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Hard Lump On Left Side Of Head
Small hard lump on left side of head. Had an ear infection a month ago could it be from that? Size of large pea. Little bit behind the ear on left.
Yes: It is a post auricular lymph node (a lymph node behind the ear). It may take a few months to go down. ...Read more
Need exam: You will need an exam to determine what the hard lump is and if anything needs to be done. ...Read more
I have a small hard lump on the left side of my head, a little behind the ear. It's been there for a month now. I can flatten it too with pressure.
Sounds like you have: It sounds like you have a lesion on your mastoid process. Get this checked by your PCP or by an ENT. Something is causing this lesion, usually a pathogen. ...Read more
a hard lump on the left side of my head, in line with the base of the skull and in between the ear and the top of the neck. Hurts to touch. Advice?
My daughter woke up last week with a hard lump on the left side back of head, there is no redness, heat bite mark or sign of infection. It has maintai?
It could be a sebaceous cyst--these are common and not harmful.
Have it looked at the next time you go to the drs--just keep an eye on it.
If grows or has changes need to be removed. ...Read more
Have very hard bone-like finger-tip size lump on left side of head, behind ear. Not painful unless touched, not hot. Cause for concern?
Either lymph node: Or a posterior occipital bony prominence- please have it checked by your physician. ...Read more
Lump appeared suddenly, left side of head, hard, extremely painful, had removed 5 days ago pain terrible now with 2 large indents and tons of pain?
Need to know more: Who removed it? Similar incident in the past? Was biopsy done? Family member with similar case? ...Read more
I have a hard non moveable lump on left side back of head its been there a year and changes size sometimes its tender to touch should I worry?
See primary care MD:
It may be an occipital lymph node draining the scalp. These will enlarge with infections of the scalp usually. It is best to see your primary care physician to determine its significance.
Some lymph node swelling can be serious. ...Read more
My 4+ yrs old son got a hard lump on his left back side of da head. Its immobile, painless nd feels like bone. I want to know details about what it cud b?
Usually is: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body & generally noticable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They rarely can become damaged by infection & grow to golf ball size & need drainage or removal. Most enlarge and later shrink back down within a 3 wk cycle unless chronically stimulated. ...Read more
Leave it alone.: Trichilemmal cyst. Benign. If it enlarges see someone. ...Read more
Like you hit your head!! A small hematoma (bruise) would fit your description. Were you drinking???
Otherwise. An examination of the lump is necessary as a first step...Apply Ice until you can get that in person evaluation!
Hope this helps!
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My girlfriend (no medical history) has a small lump on side of head (skull) the lump is hard but painless she just noticed any ideas?
I have a 1cm non painful moveable firm lump in the occipital bone region on the right side of head it doesn't hurt don't know what it is any advice?
Hmm: Could be a cyst, lipoma or lymph node. If not extremely painful I would wait and see your primary doctor for a full check up. Good luck. ...Read more
Can you give any insight on an under the skin, dime sized lump that moved from the bottom left side of neck to the bottom right side of head near brai?
Moving lump: Can you give any insight on an under the skin, dime sized lump that moved from the bottom left side of neck to the bottom right side of head near brai? ANS: you did not mention if you have been in Africa recently where they have those worms that crawl under your skin? Assuming not this is a very strange lump. I would see what your Dr. Says. Suspect it is not moving just 2 different ones. ...Read more
Found a finger tip sized lump behind ear (not in fold but more on the side of head) 3 weeks ago. Was not painful but now is. Very firm, bony like?
Reassurance: Its probably a cyst/lymphnode if it is on the bone probably the mastoid bone. If it is non painful you can observe it and see your doctor if there is more concern. ...Read more
My son who is 1 has 4 pea sized hard lumps on side of head by ear and back of head. They are hard and don't move. He's not sleeping very well and not?
Lymph node: There are many lymph nodes in the neck and back of the head that are often more noticeable because they are located where our fat pads don't hide them. If you feel around you should find several the size of a pea ; sometimes bigger. They can increase to the size of a big peanut if stimulated by local factors, illness or vaccines. They have nothing to do with sleep. ...Read more
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
Cysts?: They are probably what we call sebaceous cysts that are common. To be very sure have your physician examine you. ...Read more
Yes: Certainly you should get any unexplained or worsening lump checked out. ...Read more
Hi, pain in the right side of head, bump / lump and it's pain full and can feel lump when I touch it?
Exam: I suggest a medical examination to determine the severity of the injury and for a physical assessment. ...Read more
I am a 20 and a female with a lump on the lower right side of head. Its been here as long as I can remember. Hurts when I press it.
Soft lump for years on the top back side of head below skin, every few weeks it enlarges, and radiates severe pain & gets really warm, no head trauma.
Get it checked: The fact you have had it for years makes it less worrisome. Given you have discomfort and are concerned, I suggest getting the lump examined by a clinician the next time it appears. Best of luck. ...Read more
Have a lump on back side of head and one more at the base of my neck. They are a little red and tender to the touch. Making neck sore also.
Seek evaluation.: Any neck soreness from a "lump" needs an evaluation. The timing of the evaluation is based on the speed at which the symptoms are developing. If the symptoms are new and progressing over a day or two, or if there is a fever or stiffness in the neck, please seek care asap. If the progression is slower, you can consider a primary care provider or pharmacy based nurse practitioner evaluation. ...Read more
Lingering pain on right side of head had for three weeks and lump is forming three inches above the ear. This is causing light headiness and dizziness?
Exam needed: I agree to have your physician or perhaps an ENT see. They may not recommend a scan depending on the findings. ...Read more
I have had a dime size lump on right side of head above ear for three months, it is very itchy and red looking. Should it be looked at?
Yes: This could be an infection or benign or more rare, a cancerous lesion. See a head and neck doctor. ...Read more
Hi I am extremely worried, I have a red mole or lump on my scalp and its burning and itching for a few months now on my right side of head?
Worried: Get it checked. The red color could be indication for some type of hemangioma. I doubt that this is a cancer as it would usually not be red or itchy. Other thoughts would be psoriasis or some type of fungal infection. Either way after two months it is not going away. Get checked! ...Read more
Had a hit to face and side of head. Lump above ear in head, and black eye with much swelling. Happened at least 21 hours ago. Am I okay?
Maybe.: Perhaps. You need evaluation by an oral surgeon, ENT or facial plastic surgeon with xrays. ...Read more
Open lump on side of head, red around the outside yellow inside. Fuzzy tounge and throat, what should I do?
Open lump: Go to your medical doctor or the emergency room. It sounds like you have both a localized (side of head) and a systemic infection. ...Read more
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