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Toddler fell & hit head minth ago. Got a nasty bruise but was fine. He still has a little petechia in that area w/a small hard bump under skin. Ok?

Toddler fell & hit head minth ago. Got a nasty bruise but was fine. He still has a little petechia in that area w/a small hard bump under skin. Ok?

Yes it should be OK: Yes it should be ok. It is not unusual to have a bump persisting after a month and may have some color changes as well. ...Read more

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My wife got hit in temple. Not too hard. Had weird bumps on head like someone hit her, any answers please?

My wife got hit in temple. Not too hard. Had weird bumps on head like someone hit her, any answers please?

Temple trauma: The temple is a sensitive area go to ER to be evaluated. Could be falls, hitting objects, . Go to ER as soon as possible ...Read more

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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 large bump on the right side of my head but it only gives me migraines and makes it hard to look at light. What is it?

I have a large bump on the right side of my head but it only gives me migraines and makes it hard to look at light. What is it?

Migraines: The light sensitivity is a typical symptom of migraines. The bump on the head from an injury = you could have a concussion. The bump/lump from a growth or injury could be putting pressure on the occipital nerve causing a one sided headache. If a growth, see your doctor. If a mild concussion, it will take time to heal. ...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?

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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I have a small hard bump on my head that is really painful, I didn't hit my head it has been there for a while but now it hurts a lot.?

Cystic lesion: Most likely an infected cystic lesion like a sebaceous cyst or could be an ingrown hair follicle - unlikely to be a malignant lesion but it would be wise to have it examined and probably removed. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a painless hard bump on the head? It's near hair but I don't believe hair grows on it. It has gotten a bit bigger

What could be the cause of a painless hard bump on the head? It's near hair but I don't believe hair grows on it. It has gotten a bit bigger

Sebaceous cysts: A painless hard bump or lump on the head/scalp is usually do to a cyst, likely a sebaceous cysts, wen. These are usually asymptomatic and benign. The only way to be sure is to remove it and analyze it. ...Read more

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Why am I getting sudden hard bumps on my head?

Why am I getting sudden hard bumps on my head?

Don't know: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby falls down and bumps his head so hard it bleeds?

What should I do if my baby falls down and bumps his head so hard it bleeds?

Go to the ER: Please take the baby to the er to be evaluated. The cut may need to be sutured and the baby should be examined to look for a more serious head injury. ...Read more

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There is a hard bump on the side of my head and I can push it around. Is this normal?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have a small, hard bump on the left side of my head that hurts when touched. What could it be?

See PCP.: It could be an infected sebaceous gland. Have your pcp take a look and if needed get a biopsy. It doesn't sound like anything serious, but it would make you feel better to have it checked. ...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?

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 this very hard but not painful bump on my head that I found last year and it has grown since. It feels like a marble under my skin?

I have this very hard but not painful bump on my head that I found last year and it has grown since. It feels like a marble under my skin?

Several: Sebaceous cyst-like a big zit that does not empty. Have someone look art it. Usually has a small puncta- orifice that may drain. If no puncta may be fibroma or neurofibromas or lipoma. There are a lot of other possibles, but at your age these are more common. See pcp. ...Read more

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I have a sudden painful bump on the right side of my head. Its a few inches above the base of my head. Its hard and painful to touch. What could it be?

I have a sudden painful bump on the right side of my head. Its a few inches above the base of my head. Its hard and painful to touch. What could it be?

Tender scalp bump: Greatest likelihood is some sort of infectious process, such as a pimple or cellulitis, but there are other possibilities. See your doctor for a hands-on exam so the problem can be diagnosed accurately and treated properly. ...Read more