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I have a hard knot on top back part of my head. It has been there a while only time it hurts is when a mess with it. Doesn't bother all the time?

I have a hard knot on top back part of my head. It has been there a while only time it hurts is when a mess with it. Doesn't bother all the time?

Hard mass: If the mass is boney hard, it may be an exostosis of the skull which is a benign growth and is usually present since birth or for as long as you can remember. If it is less firm, it could be an inclusion cyst which is also benign. It will have to be examined by a physician for diagnosis, however. ...Read more

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What can cause hard movable knots under the skin? My son has these on his face... Some small and large.

What can cause hard movable knots under the skin? My son has these on his face... Some small and large.

Some thoughts...: They could be cysts, little fluid filled sacs, that are generally harmless but sometimes could become inflamed. It'd be good to have your son's doc take a feel of them - don't need to have him go to an urgent care or ed, but just a regular visit, especially if they've been there for a long time. ...Read more

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I had a hard hit to the head lastnight and got a very large knot from it. That night I had terrible nightmares and was wondering was from my hit?

I had a hard hit to the head lastnight and got a very large knot from it. That night I had terrible nightmares and was wondering was from my hit?

Head trauma may: Mean a concussion. The dreaming and nightmares may be a manifestation. I would see your doctor just to be checked and make sure all is well. This may continue for sometime and if you get worse you again should seek medical care.
BEst wishes ...Read more

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I've had two hard knots the size of golf balls show up overnight on the back of my head. They hurt and I've been having headaches on and off all day.?

I've had two hard knots the size of golf balls show up overnight on the back of my head. They hurt and I've been having headaches on and off all day.?

Knots on Head: These most likely are infected cysts on your head. See your doctor for treatment. You probably need antibiotics and may need to have them drained or removed. ...Read more

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I have a hard knot on bottom left side of skull & haven't hit head, it's gotten bigger since I noticed it about 2 wks ago & isn't painful what is it?

I have a hard knot on bottom left side of skull & haven't hit head, it's gotten bigger since I noticed it about 2 wks ago & isn't painful what is it?

Hard to say: Hard to say w/o feeling and seeing it. Could be the mastoid, a normal bump behind the earlobe. Might be you never noticed it before. If it's growing, probably a lymph node and should go down in a few days to weeks. If continues to grow or becomes painful, see a doctor. Probably a benign thing (nothing to worry about). ...Read more

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Have a metal plate on face from injury sustainedthree years ago. Last few months increase in facial pain. Now have hard knot on cheekbone- painful.

Infected plate: If the increased pain and swelling is in the area of the pain, the plate/screws may be infected. See an oral surgeon or ENT doctor for this problem. ...Read more

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I have an pea size knot in my cheeks on each side- they are hard and kinda move around but never actually change locations. They are itchy if I touch or push on them and when I do succumb and itch them they become swollen and my face is puffed up and disf

I have an pea size knot in my cheeks on each side- they are hard and kinda move around but never actually change locations. They are itchy if I touch or push on them and when I do succumb and itch them they become swollen and my face is puffed up and disf

Photo or exam: If these are bumps in the skin of your cheek they may be infected skin follicles - but a photo or physical exam would help define what they may be. If they are fluid filled it's possible they would benefit from drainage, but the first step is to make a diagnosis. Consider taking a clear photo and attaching it to a consult request to a dermatologist in HealthTap Concierge. ...Read more

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I have a swollen knot above the middle of my right eyebrow. Hit my head hard there 9mnths ago. It's small, but ugly. Advice?

I have a swollen knot above the middle of my right eyebrow. Hit my head hard there 9mnths ago. It's small, but ugly. Advice?

Have it checked out: When you hit your head, you may have had bleeding there. If it formed a blood clot, it can leave a residual knot on the surface of the skull which you feel as the small knot. Hard to say whether it will eventually flatten out or not. There are also other things it could be. Have it checked out by a surgeon. ...Read more

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I found a inch and a half hard knot on the mid back left side of my 4 year old daughters head....should I be concerned about it being cancerous?

I found a inch and a half hard knot on the mid back left side of my 4 year old daughters head....should I be concerned about it being cancerous?

Unlikely to be pbm: The description is vague but I have never heard of a cancer arising in such a location. It might be a lymph node or the result of past trauma. You should have your doc assess it at your next encounter. ...Read more

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Moved fast and bumped top of head on hard wood shelf 15 hrs ago small knot hurt after injury feels sore and tingly on top of head should I be concern?

Moved fast and bumped top of head on hard wood shelf 15 hrs ago small knot hurt after injury feels sore and tingly on top of head should I be concern?

Head trauma: Hello there, if you simply bumped your head then you should not be alarmed. However, if you feel this was a traumatic injury and you blacked out, passed out, feel like you were seeing stars or you have a severe headache you should seek emergency medical assistance immediately. It is possible that you have sustained a concussion but it is not possible to diagnose without seeing a doctor for help. ...Read more

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5 year has hard knot on top of her head, in the middle where her soft spot was. Pediatrician has examined it, and doesn't seem concerned. Should I get?

5 year has hard knot on top of her head, in the middle where her soft spot was. Pediatrician has examined it, and doesn't seem concerned. Should I get?

Talking with the doc: Okay you are concerned about a knot on your child's head. Your doctor tried to reassure you but you remain unsure. It is important now to figure out what you really want to know and ask specifically for the answer you need. Is the knot ugly? Is it cancer? Is it from trauma? What is your worry?? It's okay to worry and you need to direct your specific question to your doc. He can't guess ...Read more

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Hard knot on left bottom side of head, headaches as neck stiffness.?

Hard knot on left bottom side of head, headaches as neck stiffness.?

Strain: Assuming you are not ill with a fever this sounds a lot like localized muscle spasm due to neck strain or perhaps sleep position. Headache goes along with it. Neck exercises can help. ...Read more

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I have pressure in my neck and heaviness that generates up the back of my head and down my spine. I have to hard knots that don't move on both clavicl?

I have pressure in my neck and heaviness that generates up the back of my head and down my spine. I have to hard knots that don't move on both clavicl?

Tension: This sounds like muscle tension. It can be quite painful and lead to headache. If you have the opportunity to have a massage that would help. Stretch the neck muscles too and you can try some ibuprofen. ...Read more

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10 yr old daughter has pea sized hard knot on back of head and has been also complaining of headaches.?

10 yr old daughter has pea sized hard knot on back of head and has been also complaining of headaches.?

? association?: The pea sized knot is probably a normal lymph node and likely has nothing to do with the headaches. Headaches are common and often triggered by lifestyle. At that age, stress, lack of adequate sleep, diet, lack of exercise and illness are common contributers. ...Read more

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My son has a lump or knot in the area on his head behind his left ear. He just noticed it 2 days ago. It does not hurt and it is firm?

My son has a lump or knot in the area on his head behind his left ear. He just noticed it 2 days ago. It does not hurt and it is firm?

Probably lymph node: There are several lymph glands located within the structures of the neck & will vary in size from the size of a pea to much larger if stimulated. When stimulated they can enlarge quickly and feel tender to touch or compression. A visit with your dr during regular hours should separate the simple transient issues from those needing further tests. ...Read more

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Noticed rock hard knot/lump on the back side of my head, left side close to occipital bone. Knot is about pea size very painful & sensitive 2 touch.?

Noticed rock hard knot/lump on the back side of my head, left side close to occipital bone. Knot is about pea size very painful & sensitive 2 touch.?

Lump: This could be an inflamed lymph node, cyst or ingrown hair. Apply warm soaks. Check to see whether you have a skin eruption in that area which can cause lymph node reactivity. See your physician as needed. ...Read more

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What do brain tumors feel like I have hard knot about the size of a marble on back right of my head and been having seizures since october

What do brain tumors feel like I have hard knot about the size of a marble on back right of my head and been having seizures since october

Various symptoms: There is no universal symptom, some tumors grow slowly and show no symptom until they are large enought to compress brain tissue or blocks in the brains circulation system. If one had onset of seizures, 5 months is way too long to wait to see a neurologist for imaging studies and other evaluation. Going to the er and getting proper assessment if this has not been assessed would be critical. ...Read more

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Headache with hard knot on left side back of head, it swells when headache worsens. No trauma to head. Nausea & some dizziness too. Should I worry?

Headache with hard knot on left side back of head, it swells when headache worsens. No trauma to head. Nausea & some dizziness too. Should I worry?

Muscle contraction: This sounds like a muscle contraction tension type headache which is associated with nausea and lightheadedness. Frequent or persistent headaches should be evaluated by a physician or neurologist to be sure, however. Muscle relaxants, tranquilizers or stress management may be prescribed. ...Read more

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Hard knot on top of vagina had white head and I popped it and now it's sore and red. What could this be???? It's not near my vagina opening or my clit

Hard knot on top of vagina had white head and I popped it and now it's sore and red. What could this be???? It's not near my vagina opening or my clit

Infection: What started with a hard knot and a white head has now become infected as you popped it open and allowed skin bacteria to invade the knot. Try a local antibiotic ointment available OTC like neosporin and if not improving see ur doctor. ...Read more

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I hit my head hard at work and have a large knot and am still dizzy and sleepy feeling 24 hours later. Also revived a black swollen eye from it.?

I hit my head hard at work and have a large knot and am still dizzy and sleepy feeling 24 hours later. Also revived a black swollen eye from it.?

Hello ER!: Those type of symptoms should not be ignored! Head injuries are a very serious problem at times- just ask hillary clinton! All joking aside, I would highly recommend having your head checked in the local er right away! ...Read more

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Last night I hit my head pretty hard. A large knot popped up, felt instantly sick at my stomach and dizzy afterward. 16 hours later I'm having ear pain. What should I do?

Last night I hit my head pretty hard. A large knot popped up, felt instantly sick at my stomach and dizzy afterward. 16 hours later I'm having ear pain. What should I do?

Possible concussion: Sxs: + or – loss of consciousness, headache / pressure, can't recall event, dizziness, v coordination, ringing in ears, confusion, slurred speech, nausea / vomiting & fatigue. For concussion seek medical care. Seek urgent treatment for loss of consciousness, on-going confusion, seizures, unequal pupils, recurrent vomiting, change in level of consciousness, loss of balance or difficulty walking. ...Read more

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I have a knot my head?

OK: If you are worried about it, or it hurts you, then see a dr. And get it evaluated and treated, best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I have a knot on my head?

OK: If it hurts or is not resolving in time, then see the Dr. To get it evaluated and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hitting your. Head hard can do what damage?

Most likely none: Most of us have struck our heads hard at some time. In most cases no damage is done. Even if you have a concussion, there is a concept of cerebral reserve which states that the brain has a 'cushion' of brain cells so it can tolerate small amount of loss over time. If after hitting yoiu head yoiu lose consciousness, have difficulty with orienttion severe headache, see your doctor asap. ...Read more