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Doctor insights on: Lump At Base Of Skull Back Of Neck

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Are there lymph nodes in back of neck near base of skull? I have two lumps im going to get checked but no pictures on web shows lymphs nodes are there

Are there lymph nodes in back of neck near base of skull? I have two lumps im going to get checked but no pictures on web shows lymphs nodes are there

Yes: There are lymph nodes at the back of the skull in what is called the occipital chain. They can enalrged with colds and infections of the scalp. ...Read more

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What is a lump about 3/4" around on the back of neck, base of skull? Your guess cancer or a cyst? 76-year old male

What is a lump about 3/4" around on the back of neck, base of skull? Your guess cancer or a cyst? 76-year old male

Possibilities: It is possible to have a swollen lymph node in this region (called occipital nodes). It could also be a cyst such as an epidermal or sebaceous cyst. Another option is a (usually) benign fatty tumor called a lipoma. If it is getting larger or is tender/painful, or associated with other similar lumps, I would get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Fizzling, air bubbles/bubbling fluid...episodes from base of skull through back of neck, NOT bone cracking, I can feel it flow?

Fizzling, air bubbles/bubbling fluid...episodes from base of skull through back of neck, NOT bone cracking, I can feel it flow?

See your doctor: A doctor will need to do an examination and get a full history from you in order to diagnose the symptoms you are describing. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm an ED RN - a few of my healthy patients while getting rapid IV fluids have described a "bubbly sensation" in back of neck/base of skull, any idea?

I'm an ED RN - a few of my healthy patients while getting rapid IV fluids have described a "bubbly sensation" in back of neck/base of skull, any idea?

Not sure: I'm trying to think of a physiological reason why this may occur, and I'm out of ideas. If you are infusing iso-osmotic solutions at rapid rates, there should be no/minimal shifts of electrolytes across the blood brain barrier (not to mention that this would not be sensed by most people). ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in back of neck kill you or cause you to not be able to swollow? Pain is base of skull into ear and up to top of skull.

Can a pinched nerve in back of neck kill you or cause you to not be able to swollow? Pain is base of skull into ear and up to top of skull.

Pinched nerve: Occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues. The common symptoms are numbness, sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward to your ear, eye, pharynx and extremities.
Treatment: physical therapy, medications, cognitive behavioral therapy and acupuncture.
The treatment is usually effective and no need to die.
Rec.: see a pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Awful head ache, which began 7 days ago at base of skull and back of neck. Base of skull and neck pain worse with movement, causes?

Awful head ache, which began 7 days ago at base of skull and back of neck. Base of skull and neck pain worse with movement, causes?

You have been evalau: From your background information I see you have been evaluated. Was the MRI of the brain or the neck? How was the diagnosis of benign intercranial hypertension made? When you discuss this with your physician. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker and can cause headaches. Was it given for headaches. Your physician can help clarify this. ...Read more

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Pain above rt eye, starts where eye and nose meet & goes up over eyebrow into forehead, & in back of neck at base of skull. Cough & motion, pain worse?

Pain above rt eye, starts where eye and nose meet & goes up over eyebrow into forehead, & in back of neck at base of skull. Cough & motion, pain worse?

Please call provider: This would need entailed evaluation by your physician. It could be benign as tension and migraine headaches but it could also be due to serious medical condition that needs urgent medical attention ...Read more

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

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

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Very small painless bump back base of skull (near occipital node). Neck is a bit sore/stiff. No other symptoms. No fatigue or night sweats. Lymphoma?

Very small painless bump back base of skull (near occipital node). Neck is a bit sore/stiff. No other symptoms. No fatigue or night sweats. Lymphoma?

Unlikely: From what you described, lymphoma is unlikely. You may watch and wait. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Large lump at back of neck, right near the skull. Feels like a bone, but wasn't there before. It doesn't hurt when I press on it. Is this normal?

Need an Exam: You have demonstrated such worry about this that I feel it is time to only advise you to get to your physician and have an expert evaluate what is bothering you so much. ...Read more

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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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Feels like there is a bruise on the back of my neck. It's at base of skull to the left of my spine. Started 2 days ago.

Feels like there is a bruise on the back of my neck. It's at base of skull to the left of my spine. Started 2 days ago.

Often myofascial: If this is spontaneous neck pain, no injury, it is likely myofascial - pain in the soft tissues of the neck. Benign condition. Often treated with heat, ice and OTC medications. Stretching often helps. If it persists, have it examined by a physician ...Read more

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Mild to moderate dull pain on the left/right muscles of the back base of skull/very very top of neck, exacerbated by movement for a month straight.?

Mild to moderate dull pain on the left/right muscles of the back base of skull/very very top of neck, exacerbated by movement for a month straight.?

Ans: Sounds like you strained your neck. Do you work? What kind of work do you do? Start with heat over the neck and passive neck exercises if discomfort continues see your doctor ...Read more

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Extreme pain base of skull left side between war and spine, travels down neck. Began after throwing up and fever but both of those stopped?

Extreme pain base of skull left side between war and spine, travels down neck. Began after throwing up and fever but both of those stopped?

Could be: Irritation of trapezius muscle, which attaches at the base of the skull right where your symptoms are. Try ice packs for a day or so, and maybe an anti inflammatory like advil (ibuprofen) once or twice, if doesn't improve, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes slight bulg in back neck (base of skull) extreme pain that shoots through my head into left eye and gives me extreme migraine soon after?

Occipital neuralgia: This maybe related to irritation to nerve behind the head called the occipital nerve. Recommend visiting pcp. ...Read more

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Neck/upper back pain, base of skull is tense and a spot on the side hurts if clothing touches it. Also some vertigo, but nothing else, any ideas?

Neck/upper back pain, base of skull is tense and a spot on the side hurts if clothing touches it. Also some vertigo, but nothing else, any ideas?

Muscle spasm: Muscle spam can cause the neck pain you describe, even to the point of tenderness that appears to make the overlying skin sensitive to touch and pressure. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Been having pain in neck area under the back of my left jaw and in neck at base of skull, also dark red spots under tongue. Related to infected tooth?

Pain: You have an infected tooth that needs to be treated. I can't tell you if the pain by your jaw is from your tooth or something else, but your dentist will be able to tell you. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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6 months ago a 5 lb rubber mallet fell on my head still pain base of skull neck pain upper spine pain numbness major top right foot minor other limbs?

6 months ago a 5 lb rubber mallet fell on my head still pain base of skull neck pain upper spine pain numbness major top right foot minor other limbs?

Yeah...that'll smart: You may be suffering from the residua of POSTCONCUSSIVE syndrome (PCS). I don't know how you were at the type you got hit...for example, from what height did that hammer come down? You could calculate the amount of Force that you took on the head and neck using F=ma but I think seeing your doctor for a referral to a neurologist for possible PCS and management would be a good idea. ...Read more

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Why would I have a headache at the base of skull where neck meets on the sides just off center?

Why would I have a headache at the base of skull where neck meets on the sides just off center?

The following may be: If a quite focal headache over the back of skull, could be occipital neuralgia, perhaps there is a problem in your neck such as a facet arthropathy, or a disc rupture. Perhaps this is a muscle contraction headache or even an atypical migraine. See your doctor, get examined and even get imaging studies. ...Read more

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Weird fizzling, like pop rock candy, base of skull up and down neck, can feel and hear it, happens frequently, what is it?

Weird fizzling, like pop rock candy, base of skull up and down neck, can feel and hear it, happens frequently, what is it?

Facet joints: When you move your neck like that you'll hear your facet joints crackling. Very common, nothing to worry about. If you have neck pain, there are treatments targeting the facet joints. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Pain above bellybutton just 2 the right, pain in my right neck & shoulder w/ ntermittent pain in neck like jabs? I get h/a on r side of base of skull

Pain above bellybutton just 2 the right, pain in my right neck & shoulder w/ ntermittent pain in neck like jabs? I get h/a on r side of base of skull

Depends: It depends on the severity of the pain and truly how long it has lasted. If it has been consistent (non-stop) pain after 2-3 days then I would go see a doctor. If it woke you up at night and hasn't went away by morning then I would go see a doctor. It really depends on how you are feeling and what you feel is the best time. ...Read more

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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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Stiffness in upper neck, base of skull. I've had it for about 2 months, can not find any relief. Stabbing pains +can hardly move head?

Stiffness in upper neck, base of skull. I've had it for about 2 months, can not find any relief. Stabbing pains +can hardly move head?

Myofascial: This could be many things, from a simple sprain strain to myofascial neck pain to occipital neuralgia. Would advise you see a physiatrist or neurologist, who will determine first whether or not you need a ct scan of the head done, based on the severity and pattern of your headaches. ...Read more

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Neck tension base of skull causes intial deafness then noises appear acutely painfull -the smallest sounds appear magnified -duration 30 minutes -thanks?

Change in hearing: A complex problem. There is a condition called hyperacusis. At first it may be short lasting. Most commonly it ocurs after a infection, noise injury or head trauma or whiplash. Does any of this sound familiar? ...Read more