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Dr. Michael Murray
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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.

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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Headache (Definition)

Also called cephalalgia, is pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck, & can be a symptom of a number of conditions affecting those areas. It originates from pain-sensitive structures such as cranium, muscles, nerves, vessels, subcutaneous tissues, eyes, ears, sinuses & mucous membranes. It is non-specific symptom & can be primary such as tension ha, or secondary ...Read more


Dr. Asher Turney
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I have a lump on the left side of my skull that hurts to touch it sometimes. I have headaches and I am tired all the time. Should i be worried?

I have a lump on the left side of my skull that hurts to touch it sometimes. I have headaches and I am tired all the time. Should i be worried?

Lymphnode or mass?: You should get it evaluated for infection or mass( growth). Without being able to evaluate you should be seen by a doctor soon to ensure no worsening. You should also get tested for leukemias, lymphoma and mono at least. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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I have a small lump on the top of my head which has been there for a while. Now it randomly starts hurting, causing headaches & dizziness. What is it?

I have a small lump on the top of my head which has been there for a while. Now it randomly starts hurting, causing headaches & dizziness. What is it?

Cyst: mist likely it is s pilar cyst or a sebaceous cyst it can get large and it can get infected and that why it may start hurting my advice see a doctor might need antibiotics or other medicine ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Board Certified, Neurology
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Painful lump on the top left of my head, with severe headaches?

Painful lump on the top left of my head, with severe headaches?

See doctor: Did you recently suffer head trauma or a blow to the head in anyway? Has this been developing for some time or is it brand-new and it's onset? Do you have a history of headaches which preceded the lump on your head or vice versa? A physician should examine you and order at least an x-ray of the skull if the bump is felt to be something other than the skull itself. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Jed Kwartler
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Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
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I am 40 year old female. On the back of my head I have a lump. It's hard and it hurts. Causing headaches and neck pain. I also have a lump on my neck ?

I am 40 year old female. On the back of my head I have a lump. It's hard and it hurts. Causing headaches and neck pain. I also have a lump on my neck ?

Lump: without exam would be hard to figure out. You should see your physician to have it examined. Could be lymph node but without seeing it and doing an exam would be impossible to diagnose. ...Read more

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
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I have a lump: bottom of my head near my spine.It has been there for 7months.I get headaches in that spot,it hurts to push and I get nauseas frequentl?

I have a lump: bottom of my head near my spine.It has been there for 7months.I get headaches in that spot,it hurts to push and I get nauseas frequentl?

Important to examine: A lump in the area described can be a number of conditions from benign to serious. Especially because it is causing headaches with nausea. See your PCP who can easily determine its nature and recommend further management. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Hard painful lump on back of head along hair line. Hard and painfull to the touch. Accompanied by headache. What could this be? Medical atn nesesary?

Hard painful lump on back of head along hair line. Hard and painfull to the touch. Accompanied by headache.  What could this be? Medical atn nesesary?

Cyst or abscess?: It is possible that you could have a cyst, infected hair, or abscess that is causing your symptoms. Please see your doctor for proper treatment. It may include antibiotics or it may need incision and drainage. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
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I have a small lump on the top right side of my head. Headache and pressure for over a year in this spot, along with nausea. Any possible diagnosis?

I have a small lump on the top right side of my head. Headache and pressure for over a year in this spot, along with nausea. Any possible diagnosis?

Hard to say.: A small lump that has not changed is not too alarming, but the fact that it causes nausea is more concerning. You really need to get this checked soon. We cannot tell you what it is without seeing and examining you . ...Read more

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Dr. James Okamoto
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I have a hard grape siz lump on the back of my head right above the hair line, it hurts, especially when pressure is put on it, it gives me a headache?

I have a hard grape siz lump on the back of my head right above the hair line, it hurts, especially when pressure is put on it, it gives me a headache?

Probable cyst: Based on your description, you probably have a cyst growing just below the skin, although it is hard to know for sure without actually removing it. It is a simple outpatient procedure to remove these, and if it is already grape sized, I would recommend removing it sooner rather than later (especially now that it is causing a headache!). ...Read more

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Tactile (Definition)

Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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