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I have a sore on the base of my skull it has a burning felling it size of a quarter?

I have a sore on the base of my skull it has a burning felling it size of a quarter?

See a dermatologist: Get this looked at and diagnosed and treated. No way to know what this is without seeing it. ...Read more

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Hello, i've a small lump on the back of my skull on the left side. It's never s sore but i'm worried it could get bigger, want do you think it is?

Hello, i've a small lump on the back of my skull on the left side. It's never s sore but i'm worried it could get bigger, want do you think it is?

Sebaceous cyst: Most likely this is a small oil gland which the pore has become clogged. Occasionally they can get infected, but if it causes you no symptoms and does not get bigger i wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more

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Why is base of skull on lumpy parts swollen and sore?

Why is base of skull on lumpy parts swollen and sore?

Lymph nodes?: There are a lot of lymph nodes at the base of the skull. They swell and become sore in response to sore throats, head colds, infections of the scalp, and other problems. An examination by your doctor will likely locate the cause. ...Read more

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Noticed a hard very slightly movable bump and base of skull, kinda sore when pushed on. Should I worry?

Noticed a hard very slightly movable bump and base of skull, kinda sore when pushed on. Should I worry?

Dermoid cyst: Most likely a benign dermoid cyst.However, they can get infected or inflamed. If persistent or more tender you should see a physician. ...Read more

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Hi how do you treat a sore on your skull (head) developed in hospital and still not healed after six months?

Sore that won't heal: What are the warning skin cancer? Sores that will not heal. Sores that grow bigger or turn into tumours. Sores or tumours in or around the orifices should be watched carefully as these can behave aggressively. See your dermatologist for a skin biopsy. ...Read more

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I have been getting pain/ache on right side in the bone at base of my skull for around 8 weeks. Sometimes sharp, not lasting long now its both sides?

I have been getting pain/ache on right side in the bone at base of my skull for around 8 weeks. Sometimes sharp, not lasting long now its both sides?

Check with doctor: You've had a lot of neuroradiologic imaging done because of your symptoms. So it's best to check back with your doctor to find out what the rsults are, and what your preliminary diagnosis is, since the area that you're describing matches closely to what has been already done. You'll save time, and get better answers. ...Read more

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22, male. Hard lump, 1cm wide. Under the skin of the neck on the right side, close to where the skull meets. No size change in a year. Sometimes aches

22, male. Hard lump, 1cm wide. Under the skin of the neck on the right side, close to where the skull meets. No size change in a year. Sometimes aches

Probable cyst: It sounds to me like you might have a sebaceous cyst. These are generally not serious, but can sometimes become infected, which may account for the occasional aches. The fact that it has been stable for 1 year is reassuring but if it were to change in size, shape or consistency or to form an abscess you definitely should be examined ...Read more

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My son is 17 and has a deformed skull. Is their any treatment to correct this. He suffers back, neck and head aches due to this deformity.

My son is 17 and has a deformed skull.  Is their any treatment to correct this.  He suffers back, neck and head aches due to this deformity.

Craniosacral therapy: Craniosacral therapy may help reshape the skull a bit. Chiropractic can help the neck and back pain. You could also consult with a neurosurgeon and see if surgery is an option. ...Read more

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No injury. Pain in base of skull on left side. Feels like a ball of pain. Sore to touch sore to lay on. Ibpro was no help neither heat or ice.

No injury. Pain in base of skull on left side. Feels like a ball of pain. Sore to touch sore to lay on. Ibpro was no help neither heat or ice.

More info: It sounds as if you are having a serious pain issue that could have a serious cause. I see you have had a ct scan and cystectomy in the past. Were these related to this pain syndrome or was that a different issue? You also list anxiety and eye pain as conditions that you have/have had, are you having these symptoms now; and if so, do you think they are related? A complex case may need a specialist. ...Read more