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Hi. I have 3 hard lumps on my head the biggest one is on the left and when I touch it it hurts. I've had them for years could it be serious?

Hi. I have 3 hard lumps on my head the biggest one is on the left and when I touch it it hurts. I've had them for years could it be serious?

Pilar cyst: Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population.Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck. Pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited. ...Read more

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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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Ive had 2 quarter sized immovable hard lumps on the back of my head for a number of years, however, recently they've begun to hurt even to touch.

Ive had 2 quarter sized immovable hard lumps on the back of my head for a number of years, however,  recently they've begun to hurt even to touch.

Most likely you have: sebaceous cysts , probably now getting infected , call your doctor for examination possible removal ...Read more

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Are the lumps in my legs fatty tumors or what? I have several lumps/bumps under the skin around my upper thigh area. One is near my panty line, it is about the size of the tip of my thumb and hard but does not hurt. It's been there probably 8 or 9 years

Are the lumps in my legs fatty tumors or what? I have several lumps/bumps under the skin around my upper thigh area.  One is near my panty line, it is about the size of the tip of my thumb and hard but does not hurt.  It's been there probably 8 or 9 years

Fatty : Fatty tumors (or lipomas) are usually not hard. They are usually soft and squishy. If you have a hard mass along your lower panty line that could be a chronically inflammed inguinal lymph node. Can't determine what they are through this venu. Recommend that a family doctor or dermatologist examine you and determine what the lesions are. ...Read more

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I have had a hard lump on my head above my left ear. It's a little bigger than a quarter. It doesn't hurt and does not move. It's been there over a year. What could it be?

Mass: It can be many things but since you have provided no information about yourself, especially your age, medical or surgical history, its not possible to provide you with an informative response. ...Read more

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Two lumps behind ear and on side of neck that are hard and itchy. I have psoriasis any relation? Three lumps just appeared one present for a year?

Two lumps behind ear and on side of neck that are hard and itchy. I have psoriasis any relation? Three lumps just appeared one present for a year?

See doctor: It is most unlikely that there is any relation between the lumps and psoriasis. Recommend that you see your doctor to have the lumps examined to determine what they are. ...Read more

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My son is 13 and hit his head hard against a wall playing basketball. Is this serious as he has no symptoms and only has a lump that hurts when touch.

My son is 13 and hit his head hard against a wall playing basketball. Is this serious as he has no symptoms and only has a lump that hurts when touch.

Keep watch x24 hours: Fortunately the brain fits more solidly inside the skull of a 13 y/o comparing to a 73 etc... So often bumping head against hard surface causes a big bruise/bump which will resolve. Since he has no other symptom, he should be ok. But, i would keep an eye on him--if has increasing headache, nausea/vomiting, dizziness over next 24 hrs, contact doc asap. Otherwise, he should do well. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

 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?

Swollen lymph now : Probably swollen lymph. are you still recently sick? Have you had any fever? Recommend seeing your doctor if it's getting bigger. Abscess can also be possible. ...Read more

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Lumps in neck hard for over a year now and moving soft ones one left side of neck and pressure behind left ear white flashes and blurred vision in eye?

Lumps in neck hard for over a year now and moving soft ones one left side of neck and pressure behind left ear white flashes and blurred vision in eye?

See your doctor: Lymph nodes that are moveable are normal, but hard lumps in neck needs to be checked out by physical exam by your doctor, especially if it causes you to see white flashes, and have blurred vision.There may be something going on that you're unaware of, that the doctor needs to work up further with lab tests, or possibly referring you to an ophthalmologist to find out the cause of your blurred eyes. ...Read more

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I have a tender lump on my back near my shoulder blade could it be serious? 16 years old, small body, the lump is the size of a golf ball, and it is again very tender and it hurts when i touch it and its under the skin. Also i did go to a doctor who seeme

I have a tender lump on my back near my shoulder blade could it be serious? 16 years old, small body, the lump is the size of a golf ball, and it is again very tender and it hurts when i touch it and its under the skin. Also i did go to a doctor who seeme

Hello, : Hello, i can not diagnose the lump on your back. It might be a lipoma which is a soft fatty tumor under the skin. It could be a cyst or an abcess. Because it is now symptomatic (painful/ tender) it is probably time to see your doctor again. Let your parents know so that they can get you seen. If it gets red, hot, drains or you get a fever, you need to get it treated more quickly. Take care. ...Read more

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Hi I have had a hard, pea sized lump behind my ear on the bone for about 15 years, it has never hurt me or increased in size... Is it serious?

Unlikely bad: Something that hasn't changed in 15 years is very unlikely something bad.... But anything on the skin can turn into something. I recommend you show it to your doctor next visit. ...Read more

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I have had 2 solid lumps lumps on the upper part of the back of my head for years. I just noticed another one that is tender to touch. Wht cld it be?

I have had 2 solid lumps lumps on the upper part of the back of my head for years. I just noticed another one that is tender to touch. Wht cld it be?

Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son been having big lumps to come in his head and turn into sores and when i press down on them he said it hurts. He have three. Please ?

My 3 year old son been having big lumps to come in his head and turn into sores and when i press down on them he said it hurts. He have three. Please ?

Head lesions: spontaneous lesions on a child that are causing pain is a concern. please take your child to a pediatrician to get this evaluated. to help you the most a physician needs to see the actual lesion and if needed perform a biopsy. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has two pea sized lumps on his head.. one near the top and the other half way down the head on the left. They don't seem to bother him,?

My 2 year old has two pea sized lumps on his head.. one near the top and the other half way down the head on the left.  They don't seem to bother him,?

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.I would just monitor it. ...Read more

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Why is the left lip of my vagina is very swollen, hurts when I touch it, and there is some kind of hard lump inside?

Why is the left lip of my vagina is very swollen, hurts when I touch it, and there is some kind of hard lump inside?

Sore vagina and odor: You may have an infection causing inflammation of the vagina. You need to see your doctor for an examination to determine the cause of the infection and to give your proper treatment. ...Read more

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I've recently developed a sore lump behind my left ear after having a cold and sore throat. It's about 1cm big and firm to the touch. Serious?

I've recently developed a sore lump behind my left ear after having a cold and sore throat. It's about 1cm big and firm to the touch. Serious?

Enlarged lymph node: Usually viral or bacterial infection cause enlargement of lymph nodes. Usually gets smaller within week to ten days. ...Read more

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I am a 29 year old female with a hard ping pong sized lump you can see through my skin located between my pubic area and thigh and it hurts to touch?

I am a 29 year old female with a hard ping pong sized lump you can see through my skin located between my pubic area and thigh and it hurts to touch?

Skin lump: Usually possibilities include a cyst, an abscess, a lymph node, or a lipoma. However there are many other rarer possibilities. It is prudent to ask your doctor to evaluate the lesion. Especially because it hurts to touch it. That suggests that it could be inflamed or infected. ...Read more

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Hard lump under skin in left butt cheek. Size of a pea, slightly bigger. Has been there for over a year. Does not pop, hurts occasionally when pinched?

Hard lump under skin in left butt cheek. Size of a pea, slightly bigger. Has been there for over a year. Does not pop, hurts occasionally when pinched?

See your doctor.: A subcutaneous mass can be lots of different things. In your case I suspect you had a case of folliculitis with a small abscess. If it never drained its contents it may have calcified over time. Your doctor can remove this so a diagnosis can be made by a pathologist. ...Read more

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I have a hard, painless, asymmetrical lump (2 x 1.5 cm) growing below skin on left cheek for one year. Skin is normal. No fever, weight loss. 29 yr F.

I have a hard, painless, asymmetrical lump (2 x 1.5 cm) growing below skin on left cheek for one year. Skin is normal. No fever, weight loss. 29 yr F.

Need to see a Doc: Hard painless lumps and bumps that are present where they are not supposed to be should be evaluated by a healthcare provider, especially one that that size in the facial tissues. ...Read more

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I became sexually active 8 months ago with my husband.I noticed left side of my vagina a hard lump under skin only hurts when I touch also I pee alot?

I became sexually active 8 months ago with my husband.I noticed left side of my vagina a hard lump under skin only hurts when I touch also I pee alot?

Bartholin cyst: You may have a cyst of one of the glands called Bartholin's glands that help lubricate your vagina. You may also have a bladder infection because you are urinating a lot. You should see a gynecologist or your primary care doctor. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I found a hard pea sized lump behind my 2 year olds left ear on the scalp. It is skin colored but seems to bother him a little when I touch, thoughts?

I found a hard pea sized lump behind my 2 year olds left ear on the scalp. It is skin colored but seems to bother him a little when I touch, thoughts?

Probably lymph node: Probably a lymph node. If it does not clear up in a week or two, I would get it checked out. Also, if there is any fever, with it, he may need to be evaluated. Could also be a pimple that is a bit deeper under the skin. Same advice applies either way. ...Read more

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My daughter is 4. I found a hard knot/lump on the left of the base of her skull near the hairline. not red or hot to touch. says it hurts when i mess with. found while drying her hair. no real cold symptoms lately.I'm a peds nurse so i overly worry.Advic

My daughter is 4. I found a hard knot/lump on the  left of the base of her skull near the hairline. not red or hot to touch. says it hurts when i mess with. found while drying her hair. no real cold symptoms lately.I'm a peds nurse so i overly worry.Advic

Mastoid process?: The normal skull has a hard spike like projection located behind & at the level of the middle of the ear called the mastoid process. Multiple muscles dealing with the jaw attach to this projection. Other possibilities include lymph nodes located under the skin around the ear that vary in size from that of a pea to peanut. These are part of the bodies germ fighting crew & may enlarge when they are. ...Read more

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I have a solid hard lump in my left breast with redness on the skin. Looks abit bruised. It hurts when I touch it too ?

I have a solid hard lump in my left breast with redness on the skin. Looks abit bruised. It hurts when I touch it too ?

Get it checked: This is something you don't want to mess around with. Even though you are only 20, you need to be sure it isn't cancer. Perhaps you were injured - do you remember getting hit in that area? Nevertheless, go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Severe headaches, slight nausea, sensitive skin, lower abdomen pain, and marble sized hard mobile lump on left groin region hurts only when pressed..?

Severe headaches, slight nausea, sensitive skin, lower abdomen pain, and marble sized hard mobile lump on left groin region hurts only when pressed..?

HTN : If overweight lose it. Eat no junk food. Drink 2 littes water per day. Eat fruits kale collard greens. Drink ginger tea. 2-3 times/ day. Sleep. 8 hrs/ day. If u had history of heavy periods get ur iron levels checked. If headache still persists avoid cold soda , Ice water and any cold foods after dark. If still not better, get tested for sleep apnea and high blood pressure and low thyroid ...Read more

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Hard moving lump inside my mouth on the left side near my salivary glands on the bone. Also very small red bumps near tonsils on one side? 16 year old

Hard moving lump inside my mouth on the left side near my salivary glands on the bone. Also very small red bumps near tonsils on one side? 16 year old

See a dentist: If if the lamp lasts longer than one or two weeks, you should be concerned. I would advise you to have the lump examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. pedodontist, oral surgeon), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more