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I have had a small pea size hard bump on the back of my head for years now all of a sudden it hurts to touch?

I have had a small pea size hard bump on the back of my head for years now all of a sudden it hurts to touch?

Sebaceous cyst?: As per the previous answers both sebaceous cysts and lipomas are common and can become inflamed/painful but impossible to give a definite answer without examination. Your doctor if not sure after examination may need to refer you for scans to clarify. ...Read more

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I have a tiny hard bump on my head it hurts its been there for a few years I get headaches often. The bump sorta moves back and forth?

I have a tiny hard bump on my head it hurts its been there for a few years I get headaches often. The bump sorta moves back and forth?

Head Bump: A bump that you can move back and forth that has been there for years may be just a collection of fat cells called a lipoma. They can sometimes get irritated and cause discomfort if hit repeatedly due to sticking out, but usually do not cause pain. Headaches are likely muscle tension and unrelated to the lipoma, but if new or severe, it is important to see your Dr. ...Read more

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My husband has a squishy bump that is somewhat firm in the center on the back left side of his head. What could it be?

My husband has a squishy bump that is somewhat firm in the center on the back left side of his head. What could it be?

Get it seen: I'm betting on a lipoma or an epidermoid includion ("sebaceous") cyst. You'll probably want to go in together and get it seen; if the clinical diagnosis is benign, and you are asked to decide whether to have it excised, it's a decision to make as a couple. ...Read more

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I have hard bumps swelling in the back of my head?

I have hard bumps swelling in the back of my head?

Neck Bumps: Without seeing your skin it is almost impossible too make a diagnosis but if you are african anerican you could have acne kelodalis nuchae.Acne keloidalis nuchae (akn) is a condition characterized by follicular-based papules and pustules that form hypertrophic or keloid-like scars. Akn typically occurs on the occipital scalp and posterior neck and develops almost exclusively in young, african-amer. ...Read more

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I have several white crusty hard bumps on my scalp I can pick them off and it just looks like skin they will hurt and grow back by the next day or so.

I have several white crusty hard bumps on my scalp I can pick them off and it just looks like skin they will hurt and grow back by the next day or so.

Seborrheic Dermatiti: Seborrhea dermatitis is often associated with redness, scaling, and crusting. Seborrhea also can affect other parts of the body, including the face, chest and upper back. Treatment options include application of selenium sulfide, pyrithione zinc or ketoconazole-containing shampoos, topical ketoconazole cream or terbinafine solution, topical sodium sulfacetamide and topical corticosteroids. ...Read more

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I have a walnut sized bump on the back of my head. It is immovable and sensitive to touch. It feels hard and is on the right side of my head. I notice?

I have a walnut sized bump on the back of my head. It is immovable and sensitive to touch. It feels hard and is on the right side of my head. I notice?

Needs to be checked: We don't have enough information to tell you what it may be based on your description.We need to know how long you have had this,if there ios any history of head injury in past,and exact location.It may be a calcified Hematoma,a bony cyst .I suggest you get it checked by your dactor as to what exactly it is ...Read more

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My daughter has a hard pea sized solid bump at the back left base of her head. What is it?

My daughter has a hard pea sized solid bump at the back left base of her head. What is it?

A gland?: At the base of the neck there are glands just like in the front of the neck. There are also many other possibilities so i would suggest you see your doctor to be sure exactly what it is. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump on the back of my head right in the middle. It feels like bone & it is not painful & does not move. Feels just like a bone ?

I have a hard bump on the back of my head right in the middle. It feels like bone & it is not painful & does not move. Feels just like a bone ?

Needs to be checked: It needs to be checked by your doctor as it may be a hematoma, a benign bony tumor as it is not painful.So make an appointment with your primary care doctor it needs to be examined and if your doctor feels he may order MRI or cat scan. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my bikini area that is red and hard that goes away and comes back. This time it has a white head on it that hurts. What could it be?

I have a bump on my bikini area that is red and hard that goes away and comes back. This time it has a white head on it that hurts. What could it be?

Bump on bikini line: Sounds like an inflamed hair follicle or sebaceous cyst. I would keep heat packs on it to hp any drainage but you may want to see your doctor. It may need to be opened and drained or removed if it recurs. ...Read more

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So im 16 years old and ive found a hard painful bump on the back of my head and I don't know what it is. I also have another one on my right shoulder.

So im 16 years old and ive found a hard painful bump on the back of my head and I don't know what it is. I also have another one on my right shoulder.

Need exam: The only way to get an absolute answer as to what these painful bumps are is by having an in-person examination with your primary care provider and possibly a dermatologist. Best wishes ...Read more

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My baby has a hard bump on the back right side of his head. I've read that this could be a bulging fontanelle, which worries me. Should I be concerned?

My baby has a hard bump on the back right side of his head. I've read that this could be a bulging fontanelle, which worries me. Should I be concerned?

Bruising ?: The anterior and posterior fontanelle are both midline, so if the bulge is posterior and right sided, the likely cause is some form of scalp bruising, most likely cephalhematoma, if a hard bump. Your only concern should be jaundice, not brain damage, as this scalp bleed is not intracranial, or within the skull, it is more superficial than that... ...Read more

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