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Bumps On Skull
Doctor can examine: Bumps are hard to figure out without an exam. Sometimes, they appear and disappear for unknown reasons. Bumps may be ok if there is no pain, oozing, bleeding, itching, etc... Otherwise, the causes may be irritant or allergic (something touched the area), or may be from blocked pores, blocked glands, irritated follicles, etc... A doctor can look at the bumps to help get a diagnosis. ...Read more
7 yr old son woke up with dime sized bump on skull behind ear. Very sore to the touch, hard not squishy. Couldn't find evidence of a bug bite. Doctor?
Lymph gland: Sounds like an inflammed lymph gland. This can happen in response to recent infection in the area. you could first apply heat to it and observe if it gets larger and remains tender. Sometimes these glands get infected and swell. Call your doctor if not improving with heat and observation ...Read more
I'm 3 months post surgery for complex unruptured aneurysm. Have 4 clips, now I have two painful bumps on skull at incision site. Should I worry?
I have a guess: without an exam, I can only give general information and dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. BUT, surgical infections are really really UNlikely to pop up more than a month after the surgery (but would be bad) and scar tissue grows progressively over the first 2-6 months.(not bad; not fixable) fever, chills, redness warmth PUS, would be serious. ...Read more
Ive always had this bump just below the base of my skull that doesnt necessarily hurt but now I have a new bump on my skull that hurts to touch. Help?
Painful bump: The painless bump is likely a lymph node, or less likely maybe a cyst. The new painful bump is likely a "reactive" lymph node (recent viral infection or even an infection you were unaware of?). A new painful bump could also be from an infected hair shaft or abscess in which case look for redness. Have your physician check them out to be sure. ...Read more
A hard small moveable lump is located on top of a natural bump from the skull. Smaller than a 5p coin, but is quite hard. What is this?
Mastoid process?: The normal skull has a hard spike like projection located behind & at the level of the middle of the ear called the mastoid process. Multiple muscles dealing with the jaw attach to this projection. Other possibilities include lymph nodes located under the skin around the ear that vary in size from that of a pea to peanut. These are part of the bodies germ fighting crew & may enlarge when they are. ...Read more
I have a small, hard bump on my skull; it is near the back of my head, behind my ear and a few inches above my hairline. Not sure how long i've had it?
Unsure without: A physical exam but it sounds like it may be a lymph node. Have you been sick lately or had any infections? Is it sore or tender to touch? Without feeling it and seeing exactly where it is, it is hard to tell. Monitor for size change and if it gets smaller over the next week or two and disappears, assume lymph node. If it does not change at all or gets bigger, ask your primary to check it out. ...Read more