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Swelling At The Back Of The Head
What could cause a swelling at the back of my head at the base of my skull, and painful lump under my jaw?
Most lumps, benign: Don't start worrying. The majority of small bumps on your head would be benign (not cancer). Lumps that can be tender are cysts, lymph nodes and less likely lipomas. Still, hard to evaluate it over the net. See your primary md who can take a good history and examen you. Given your presentation it sounds more like lymph nodes. You want to make sure its nothing scary ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Neck Bumps: Without seeing your skin it is almost impossible too make a diagnosis but if you are african anerican you could have acne kelodalis nuchae.Acne keloidalis nuchae (akn) is a condition characterized by follicular-based papules and pustules that form hypertrophic or keloid-like scars. Akn typically occurs on the occipital scalp and posterior neck and develops almost exclusively in young, african-amer. ...Read more
My 11 week old daughter has a swelling on the back of her head, she has a bald patch where she lies but instead of it being flat its bulging?
Hairless patch: If it doesn't hurt her, and isn't red or irritated, then it probably isn't anything to be worried about. Kids turn their heads to track things all the time and they tend to lose hair in that are due to friction. It always comes black. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: Unexplained severe headaches can be a sign of something dangerous happening and need evaluation in clinic or er; a complete history of the issue and a physical examination and tests if indicated are needed. Tightness of neck muscles can cause headaches, but i would not expect dizziness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more
Feeling awful. Swelling in back of head, bottom of skull area. Painful small bumps in scalp. Hardness 1 inch below skull, left side. What is this?
You must: You must see a doctor physically to find out what is going on. ...Read more
My daughter 17 years had swelling at back of head with golf ball size lump with sever pain & heaviness. No injury. This swelling disappeared automatic?
Swelling: Your daughter may have had a swollen lymph gland which disappeared over time. ...Read more
Burning and swelling in my forehead,behind the eyes,and at the back of the head.whats wrong with me?
Can thyroid cancer couse swelling and pain in the neck on the left side,back of the head pain on the left side, dizziness and vomiting,menses irregul?
I just fell backwards on cement driveway landing on my bottom & slammed back of my head. Applying ice to swelling on head..
Bin having this lump for years now on the back of my head and it was so small, few weeks back it started the swelling and it's so painful even if i tr?
Had discomfort in my neck 4 weeks. Saw 2 doctors but they said nothing was wrong. Now there's a swelling on back of my neck when I turn my head left?
Recheck.: It may have been there wasn't anything on your exam before. Things can change. If you are now feeling a swelling then you should have your doctor take another look. Some times it takes time for a condition to progress to the point that we can diagnose it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a boil on the back of my head, the swelling has gone down
but then i found two sollen glands at the back of my neck under the boil.
Possible problem.: The mastoid is located behind the ear. If it is your mastoid that is tender, it could be a sign of mastoiditis and should be evaluated right away. You could also have muscle, nerve and or bone problems in that area causing pain. Your best option is to get it checked out by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I discovered a painless lump on the back of my head. I am bald and you can see the swelling. What could it be?
Pilar Cysts: 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. ...Read more