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My husband has had a soft lump at the back of head on the right hand side. He says it's not Sore to touch but is the size of walnut ?

My husband has had a soft lump at the back of head on the right hand side. He says it's not Sore to touch but is the size of walnut ?

Cyst or lipoma: Cysts & lipomas are often soft & painless. However, the former can become painful & even harden if distended & filled, much less infected. Lipomas, or fatty tissue, typically remain soft & painfree. Abscesses are collections of pus that are usually painful & need to be lanced/drained. Have him go see his family doc for evaluation & your reassurance. ...Read more

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Lump on back of head, what is this?

Lump on back of head, what is this?

Lump on head: There are a great many possibilities. Please submit greater detail concerning the lump so we can be of help. Otherwise see your doctor. ...Read more

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Tender to the touch lump on back of head, not sure what it is?

Tender to the touch lump on back of head, not sure what it is?

Boil: This may be an abscess that started as an ingrown hair. Warm applications help bring it to head. It also could be an infected cyst.Consult your physician if there is worsening pain,tenderness or swelling as it may have to be lanced. ...Read more

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Recently noticed hard lump on back of head in center at base on my partner. Feels like bone and is painless. About 2cm across. What could this be?

Recently noticed hard lump on back of head in center at base on my partner. Feels like bone and is painless. About 2cm across. What could this be?

Lump on back of head: For how long? did it change in size?, and is painless. Requires an MRI, interpretation, how is the hair on top of the mass? Probably is a benign mass, however the input and examination, even a biopsy may be required. I cannot touch or feel it. A neurosurgeon should do the examination. ...Read more

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Lump on back of head ozzing headache cannot bend head back?

Lump on back  of head ozzing headache cannot bend head back?

See someone: Unclear what the lump is, but may be an infection. You need to see someone and have it looked at. ...Read more

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Small painful lump on back of head, about level with ears more to the left side. No injury? What is it and what do I do about it?

Small painful lump on back of head, about level with ears more to the left side. No injury? What is it and what do I do about it?

Lymph node swelling: This could be a swollen lymph node, which could be infected or swollen because of inflammation or infection on your scalp or ear. It could also be an insect bite. You should have your doctor examine you, so that you can be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Hard painful lump on back of head along hair line. Hard and painfull to the touch. Accompanied by headache. What could this be? Medical atn nesesary?

Hard painful lump on back of head along hair line. Hard and painfull to the touch. Accompanied by headache.  What could this be? Medical atn nesesary?

Cyst or abscess?: It is possible that you could have a cyst, infected hair, or abscess that is causing your symptoms. Please see your doctor for proper treatment. It may include antibiotics or it may need incision and drainage. ...Read more