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Lump On The Back Of My Baby's Head
I just noticed a small lump behind my 1 yr old infant's ear. It's hard & painless without discoloration. What could it be? He had cellulitis 6 m ago.
Very common: For lymph glands to swell up or enlarge when you get a cold or an infection. At times it takes much longer for it to resolve. As long as it is not getting bigger, tender, no fever and discoloration, let time take care of it. If anything change, with pain, redness, tender to touch or fever, see your doctor. ...Read more
I've had a lump on the back of my head since a child, I did a MRI said I have a cyst but it's under the scalp, they said my brain ok I'm worried, stre?
Now worries: A cyst under the skin is not in contact with the brain. In order to reach the brain it would have to go through the skull and many layers in between. It is harmless. ...Read more
Lymphnode: I am asked about this all the time! In most instances these are small lymph nodes overlying the posterior skull and have no medical significance. The simplest solution is to ask your pediatrition to examine the area to rule out any serious pathology ; this could include reactive nodes secondary to a scalp condition and more generalized abnormalities of the lymphatic system. ...Read more
My 10 month old baby has 2 lumps on the back of her head, near the base of her skull/neck. About 1cm and 0.5 cm in diameter. Not red/tender. They have been there for about 4 days no change in size. Had a measles vaccine 11 days ago and is teething?
Not sure: Trauma? Cyst? Lymph node? This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Head lump: This really depends on what it is. Very difficult to provide advice without this information. May be from bone, hair, skin, blood vessel, etc... ...Read more
Trichilemmal Cyst: Trichilemmal or pilar cysts are common intradermal or subcutaneous cysts, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where trichilemmal cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Trichilemmal cysts are almost always benign. Treatment is surgical excision. ...Read more
There is a lump on the back of my head, on the right side andit just popped up yesterday and I have been messing with it so it is bigger now. What should I do?
See below: Without more information, it impossible to give a good answer other than - go see your pediatrician for an evaluation. ...Read more
Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head, behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size. They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more
It needs to be check: We can not say what it could be. It needs to be checked, examined and that's the only way you can say what it could be. So go get it checked. ...Read more
Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size. They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more
My son has had a lump on the back of his head since he was born he is now 8 months old is it normal?
Lymph node: If it is no larger than a pea and is mobile, it is a lymph node, (especially if it is on the back of the head) this is a common concern, don't worry unless it gets bigger. ...Read more
I have a lump on the back of my head about the size of a large pea and I can move it around can you please tell me what it is?
Sebaceous cyst: Sebaceous cysts are are blocked oil glands in the skin. The may go away by themselves. They may get infected and be treated with antibiotics or may need to be surgically removed. See your physician to determine the best treatment for you. ...Read more
I have a lump on the back of my head. Its above the hairline in the middle. Its hard and unmovable. It does not pain. Should I be cocerned?
Most likely normal: There is a normal bony landmark on the human skull called the inion. It is possible that this is what you are describing. You are free to look it up on the Internet and see what you think. Of course if you are concerned you should go see a physician. ...Read more
Lump on the back of my neck right below the head. Is not painful does weird noise when I look up and down. It feels like is touched something.
Is it normal to have different shaped heads? I have a hard bony lump on the back of my head approximately 2, 5 inches long 0, 7 inches wide is it normal
Inion: You are describing the bone at the back of the head at the midline base called the inion. A normal finding. ...Read more
I have been suffering from very painful headaches for about a week now and also have a lump on the back of my head what should I do for the pain? Thank
Take pain meds/check: You can try over the counter pain meds and make an appt to see your doctor or go to er. ...Read more
Reactive lymphnode: There are around 3 or less occipital lymph nodes found at the back of the head. They take in lymph fluid to purify it of harmful cells or particles. The lymph that passes through them is the one that has gone around the scalp. Since this is a tiny pealike, rubbery and mobile lump and your toddler is doing well-it will spontaneously resolve over a few weeks. Large, red, tender ones need a check! ...Read more
Not necesarily: Lymph glands are part similar to drainage ditches around a city, they collect serum that is not in blood vessels, remove debris in the gland ; eventually return the fluid to the heart. They are located in intestines from the tonsils to the rear end, under your skin in various locations, along your organs inside the body. Those located in the neck ; head are noticed because they are not buried in tissu. ...Read more
I've noticed a lump on the back of my head towards the left. It is not moveable and it is hard. Iv'e also been experiencing headaches.
I have a semi large hard lump on the back of my skull, it's painful but it has no head and no sign of opening up. What would you think it is?
Yesterday I noticed I had a lump on the back of my head that was painful. Today, it's popped out more and it even more painful. Sometimes throbbing?
Good evening. I have a lump on the back of my head that has been around for at least a month. I recently touched it, and it is now painful and tender.
See a DR: Probably a benign but inflamed trichilemmal cyst. But there are numerous other possibilities. Removing it will probably be easy. ...Read more
See Dermatologist: A hard bump in the head could in fact be one a several things such as: lipoma, benign cysts, foreign body granuloma, Various bony/soft tissue tumors, or even infectious processes. The best way to rule out a malignancy/cancer is to see a dermatologist. He/she will do an exam and determine whether or not a biopsy is recommended. Since you are very anxious, it is best to schedule an appointment. ...Read more
Not normal: Not normal. See ENT doc for evaluation/recommendations. ...Read more
I have a painful lump on the back of my head. It's giving me a headache. What is it? And how do I get rid of it?
Exam: You must be examined, tested, evaluated, diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
I have a decent size lump on the back of my head on the left side toward my neck. It hurts to touch. I've had no head trama?
Well: Really need more information. There are many possibilities here. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment ...Read more
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