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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

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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?

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?

How long do u have: There are few things of the consistancy you are saying can happen. Few of the common ones are sebacious cyst - usually has a punctum, dermoid cyst which is possible in your case which is a firm to hard lump usually , fibromas, lipomas which are usually soft but if they have some fibrous tissuethey can be firm , neurofibromas arising from nerves , hamartomas-of mixed issue content, teratomas. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What could a lump on the right side of the neck below the skull be? It is not painful and does not feel swollen.

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

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What to do about a painful lump and throbbing at base of skull on left side?

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

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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?

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?

Lump on skull: You should have that checked out just because of the headache you are having. It maybe nothing serious, such as a cyst, but since you have developed headaches with this I would have it looked at. ...Read more