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Lump On Occipital
Just A Little,NoMore: The Inion.The Inion.A Bar in Schenectady I used to go to in Med School to listen to the Shuttle Bus driver play in a country band.The Inion.If I were a small dust particle it would be the summit of my Everest. The Inion."The highest point of the external occipital protuberance(protuberantia occipitalis externa)."The prominence of the skull behind the ears. Insertion of the posterior neck muscles. ...Read more
Occipital node: It is very common to feel these. Typically they are less than 1/2 a cm. They tend to drain scalp tissues as part of the lymphatics. Very rarely are they symptomatic. I have never seen one that acted up and be malignant. I seen these on a daily basis in babies. Rest assured, unless it rapidly increases in size or is very tender to touch. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Small hard round lump on occipital bone feels like bone. In line with top of ears in the centre of the back of my skull. What could this be?17, female
Normal: Hi, this is likely the external occipital protuberance of the occipital bone. Everyone has this it is just more pronounced on some people. ...Read more
Should I be concerned about feeling a strong pulse at the base of my skull on only one side? I feel the pulse in a lump in the occipital area.
Pulsatile mass: A pulsatile lump could represent a blood vessel that is prominent or malformed. Unless there are other symptoms, or it is getting bigger, this would not usually be an emergency, but it would be good to get it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more
I have a lump on my occipital bone. it is hard, non movable, painless, and is on the left side. what could It be? I suffer from constant all over pain
Painful pea size hard lump (occipital gland I think, right side) also looks like the skin on top is white. What could this be? Had for around a week.
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. You could watch and wait. You may feel the lump every couple of weeks, if the lump doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other lumps appear, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor.
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Hard lump on left occipital bone, no/very dull pain and increased discomfort when pressure is applied. One on right side but smaller, not symmetrical?
Fasciitis vs node: The insertions of the muscles that extend the neck - trapezius, splenius and semispinalis capitus insert on the occiput and when you evaluate 10 people a day with cervicalgia or neck pain you discover how universal myofascial tenderness and nodularity are in this region. That's why people benefit from simple head and neck massage. It might also be a posterior cervical lymph node draining the scalp ...Read more
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?
Can an occipital tumor cause the same symptoms as ms? I was diagnosis in 09 with ms, just found a golf ball size lump at the occipital . Ct scan scheduled
Potentially yes: Visual problems can occur with occipital lobe lesions, and may mimic some of the presenting symptoms in MS. Cannot exclude possibility of 2 different co-morbidities, both afflicting you and causing symptoms. Your neurologist should readily be able to sort all of this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard lump in sub-occipital area, told it's bone.Always sore. Previous MRI & CT of neck showed straightening/reversal of cervical lordosis. Same thing?
Unlikely: Many folks have a prominent bony excrescence "bump" along the inferior midline occipital bone. Straightening of the cervical lordosis can result in the normal posterior spinous process of the vertebra to feel more obvious on palpation but should be lower and easy to differentiate on CT. ...Read more
My 10 week old has grape sized hard lump behind right ear along occipital bone that seems to have grown. No pain or any symptoms, what could this be?
Probably: Probably if no symptoms. See ENT doc for exam if worried. ...Read more
Lump: It may be a cyst or a lipoma. Both would be somewhat soft and rubbery though. It is best to get it checked by your PCP and then decide whether it needs to be removed or biopsied. ...Read more
Examine: occasional an X-ray if some question. Cysts and lipomas can occur there also along with some othe R masses ...Read more
I just discovered that I have a boney lump on the back the lower part of my head, about 1-2 weeks ago. It's probably External occipital protuberance?
Yes: you are correct. it is more prominent in some than others. It is a frequent point of concern especial among young mothers. ...Read more