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Huge painful knot on head. Right side behind ear. Should i be worried? Could i jave slept on it wrong? Please help! im panicking

Huge painful knot on head. Right side behind ear. Should i be worried? Could i jave slept on it wrong? Please help! im panicking

Cyst or Lymph node: This is a common area to form small sebaceous cysts. They are formed from the oil/ hair folliclles in the skin. They often do not go away. Sometimes they can get infected and get larger or painful. It could also be a lymph node aggravated by a a scalp or ear lobe infection/ inflammation. See your doctor or an otolaryngologist for evaluation and treatment. They are often removed or excised. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I still have a painful knot on my head after a car accident a week ago?

Should I be worried if I still have a painful knot on my head after a car accident a week ago?

NO: PROBABLY A SMALL BLEED HAS OCCURED BETWEEN YOUR SKIN AND BONE. IT WILL GO AWAY IN COUPLE WEEKS. ...Read more

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Dime sized knot on head. Painful to touch. Not from an injury. Been there for >3 weeks.

Dime sized knot on head. Painful to touch. Not from an injury. Been there for >3 weeks.

Knot: Most likely cause is either a small hematoma (a collection of clotted blood just under the skin), or a blocked and inflamed hair follicle. Try soaking in warm water and moisturizing the area before bed with triple antibiotic ointment. See a doctor soon if not improving. ...Read more

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What could be causing a very painful, tingly knot on the bottom of the right side of the back of my head?

What could be causing a very painful, tingly knot on the bottom of the right side of the back of my head?

Muscle spasm: Have you been stressed out recently? Muscle spasms in your neck and shoulder muscles can cause this. Do you have any neck injuries? If you have a history of herniated discs in your cervical spine this can also happen. Make sure you follow up with your doctor, in the mean time you can apply moist heat to the area and take an anti inflammatory. Good luck ...Read more

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For almost three years (90% of time) I have had a large, painful knot in my upper neck (lower head). The pain is extreme at times. Nerves? Muscular?

For almost three years (90% of time) I have had a large, painful knot in my upper neck (lower head). The pain is extreme at times. Nerves? Muscular?

Muscle spasm: 20's male with knot-like sensation in upper neck likely has chronic muscle spasm. If symptoms are unilateral then chronic head tilting is to be considered. Other associated findings might be asymmetric shoulders with underlying scoliosis and even pelvic girdle asymmetry due to a unilateral SIJ hypermobility disorder. Osteopathy, massage, cannabis topicals, and acupuncture are considerations. ...Read more

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My 8 year old just hit back of her head on the corner of the porcelain sink. She has a small knot and is tender and painful. Will she be ok?

My 8 year old just hit back of her head on the corner of the porcelain sink. She has a small knot and is tender and painful. Will she be ok?

Yes: As long as she is awake and alert, she should be fine. If she begins to cry, complain of pain, develop an inability to touch her chest with her chin without exquisite pain, or develops problems with speech, walking, loss of use of part of her body, go to the er. If you have any concerns by morning, call her pediatrician. In fact, you may wish to do that now. Injury is insignificant by descriptio. ...Read more

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I have a hard knot on bottom left side of skull & haven't hit head, it's gotten bigger since I noticed it about 2 wks ago & isnt painful what is it?

Hard to say: Hard to say w/o feeling and seeing it. Could be the mastoid, a normal bump behind the earlobe. Might be you never noticed it before. If it's growing, probably a lymph node and should go down in a few days to weeks. If continues to grow or becomes painful, see a doctor. Probably a benign thing (nothing to worry about). ...Read more

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I have knots on the back of my head near my lymph nodes. They are painful to the touch i also have a headache what causes this?

I have knots on the back of my head near my lymph nodes. They are painful to the touch i also have a headache what causes this?

Wens: You mave sebaceous cysts on your head which cause your nodes to become enlarged. Both the nodes and your cyst can contribute to your headaches because if pressure. ...Read more