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I have swelling on one side of my posterior skull. I had a head injury many years back. I had c-t scan also. Can this swelling develop into tumor?

I have swelling on one side of my posterior skull. I had a head injury many years back. I had c-t scan also. Can this swelling develop into tumor?

Sounds unlikely: Soft tissue swelling doesn't usually develop into a malignancy but need to know why you have the swelling. Is it new?
You should be examined carefully. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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College student. Asymmetrical swelling of tonsils, and mostly one-sided head and neck lymphadenopathy. Tiredness and foggy brain. Tonsil cancer?

College student. Asymmetrical swelling of tonsils, and mostly one-sided head and neck lymphadenopathy. Tiredness and foggy brain. Tonsil cancer?

May be: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. It may be infection or a lymphoid neoplasm. Do see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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For the past couple of months I have been having painful lumps all over my head. Dizziness and pain, also swelling worsens and they spread. ?

For the past couple of months I have been having painful lumps all over my head. Dizziness and pain, also swelling worsens and they spread. ?

While I'm having...: ...trouble understanding your question, I can tell you one thing: you need to see a doctor. Pain, lumps, swelling, dizziness, spreading, worsens & couple of months are words & phrases that raise a red flag of a POTENTIALLY serious condition. Perhaps it's "all in your head" but, if so, this degree of anxiety should be taken seriously as well. I wish the best for you. ...Read more

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The top left side of my head hurts but there is no visible reason aside from a little swelling. The area has been sensitive for a couple weeks.?

The top left side of my head hurts but there is no visible reason aside from a little swelling. The area has been sensitive for a couple weeks.?

Swelling and pain in: An area of the scalp, I would be concerned about an infection. Have someone inspect the scalp very carefully, in really bright light, to see if there is any redness or a wound. It could be a very small place like an infected hair follicle or pimple or scab. You may require a course of antibiotics. Its time to c ur doc, since it's been weeks of this. Good luck☺️ ...Read more

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Okay I have had this problem for 6months. I have had this swelling on the right side of my penis under the head. It only appears when I wake up.

Rule out cancer: Go to ur primary care doc and ask them to get u an appointment with a urologist. U want to make sure u don't have cancer or anything else serious. ...Read more

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Bone swelling behind the ear on the side of the head?

Bone swelling behind the ear on the side of the head?

Probably mastoid: Probably air cells in the bone of your skull that should be there.

If it has increased in size or is tender see ENT doctor ...Read more

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Can tinnitis cause a feeling of swelling on the side of the head?

Can tinnitis cause a feeling of swelling on the side of the head?

Certain problems: Certain medical problems, such as menieres syndrome may include one side tinnitus along with a stuffy feeling. Although no outward signs of swelling are evident. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my head on the right top side suddenly not sure what is wrong painful and feels like swelling too?

I have a lump on my head on the right top side suddenly not sure what is wrong painful and feels like swelling too?

Have it seen: It needs to be seen to be diagnosed and managed. I painful lump makes me think of trauma or infection. All the best. ...Read more

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On benzo for 1 year and tapered 5 months ago. Now I have SCM swelling right side and difficulty turning head. Head is even. Withdrawal or permanent?

On benzo for 1 year and tapered 5 months ago. Now I have SCM swelling right side and difficulty turning head. Head is even. Withdrawal or permanent?

Torticollis: This sounds like torticollis. It usually happens after withdrawal of antipsychotics not benzos. Try some stretching and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) if you can get some. See your doctor if it doesn't improve. ...Read more

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Over a year, only right side of head, base, side neck, visible swelling. Lasts 3 days. Turn head left feel like sharp pinch right side neck 4 a day?

Over a year, only right side of head, base, side neck, visible swelling. Lasts 3 days. Turn head left feel like sharp pinch right side neck 4 a day?

Somewhat difficult: To imagine what might be causing episodic swelling of the neck. Possibilities might include salivary gland swelling or angioedema. Lymph node swelling or enlargement wouldn't be expected to be transitory. Imaging, ultrasound, CT or MRI, should certainly help here and, especially since this has been going on over a year, you should see your doctor SOON for evaluation. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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What causes swelling at the bottom of back of head it's swelled bad on left side of skull?

What causes swelling at the bottom of back of head it's swelled bad on left side of skull?

Cyst or lymph node: Usually this is a sebaceous cyst or an enlarged lymph node. A medical exam is needed to tell. The cyst can be removed. An enlarged lymph node usually gets better with time but sometimes needs an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I got hit in the temple with a small rock yesterday and now have very minor swelling on right side of head. Should I go to the hospital?

I got hit in the temple with a small rock yesterday and now have very minor swelling on right side of head. Should I go to the hospital?

No: As long as swelling is your only symptom, then no. If you develop unceasing pain, persistent vomiting or change in your behavior call 911 and go to the ER. ...Read more

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What can cause swelling on the base of the head on the right side with a raisin size knot located in the middle of the swelling?

What can cause swelling on the base of the head on the right side with a raisin size knot located in the middle of the swelling?

Probably lymph node: Do you have any abnormality in the scalp, even a bad case of dandruff? What you described sounds like result of some inflammation in the scalp and enlarged draining lymph node. Pay attention to scalp hygiene and if it does not resolve in 4-6 weeks, or if it becomes painful, or starts draining, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the side of my head and its swelling and producing pus and also the swelling is going down to the lower of the ear what could this be?

I have a bump on the side of my head and its swelling and producing pus and also the swelling is going down to the lower of the ear what could this be?

Mrsa: Methacillin resistant staphalococcus aureas likely if pus with redness, if only scaly red likely just strep or staph. May need it lanced if like a bubble that needs to be burst, this will clear it up without antibiotics often. But ideal get it cultured too. Bacrtim ds or doxycline or clindamycine pills ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

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