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Dr. Michael Murray
Board Certified, General Surgery
28 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Michael Murray
Board Certified, General Surgery
28 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Asher Turney
Board Certified, Occupational Medicine
14 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Asher Turney
Board Certified, Occupational Medicine
14 years in practice
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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?

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. Bret Boyle
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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Board Certified, General Surgery
38 years in practice
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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?

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
Board Certified, General Surgery
38 years in practice
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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?

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
28 years in practice
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Painful lump on the top left of my head, with severe headaches?

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Board Certified, Neurology
28 years in practice
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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. Bret Boyle
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Dr. Jed Kwartler
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
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Lump on my head. 1st showed up~aug2011. Given antibiotics b/c i was deploying. Went away until now, is painful 2 touch&causing headaches. Suggestions?

Dr. Jed Kwartler
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Lump on my head. 1st showed up~aug2011. Given antibiotics b/c i was deploying. Went away until now, is painful 2 touch&causing headaches. Suggestions?

Lump: Could be some type of blocked/infected skin cyst. If recurring after antibiotics probably needs excision. ...Read more

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Shahid Rafique
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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?

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. Tracie Leonhardt
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
24 years in practice
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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 ?

Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
24 years in practice
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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 ?

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. Mark Pack
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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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?

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?

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
Board Certified, Family Medicine
33 years in practice
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Hit my head on granite countertop 4 days ago. Fair lump, minimal bruising, still feeling pain/headache. Is it normal for it to hurt for this long?

Dr. Susan Rhoads
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Hit my head on granite countertop 4 days ago. Fair lump, minimal bruising, still feeling pain/headache. Is it normal for it to hurt for this long?

Maybe.: Any bruise or bang can hurt for a week or 2. With head injuries, the key is knowing if the pain responds to simple over the counter pain relievers, in the dosages on the bottle. And if you've other symptoms of concussion that may warrant further exam. So if the pain is not helped with regular otc pain relievers, you have vomiting, dizziness, fever, confusion, weakness, vision change, see MD now ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
30 years in practice
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Top left side back of my head felt like sudden burst of pain and throbbing? No injury I have a bad headache there is a painful lump

Dr. Andrew Seibert
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Top left side back of my head felt like sudden burst of pain and throbbing? No injury I have a bad headache there is a painful lump

Emergency room.: Anytime someone has an unexplained sudden onset of headache which seems abnormally severe, it is important to get checked out right away. It may turn out to be an unimportant cause, but you don't want to miss it if it's not. Go right away. Good luck. ...Read more

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