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Why is it that i get permanent lumps on my skull after injuries!?

Why is it that i get permanent lumps on my skull after injuries!?

Cause: When you have an injury to buy the skull bone or near any bone you can get formation of a hard calcium deposit as it heals causing as hard lump ...Read more

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It has to do with migraines. Can or do they cause lumps on your skull, I've notice since my migraines started over the years the middle of my head has?

It has to do with migraines. Can or do they cause lumps on your skull, I've notice since my migraines started over the years the middle of my head has?

Lumps: I dont believe migraines will cause lumps on your skull. Visit a dermatologist to determine if those lumps are sebaceous cysts. ...Read more

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My 9 year old son has two painless hard lumps on his skull behind his ear, no other symptoms and seems not to be caused by an infection?

My 9 year old son has two painless hard lumps on his skull behind his ear, no other symptoms and seems not to be caused by an infection?

Mgt: I would recommend an evaluation with dermatology. There are pediatric conditions which may cause these findings. Does he have any skin rashes or lesions? Is he developing and growing normally? ...Read more

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I've recently found 4 hard lumps on the base of the back part of my skull. They seem to of moved from the top of my neck. Anything to be worried about?

I've recently found 4 hard lumps on the base of the back part of my skull. They seem to of moved from the top of my neck. Anything to be worried about?

Get checked: Consider seeing your health care provider to assess the nature of the lumps and determine if further evaluation and/or treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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My 2yr old has developed small soft semi painfull lumps at the base of his skull any ideas as to what they are ?

My 2yr old has developed small soft semi painfull lumps at the base of his skull any ideas as to what they are ?

Your son : May possibly have hair follicles inflamed causing it to be painful . Very common in children. Some do need to be treated if with fever. Otherwise self limiting. It is called follicilitis.The lymph nodes maybe inflamed too. Get it checked out .In the meantime you can give tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for pain. ...Read more

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I have 2 lumps that my barber noticed on the back of my head. They are painless. Can the skull change shape as we age?

I have 2 lumps that my barber noticed on the back of my head. They are painless. Can the skull change shape as we age?

Not really: but we may NOTICE "bumps" we have never felt before! If these bumps are BONY not to worry! If softer they may be lymph glands and these drain the scalp so your barber usually will notice any sores or inflammation on your scalp! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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I keep getting these lumps on the back of my skull reminiscent of falling and hitting head but i haven't fallen. They burn and feel raw but arent?

I keep getting these lumps on the back of my skull reminiscent of falling and hitting head but i haven't fallen. They burn and feel raw but arent?

Cysts can mimic: At times , hair follicles or sebaceous cysts can cause lumps to form in the scalp. If they are multiple or enlarging, get them looked at. ...Read more

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I have two painless lumps in the back of my head at base of skull. Started with one small one, then a bigger one right below. Should I be concerned?

I have two painless lumps in the back of my head at base of skull. Started with one small one, then a bigger one right below. Should I be concerned?

Need evaluation: Lumps in this area can be infections, fatty tumors, enlarged lymph glands, or sometimes cancerous. Please have your internist check them out. ...Read more

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I have these hurtful lumps on my head. X rays were done. Where the lumps are located the bone of the skull thinning and the sutures are separating. ?

I have these hurtful lumps on my head. X rays were done. Where the lumps are located the bone of the skull thinning and the sutures are separating. ?

Painful bumps: Please see your md.Your physician needs to gather more information, perform a thorugh exam and posibly order some labs.Your age, medical history and clinical findings wil guide your doctor towards a diagnosis>please do not ignore as these symptoms could be due to a serious problem. ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes in back of neck near base of skull? I have two lumps im going to get checked but no pictures on web shows lymphs nodes are there

Yes: There are lymph nodes at the back of the skull in what is called the occipital chain. They can enalrged with colds and infections of the scalp. ...Read more

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I have 2 marble size lumps in my head on the bottom of my skull. I get really bad headaches and get light headed a lot, also my eyes feel really sore?

I have 2 marble size lumps in my head on the bottom of my skull. I get really bad headaches and get light headed a lot, also my eyes feel really sore?

See a neurologist: It is nearly impossible via this forum to determine the pathological nature of the "lumps" you describe. They require examination by a physician. As per the headaches and lightheadeness, they can be part of a migrane syndrome or be associated with another medical condition. Again, a consultation with you physician is recommended. ...Read more

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I hurt with swollen and achy joints all over. All my joints are swollen and very painful. Sore neck w tender lumps along neck going down behind ear right under under skull. Felt this way since saturday march 10. Not going away, .

I hurt with swollen and achy joints all over. All my joints are swollen and very painful.  Sore neck w tender lumps along neck going down behind ear right under under skull. Felt this way since saturday march 10.  Not going away, .

I : I recommend , you should consult your primary care physician so that you can be checked properly and if necessary he can order some tests and also refer you to specialist if necessary. Tender lumps may be lymph nodes because of some infection but please you need to be checked by the physician to be on safe side. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on bottom right of skull. How do I get it checked out?

I have a hard lump on bottom right of skull. How do I get it checked out?

Eval: Hello. I would start with your family physician. He or she can determine if you need a referral or any studies. ...Read more

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Painful lump near the base of my skull on the left side. About half an inch in diameter. Very sensitive to the touch. Very worried.

Painful lump near the base of my skull on the left side. About half an inch in diameter. Very sensitive to the touch. Very worried.

Be calm: No reason to lose your cool or get terribly worried. Most of these types of things turn out to be nuisances and that's all. You will need a doctor to look at the lump and squeeze it a bit. Depending on how big it is he may want to take a small bit of tissue and send it to the lab for analysis. If you'd like to talk about it more: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code for appointment: PDXFNR ...Read more