. Are these occipital nodes?

I have 2 bilateral hard bumps about an inch above hairline toward the center of back of skull. Are these occipital nodes?

Could be: If they get larger see your doctor, if not caused by infection they may be more serious condition. ...Read more

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I have an achy bump on the back of my head, right under the base of my skull; fells kinda like an ingrown hair. What do you think?

I have an achy bump on the back of my head, right under the base of my skull; fells kinda like an ingrown hair. What do you think?

Possible: It is possibly an ingrown hair or other small pimple, but it could also be eczema, or even psoriasis. There are many possibilities. If it persists for longer than a few weeks, you might want to have it looked at. ...Read more