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Have hard, immovable lump on the tip of collarbone near throat. Stiff and tender in shoulder blades, at base of and sides of neck. Possible cause?

Have hard, immovable lump on the tip of collarbone near throat.  Stiff and tender in shoulder blades, at base of and sides of neck.  Possible cause?

Lymphadenopathy: You need an exam hard lymph nodes that are painful and immovable are worrisome so I would let your practitioner touch it and see if further work up is needed ...Read more

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What could cause a swelling at the back of my head at the base of my skull, and painful lump under my jaw?

What could cause a swelling at the back of my head at the base of my skull, and painful lump under my jaw?

Most lumps, benign: Don't start worrying. The majority of small bumps on your head would be benign (not cancer). Lumps that can be tender are cysts, lymph nodes and less likely lipomas. Still, hard to evaluate it over the net. See your primary md who can take a good history and examen you. Given your presentation it sounds more like lymph nodes. You want to make sure its nothing scary ...Read more

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Firm pea sized lump on the right side of the back of my neck at the bottom of my hairline. What is it?!

Firm pea sized lump on the right side of the back of my neck at the bottom of my hairline. What is it?!

Typical for mono: It may be enlarged occipital lymph nodes. It may be sebaceous cyst. It may be... I may continue with long list. See your doctor; let him examine that "pea sized lump". Sorry, can not say better not seeing and touching this lump, and without knowing your history. ...Read more

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Pain at the top of head. Bumpy there too?

Pain at the top of head. Bumpy there too?

Consult your PCP: Sudden bump along with pain can be due to a few different reasons. Get it examined as it can be a growth or a simple swelling due to inflammation. ...Read more

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Painful lump at the base of my back head skull near the center of neck.tender to touch,burning sensation.is it serious or fatal.please help.swoolen?

Painful lump at the base of my  back head skull near the center of neck.tender to touch,burning sensation.is it serious or fatal.please help.swoolen?

Lump in the Head: Most lumps can be answered by Biopsy. is it an abscess or a Lymphnode or a abnormal growth (tumor) hard to say without seeing and feeling it. Is it hard? Is it an infection. Please see your doctor to answer all those questions SOON. ...Read more

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I have a solid, hard, immobile nodule on the back of my head, at the base of my skull cap. Thoughts? Concerns?

I have a solid,  hard,  immobile  nodule on the back of my head,  at the base of my skull cap. Thoughts? Concerns?

Wouldn't worry: But if this is definitely something new then, by all means have a doctor take a look see. Possible X-ray may be all that is needed to put you at ease. Good luck ...Read more

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Have lump at left hand side of skull at back of head, what could it be?

Have lump at left hand side of skull at back of head, what could it be?

Lipoma: Probable lipoma which is benign. But you should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do about a painful lump and throbbing at base of skull on left side?

What to do about a painful lump and throbbing at base of skull on left side?

See a doctor: For a physical exam. The lump may just be inflamed portion of a muscle that you've subjected to a constant strain with poor posture or it could be something very different. Impossible to tell. ...Read more

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Have a small round bump underneath my skin at the base of my skull, its not on the otherside.Have headaches on that side of my head to.Any idea?

Have a small round bump underneath my skin at the base of my skull, its not on the otherside.Have headaches on that side of my head to.Any idea?

Cyst: Small round bumps under the skin of the scalp are often cysts (trichilemmal or sebaceous) or could possibly be just a bony knob. These could be related to your headaches if they are situated near nerve. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on top of right side of head closer to the middle. Tender to touch. Also radiates through middle of head to the base of skull.

Neuralgia: This sounds like neuralgia which is an irritable superficial nerve in the scalp and usually clears without specific therapy. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen may help. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen,however. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump in the palm of my left hand 1 centimeter across located two centimeters directly below the base of my ring finger. Any ideas?

I have a small hard lump in the palm of my left hand 1 centimeter across located two  centimeters directly below the base of my ring finger. Any ideas?

PALM LUMP: It might be an inherited disorder named dupuytren's contracture. This is a painless thickening & contracture of tissue beneath the skin on the palm & the fingers. Also known as the "viking" disease as it often occurs in people of scandinavian or northern european ancestry. Surgical procedures often work. ...Read more

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Lump in base of skull neck and experiencing headache, what's wrong?

Possible: Localized spasm and inflammation of the muscle where it attaches to the skull due to persistent strain from poor posture or something completely different. See your doctor. ...Read more