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Soft Lump On Back Of Head
See Dermatologist: A hard bump in the head could in fact be one a several things such as: lipoma, benign cysts, foreign body granuloma, Various bony/soft tissue tumors, or even infectious processes. The best way to rule out a malignancy/cancer is to see a dermatologist. He/she will do an exam and determine whether or not a biopsy is recommended. Since you are very anxious, it is best to schedule an appointment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore lump on skull? Size of a dime on the back of my head but on the hard bone behind my left ear but not near the ear, its on my head.
Pilar Cyst: Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population. Greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck. Pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Noticed a small lima bean shaped lump on the base of my skull on the back of my neck on the left side. No pain or any symptoms.
I have a hard marble sized painless lump on the back of my head above my neck and a weekly very slight throbbing pain in the back right corner of head?
Must be examined: could be a lymph node or a growth-get examined. ...Read more
Lump: It may be a cyst or a lipoma. Both would be somewhat soft and rubbery though. It is best to get it checked by your PCP and then decide whether it needs to be removed or biopsied. ...Read more
Hard bump behind ear only right side. Squishy bump base of neck and side of neck also right side. Squishy bump on bottom of left foot. Worry or no?
Different options: The neck has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, blood vessels and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Have hard, immovable lump on the tip of collarbone near throat. Stiff and tender in shoulder blades, at base of and sides of neck. Possible cause?
Lymphadenopathy: You need an exam hard lymph nodes that are painful and immovable are worrisome so I would let your practitioner touch it and see if further work up is needed ...Read more
Firm pea sized lump on the right side of the back of my neck at the bottom of my hairline. What is it?!
Typical for mono: It may be enlarged occipital lymph nodes. It may be sebaceous cyst. It may be... I may continue with long list. See your doctor; let him examine that "pea sized lump". Sorry, can not say better not seeing and touching this lump, and without knowing your history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got an bone hard lump on left backside of head above the occipital bone with burning sensation there and on my neck and shoulders. Any ideas?
Superior trapezius : The unifying symptom you describe is the broad region of discomfort. This muscle runs throughout the region you describe. Perhaps is spasm in this muscle with tendonitis where it connects to the occipital skull. Your signs and symptoms are odd, and you should see an osteopath to sort this out. ...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?
Bumps appearing on back of head. First on mastoid (firm and non-painful, grows when agitated). Second on occipital (firm and painful).
Lumps/nodes: These sound like lymph nodes which can occur at these sites behind the ears or at the base of the neck. Often it may be related to a scalp condition (skin infection, sores) if there are no other signs of these in your lower neck areas. Hair products, dyes, ?tattoos are other considerations possibly causing this swelling. F/U with MD if not resolving over a few weeks. ...Read more
Lumps and bumps.: We don't have enough info! But any new lump, without any other symptoms, if small and painless, can be watched for a week or two. If it persists, get checked. A lump that has been present and unchanged for years, is probably not serious, but this needs to be confirmed by a doctor, who can then monitor it and see if further evaluation is needed. A painful lump, with fever, getting bigger fast: ER. ...Read more
Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, muscles and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Probably cyst: There are 2 cyst commonly seen on the scalp: pilar cyst and an epidermal inclusion cyst. Both are benign. If you are concerned see your doctor. There are usually very easy to remove. The tissue will be submitted to a pathologist who will examine it and determine its origin. ...Read more
Small hard round lump on occipital bone feels like bone. In line with top of ears in the centre of the back of my skull. What could this be?17, female
Normal: Hi, this is likely the external occipital protuberance of the occipital bone. Everyone has this it is just more pronounced on some people. ...Read more