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Small Lump On Side Of Head
My girlfriend (no medical history) has a small lump on side of head (skull) the lump is hard but painless she just noticed any ideas?
Small hard lump on left side of head. Had an ear infection a month ago could it be from that? Size of large pea. Little bit behind the ear on left.
Yes: It is a post auricular lymph node (a lymph node behind the ear). It may take a few months to go down. ...Read more
Leave it alone.: Trichilemmal cyst. Benign. If it enlarges see someone. ...Read more
Cant' tell: Can't tell by description. See a doctor and get checked. ...Read more
Hard lump on head: Yo need ot see your doctor or dermatologist. Cannot assess lumps without exam. ...Read more
Had psoriasis for years &very mild on back of scalp. 3 weeks ago I noticed small hard lump one side back of head/neck lymph node. Related? Not tender
Already there?: If it's not growing it could be a scarred lymph node from a previous infection that went unnoticed. To be safe have it checked out. ...Read more
Cysts?: They are probably what we call sebaceous cysts that are common. To be very sure have your physician examine you. ...Read more
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I have a small painless lump on the side of my head under the skin- not itchy- who do I see for this and what could this be?
Small lump/bump on left side of my head just above my ear. Had an ear ache in left ear last week not sure if it's related? Or why it is there? Thanks
See details: It is impossible to offer specific advice without being able to examine the area. See a doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more
Yes: Certainly you should get any unexplained or worsening lump checked out. ...Read more
Open lump on side of head, red around the outside yellow inside. Fuzzy tounge and throat, what should I do?
Open lump: Go to your medical doctor or the emergency room. It sounds like you have both a localized (side of head) and a systemic infection. ...Read more
Like you hit your head!! A small hematoma (bruise) would fit your description. Were you drinking???
Otherwise. An examination of the lump is necessary as a first step...Apply Ice until you can get that in person evaluation!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Lump appeared suddenly, left side of head, hard, extremely painful, had removed 5 days ago pain terrible now with 2 large indents and tons of pain?
Need to know more: Who removed it? Similar incident in the past? Was biopsy done? Family member with similar case? ...Read more
Hi, pain in the right side of head, bump / lump and it's pain full and can feel lump when I touch it?
Exam: I suggest a medical examination to determine the severity of the injury and for a physical assessment. ...Read more
I am a 20 and a female with a lump on the lower right side of head. Its been here as long as I can remember. Hurts when I press it.
Soft lump for years on the top back side of head below skin, every few weeks it enlarges, and radiates severe pain & gets really warm, no head trauma.
Get it checked: The fact you have had it for years makes it less worrisome. Given you have discomfort and are concerned, I suggest getting the lump examined by a clinician the next time it appears. Best of luck. ...Read more
Have a lump on back side of head and one more at the base of my neck. They are a little red and tender to the touch. Making neck sore also.
Seek evaluation.: Any neck soreness from a "lump" needs an evaluation. The timing of the evaluation is based on the speed at which the symptoms are developing. If the symptoms are new and progressing over a day or two, or if there is a fever or stiffness in the neck, please seek care asap. If the progression is slower, you can consider a primary care provider or pharmacy based nurse practitioner evaluation. ...Read more
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