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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

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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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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Watch for events that trigger headaches
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See your doctor
Once
Watch for food reactions
60 Min, Daily for 4 Weeks
See a dentist about your headaches
Once
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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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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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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Use OTC acetaminophen or ibuprofen to help with the pain
Daily
Keep a headache diary about duration of headaches and triggers
Daily
Let your doctor know if your headache is waking you up at night
Once
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Treating Headaches (Checklist)

Go to bed and awaken at the same time daily
once
Exercise daily
once
Limit caffeine consumption to 2 cups each day
once
Avoid use of more than 24 analgesics per month
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I have a lump in the back of my neck base of skull its sore like s bruise to touch I have like pressure headache aswell?

I have a lump in the back of my neck base of skull its sore like s bruise to touch I have like pressure headache aswell?

Did you itch it?: Painless: epidermal (sebaceous) cyst epidermal (sebaceous) cysts are, moveable lumps that form beneath the skin's surface. Abscess a skin abscess, or boil, is a swollen, painful, red and warm lump of skin that may rupture and drain pus. Painless: benign lipoma lipomas are a harmless collection of fatty cells that form a round or oval, rubbery lump under the skin. Swollen glands tick bite. ...Read more

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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