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I have a marble sized bone hard lump on the back of my head on the right side. It wasn't there before. What could it be?

I have a marble sized bone hard lump on the back of my head on the right side. It wasn't there before. What could it be?

Cyst or exostosis: If slightly movable a sebaceous cyst is a good bet, if not movable @ all an exostosis is possible. They are usually not a problem 2 worry about, but I would recommend that u b cn by ur pcp 4 an evaluation 4 peace of mind. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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A small bone hard lump on the of my head. About the size of a dime. It is painful to the touch but not otherwise. Is this a tumor? Or is it benign?

A small bone hard lump on the of my head. About the size of a dime. It is painful to the touch but not otherwise. Is this a tumor? Or is it benign?

Tumor: By definition a tumor is a mass, either benign or malignant. On the top of the head, a lesion the size of a dime falls into the benign group of tumors. It can be a true bony lesion or osteoma, a small fibrous tumor, a dense lipoma or cytst. Malignant tumors here usually ulcerate the skin. If it grows or becomes painful then biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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I've been fighting head colds for about a month and I noticed a lump on my right bone near my groin it has been there since after christmas?

I've been fighting head colds for about a month and I noticed a lump on my right bone near my groin it has been there since after christmas?

Inguinal adenopathy: Nodes in what I assume is your inguinal area are not unusual, but it is difficult from your description to clearly determine the location and the nature of this "lump". Suggest you see a doctor and have them evaluate this and determine whether further studies are needed. It is not likely to have been related to head colds.. ...Read more

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Recently noticed hard lump on back of head in center at base on my partner. Feels like bone and is painless. About 2cm across. What could this be?

Recently noticed hard lump on back of head in center at base on my partner. Feels like bone and is painless. About 2cm across. What could this be?

Lump on back of head: For how long? Did it change in size?, and is painless.
Requires an MRI, interpretation, how is the hair on top of the mass?
Probably is a benign mass, however the input and examination, even a biopsy may be required. I cannot touch or feel it.
A neurosurgeon should do the examination. ...Read more

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I have a hard boney sort of lump on the top on my head towards the back it kinda feels like bone, its rounded semicircle and about 5mm diameter ideas?

I have a hard boney sort of lump on the top on my head towards the back it kinda feels like bone, its rounded semicircle and about 5mm diameter ideas?

Could be anterior: Fontanelle you are referring to. Within the first two years the soft spots called fontanelles will be gone and the separate membranous bones will be linked by joints that look like stitches that are called sutures. Here's more info: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002320.htm. Otherwise, if painful or bothersome, it's best to see your doctor for an in person examination. ...Read more

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My 4+ yrs old son got a hard lump on his left back side of da head. Its immobile, painless nd feels like bone. I want to know details about what it cud b?

My 4+ yrs old son got a hard lump on his left back side of da head. Its immobile, painless nd feels like bone. I want to know details about what it cud b?

Usually is: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body & generally noticable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They rarely can become damaged by infection & grow to golf ball size & need drainage or removal. Most enlarge and later shrink back down within a 3 wk cycle unless chronically stimulated. ...Read more

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I noticed a lump on the back of my head. It's hard, immovable but it doesn't really hurt unless I push hard on it. I heard it may be a part of the skull (bone) but I'm not 100% sure. Any help is appreciated.

I noticed a lump on the back of my head. It's hard, immovable but it doesn't really hurt unless I push hard on it. I heard it may be a part of the skull (bone) but I'm not 100% sure. Any help is appreciated.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination, however, it does not appear to be a serious issue and you may wait to consult your doctor next time you see her/him. If the "lump" doubles in size, bleeds or ulcerates, see a doctor immediately.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Small hard lump on head in scalp...Feels hard as bone doesn't hurt and is not red what could this be?

Small hard lump on head in scalp...Feels hard as bone doesn't hurt and is not red what could this be?

Some ideas: This may be an osteoma, a little hematoma / bruise bump that healed with a lot of calcification, or something else. If it's not growing, not painful, and not ulcerating, leave it alone; show your physician next visit. ...Read more

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Hard lump on bottom left part of head right on the bone. Very stiff n sore when pressed. What could it be? I'm 17

Hard lump on bottom left part of head right on the bone. Very stiff n sore when pressed. What could it be? I'm 17

Sounds like....: ....A little infection. You should see your doctor so s/he can determine the cause and the right treatment to make it go away. ...Read more

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I have discovered a huge painless lump on the front of my head under hairline which feels like bone distortion is it cancer?

I have discovered a huge painless lump on the front of my head under hairline which feels like bone distortion is it cancer?

Needs to be seen: This may be nothing more than an old calcified subgaleal hematoma, but since you have a concern about it being cancer, it calls for an office visit sometime soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had a small lump/bone now in the back of my head where the skull dips in, it is painless to touch and it hasn't grown at all, healthy 19 male?

I have had a small lump/bone now in the back of my head where the skull dips in, it is painless to touch and it hasn't grown at all, healthy 19 male?

Occipital skull: This is a normal part of the skull anatomy. Sometimes there is a protuberance of the skull where the muscles from the neck inset. This can lead to a lump of bone. No need to worry. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Noticed rock hard knot/lump on the back side of my head, left side close to occipital bone. Knot is about pea size very painful & sensitive 2 touch.?

Noticed rock hard knot/lump on the back side of my head, left side close to occipital bone. Knot is about pea size very painful & sensitive 2 touch.?

Lump: This could be an inflamed lymph node, cyst or ingrown hair. Apply warm soaks. Check to see whether you have a skin eruption in that area which can cause lymph node reactivity. See your physician as needed. ...Read more

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My son has a bump or lump on the back of his head (occipital bone) it seems to come and go away. It does not hurt when he touches it. Should I be worr?

My son has a bump or lump on the back of his head (occipital bone) it seems to come and go away. It does not hurt when he touches it. Should I be worr?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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The knot I thought was a lump turns out is a cyst in the back of my head. Will it keep growing? What causes them? Dr sd it was close to the bone? We/me chose to leave it alone for now. Was that smart to do?

The knot I thought was a lump turns out is a cyst in the back of my head. Will it keep growing? What causes them? Dr sd it was close to the bone? We/me chose to leave it alone for now. Was that smart to do?

Cyst can be infected: Without a biopsy, one does know for certain the scalp mass is cyst although the head is a common site for sebaceous (oil) and pilar (hair) cyst. Cysts keep filling which makes the outer tissue (i.e. Skin) thin. A small leak or opening can cause an infection. Then the cyst will need to be drained, allowed to reform, and then be excised. It's better to remove an intact cyst to minimize recurrence. ...Read more

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My doctor said I have vertigo and that a lump on my head is just a bone spur, but could they be related?

My doctor said I have vertigo and that a lump on my head is just a bone spur, but could they be related?

Not likely: It is very unlikely that they are related. If the bone growth is near the ear or enlarging, I would be more concerned. ...Read more

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I have a swollen, hard lump under my jaw (like right in the curve of my jaw bone in my chin). What could it be?

I have a swollen, hard lump under my jaw (like right in the curve of my jaw bone in my chin). What could it be?

Hard lump under jaw: This could be a lymph node or salivary gland. If it came up quickly then more likely a salivary gland. A boil could be there but would be very tender. If this continues to enlarge then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Lump under skin with no head right on vaginal bone on top of vagina right above the split very painful???

Lump under skin with no head right on vaginal bone on top of vagina right above the split very painful???

AnscessInfectedCyst: It needs to be checked as it may be an infected Bartholin Gland or Cyst. Or an bscess in that area
You need to consult your Gynecologist asap as it is painful ...Read more

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When I tilt my head to the left and lift it up I feel a lump on my neck at the top right like right by the bone. Is it an enlarged gland?

When I tilt my head to the left and lift it up I feel a lump on my neck at the top right like right by the bone. Is it an enlarged gland?

Let someone examine: This lump. The word picture I currently have is not sufficient to help you. If you let a doc or nurse practitioner check this, they can guide you on wether it belongs there and is normal, or, if it is not normal and needs more study. ...Read more

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My mother is 37 years old and she just recently discovered a lump on the lower left side of her head. It's very hard, almost like bone. What is it?

Not sure: I am not sure exactly what it is but an xray or ct scan or MRI would give an answer very quickly. I would see your doc and let them touch and feel it and examine it and her head/neck.

Did she hit her head anywhere? Any other trauma in thet area from before (surgery in hthe past, etc). ...Read more

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I have these hurtful lumps on my head. X rays were done. Where the lumps are located the bone of the skull thinning and the sutures are separating.?

I have these hurtful lumps on my head. X rays were done. Where the lumps are located the bone of the skull thinning and the sutures are separating.?

Painful bumps: Please see your md. Your physician needs to gather more information, perform a thorugh exam and posibly order some labs. Your age, medical history and clinical findings wil guide your doctor towards a diagnosis>please do not ignore as these symptoms could be due to a serious problem. ...Read more

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I have a 1cm non painful moveable firm lump in the occipital bone region on the right side of head it doesn't hurt don't know what it is any advice?

I have a 1cm non painful moveable firm lump in the occipital bone region on the right side of head it doesn't hurt don't know what it is any advice?

Hmm: Could be a cyst, lipoma or lymph node. If not extremely painful I would wait and see your primary doctor for a full check up. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I am a 55 year old woman. I have a lump on the left side of my neck between my chin and collar bone its internal it has been growing for about a ye?

Hi I am a 55 year old woman. I have a lump on the left side of my neck between my chin and collar bone its internal it has been growing for about a ye?

Needs to be checked: You have had this lump and it seems to be growing bigger. I think it is about time you consult a doctor to find out what it is from and appropriately treated. It may be an enlarged lymph node, a cyst, or another kind of tumor. It definitely needs to be checked, investigated and treated ...Read more