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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 punctum- 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. It's 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. It's a few inches above the base of my head. Its hard and painful to touch. What could it be?

Tender scalp bump: The 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

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I have a few bumps on chest and face that are hard and painful but nothing in them, cannot pop. What are they?

I have a few bumps on chest and face that are hard and painful but nothing in them, cannot pop. What are they?

Need more info: There are several dermatological conditions that would fit that description of your complaint. I strongly suggest that you see your family physician and/or a dermatologist to find out what this is. ...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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I have bumps on the top of my head that are painful and hard. How do I get rid of this?

It needs to be chec: Bumps on top of your head may be due to bacterial infection of the scalp like folliculitis or it may be due to bug bites especially on bald or partially bald head, or seborrheic dermatitis
it needs to be checked and then treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Hit my head very hard on friday and today there is still a little painful bump in that area is it dangerous?

Hit my head very hard on friday and today there is still a little painful bump in that area is it dangerous?

Probably not : Concussions can result from what can seem like a mild impact to the head, even if there are no symptoms immediately. Head injury followed by any headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or other neurologic symptoms needs immediate attention but longer term less dramatic symptoms such as trouble with mood, concentration, sleep can also be the result even with a normal ct or mri. ...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 hit my head fairly hard 4 weeks ago getting into a golf cart. I have a hard bump in that area. It is not painful and does not move. Concerned.?

I hit my head fairly hard 4 weeks ago getting into a golf cart. I have a hard bump in that area. It is not painful and does not move. Concerned.?

No: Often this is a hematoma on the site of injury and it will take time for absorption. Occasionally the blood may get organized or calcified and doesn't get absorbed. If it bother you a surgeon should take a look at it for possible aspiration or possible excision. ...Read more

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I have this hard painful bump like right under my nose on the right side close to the crease, bigger than a black/white head, it's just a small bump?

I have this hard painful bump like right under my nose on the right side close to the crease, bigger than a black/white head, it's just a small bump?

Cyst: At your age it is probably a little cyst. It may disappear on its own. If it does not let your doctor have a look at it ...Read more

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I have had a crack down the middle of my head all my life but recently numerous small hard and painful bumps and divots have shown up on either side?

I have had a crack down the middle of my head all my life but recently numerous small hard and painful bumps and divots have shown up on either side?

Skull suture w/rash: Some people have persistent frontal sutures. During development the skull of an infant is made up of bony plates that allow for the growth of the skull. The places where these plates connect are called suture lines. Some people grow up without having complete fusion of the 2 frontal sides of the skull. The dense connective tissue ridge remains. Looks like crack down middle of forehead. Go to derm. ...Read more

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So im 16 years old and I've 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 I've 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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Painful hard bump on scalp in back of head?

Painful hard bump on scalp in back of head?

Seek medical attenti: You should describe this lump/bump in detail. When did it first appear and has it been growing in size? What is the present size?
It can be infection, a blocked sebaceous gland being one common entity which can get inflamed and painful.If it is over 1 cm in size, you should seek medical attention from your doctor. You may need antibiotics if it is an infection. But it could also be something else ...Read more

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I have "kernels" inside my nose that are extremely painful. These bumps are in between the skin and never come to a head. They make it hard to breathe?

I have "kernels" inside my nose that are extremely painful. These bumps are in between the skin and never come to a head. They make it hard to breathe?

Nasal Vestibulitis: If these "kernels" occur right around the nostril openings, it can be a small infection of the nostril hair follicles called nasal vestibulitis. These can be painful and tender bumps from an infected hair follicle. The best treatment and prevention for this is to try bactroban or Mupirocin 2% ointment in the nostrils two to three times a day. ...Read more

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I have a very painful bump on my face. It's hard as a rock and painful to touch. It's red and about the size of a penny. Close to my ear.

I have a very painful bump on my face. It's hard as a rock and painful to touch. It's red and about the size of a penny. Close to my ear.

Infection: It sounds like some degree of infection but it can be the skin like an infected comedone or acne or the parotid gland with stone. It is best to be seen by your doctor to make a decision and be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I have a large painful mass on my pubic area. It went down and became less painful but it is now a slightly sore kinda hard area. It has formed a head and I admit I messed with it. It became a fleshy bump that bleeds now. It is still painful and hurts to

I have a large painful mass on my pubic area. It went down and became less painful but it is now a slightly sore kinda hard area. It has formed a head and I admit I messed with it. It became a fleshy bump that bleeds now. It is still painful and hurts to

Need to see doctor: This could be a Bartholin's gland cyst. If it has been going on for a while and not resolving you may need to have it removed or opened and drained. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Bumps appearing on back of head. First on mastoid (firm and non-painful, grows when agitated). Second on occipital (firm and painful).

Bumps appearing on back of head. First on mastoid (firm and non-painful, grows when agitated). Second on occipital (firm and painful).

Lumps/nodes: These sound like lymph nodes which can occur at these sites behind the ears or at the base of the neck. Often it may be related to a scalp condition (skin infection, sores) if there are no other signs of these in your lower neck areas. Hair products, dyes,?tattoos are other considerations possibly causing this swelling. F/U with MD if not resolving over a few weeks. ...Read more

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Have a hard area on knee cap about size of a dime other knee cap has a smaller bump. Not painful and very hard like bone reminds me of a head bump.

Knee cap: Most of the time bumps which are on both knees are not worry some unless they have associated pain. As long as they are not painful or becoming larger you don't have to worry. ...Read more

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I have 3 bumps on my face looks like pimples but it has puss and blood and hard very painful also have one on my arm what could this be?

I have 3 bumps on my face looks like pimples but it has puss and blood and hard very painful also have one on my arm what could this be?

Poss staph infection: "Pimples" outside of "acne age" and outside of acne-prone areas can be folliculitis. One cause of folliculitis is the staph bacteria. Topical antibiotic, antibacterial soap and even oral antibiotics are sometimes used. ...Read more

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22 yr. old male, with a red, swollen bump under his R eye. Appeared 2 days ago. It is not itchy nor painful. Somewhat hard at the head.can send a pic?

22 yr. old male, with a red, swollen bump under his R eye. Appeared 2 days ago. It is not itchy nor painful. Somewhat hard at the head.can send a pic?

Sty?: This could be a sty or a chalazion. Consult me or another local doc on HealthTap Concierge and I would be happy to help. In the mean time, try placing a warm wet compress (wash cloth) over the area to encourage it to open and drain. ...Read more

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Depersonalization, headaches, mental fatigue and hard small red painful bump on back of head after smoking marijuana once, what could this all be?

Depersonalization, headaches, mental fatigue and hard small red painful bump on back of head after smoking marijuana once, what could this all be?

?Lyme work-up: A painful bump that is red could well be a target lesion from a tic bite. If you live in an area of the country where lyme disease is endemic, you may want to pursue formal evaluation (blood test) to determine your lyme titer. Lyme can be accompanied by the other symptoms described. Rocky mountain spotted fever, recluse spider bite, abscess and even closed head injury would be other possibilities. ...Read more

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I have a hard bone like bump behind my ear. It is very painful, it's a pain that runs all the way to my jaw. Like that side of my face and head hurt?

I have a hard bone like bump behind my ear. It is very painful, it's a pain that runs all the way to my jaw. Like that side of my face and head hurt?

Mastoid: You may be referring to the mastoid bone. It's a prominence just behind your ear located near the fleshy part of the bottom of your ear. People can develop mastoiditis.fingal and bacterial. It can also be mechanically irritated. ...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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I have a large painful bump on the back of my head — what's going on?

Check it.: It could be an infected follicle from your hair or infected sebaceous cyst or even something else. The best thing to do would be see a physician for a direct exam. ...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?

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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Hi Dr. Stephen! I have a very painful bump at the back of my head. Can you clarify what this is? :(

Hi Dr. Stephen! I have a very painful bump at the back of my head. Can you clarify what this is? :(

Several things: You may have a sebaceous cyst or an abscess or an ingrown hair or even an infection. Please make an appointment with your primary care physician NOW!! ...Read more