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Painful Lump Back Lower Let Skull
I hv a small lump at the back of the skull (left side), hard n it becomes painful smtimes but only to d left side. What is it?
I have a semi large hard lump on the back of my skull, it's painful but it has no head and no sign of opening up. What would you think it is?
A hard lump on the lower right part of back of skull. It sometimes has a dull pain and doesn't grow. I've had it for a long while now. What is it?
Painful pea sized lump on left side on back of my neck, hurts constantly even more to touch it. Then one above it on back of my skull. What is it?
Boils or lymph nodes: Most commonly these are either small boils or lymph nodes and usually self limiting but if worse seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
I have a hard large and painful lump on the lower left backside of my skull. I have has no head injuries what could this be?
Lump: Could be a boil or cyst. Could be a lymph node or other growth. Usually something painful should be checked to get the right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I noticed yesterday a hard, bony lump on the back of my skull. It's immovable and very painful to push on. About the size of a dime- never hit my head?
You will need a DR visit to reassure you about this.
Impossible to give you reassurance without an exam. ...Read more
My partner has 2 lumps on the back of her skull, 1 at each side and its painful for her to touch, her ears are also itchy. What could this be?
Several things: It could be a number of things. This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. ...Read more
What could cause a swelling at the back of my head at the base of my skull, and painful lump under my jaw?
Most lumps, benign:
Don't start worrying. The majority of small bumps on your head would be benign (not cancer). Lumps that can be tender are cysts, lymph nodes and less likely lipomas. Still, hard to evaluate it over the net. See your primary md who can take a good history and examen you.
Given your presentation it sounds more like lymph nodes. You want to make sure its nothing scary ...Read more
I feel a lump in the back side of my skull its not painful but still I feel pressure in my head and eyes.
Likely lipoma: These lumps are usually benign fat nodules just under your skin however you should have your doctor take a look and make sure it's not anything more serious. Lipomas can cause pressure if big enough and can be excised in the office. ...Read more
Painful lump at the base of my back head skull near the center of neck. Tender to touch, burning sensation. Is it serious or fatal. Please help. Swoolen?
I got a hard lump at my lower skull behind my ear, not painful when touched, got fever last night, light headaches, ?
Swollen lymph: Gland with a fever and headache may indicate infection - viral or bacterial. You can observe for now and do supportive management- bed rest, plenty of fluids, fever and pain medicine as needed. You may be coming down with a throat infection, sinus infection or viral illness. I if condition worsened, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
I've pain below skull on left side of spine. Possible lump. Had normal brain mri. Pain also in left lower neck, shoulder and arm. What is this?
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'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
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?
Hi, asking again, I miswrote my question, I have a hard lump on back of my head, its marble sized its connected to skull, what is it? Thanks for repl
May be normal: If it is in the center of head just above the neck it could be normal but prominent bone called posterior occipital protuberance. If it seems to be growing or not in the mid line or moves then consult your pcp. ...Read more
Hello, I found a little lump on left side of back of my head, it seems connected to skull, its painless and skin moves freely over it, im so concerned?
Usually is: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body ; generally noticable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They rarely can become damaged by infection ; grow to golf ball size ; need drainage or removal. Most enlarge and later shrink back down within a 3 wk cycle unless chronically stimulated. ...Read more
What could a lump on the right side of the neck below the skull be? It is not painful and does not feel swollen.
MUST see M.D.!!: It could be a harmless skin lesion, like an epidermal inclusion cyst or lipoma (benign fatty tumor)... But it could also be a "sentinel node" which might be an early manifestation of lymphoma. Swollen lymph nodes in the neck from infection usually come up quickly and are tender. Either way, you need a physician to examine this lump and decide what needs to be done to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
I have an eight month old daughter who has a lump on her skull on the back of her head that is hard and doesn't move. What is it?
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
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
I have a pea/marble sized lump on the back of my skull above my neck. It's painless and I've already had it checked but feel like it's gotten bigger?
Lymph node: You might be describing occipital lymph nodes which drain the scalp. They could get enlarged if you have any sores or infection of your scalp. Usually not a cause of worry unless it persists without evidence of infection/irritation. ...Read more
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
Hard to say: There are some bony prominences on the back of skull that are normal. If it is painful, tender, expanding, or clearly different than the other side you should probably be seen. ...Read more
Swollen lump for approx 1 year back of neck right side where skull meets neck. Hard and fixed. What could it be?
It could be....: Time to get examined and trated. Cannot be diagnosed online. Why have you waited a year? ...Read more
Hi, I have a large grape sized hard bony, immovable lump on the back of my skull, no pain and only recently formed?
Calcified lesion?: The description and quick evolution of this lesion suggests a benign calcified skin appendage tumor or cyst, such as "pilomatricoma". See a dermatologist to have the lesion removed and examined by a pathologist. ...Read more
Hi I have a hard bony immovable, painless lump about the size of a large grape which has recently appeared on back of skull?
I've got a large flat round lump on the left side base of my skull. It doesn't move freely, not painful. Chronic headache and left side body pain?
Have a Lump just below my skull just to the right of my spine it's soft about 1inch around. Not painfull and can move it around with my finger.
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
Meningiomas tumors does the lump show up on the outside of the skull? I have a lump on the back of my neck right where the skull and neck meet in the dip. On the left side. It's noticed by touch
I noticed a lump on the back of my head. It's hard, immovable but it doesn't really hurt unless I push hard on it. I heard it may be a part of the skull (bone) but I'm not 100% sure. Any help is appreciated.
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, and physical examination, however, it does not appear to be a serious issue and you may wait to consult your doctor next time you see her/him. If the "lump" doubles in size, bleeds or ulcerates, see a doctor immediately.
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I have a hard lump on the back of my skull, it raises and then starts to flatten out with the rest of my skull. Is it just my head shape?
I have a big lump at the back of my neck. It's at the upper part of my neck, right where the skull starts. Feels like a big bone sticking out.
Lymphadenitis: This is usually a swollen or infected lymph node. It must be checked out by your family physician. ...Read more
Large lump at back of neck, right near the skull. Feels like a bone, but wasn't there before. It doesn't hurt when I press on it. Is this normal?
Need an Exam: You have demonstrated such worry about this that I feel it is time to only advise you to get to your physician and have an expert evaluate what is bothering you so much. ...Read more
I have had a small lump/bone now in the back of my head where the skull dips in, it is painless to touch and it hasn't grown at all, healthy 19 male?
Occipital skull: This is a normal part of the skull anatomy. Sometimes there is a protuberance of the skull where the muscles from the neck inset. This can lead to a lump of bone. No need to worry. ...Read more
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