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My girlfriend (no medical history) has a small lump on side of head (skull) the lump is hard but painless she just noticed any ideas?

My girlfriend (no medical history) has a small lump on side of head (skull) the lump is hard but painless she just noticed any ideas?

Lump on head: It is likely a sebaceous cyst. To be sure she needs to be evaluated by her doctor. If it is a cyst then can be removed quite easily if desired. ...Read more

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Open lump on side of head, red around the outside yellow inside. Fuzzy tounge and throat, what should I do?

Open lump on side of head, red around the outside yellow inside. Fuzzy tounge and throat, what should I do?

Open lump: Go to your medical doctor or the emergency room. It sounds like you have both a localized (side of head) and a systemic infection. ...Read more

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Can you give any insight on an under the skin, dime sized lump that moved from the bottom left side of neck to the bottom right side of head near brai?

Can you give any insight on an under the skin, dime sized lump that moved from the bottom left side of neck to the bottom right side of head near brai?

Moving lump: Can you give any insight on an under the skin, dime sized lump that moved from the bottom left side of neck to the bottom right side of head near brai? ANS: you did not mention if you have been in Africa recently where they have those worms that crawl under your skin? Assuming not this is a very strange lump. I would see what your Dr. Says. Suspect it is not moving just 2 different ones. ...Read more

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I woke up today with a lump on the left side of head and I had pain all day it hasn't gone away?

I woke up today with a lump on the left side of head and I had pain all day it hasn't gone away?

Sounds: Like you hit your head!! A small hematoma (bruise) would fit your description. Were you drinking???
Otherwise. An examination of the lump is necessary as a first step...Apply Ice until you can get that in person evaluation!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have small & soft painless lumps in my back side of head?

I have small & soft painless lumps in my back side of head?

Cysts?: They are probably what we call sebaceous cysts that are common. To be very sure have your physician examine you. ...Read more

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Hard lump on left side of head a cyst?

Hard lump on left side of head a cyst?

Sebacous cyst: Yes it is what we called sebaceous cyst which is a oil gland cyst leave it alone try not to squeezed it other wise might get infected
very binign. ...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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Have a lump on back side of head and one more at the base of my neck. They are a little red and tender to the touch. Making neck sore also.

Have a lump on back side of head and one more at the base of my neck. They are a little red and tender to the touch. Making neck sore also.

Seek evaluation.: Any neck soreness from a "lump" needs an evaluation. The timing of the evaluation is based on the speed at which the symptoms are developing. If the symptoms are new and progressing over a day or two, or if there is a fever or stiffness in the neck, please seek care asap. If the progression is slower, you can consider a primary care provider or pharmacy based nurse practitioner evaluation. ...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?

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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Found a finger tip sized lump behind ear (not in fold but more on the side of head) 3 weeks ago. Was not painful but now is. Very firm, bony like?

Reassurance: Its probably a cyst/lymphnode if it is on the bone probably the mastoid bone. If it is non painful you can observe it and see your doctor if there is more concern. ...Read more

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My son who is 1 has 4 pea sized hard lumps on side of head by ear and back of head. They are hard and don't move. He's not sleeping very well and not?

My son who is 1 has 4 pea sized hard lumps on side of head by ear and back of head. They are hard and don't move. He's not sleeping very well and not?

Lymph node: There are many lymph nodes in the neck and back of the head that are often more noticeable because they are located where our fat pads don't hide them. If you feel around you should find several the size of a pea ; sometimes bigger. They can increase to the size of a big peanut if stimulated by local factors, illness or vaccines. They have nothing to do with sleep. ...Read more

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Hi I am extremely worried, I have a red mole or lump on my scalp and its burning and itching for a few months now on my right side of head?

Hi I am extremely worried, I have a red mole or lump on my scalp and its burning and itching for a few months now on my right side of head?

Worried: Get it checked. The red color could be indication for some type of hemangioma. I doubt that this is a cancer as it would usually not be red or itchy. Other thoughts would be psoriasis or some type of fungal infection. Either way after two months it is not going away. Get checked! ...Read more

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Hard lump forming on side of head above right ear two days ago, hurts to touch/lay on, cause some headache and hurts to open jaw all the way.

Hard lump forming on side of head above right ear two days ago, hurts to touch/lay on, cause some headache and hurts to open jaw all the way.

Possible abcess: A new mass that comes up suddenly and is painful to touch could be an abcess. This needs to be evaluated by a physician and may have to be drained. ...Read more

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Hard bump back left side of head. Noticed it 10 days ago. Hurt to press on. No redness but is now causing more pain in back of my head and down into m?

Hard bump back left side of head. Noticed it 10 days ago. Hurt to press on. No redness but is now causing more pain in back of my head and down into m?

This is the kind: Of thing that you can watch for a few days, but if it hasn't resolved or is in fact worse. "causing more pain". it is time for you to see your Doctor. An expert physical examination and possibly some tests (plain skull x-ray or CT) will likely be helpful. Most fluid filled cysts are not hard, but there is a chance the lump could be aspirated. Make appointment today. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Small bump on top left side of head?

Small bump on top left side of head?

HEAD BUMP: How long have you had it? How small? Does it hurt? Does it itch? It might be a small cyst. See your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Tingling goose bump feeling on right side of head several occurances same day I got my period. Why? Should I see a dr?

Tingling goose bump feeling on right side of head several occurances same day I got my period. Why? Should I see a dr?

Maybe: Goose bumps on the right side of your head is a very unusual symptom. Most likely it is a coincident that your period began on the same day. See a doctor if you continue to have any numbness or tingling. ...Read more

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Bump on side of head above ear. Feels boney like I was hit but I wasn't. Slight discomfort when pressed hard & minor headache. What could it be?

Bump on side of head above ear. Feels boney like I was hit but I wasn't. Slight discomfort when pressed hard & minor headache. What could it be?

Scalp bump: This is likely to be a pilar cyst, but a lymph node is also possible. I recommend you see a dermatologist for a precise diagnosis, though it is unlikely to be anything serious. ...Read more

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My daughter (9) has a bump on the right side of head behind her ear. It is solid but goes down sometimes. Not painful are all. Any idea?

My daughter (9) has a bump on the right side of head behind her ear. It is solid but goes down sometimes. Not painful are all. Any idea?

Lymph node: Most likely it is a lymph node. A lymph node normally will increase in size during an infection somewhere in the general area of the lymph node. For example, an enlarged lymph node behind the ear is frequently caused by an infection somewhere on the scalp (like ringworm) or by irritated or flaky skin (like seborrheic dermatitis or dandruff). If it gets painful, or red or grows, see doc. ...Read more

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Vasomotor instability of the nervous system tingling goose bump like shiver feeling on right side of head when period started why does this occur?

Vasomotor instability of the nervous system tingling goose bump like shiver feeling on right side of head when period started why does this occur?

Form of Dysautonomia: Dysautonomia refers to a constellation of symptoms and signs that are related to malfunction of the autonomic nervous system. This is part of the body that regulates involuntary actions between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system. Involuntary functions include things like heartbeat, breathing, digestion, and body temperature regulation. During menses these systems are activated. ...Read more

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My 2 1/2 yr old fell off a chair hit head on the floor. Has a bump on the side of head no vomiting stopped crying she seems fine. Should I be alarmed?

My 2 1/2 yr old fell off a chair hit head on the floor. Has a bump on the side of head no vomiting stopped crying she seems fine. Should I be alarmed?

Closed Head Injuries: Closed head injuries in children are relatively common due to their activity level and altered center of gravity. Most serious head injuries are associated with loss of consciousness, seizure and immediate vomiting. Serious injuries rarely become apparent within 24-48 hours after the injury and are associated with multiple episodes of vomiting, altered mental status, seizures, etc, ...Read more

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I have a firm bump next to my tragus under the skin. Making the inside of my ear hurt and right side of head hurt.

I have a firm bump next to my tragus under the skin. Making the inside of my ear hurt and right side of head hurt.

Bump: Bump near ear with ear pain could be the beginnings of heroes zoster/shingles. How old are you and can you send a photo ASAP? ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left side of head near temple lasts for 30 seconds happens 2 or 3 times a day happened for a week now?

Sharp pain in left side of head near temple lasts for 30 seconds happens 2 or 3 times a day happened for a week now?

This area: You are "describing" sounds like it may be your temporal ARTERY and inflammation of that artery may be connected with some important medical conditions! JUST BECAUSE OF THE LOCATION, I suggest a HANDS ON examination by your PCP (Primary Care Provider) Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side of head near temple. Is this a migraine or headache?

Sharp pain on left side of head near temple. Is this a migraine or headache?

Possible migraine: Migraine like headache can be caused by a bone spur in the nose. A ct scan of the sinuses is indicated and if the spur is present a septoplasty to remove it is indicated. I provide relief to almost 90% of patients with this problem. Visit my website for more information at www. Kevinsmithmd. Com. ...Read more