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I have a hard round bone feel like lump in the side of my cheek. It moves & wiggles but is attached to what seems my jaw & grows. What could this be?

I have a hard round bone feel like lump in the side of my cheek. It moves & wiggles but is attached to what seems my jaw & grows. What could this be?

Tumor.: A reaction to an injury to the body is many times seen as an swelling as the body tries to counteract the aggression. Chronic infections or inflammations cause "lumps" or tumors. They need to be removed after or during the treatment of the cause of the tumor. Have your dentist take an x ray of the area and find out where the problem is. L. ...Read more

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Root canal on lower jaw 1st molar.Now hard, painful lump inside my cheek, next to tooth. what is it?

Root canal on lower jaw 1st molar.Now hard, painful lump inside my cheek, next to tooth. what is it?

Dental abscess: It is likely that you may have developed a tooth abscess after the procedure. I would recommend a visit to the Dentist once again to see if the abscess needs drainage. If you are unable to visit a dentist, please visit your GP or Urgent Care clinic to see if you need to be started on oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Lump under cheek bone, like a firm sac, runs in direction diagonally from ear to mouth deep down. Could it be anything to do with a tooth/jaw infectio?

Lump under cheek bone, like a firm sac, runs in direction diagonally from ear to mouth deep down. Could it be anything to do with a tooth/jaw infectio?

Sure...: It just might be associated with an infection of a tooth or your gums. But to know for sure, you'll have to visit a local dentist. Make the call for an appointment. ...Read more

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Pea sized moveable semi hard lump in bucal mucosa/cheek tender felt one week ago. Above jaw line at lower molar.Not seen inside mouth cancer ..?

Pea sized moveable semi hard lump in bucal mucosa/cheek  tender  felt one week ago.  Above jaw line at lower molar.Not seen inside mouth  cancer ..?

Can't tell: Not a question that can be answered in this forum. Please see your Dentist for an examination and a differential diagnosis. Any pain/bleeding/swelling should be immediately investigated. You have swelling...please check it out. ...Read more

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Hard lump on jaw joint, felt through touching my cheek, level with bottom of earlobe, 2cm away, aching, always have swollen parotid gland.What could it be?

Hard lump on jaw joint, felt through touching my cheek, level with bottom of earlobe, 2cm away, aching, always have swollen parotid gland.What could it be?

Inflammation or mass: Possible explanations are an obstructed duct causing a tender area of swelling or a parotid tumor. 80% of, parotid tumors are benign. It is concerning that it aches as parotid cancers are more likely to be painful than benign masses. Recommend seeing ENT soon. ...Read more

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I got a lower wisdom tooth extraction 5 days ago and the swelling has seemed to gone down completely except for a hard, ball-like lump in my lower jaw, which makes my cheek protrude and also makes it hard for me to open my mouth. The dentist said this is

I got a lower wisdom tooth extraction 5 days ago and the swelling has seemed to gone down completely except for a hard, ball-like lump in my lower jaw, which makes my cheek protrude and also makes it hard for me to open my mouth. The dentist said this is

Possible Infection: The late swelling coupled with difficulty opening your mouth could represent a postoperative infection. You should return to your dentist and/or surgeon for evaluation and any recommended treatment (antibiotic and/or incision and drainage of the infected area). ...Read more

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Ihave had a small hard lump on the surface of my cheek that grows a hard white pimple like head for 4 months.I scratch it comes back?

Ihave had a small hard lump on the surface of my cheek that grows a hard white pimple like head for 4 months.I scratch it comes back?

May be a skin cyst: A bump on the skin that has whitish stuff inside, but is not pus as in a pimple, is likely a skin cyst that contains skin oils and skin cells. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can look at it to see what can be done. Sometimes, keeping the cyst empty for a while will allow it to shrink in size. Other times, a bothersome cyst needs surgical removal. ...Read more

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There is a huge painfull lump inside buttock cheek of my boyfriend. Its hard and maybe 2 inches or more long and maybe 1 inch wide.No head.?

There is a huge painfull lump inside buttock cheek of my boyfriend. Its hard and maybe 2 inches or more long and maybe 1 inch wide.No head.?

Abscess forming: The skin on buttock is rather thick and abscesses generally take longer for the "head" to come to the skin. Your bf is having an abscess forming and thus should be seen--he may need it lanced and possible treatment with an antibiotic. It is really a pain in the _ _ _ but should be checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hard lump forming on side of head above right ear two days ago, hurts to touch/lay on, cause some headache and hurts to open jaw all the way.

Hard lump forming on side of head above right ear two days ago, hurts to touch/lay on, cause some headache and hurts to open jaw all the way.

Possible abcess: A new mass that comes up suddenly and is painful to touch could be an abcess. This needs to be evaluated by a physician and may have to be drained. ...Read more

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Doctor,My son 6 years old has hard lumps on forhead,back head,back hand,jaw,toe near joints,paining, spreading on head.don scan,xray.what is this doct?

Doctor,My son 6 years old has hard lumps on forhead,back head,back hand,jaw,toe near joints,paining, spreading on head.don scan,xray.what is this doct?

Rheumatoid nodules: These probably are rheumatoid nodules given his condition of rheumatoid arthritis . Please consult your rheumatologist for further advise and management . ...Read more

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Painless firm lump directly below ear, directly behind left jaw bone, right in that crease. Sometimes when opening mouth or lifting head up it'll move. No other symptoms other than random pains inside ear, but was cleared of ear infection months ago?

Painless firm lump directly below ear, directly behind left jaw bone, right in that crease. Sometimes when opening mouth or lifting head up it'll move. No other symptoms other than random pains inside ear, but was cleared of ear infection months ago?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. I would also stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. Doc can diagnose and if that's the case, remove it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hard dime sized lump on head could it be cancer?

Hard dime sized lump on head could it be cancer?

Depends: It can be but doesn't have to be. Please see your doctor for an exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a pee size hard lump on my head?

I have a pee size hard lump on my head?

Usually a wen: If there is no other abnormality--no discoloration or skin changes--an isolated pea sized bump on the scalp is usually due to a cyst. These can enlarge and are often irritating. They can easily be removed by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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Hard bony lump on the back of my head! Is it cancer?

Hard bony lump on the back of my head! Is it cancer?

See Dermatologist: A hard bump in the head could in fact be one a several things such as: lipoma, benign cysts, foreign body granuloma, Various bony/soft tissue tumors, or even infectious processes. The best way to rule out a malignancy/cancer is to see a dermatologist. He/she will do an exam and determine whether or not a biopsy is recommended. Since you are very anxious, it is best to schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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I have a grape sized lump in the back of my head. It's hard but it hurts when I press on it hard. Should I be worried?

I have a grape sized lump in the back of my head. It's hard but it hurts when I press on it hard. Should I be worried?

Bump: It is probably a benign cyst/lipoma and you are irritating it by rubbing/pressing. If it really bothers you have a physician remove it in an office procedure under local. ...Read more

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I have a hard red lump on my chin. It won't come to a head and i was wondering how to make the pain and swelling go down.?

I have a hard red lump on my chin. It won't come to a head and i was wondering how to make the pain and swelling go down.?

See your doctor: When something like this occurs and becomes painful it is time to have it looked at by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have an eight month old daughter who has a lump on her skull on the back of her head that is hard and doesn't move. What is it?

I have an eight month old daughter who has a lump on her skull on the back of her head that is hard and doesn't move. What is it?

Lump: Three possibilities of the top would be: lipoma (a fatty tumor), oteoma (a bony tumor) or tinea capitis(a fungal ball). I would have your pediatrician take a look. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the back of my head and it's been there for about 4 days; its hard, immovable and hurts. Should I see a doctor?

I have a lump on the back of my head and it's been there for about 4 days; its hard, immovable and hurts. Should I see a doctor?

Yes: Chances are, the bump is some sort of local infection such as a pimple, carbuncle, or ingrown hair. Is it red and tender? If it didn't hurt, I'd think it was just one of the spinous processes at the back of the spine jutting out, but that should not hurt. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I slipped in the shower a month ago and hit my head on the wall. It was swollen pretty big but now theres a hard lump there. Do i have a tumor?

I slipped in the shower a month ago and hit my head on the wall. It was swollen pretty big but now theres a hard lump there. Do i have a tumor?

NO: you have a HEMATOMA essentially a collection of clotted blood under your scalp! It will resolve slowly as the body repairs itself!


Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a very painful hard lump on the right side of my head by my temple. It is about the size of a quarter and pretty swollen. What could it be?

I have a very painful hard lump on the right side of my head by my temple. It is about the size of a quarter and pretty swollen. What could it be?

Probable: SEBACEOUS cyst...a cyst form when one of the glands in your scalp which secrewtes sebum (the material which "oils" the hair!
Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) fr a referral to a plastic surgeon (if scar would be visible) or a General surgeon...for evaluation and removal

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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A small bone hard lump on the of my head. About the size of a dime. It is painful to the touch but not otherwise. Is this a tumor? Or is it benign?

A small bone hard lump on the of my head. About the size of a dime. It is painful to the touch but not otherwise. Is this a tumor? Or is it benign?

Tumor: By definition a tumor is a mass, either benign or malignant. On the top of the head, a lesion the size of a dime falls into the benign group of tumors. It can be a true bony lesion or osteoma, a small fibrous tumor, a dense lipoma or cytst. Malignant tumors here usually ulcerate the skin. If it grows or becomes painful then biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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I have a semi hard lump on toward the back left of my head that now hurts/itches and an suffering with cronic sinusitis for 7 months is this linked?

I have a semi hard lump on toward the back left of my head that now hurts/itches and an suffering with cronic sinusitis for 7 months is this linked?

Lymphadenitis: An inflamed lymph node may be responsible for this, but there is no way to confirm this over the internet. The inflammation may have emanated from the sinuses, but this is supposition based upon supposition. Go and see your ENT doctor and have them examine you and give an informed opinion. ...Read more

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I've had a swollen hard immovable lump at the right side bottom of my head (top of neck) for a good few years. No change in size. Is this concerning?

If you are certain: That this is not part of your skull then i would recommend your doctor evaluate this. Painless, hard, immobile subcutaneous masses should be examined and possibly biopsied. ...Read more