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I have a firm, large lump on the bottom right corner of the back of my head. It is painless and seemed to be growing for months. What could it be?

I have a firm, large lump on the bottom right corner of the back of my head. It is painless and seemed to be growing for months. What could it be?

Evaluation: Is necessary for any lump that grows. Please visit your doctor and discuss a biopsy to find out what it is.

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I have a large pea sized lump on my head. It does not hurt, it is not hard and it is moveable. I have had two drs look at it both saying it is a sebac?

I have a large pea sized lump on my head. It does not hurt, it is not hard and it is moveable. I have had two drs look at it both saying it is a sebac?

OK?: If it is a sebaceous cyst, those are usually left alone unless they become infected or irritated. If want removed, can be done as a local in-office incision/excision by some family practice dr's, or dermatologist, or surgeon.

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My 6 yr old son developed about 2 cm round lump on back of his head. It started 3 weeks ago and is growing. Feels hard under the normal skin. No pain?

Head lump??: See if he has a symmetrical lump on the other side which you just never noticed before. If not it is most likely that you are feeling a lymph node. Bring it to the attention of his doc and go from there.

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I have a small hard lump on the back of my head on the left side. No pain on touch. There for many months. But realized it gets sore when I get a cold?

I have a small hard lump on the back of my head on the left side. No pain on touch. There for many months. But realized it gets sore when I get a cold?

Few thoughts: Could be a lymph node or perhaps a skin module or mass. Since you have had this a while and since it seems to bother you it is time to see your doctor for examination

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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?

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?

Lump on head: It is likely a sebaceous cyst. To be sure she needs to be evaluated by her doctor. If it is a cyst then can be removed quite easily if desired.

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Recently noticed hard lump on back of head in center at base on my partner. Feels like bone and is painless. About 2cm across. What could this be?

Recently noticed hard lump on back of head in center at base on my partner. Feels like bone and is painless. About 2cm across. What could this be?

Lump on back of head: For how long? Did it change in size?, and is painless. Requires an MRI, interpretation, how is the hair on top of the mass? Probably is a benign mass, however the input and examination, even a biopsy may be required. I cannot touch or feel it. A neurosurgeon should do the examination.

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Hard, fixed lump under chin near trachea, painless, I'm 19, under skin, can be felt anyway I tilt my head, and by others, is this a cause for concern

Hard, fixed lump under chin near trachea, painless, I'm 19, under skin, can be felt anyway I tilt my head, and by others, is this a cause for concern

? thyroid nodule: Get an ultrasound to resolve the cause then it will tell you whether it is a cyst or a nodule. You are still young tho. Either way, depends on the finding, a fine needle biopsy may be needed.

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Hard painless lump under skin on thigh. No pain, circular, large (lil bigger than a nickle), no discoloration/head/ripple/visual deformity, see a doc?

If it is soft,: Mobile fluctuant or slightly dense, and does not hurt then it's most likely a lipoma. If you decide to have a healthcare professional look at it, that should confirm it. Of course there are other bad things that could cause a well defined lump on bone or under skin. Thanks for using HealthTap.

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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?

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.

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Small hard lump on top of right ear on the head what can it be no pain?

Small hard lump on top of right ear on the head what can it be no pain?

Ear Lump: This is hard to know unless it is seen and evaluated. Please see your FP or Dermatologist.

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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.

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Hard lump on my head, been there for a month, skin moves freely over it, about the size of a v.Small grape. No pain, not tender, unmovable.

Hard lump on my head, been there for a month, skin moves freely over it, about the size of a v.Small grape. No pain, not tender, unmovable.

Likely a lymph node: There are a number of lymph nodes scattered around the back of the head and neck where they are easily found. At rest they may be the size of a pea and when stimulated they are often bean sized or larger. Size often changes over weeks ; often reflects bug bits, skin rashes or throat irritation, it is not likely related to headaches, nausea or dizziness. Your doc can confirm this.

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A painless lump under my bumcheek thought it was a boil without white head when I squezed hard watery blood came out and went down slightly What is it?

A painless lump under my bumcheek thought it was a boil without white head when I squezed hard watery blood came out and went down slightly What is it?

Sounds like a boil: Squeezing lumps can be tempting but usually makes things worse! I suspect your lump will need drainage by a medical provider.

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I have a marble/pea sized lump on the back of my head above my neck. It's rock hard and painless and may be growing. My doctor says it should be fine?

I have a marble/pea sized lump on the back of my head above my neck. It's rock hard and painless and may be growing. My doctor says it should be fine?

See surgeon: Despite seeing your physician, you are still concerned about the lump. See a general surgeon who can give you another opinion, and perhaps remove it for your peace of mind, and to find out what it is.