causes of painless lump on skull

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Im 27 and i have two lumps in my neck, should i seek treatment? the first lump is at the base of my skull on the right side it is hard and painless the size of a lima bean. the second lump is just under my right ear was the same size but has grown to be t

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This is something that has to be checked out ASAP. Your age, fatigue, anorexia, weight loss, and growth of multiple neck masses raises real concern over the possibility of lymphoma. It is not normal to have these masses in your neck for a year. I would seek the help of an experienced ENT who can obtain a thorough history and exam, and perform FNA ( fine needle aspiration) on the dominant neck mass. It should be sent for C & S, cytopathology, and flow-cytometry. Depending on the results, you may require open biopsy ( these are probably enlarging lymph nodes) for further characterization. If the doctor can't do this in the office, you can be sent to interventional radiology for ultrasound-guided FNA. You are not wasting anybody's time you must be seen. Wishing you the best.
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore answered:

I have two painless lumps in the back of my head at base of skull. Started with one small one, then a bigger one right below. Should I be concerned?

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Lumps in this area can be infections, fatty tumors, enlarged lymph glands, or sometimes cancerous. Please have your internist check them out.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

It has to do with migraines. can or do they cause lumps on your skull, Ive notice since my migraines started over the years the middle of my head has?

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I dont believe migraines will cause lumps on your skull. Visit a dermatologist to determine if those lumps are sebaceous cysts
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My 2yr old has developed small soft semi painfull lumps at the base of his skull any ideas as to what they are ?

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May possibly have hair follicles inflamed causing it to be painful . Very common in children. Some do need to be treated if with fever. Otherwise self limiting. It is called follicilitis.the lymph nodes maybe inflamed too. Get it checked out .in the meantime you can give Tylenol or Motrin for pain.
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My partner has 2 lumps on the back of her skull, 1 at each side and its painful for her to touch, her ears are also itchy. What could this be?

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It could be a number of things. This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor.
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Dr. Charles Miller answered:

I keep getting these lumps on the back of my skull reminiscent of falling and hitting head but I haven't fallen. They burn and feel raw but arent?

Cysts can mimic

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At times , hair follicles or sebaceous cysts can cause lumps to form in the scalp. If they are multiple or enlarging, get them looked at
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I have these hurtful lumps on my head. X rays were done. Where the lumps are located the bone of the skull thinning and the sutures are separating. ?

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Please see your MD.Your physician needs to gather more information,perform a thorugh exam and posibly order some labs.Your age,medical history and clinical findings wil guide your doctor towards a diagnosis>Please do not ignore as these symptoms could be due to a serious problem
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Dr. Bruce R. Saran answered:

Are there lymph nodes in back of neck near base of skull? I have two lumps im going to get checked but no pictures on web shows lymphs nodes are there

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There are lymph nodes at the back of the skull in what is called the Occipital chain. They can enalrged with colds and infections of the scalp.
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I hurt with swollen and achy joints all over. All my joints are swollen and very painful. Sore neck w tender lumps along neck going down behind ear right under under skull. Felt this way since Saturday March 10. Not going away,.

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I recommend , you should consult your primary care physician so that you can be checked properly and if necessary he can order some tests and also refer you to specialist if necessary. Tender lumps may be lymph nodes because of some infection but please you need to be checked by the physician to be on safe side.
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