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I have a bump on the side of my head and its swelling and producing pus and also the swelling is going down to the lower of the ear what could this be?

I have a bump on the side of my head and its swelling and producing pus and also the swelling is going down to the lower of the ear what could this be?

Mrsa: methacillin resistant staphalococcus aureas likely if pus with redness, if only scaly red likely just strep or staph. may need it lanced if like a bubble that needs to be burst , this will clear it up without antibiotics often. but ideal get it cultured too . bacrtim ds or doxycline or clindamycine pills ...Read more

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I have bump on the side of my head where the ceiling fan hit me in the head .What do I do ?

I have bump on the side of my head where the ceiling fan hit me in the head .What do I do ?

Visit your doctor: Visit your doctor to make sure you don't have any other injury. As for the bump, if it happen recently it should go down in several days. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the lower side of my head. What could it be?

I have a bump on the lower side of my head. What could it be?

I don't want to: Start guessing. There can be many causes. The only way to get an accurate diagnosis will be a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a bump/cyst on the side of my head. Now, i lost a patch of hair in that area. What could it be? The bump does not hurt. It has dropped in size.

I have a bump/cyst on the side of my head. Now, i lost a patch of hair in that area. What could it be? The bump does not hurt. It has dropped in size.

Sebaceous Cyst: Bump just under the skin may be sebacious cyst and can sometimes be associated with hair loss. Sebaceous cyst is typically firm, round and not painful. Definitive treatment of cyst is surgical removal. If related only to the cyst, hair should regrow after cyst is removed. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the left side of my head, above my ear but more towards the top. I sometimes get dizzy when getting up after sitting for a long time.

I have a bump on the left side of my head, above my ear but more towards the top. I sometimes get dizzy when getting up after sitting for a long time.

Explanation: Your dizziness after sitting long time most likely caused by orthostatic hypotension. To avoid this you need drink a lot of fluids!!! And make a short breaks for 5-10 min exercise. Your bump on the head need evaluation, if it growing up ...Read more

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I have a bump on my left side of my head and it hurts to touch and it is getting bigger what is this?? I am 3 months pregnant n I am on bloodthinner

I have a bump on my left side of my head and it hurts to touch and it is getting bigger what is this?? I am  3 months pregnant n I am on bloodthinner

Contact doctor: It could be bleeding under the skin and you should contact your doctor as soon as possible. What kind of blood thinner are you on? I trust that it is not warfarin/coumadin! ...Read more

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I have a bump on the lower left side of my head which is causing pain. Could it be serious?

I have a bump on the lower left side of my head which is causing pain. Could it be serious?

Bump: No I do not think it is serious it is probably either a lipoma or a sebaceous cyst I would see a physician to decide if it needs to be removed ...Read more

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I have a bump on the lower left side of my head thats hurts and is causing me to have a headache. What could that be?

I have a bump on the lower left side of my head thats hurts and is causing me to have a headache. What could that be?

Lymph node: The most likely answer is a swollen lymph node. Acne at the hair line or an upper respiratory infection can cause the lymph nodes at the base of the skull and neck to capture infection and swell. The surrounding neck muscles that insert into the skull spasm due to the swollen lymph node and cause tension headaches. If the symptoms persist then see your medical doctor. ...Read more

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I have a large bump on the right side of my head but it only gives me migraines and makes it hard to look at light. What is it?

I have a large bump on the right side of my head but it only gives me migraines and makes it hard to look at light. What is it?

Migraines : The light sensitivity is a typical symptom of migraines. The bump on the head from an injury = you could have a concussion. The bump/lump from a growth or injury could be putting pressure on the occipital nerve causing a one sided headache. If a growth, see your doctor. If a mild concussion, it will take time to heal. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the back right side of my head with slight pain down my neck. It feels sore to the touch. Any suggestions?

I have a bump on the back right side of my head with slight pain down my neck. It feels sore to the touch. Any suggestions?

First thing that...: ...Comes to mind is an infected sebaceous cyst. These often need to be drained in order to clear. For now, try treating with heat or a warm compress, and see your doctor soon. ...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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I have a sudden painful bump on the right side of my head. Its 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. Its a few inches above the base of my head. Its hard and painful to touch.What could it be?

Tender scalp bump: 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