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I have two painless lumps in the back of my head at base of skull. Started with one small one, then a bigger one right below. Should I be concerned?

I have two painless lumps in the back of my head at base of skull. Started with one small one, then a bigger one right below. Should I be concerned?

Need evaluation: Lumps in this area can be infections, fatty tumors, enlarged lymph glands, or sometimes cancerous. Please have your internist check them out. ...Read more

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I have a painful lump or two on the back of my head i noticed it about 2 hours ago and since I have it's causing mild pain without even touching? What could this be please help as am worried?

I have a painful lump or two on the back of my head i noticed it about 2 hours ago and since I have it's causing mild pain without even touching? What could this be please help as am worried?

Inflammed lymph node: People often get an inflammed lymph node there that can result from a scalp infection/irritation or a poster sinus inflammation. These usually resolve spontaneously and. One can try otc meds and see your primary if it doesn't go away. ...Read more

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Three lumps under skin at back of my neck, in a row first an inch below hair line and the other two follow below towards top of spine. ?

Three lumps under skin at back of my neck, in a row first an inch below hair line and the other two follow below towards top of spine. ?

Normal bony promence: Spinous process of the c6c7 vertebrae are palpable in thin people when they bend neck forward. ...Read more

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19 month old son has marble sized lump behind ear and two smaller ones on back of head all feel fixed and quite hard no other symptoms but im worried?

19 month old son has marble sized lump behind ear and two smaller ones on back of head all feel fixed and quite hard no other symptoms but im worried?

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 or have doc see it during regular visit. ...Read more

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Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Can staring at a computer cause tension in the back of head (occiput)? I have tension in back of head and dizziness. Normal CT. Massage not effective

Occipital neuralgia: The greater and lesser occipital nerves live in the back of the head on both sides. The lesser nerve runs towards your ear and the greater nerve runs to top of back of your head. These occipital nerves can be aggravated without any trauma. Tilting head back can cause dizziness if these nerves are aggravated. 7 days or oral steroid or 5 days of Toradol may knock out this irritation to these nerves. ...Read more

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I have a few lumps on the back of my head that don't hurt or move is this normal?

I have a few lumps on the back of my head that don't hurt or move is this normal?

Head Lumps: These lumps on the scalp could be what are called trichilemmal or pilar cysts which are the most common cyst of the skin and contain a thick substance consisting of dead skin cells, etc. But could also represent something more serious. You should see a dermatologist for an evaluation. Thanks. ...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 yo doctor for examination possible removal ...Read more

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Hello, i have a question about lumps on the back of my head. I first noticed them last thurs and it was just one, but a day later found another one on?

Hello, i have a question about lumps on the back of my head. I first noticed them last thurs and it was just one, but a day later found another one on?

Nondiagnostic: Your description is inadequate for a diagnosis. These lumps could be cysts, ingrown hairs, small pustules,etc. You'll have to be examined by your physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My two year old daughter seems to have two lumps on the back if her head near her hair line it's under the skin should I be worried.

My two year old daughter seems to have two lumps on the back if her head near her hair line it's under the skin should I be worried.

Probably not: In general, pea sized lymph nodes near mucous membranes (head & neck, groin) are not worrisome unless they are painful or growing. ...Read more

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I have a small cluster of strange lumps on the back of my head, all on the right hand side. A few of these are painful, but the largest of them isnt?

Head lumps: hello ~ difficult to give you an exact diagnosis because you do not give enough history. These could be lymph nodes if they are pea-sized or they could be lipomas. This is one of those things we cannot give you and exact diagnosis unless we can see and palpate the lumps. I think a trip to the local NHS doc is in the offing? thanks ...Read more

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My scalp has been itchy to the point of bleeding and pus I think psoriasis but i've recently had 2 lumps on the back of my head appear. They got bigger over a couple days and it very painful giving me headaches what would this be ?

My scalp has been itchy to the point of bleeding and pus I think psoriasis but i've recently had 2 lumps on the back of my head appear. They got bigger over a couple days and it very painful giving me headaches what would this be ?

You now have an : Infection in your scalp from you scratching it so much and your lymph glands are now reacting trying to fight off the infection.It is to the point now that you need antibiotics.Go see your physician now before it gets worst. ...Read more

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I'm worried about 2 lumps on back of my head,been there for at least 2 month, one has been growing, hard underskin lumps, any ideAs? Thanks

I'm worried about 2 lumps on back of my head,been there for at least 2 month,  one has been growing,  hard underskin lumps, any ideAs? Thanks

Get them seen: Show these to your personal physician at your next visit. They may be postoccipital lymph nodes, epidermoid inclusion cysts, ingrown hairs, or goodness-knows. If they keep growing or ulcerate, get seen earlier. ...Read more

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My bf says his mood is from lumps on the back of head. Is that physiognomy?

My bf says his mood is from lumps on the back of head. Is that physiognomy?

?: I am sorry but what? Physiognomy is when you judge someone else from facial expression/features. ...Read more

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I have 2 lumps that my barber noticed on the back of my head. They are painless. Can the skull change shape as we age?

I have 2 lumps that my barber noticed on the back of my head. They are painless. Can the skull change shape as we age?

Not really: but we may NOTICE "bumps" we have never felt before! If these bumps are BONY not to worry! If softer they may be lymph glands and these drain the scalp so your barber usually will notice any sores or inflammation on your scalp! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more