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Bump On Back Of Skull Bone
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 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
I have a small, immobile, painless bone hard bump on the back of my skull slightly above where it connects to my spine. No eye probs. Is this normal?
New or old: Is it new or old. If new and immobile then I consider getting an xray to look further in to it. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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.
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?
Woke up with a hard fixated quarter sized bump on the back of my skull, no injury and it has been there for two days. Hurts if I put pressure on it?
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
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
I think I have a bone spur on the back of my skull, left side more towards the bottom... It hurts to the touch. Is this possible?
It's possible: Ay bone can technically have a spur or exostosis or prominence. If you have pain it should be checked out. ...Read more
I have an enlarged bump on the back of my head on the right side at the base of the skull. It is very tender? No other symptoms. Should I be worried?
See a dr: You may have a pilar cyst (hair cyst) that may be trying to get infected. You may need a surgeon to drain or remove it. ...Read more
Bone at back of neck, right below the skull. It isn't on the skull, it's below it. It doesn't stick out, I feel it when I press. What could this be?
Occipital bone: Its called the occipital protuberance. Its normal and found on back of skull. ...Read more
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
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
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 a immovable hard bump on the right side of the back of my skull. I can squish it if pushed hard. No pain. Abscess? Lymph node? Tumor?
Requires examination: Evaluation, testing, diagnosis and treatment. Cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more