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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?

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?

Mgt: I would recommend an evaluation with dermatology. There are pediatric conditions which may cause these findings. Does he have any skin rashes or lesions? Is he developing and growing normally? ...Read more

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What causes a lump on my head the day after drinking? The lump disappears the very next day and does not hurt.

What causes a lump on my head the day after drinking? The lump disappears the very next day and does not hurt.

?falling: Maybe you are falling and hittting your head, other than that I do not know what it would be. When you get the lump, get into a dr. And show it, so it can be properly diagnosed. ...Read more

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Hard, fixed lump under chin near trachea, painless, i'm 19, under skin, can be felt anyway i tilt my head, and by others, is this a cause for concern

Hard, fixed lump under chin near trachea, painless, i'm 19, under skin, can be felt anyway i tilt my head, and by others, is this a cause for concern

?thyroid nodule: Get an ultrasound to resolve the cause then it will tell you whether it is a cyst or a nodule. You are still young tho. Either way, depends on the finding, a fine needle biopsy may be needed. ...Read more

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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. ?

Lymph node: It is likely a lymph node. Check it about once a month and if it does not get bigger, do not worry. Cervical lymph nodes may become palpable for reason as simple as dandruff. Wash your scalp frequently, daily shampoo will be okay. ...Read more

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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?

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 dont believe migraines will cause lumps on your skull. Visit a dermatologist to determine if those lumps are sebaceous cysts. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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?

Need evaluation: Lumps in this area can be infections, fatty tumors, enlarged lymph glands, or sometimes cancerous. Please have your internist check them out. ...Read more

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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 more

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