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Painful Lump At Base Of Skull
See a doctor: For a physical exam. The lump may just be inflamed portion of a muscle that you've subjected to a constant strain with poor posture or it could be something very different. Impossible to tell. ...Read more
5 yo boy w/ painful pea size lump right base of skull, s/s for two days, not red or inflamed, no injury or infection. ... Concern?
Likely lymph node: There are chains of lymph nodes along the neck including at the base of the skull. They can become enlarged with any infection on the scalp, face, or ears... Often they can persist for a while after the infection resolves. If it is still there the next time you see your pediatrician, ask him/her to take a look at it, but most likely it will resolve over the next few weeks. ...Read more
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
I have a small painful lump appeared on the Base of my skull at the neck line 2 inches from my ear is this related to a head cold I am suffering from?
If it is an: Enlarged lymph node, it could be from your infection. If the lump persists after your cold is better, show it to your doctor, because it could be something else. ...Read more
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
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
What is a lump about 3/4" around on the back of neck, base of skull? Your guess cancer or a cyst? 76-year old male
Possibilities: It is possible to have a swollen lymph node in this region (called occipital nodes). It could also be a cyst such as an epidermal or sebaceous cyst. Another option is a (usually) benign fatty tumor called a lipoma. If it is getting larger or is tender/painful, or associated with other similar lumps, I would get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
Tender lump at r base of skull developed today history of migrains, shingles twice in six months, and viral meningitis following first episode of shingles?
Enlarge lymph node:
Any lump which is tender, indicate it is inflame, if it is under skin it may be a lymph node. Most likely you have acute inflamed lymph node, in rt base of skull due to any sckertch infection of skin over scalp.
I did not think it is related to your previous condition, but we can answer better after seeing you. ...Read more
Noticed a hard very slightly movable bump and base of skull, kinda sore when pushed on. Should I worry?
Hard bump with pain on left base of skull. Also experiencing headaches and extreme fatigue. Ideas?
Go to see MD: The possibilities are endless without being able to get more info, and examine you. Go to see your md and get checked. The bump could be an enlarged lymph node- which could be caused by many different things from infection, inflammation, autoimmune, cancer etc. There are many possibilities that can give you headaches and fatigue-which may be or not related to the bump. Go to see your md to check. ...Read more
Having sharp pain between back of left ear & base of skull. Does not seem muscular, painful to the touch, paired with headache...not a typical one.?
Mastoid area: The area you described is where the mastoid air cells are. These air cells can become infected and cause discomfort much like a sinus infection. You need to be seen to determine if it this problem especially if you are having fevers. ...Read more
Bump on lower right side of base of skull on the bone feels hard hard like a bone I do pick from dry skin on scalp and have a few open scabs wondering if this may be a hard lympnode from an infection?
It may be: Investigate the "lymph node". Ultrasound of the soft tissue will confirm if it is a node, fine needle aspiration of the lymph node will tell one if it is reactive to the pathology in the area. If it is so, then you need to treat the cause of the cracking dry scaly skin. See your dr / dermatologist. Good luck ...Read more
Very small painless bump back base of skull (near occipital node). Neck is a bit sore/stiff. No other symptoms. No fatigue or night sweats. Lymphoma?
From what you described, lymphoma is unlikely. You may watch and wait. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor.
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Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked. ...Read more
Ice application: If you have pain at the base of the head, try icing the area for a few minutes (5-7 minutes) and see if it helps. You will most likely benefit from tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If it is a severe headache with any other symptoms, contact your pcp. If you just sustained the injury, depending on the severity, you might even want to go to the er. ...Read more
Pain at base of skull on both sides sometimes goes away although there may still be a feeling of pressure just getting over a cold, can hurt coughing?
Need consultation: Many headaches that are not able to be diagnosed are caused from TMJ and muscle dysfunction. Consult with a dentist that treats a lot of TMJ patients for an evaluation. ...Read more
Fibromyalgia: 25 y fem. With "headaches & tingling & pain all over". Anxiety & hyperventilation can evoke such symptoms. A general medical evaluation with a primary care doctor is needed to rule out systemic disorders. If no specific findings, then Fibromyalgia becomes a consideration, and a Rheumatologist's evaluation might be helpful. ...Read more
The following may be: If a quite focal headache over the back of skull, could be occipital neuralgia, perhaps there is a problem in your neck such as a facet arthropathy, or a disc rupture. Perhaps this is a muscle contraction headache or even an atypical migraine. See your doctor, get examined and even get imaging studies. ...Read more
About a week prior to my cycle I start having headaches that get progressively worse until cycle. Base of skull and back are affected. Cause?
Hormonal: If headaches occur with every cycle in the same way then they are more than likely caused by hormonal fluctuations which are a normal part of the cycle. There are many options available to treat this some, as easy as taking over the counter headache medications, and sometimes involving hormones or other meds. ...Read more
Pain at the base of skull at the lower left side and pain in upper left shoulder. Pain is dull. What can I do?
Weird fizzling, like pop rock candy, base of skull up and down neck, can feel and hear it, happens frequently, what is it?
I've been getting h/a everyday, you can touch the scalp and feel pain in spots mainly on right and then some ahooting pains at base of skull on right?
Occipital neuralgia: You may have occipital neuralgia. This is where a nerve at the back/base of your skull is irritated and causes pain. As it innervates the skin on its respective side of your scalp, it causes pain all running on that side up your scalp and can cause fairly severe headaches. You can try medications like Gabapentin or try injections which can both diagnose and treat it, with possible subsequent rfa. ...Read more
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