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External Occipital Protuberance
Examine: Occasional an X-ray if some question. Cysts and lipomas can occur there also along with some othe R masses Read more
I just discovered that I have a boney lump on the back the lower part of my head, about 1-2 weeks ago. It's probably External occipital protuberance?
Yes: You are correct. It is more prominent in some than others. It is a frequent point of concern especial among young mothers. Read more
I have a rock solid lump on the back of my head above my neck. I have reason to believe it's what's called an external occipital protuberance.?
Lump: If that is what you have, you have always had it because a normal part of our head. Nothing to worry about. If this is new and you've never felt it before, have it checked out Read more
Have a lump on the back of head, to the left of my external occipital protuberance. It has slight throbbing pain to touch. Noticed this for a year.
Occipital pain: Pain with swelling at this location can be a simple scalp or muscle condition or can be a more serious condition such as irritation of the greater occipital nerve. Because this has been going on for so long it would be best to be evaluated by a specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Read more
I want to know if occipital protuberance can be safely, surgically chopped off to make the hind side of skull look planar without any protuberance.
Occipital protrubera: This is a first. It really depends on how thick the bone is. Also of importance is the attachment of the posterior neck muscles to that region. I would go and see a plastic surgeon. I would suggest that you be very cautious - there is nothing wrong with the protruberance its normal to have it. Read more
I have a marble sized rock solid lump on the back of my head above my neck. Seems to be a occipital protuberance. It has gotten bigger over time?
Odontoid protuberanc: What is being described is excessive bone growth on the odontoid which is a bone unit at the top of the spine, at the base of the skull. If this extra bone is causing compression on the spinal cord then it might been to be removed. If there are no symptoms then one would just followed it with MRIs. Read more
My sister has been detected with bony protuberance in relation to the petrous apex on the left side. Legion size 8mm. What should be the treatment?
Is this the problem?: One of the first things that should be determined is whether or not this bony lesion has anything to do with what's wrong with your sister. If it does, it's likely she needs a neurosurgery consult. I would have hoped the radiologist would offer a few possible causes of this type of bone lesion in the report from which you quoted. Good luck to your sister! Read more
Hi. It looks I have a protuberance on my right thigh it is not appeared yet but only feels when I touch it and grab in my fingers. Any risk of cancer?
2 weeks long podagra pain/inflammation resolved, yet there is still small reddish protuberance on the toe joint side. Should I stop the colchicine now?
For last 6 yrs I hv a hard protuberance on my lt rib bones under lt breast. My mother has the same thng. There is no pain or anything. What can it be?
Hard lump: That would be very difficult to tell you what it is without directly visualizing it. You should point it out to your doctor and give her the same information. Read more
Is my nose broken? I recently got punched in the nose a night ago and I was pretty much bleeding for an entire day. The bone between my two nostrils feel uneven. One side is straight, and the other feels as though there is a protuberance. There is swel
It's: It's probably a good idea to have your nose examined by a doctor. If the nasal bones are broken you can have a procedure (closed nasal fracture reduction) to reduce the misallignment within the first 10-14 days of the injury. Another thing you'd want to check on is that you don't have a blood clot within your septum. This would need to be addressed more urgently to make sure the blood collection doesn't get infected and cause permanent damage to your septal cartilage. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nerve blocks: In a study by afridi, et al., it was shown that greater occipital nerve blocks provided a partial response in 17 of 54 patients with migraine and a complete resonse in 9 of 54 patients studied. Their study showed a mean duration of complete response for a period of 20 days and a partial reponse for a period of 45 days. This is a procedure I use frequently in our practice. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Occipital neuralgia: Occipital neuralgia is a neurological condition in which the occipital nerves (the nerves run from the top of the cervical spine up through the scalp) are inflamed or injured. Occipital neuralgia is characterized by severe pain that begins in the upper neck and back of the head as well as chronic headache. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sharp pain in back: Of head at base of neck to scalp and can radaite to behind the eyes, cause unknown but trauma, tight muscles stress, lack of sleep or food bets is to get mri of head to be sure no tumor, then take excedrin, next try gabapentin[antiseizure meds] ice pack and or heat, rolled towel behind neck, let head fall back over towel to ease tension, osteopathic or massage therapy, physical therapy Read more
occipital neuritis: There is a nerve actually a pair of nerves which supply posterior aspect of the scalp or the occipital region. It is called the greater occipital nerve. When he gets irritated it causes pain in the region of its distribution. This irritation maybe caused by trauma, muscle spasm, cervical disc disease, or even something as as simple as having to wear a hard hat day in and day out. Read more
Reaction=monitoring: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. Read more