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Causes Of Painless Lump On Skull
My 9 year old son has two painless hard lumps on his skull behind his ear, no other symptoms and seems not to be caused by an infection?
I can feel this lump at the base of my skull on the right. I've been able to feel it for a couple of weeks but it hasn't caused any pain whatsoever.?
I have 2 lumps that my barber noticed on the back of my head. They are painless. Can the skull change shape as we age?
It has to do with migraines. Can or do they cause lumps on your skull, I've notice since my migraines started over the years the middle of my head has?
Lumps: I don't believe migraines will cause lumps on your skull. Visit a dermatologist to determine if those lumps are sebaceous cysts. ...Read more
Hello, I found a little lump on left side of back of my head, it seems connected to skull, its painless and skin moves freely over it, im so concerned?
Usually is: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body ; generally noticable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They rarely can become damaged by infection ; grow to golf ball size ; need drainage or removal. Most enlarge and later shrink back down within a 3 wk cycle unless chronically stimulated. ...Read more
Smooth oval Lump, 10x15mm, 3mm thick, appeared on the side of my skull. Lump is IMMOBILE & hard, feel like bone. Was not there 1 week ago. No Pain.
New finding: Since it seems to have just arose. See doctor for evaluation. Make sure to give a good history. Like any trauma? Seems a little odd to have new onset of a hard boney lesion??? ...Read more
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?
I have a pea/marble sized lump on the back of my skull above my neck. It's painless and I've already had it checked but feel like it's gotten bigger?
Lymph node: You might be describing occipital lymph nodes which drain the scalp. They could get enlarged if you have any sores or infection of your scalp. Usually not a cause of worry unless it persists without evidence of infection/irritation. ...Read more
I have a small lump on the left side of my skull; no pain, no discoloration, haven't bumped it, no pimple, been there for a few weeks. What can it be?
Cyst: Probably a sceaceous cyst which is benign but can grow large. Its best to see your doctor cysts of this nature are easily removed in the office with just some local and a stitch or two. ...Read more
I have a small lump underneathe my skin on my skull I'm scared to death it is cancer! What could cause this?
Pilar Cyst: The most common scalp mass is a pilar cyst (also called an inclusion cyst or sebaceous cyst). These develop when an oil gland duct next to a hair follicle is blocked, leading to the accumulation of material under the scalp. These are easily removed under local anesthesia, if one desires. Best to see your primary care doctor for confirmation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi, I have a large grape sized hard bony, immovable lump on the back of my skull, no pain and only recently formed?
Calcified lesion?: The description and quick evolution of this lesion suggests a benign calcified skin appendage tumor or cyst, such as "pilomatricoma". See a dermatologist to have the lesion removed and examined by a pathologist. ...Read more
Hi I have a hard bony immovable, painless lump about the size of a large grape which has recently appeared on back of skull?
My girlfriend (no medical history) has a small lump on side of head (skull) the lump is hard but painless she just noticed any ideas?
Iv had a lump at the bottom of my head on the skull for a while now should I go see my doctor. What is it and what causes it?
May be normal bone: If it's at the very back of your head, directly in the midline, it's probably a normal bony lump called the external occipital protuberance. Sometimes it takes people many years to discover they have this. If it's clearly to the right or left it may be a lymph node, and if getting bigger, should be checked out. ...Read more
I have had a small lump/bone now in the back of my head where the skull dips in, it is painless to touch and it hasn't grown at all, healthy 19 male?
Occipital skull: This is a normal part of the skull anatomy. Sometimes there is a protuberance of the skull where the muscles from the neck inset. This can lead to a lump of bone. No need to worry. ...Read more
Sinus infection: Only if over the forehead. Check for a cyst or other problem if on the top of the head. ...Read more
What could cause a swelling at the back of my head at the base of my skull, and painful lump under my jaw?
Most lumps, benign:
Don't start worrying. The majority of small bumps on your head would be benign (not cancer). Lumps that can be tender are cysts, lymph nodes and less likely lipomas. Still, hard to evaluate it over the net. See your primary md who can take a good history and examen you.
Given your presentation it sounds more like lymph nodes. You want to make sure its nothing scary ...Read more
Hard almost immobile lump behind ear on skull bone around 1cm size. Painless unless touched. Worried of malignancy. Male 19. What is it?
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