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Soft Lump On Back Of Head
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
I have a soft lump on the back of my head that is painful to the touch. I have also had severe headaches for approximately a week.?
See someone: Unclear what the lump is, but may be an infection. You need to see someone and have it looked at. ...Read more
Very hard non moveable lump on back of head. Feels like lymph node but so small can barely feel. Like. 25 CM or less. Is that ok?
Lump: It may indeed be a lymph node that over time has become calcified. ...Read more
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
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 hard lump on back of head (upper back left of head). Seems like there s pain and soreness eradiating from that area. Been this way for 4 months?
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?
Have palpable lymph node on back of neck for few months. And rather large lump on back of head for a year believed to be lymph nod. Should I concern?
Yes: Till you see your physician for evaluation, tests if indicated biopsy, once cleared then you don't have to worry. ...Read more
15 year old male. Hard lump on back of head. On the right a little. Size of large pea. It pokes out so it is very easy to feel. Should skull have bumps?
Lymph node: There are many lymph nodes in the neck and back of the head that are often more noticeable because they are located where our fat pads don't hide them. If you feel around you should find several the size of a pea ; sometimes bigger. They can increase to the size of a big peanut if stimulated by local factors, illness or vaccines. I would just monitor it or have doc see it during regular visit. ...Read more
15 y/o male. Hard lump on back of head, doesn't move, feels like bone, feels like dent under "lump" making it feel raised. Doc said lymph node?
Lymph nodes in that area are generally from SCALP sores which when scratched ca become infected! However, the SKULL often has raised areas which are NORMAL!! Sounds like you need a definite answer and this could involve xrays. If it is a lymph node and persists WITHOUT "simple" explanation a biopsy would be indicated!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Has a painful lump under his left collarbone a bit bigger than a marble. Presses on it and arms get numb. Also lump on back of head under his hair.
My son has a hard fixed lump on back of head more to left side parallel with top of his ear. No injury but does have dermatitis on right side of scalp. Seems too high to be a lymph node. But note sure. What could this be?
? mastoid process: From your description and location, this sounds like the mastoid process, which would also be present on the other side. This is a projection of the skull where many of the jaw muscles are anchored. There are a variety of lymph nodes located all over the head and neck, but these tend not to be hard. Your doc could confirm or exclude this by exam. ...Read more
I have SMS & the last 2 days I have a lump on back of head between left ear & where spine meets scull. I'm dizzy, extremely tired & nauseous. What co?
Please go immediately to the nearest Emergency facility.
Have someone take you if possible. ...Read more
Hello I have a hard lump on back of head left side behind ear. Every morning I have jaw head neck pain left side. Doctor says feels like bone?
Feels like bone:
Your doctor's comment does not make sense. Did she/he make any attempt to get an x-ray of draw lab tests?
If not, find another doctor. ...Read more
Need exam: Your question needs to be answer by your physician after having proper physical exam. See your physician. ...Read more
?: I am sorry but what? Physiognomy is when you judge someone else from facial expression/features. ...Read more
Small lump under skin back of head. Causing slight dull buring in back of head. Lump soft but firm to the touch. New over several months. Need 2 worry?
Trichilemmal Cyst: The most common sites for trichilemmal cysts are hair-bearing areas, typically the scalp. Clinically, they present as smooth and mobile cysts within the dermis. ...Read more
Occasional an X-ray if some question.
Cysts and lipomas can occur there also along with some othe
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I have a hard non moveable lump on left side back of head its been there a year and changes size sometimes its tender to touch should I worry?
See primary care MD:
It may be an occipital lymph node draining the scalp. These will enlarge with infections of the scalp usually. It is best to see your primary care physician to determine its significance.
Some lymph node swelling can be serious. ...Read more
I have a hard lump on scalp. It started a few years ago and its larger now. Another is on top now and smaller ones in back of head. What can they be?
These may be:
SEBACEOUS CYSTS ("WEN"S)
See your primary care Physician for DIAGNOSIS and a referral for removal. These can cbecome infected therefore removal is usually suggested
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
I just discovered that I have a boney lump on the back the lower part of my head, about 1-2 weeks ago. It's probably External occipital protuberance?
Yes: You are correct. It is more prominent in some than others. It is a frequent point of concern especial among young mothers. ...Read more
I've noticed that my 2 yo has a lumpy back of head. Lump seem to be symmetrical/hard. Flat spots in certain areas and lumps in others. Is this normal?
I'd have to examine: Kids do have some lumpy areas on the skull. Some are a prominence of the normal occipital ridge, some are lymph glands that are prominent because they are not buried in muscle of other tissue like they are in the rest of the body. I'd have to examine it to be sure but most "lumps" are benign if they are not tender. ...Read more
Do I have Hodgkins, 2 lumps in back of head, it seems like they grow and shrink but im not sure and they don't really move. I have had it for a few months. Only symptom is my skin itching.?
Hard to say.: If this persists for more than a few months it would be wise to have an examination. ...Read more
I have a marble sized rock solid lump on the back of my head above my neck. Seems to be a occipital protuberance. It has gotten bigger over time?
Milk cap sized lump on moms left back of head before hair line ends. What could this be, it really serious, does she have to have it looked at? Hurts!
Noticed rock hard knot/lump on the back side of my head, left side close to occipital bone. Knot is about pea size very painful & sensitive 2 touch.?
Lump: This could be an inflamed lymph node, cyst or ingrown hair. Apply warm soaks. Check to see whether you have a skin eruption in that area which can cause lymph node reactivity. See your physician as needed. ...Read more
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