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I have a hard lump on my head that I have had for a while now with seizures periodically now getting terrible headaches what could this be?

I have a hard lump on my head that I have had for a while now with seizures periodically now getting terrible headaches what could this be?

Lumps in the dumps: What's on the outside of the head (lump) has nothing to do with what goes on inside. Seizures cause headaches. Seizures and headaches may be the result of the same underlying condition (e.g., brain tumor) or can be completely unrelated. You need some diagnostic clarity--see your neurologist. ...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?

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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I have a pee size hard lump on my head?

I have a pee size hard lump on my head?

Usually a wen: If there is no other abnormality--no discoloration or skin changes--an isolated pea sized bump on the scalp is usually due to a cyst. These can enlarge and are often irritating. They can easily be removed by a qualified physician. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump in middle of my head been there for year's I have bad headache's but when I put press on it seem's to help what could this be?

I have a hard lump in middle of my head been there for year's I have bad headache's but when I put press on it seem's to help what could this be?

Multiple reasons: The most common lesion is a type of cyst but many non-cancerous and cancerous lumps can have a similar response. Seek an opinoin from a medical advisor. ...Read more

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Hi, asking again, I miswrote my question, I have a hard lump on back of my head, its marble sized its connected to skull, what is it? Thanks for repl

Hi, asking again, I miswrote my question, I have a hard lump on back of my head, its marble sized its connected to skull, what is it? Thanks for repl

May be normal: If it is in the center of head just above the neck it could be normal but prominent bone called posterior occipital protuberance. If it seems to be growing or not in the mid line or moves then consult your pcp. ...Read more

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I have a hard bony lump on back of my head, what causes it? Is it benign or malignant?

I have a hard bony lump on back of my head, what causes it? Is it benign or malignant?

Probably benign: Probably benign osteoma. However, see ENT doc for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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I have developed an ovoid hard lump suddenly on my head above forehead and mid line. No head injury. But been experiencing violent headache.

I have developed an ovoid hard lump suddenly on my head above forehead and mid line. No head injury. But been experiencing violent headache.

You need a workup: Your going to need to see a Neurologist so the proper testing can be ordered. Without seeing it, it's hard to comment on what it possibly is.

It could just be a dermatological problem like a benign cyst, but given that your associating "Violgent" headaches, you will need a full head to toe Neuro assessment and perhaps imaging not for just this growth, but the brain too. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does the hard lump on my head mean that I have some kinda skull tumor (bone cancer)?! I'm worried! Is it normal?

Does the hard lump on my head mean that I have some kinda skull tumor (bone cancer)?! I'm worried! Is it normal?

May be just a cyst: I see a lot of these. The vast majority are just benign cysts. If it grows or bothers you, that's enough reason to get it removed. ...Read more

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What should I do when I have lump on my head from hitting it really hard on a door knob?

What should I do when I have lump on my head from hitting it really hard on a door knob?

Wait it out: A "goose egg" like this will resolve with time. As long as you did not lose consciousness and do not have progressive neurologic dysfunction you will be fine. ...Read more

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Hi I have a hard lump on the ride side of my head woke up with it his morning and my headache has gotten worse and worse throughout the day....

You need to be seen: This could be anything from a scalp infection to a brain injury. There is no way to diagnose it from a distance, someone must speak to you, examine you, and probably do some tests or do a procedure. Don't mess around with this. Get seen. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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I hit my head over 2 weeks ago. And now I have a hard lump exactly where I hit it. I have been getting bad headaches since but the lump just appeared?

I hit my head over 2 weeks ago. And now I have a hard lump exactly where I hit it. I have been getting bad headaches since but the lump just appeared?

See your Doctor: Hard to say for sure. You need to have a physical examination of the problem at the very least. Possibly you weren't aware of the "bump", there could be delayed bleeding. Headaches are common after head trauma. There are meds which can reduce the intensity and frequency of those headaches-ask your doctor. Avoid repeated analgesics like ibu or aspirin. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer?

I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer?

Lipoma: Lipomas, a fatty tumor are common in this location as well as a few other tumors. Has the lump been present for some time or rapidly developing recently? If rapid, get an evaluation by an ENT specialist fairly soon. If it has been there for some time, you can probably ignore it if it does not bother you and is not changing. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer, should I be concerned?

I have a hard lump behind ear on head. Please answer, should I be concerned?

Hopefully: It will resolve without intevention. You may have a swollen lymph node or cyst that may or maynot be infected. If it doesn't resolve - get it checked. ...Read more

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I hav a lump on my head about the size of a large spot it feels hard but not painful IV had it 4 about 6 months now, any idea wot it cud be?

Scalp lump: Probably either a seborrheic cyst or if rubbery, a lipoma or possibly an occipital lymph node if in the back, or calcification. It would be best to show it to your PCP or a dermatologist to see whether it needs to be biopsied or removed. Skin cancer occurs on the scalp, too, and most can be cured if caught early. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on scalp. It started a few years ago and its larger now. Another is on top now and smaller ones in back of head. What can they be?

I have a hard lump on scalp. It started a few years ago and its larger now. Another is on top now and smaller ones in back of head. What can they be?

These may be: SEBACEOUS CYSTS ("WEN"S)
See your primary care Physician for DIAGNOSIS and a referral for removal. These can cbecome infected therefore removal is usually suggested

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a hard lump a small pea size approx for 2 weeks yesterday I had the room spin for a moment and I had headaches and light headed feelings?

I have a hard lump a small pea size approx for 2 weeks yesterday I had the room spin for a moment and I had headaches and light headed feelings?

Where's the lump?: You forgot to mention where the lump is...so far, between the top of your head to the bottom of your feet. Can you narrow that down a bit. Headaches and vertigo could be migraine headaches or another type of headache called migrainous vertigo. Or it may some other systemic problem causing the headache. I'd get to a doctor to check it out if I were in your shoes if things don't get better quick. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of bone cancer? I have a hard immobile lump on the back of my head, what could have caused it? Is it normal to have a hard lump?

What are the symptoms of bone cancer? I have a hard immobile lump on the back of my head, what could have caused it? Is it normal to have a hard lump?

May be just a cyst: I see a lot of these. The vast majority are just benign cysts, especially in young adults. If it grows or bothers you, that's enough reason to get it removed. ...Read more

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Had a headache yesterday that wouldn't go away with Tylenol (acetaminophen). Then today I felt a lump on my head that is hard and doesn't move. Causes?

Had a headache yesterday that wouldn't go away with Tylenol (acetaminophen). Then today I felt a lump on my head that is hard and doesn't move. Causes?

Lump: The lump can be due to a lump in the skull, a cyst in the scalp tissue or another type of mass. If this is new, you need to get in and have it evaluated to make sure it is not something bad. ...Read more