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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See someone: Unclear what the lump is, but may be an infection. You need to see someone and have it looked at. ...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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers