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Severe pain on back of neck on the right side stemming from hairline to the entire length. Small lump at top. No recent trauma. Any ideas what it is?

Severe pain on back of neck on the right side stemming from hairline to the entire length. Small lump at top. No recent trauma. Any ideas what it is?

Texting syndrome?: At your age, if you tend to use the smart phone or other device while looking down, most likely your muscles in the neck are in spasm which can lead to headaches at the hairline level where the muscles attach. The lump could be very likely a muscle band that is tight. Use moist heat. Avoid prolonged bending of the neck such as in texting. Texting Syndrome is a real entity and is a recent phenomeno ...Read more

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Got an bone hard lump on left backside of head above the occipital bone with burning sensation there and on my neck and shoulders. Any ideas?

Got an bone hard lump on left backside of head above the occipital bone with burning sensation there and on my neck and shoulders. Any ideas?

Superior trapezius : The unifying symptom you describe is the broad region of discomfort. This muscle runs throughout the region you describe. Perhaps is spasm in this muscle with tendonitis where it connects to the occipital skull. Your signs and symptoms are odd, and you should see an osteopath to sort this out. ...Read more

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Noticed a small lima bean shaped lump on the base of my skull on the back of my neck on the left side. No pain or any symptoms.

Noticed a small lima bean shaped lump on the base of my skull on the back of my neck on the left side. No pain or any symptoms.

Ok: Could be a cyst. If it is painless i would follow up with the doctor to see what the best imaging test is indicated. If it's just a cyst you may not need any testing this observation. ...Read more

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Sore lump on skull? Size of a dime on the back of my head but on the hard bone behind my left ear but not near the ear, its on my head.

Pilar Cyst: Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck. Pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited. ...Read more

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Causes of headache on left side of head above the ear and it hurts to touch my head in that area. No trauma, neck pain, or shoulder pain...

See dentist: You may have a jaw problem from grinding or clenching your teeth especially when sleeping. Suggest you get your jaws checked. If nothing there, then perhaps a MRI may be in order if the problem has been present for more than a few weeks or is getting worse. ...Read more

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Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg. With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg.  With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Need surgical eval: These symptoms - suggestive of spinal cord being compressed - need evaluation to rule of cancer or growth causing these symptoms. The other explanation could be herniated disc but you need further evaluation and this is very serious so get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Hard knot on the middle forehead on the skull about pea size and there is no pain no dizziness or headaches?

Hard knot on the middle forehead on the skull about pea size and there is no pain no dizziness or headaches?

How long has it been: If this has been there a long time, it may not be important. I wonder if it is related to the skin. It would be unusual for something this size to be related to the bones. ...Read more

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Soft lump for years on the top back side of head below skin, every few weeks it enlarges, and radiates severe pain & gets really warm, no head trauma.

Get it checked: The fact you have had it for years makes it less worrisome. Given you have discomfort and are concerned, I suggest getting the lump examined by a clinician the next time it appears. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Small, hard bump on back of neck. Not visible. Size of a tiny pinky nail. No symptoms. It's on the right side on cartilage part. Help! i'm worried?

Small, hard bump on back of neck. Not visible. Size of a tiny pinky nail. No symptoms. It's on the right side on cartilage part. Help! i'm worried?

Nodule on the neck: The most common small nodular lesion is a cyst. If the lesion is stable in size, mobile and non-tender it is probably ok. If it does not resolve in a few weeks or if it changes you should see your doctor.S. ...Read more

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Pain on right side of head from base of neck to right eye, pain on right side of throat. No pain on waking up. Ideas.

Occipital neuralgia : involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache. The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. This is treatable condition. Rec. see orofacial pain or pain management specialist. You can take Advil (ibuprofen) pm as needed. ...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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Small hard lump on top of right ear on the head what can it be no pain?

Small hard lump on top of right ear on the head what can it be no pain?

Ear Lump: This is hard to know unless it is seen and evaluated. Please see your FP or Dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've always had a tender spot on back of head, resting head on hard floors causes discomfort & slight pain in the spot. What is it?

I've always had a tender spot on back of head, resting head on hard floors causes discomfort & slight pain in the spot. What is it?

It is impossible to: determine the nature of your ailment over the internet. You need to be examined and perhaps have some testing done to determine the source of your symptoms. Make an appointment with a health care provider to assess the issue. ...Read more

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Fell on my stomach and hit my chin on ground, have slight pain in back of head, otherwise feel fine, could there be bad brain injury?

Fell on my stomach and hit my chin on ground, have slight pain in back of head, otherwise feel fine, could there be bad brain injury?

Pssible but unlikely: Your chin probably absorbed the force of the blow. Still, in rare cases their could be a mild concussion or other injury. If you have a headaches that won't get better, vomiting, blurry vision, or are sounding drunk (slurring) to your friends or family members get to an emergency room immediately . As long as it gets better over the next few days you are probably ok ...Read more

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