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I Have A Hard Lump On My Head
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
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
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
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
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
I have a hard lump on the side of my head about the size of a golf ball maybe wondering what it is?
Exam: You must be examined and have this area biopsied or surgically removed. ...Read more
I have a hard lump on the crown of my head...i get daily dull achey headaches in that area as well, its a very hard bone like structure it. There is s?
Please see your doctor as soon as possible.
If there is delay go to the Emergency facility. ...Read more
I have a hard lump on the back of my head, I get pressure in it some times when I lay down, and I also have ear pressure, could they beconnect?
I have had a hard zit like lump on my head for about 6months now (no other symptoms) and now another has popped up by my forehead to the left Ideas?
Yes: See your doc or a dermatologist. Too general to answer in 400 spaces w/o examining you up close. ...Read more
Probably benign: Probably benign osteoma. However, see ENT doc for exam/recommendations. ...Read more
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
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
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
Need exam: You will need an exam to determine what the hard lump is and if anything needs to be done. ...Read more
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
I have a hard lump lump at the top of my head. It really pains me to touch it, and it has bled randomly before. I never bumped my head. Idk what it is!
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
I have a hard lump on right side of the back of my head it's more prominent when I have neck and head pain otherwise it doesn't hurt. What is it?
Lipoma: Most likely lipoma but needs picture to comment. So I do not have enough information to diagnose at this time. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
I have a hard lump on the back of my skull, it raises and then starts to flatten out with the rest of my skull. Is it just my head shape?
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
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
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
I've got a boney lump on my head above my temple it's small but getting bigger had it for nearly a year it's not soft but very hard any idea what itis?
There are multiple possibilities.
Needs to be checked by a physician. ...Read more
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