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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.

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

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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?

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

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My baby has a soft moveable bean-like lump at the back of her head?

My baby has a soft moveable bean-like lump at the back of her head?

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

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Reasons for a lump on the back of my head of the right side?

Reasons for a lump on the back of my head of the right side?

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

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I need advice on what to do with this large lump on the back of my head?

I need advice on what to do with this large lump on the back of my head?

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

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I suddenly discovered a lump on the back of my head. What could this be from?

I suddenly discovered a lump on the back of my head. What could this be from?

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

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Hi I have a lump on the back of my head that is hard and non-moveable, can it be a lymphnode?

Hi I have a lump on the back of my head that is hard and non-moveable, can it be a lymphnode?

Yes: Can be assessed nodule to where abscess or lymph node. Face-to-face Doctor visit required for specific diagnosis ...Read more

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My daughter has a dime size lump on the back of her head. Should I worry?

My daughter has a dime size lump on the back of her head. Should I worry?

See below: Without more information, it impossible to give a good answer other than - go see your pediatrician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My 14 year old has an internal lump on the back of her head what could this be?

My 14 year old has an internal lump on the back of her head what could this be?

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

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I've got a lump on the back of my head and its causing headaches what could it be?

I've got a lump on the back of my head and its causing headaches what could it be?

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

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I noticed a lump on the back of my 4year old sons head tonight while putting him to bed.

I noticed a lump on the back of my 4year old sons head tonight while putting him to bed.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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I found a pea sized lump on the back of my 17 month old daughters head and im very concerned.

I found a pea sized lump on the back of my 17 month old daughters head and im very concerned.

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

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Should I be concerned if my son is 5 months old and has a raised lump on the back of his head?

Should I be concerned if my son is 5 months old and has a raised lump on the back of his head?

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

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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?

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

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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?

Lump: A painful lump in the scalp may be an abcess (boil) which started as an infected ingrown hair. Apply warm compresses and get examined by a physician for evaluation and further treatment which may include both antibiotics and incision and drainage. ...Read more

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Hard bony lump on the back of my head! Is it cancer?

Hard bony lump on the back of my head! Is it cancer?

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