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I Have A Bump On My Head That Hurts
I hit my head on a car now I have a bump on my head and it hurts and I also have this knot on my neck?
Whiplash!: With any accident you may end up with broken bones or muscle spasm and tension. Since you are already experiencing some pain and showing signs of head and neck injuries, you need to see a physician or go the er. Don't wait too long, hope you will get better soon. (scdentalimplants, com). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to know: It could be any number of things. If it hurts it is worth getting checked out. It may require medical treatment. Make an appt w your pcp and try some otc tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or Ibuprofen in the meantime. If it is severe pain, head to the er or an urgent care facility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I have a bump in the back of my head and it hurts when I couch its like my whole head hurts when I cough and it hurts my bump
Try ice or heat: There are several things that can cause swelling and pain in the back of the head. IT can be an skin cyst, which may be infected. It could also be an area of trauma from bumping your head. It could be an enlarged and infected lymph node. I suggest trying ice or heat for 10 min to see if it improves. If you have a fever, chills, significant swelling or pus from the area, I suggest seeing a doctor. ...Read more
Likely nothing: If the bump appeared at the time of your injury it is likely a simple hematoma, mild bleeding under the skin. The majority of the time this resolves relatively quickly. Sometimes, however, the blood organizes almost like a scar and takes longer to be reabsorbed by the body. It is not anything to worry about medically just more of a cosmetic issue. It may take months for complete resolution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cyst vs lipoma: A soft squishy bump on your scalp is most likely a lipoma, fatty tumor, or a cyst. Lipomas are non cancerous and don't need to be removed unless painful or enlarging. A cyst may need to be removed if painful, enlarging or infected. Many people have Wenn's cyst on the head which are also benign. Any doubt, get a consult with your physician. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a bump on my scalp. It itches and it hurts when i touch it. Why do I have a bump on my scalp?
Bump on scalp: There are a lot of potential causes for a bump on your scalp that itches and hurts when you touch it. You should see your doctor to have it evaluated. It can't be diagnosed without proper examination. ...Read more
It's hard to say: Without actually seeing what that means inflammation and swelling which can be caused by infection chronic inflammation metabolic issues such as get out from a puncture wounds a system that gotten irritated and many other things a lot depends on if it's in the skin or in the fatty tissue or moving with tendons these are all possibilities. ...Read more
I have a tiny lump on the back of my head, right where my hairline is. It is sore and hurts a little when I turn my head. What could it be?
Many reasons: There are many possible reasons for having a painful lump. Common reasons are simple pimples/spots, infected skin cysts , infected hair follicles or an enlarged lymph gland which is fighting an infection. Some of these go away after a week or so and are not serious, but if it doesn't see a doctor to have it examined and get a proper diagnosis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a squishy bump on my head, just behind my temple that appeared today. I haven't bumped my head. Any ideas of what this could be? Thanks!
As above: Without examination it is hard to pin point out what was the causes , if it is bothersome u can see u pcp for evaluation. ...Read more
I had a spot on the top right side of my head that hurt pretty bad like I bumped it but I havent?
Painful spot: Of course it would require a medical exam to determine a cause. Painful spots/lesions in the scalp would most commonly be an inflamed/infected sebaceous cyst. Usually treated with hot packs will help,but occasionally would require incision and drainage. See your doctor and good luck. ...Read more
Number of causes: See your doctor to have the lump examined to diagnose it'. ...Read more
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