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Swollen Lump At Base Of Skull
I have two painless lumps in the back of my head at base of skull. Started with one small one, then a bigger one right below. Should I be concerned?
Need evaluation: Lumps in this area can be infections, fatty tumors, enlarged lymph glands, or sometimes cancerous. Please have your internist check them out.See 2 more doctor answers
Lymph nodes?: There are a lot of lymph nodes at the base of the skull. They swell and become sore in response to sore throats, head colds, infections of the scalp, and other problems. An examination by your doctor will likely locate the cause.
Possible: Localized spasm and inflammation of the muscle where it attaches to the skull due to persistent strain from poor posture or something completely different. See your doctor.
See a doctor: For a physical exam. The lump may just be inflamed portion of a muscle that you've subjected to a constant strain with poor posture or it could be something very different. Impossible to tell.
Iv have lumps in neck, , have also just found some bony lumps at base of skull neck is swollen have headache?
See MD: Make an appt with your PCP ASAP about these symptoms.
5 yo boy w/ painful pea size lump right base of skull, s/s for two days, not red or inflamed, no injury or infection. ... Concern?
Likely lymph node: There are chains of lymph nodes along the neck including at the base of the skull. They can become enlarged with any infection on the scalp, face, or ears... Often they can persist for a while after the infection resolves. If it is still there the next time you see your pediatrician, ask him/her to take a look at it, but most likely it will resolve over the next few weeks.
Are there lymph nodes in back of neck near base of skull? I have two lumps im going to get checked but no pictures on web shows lymphs nodes are there
Yes: There are lymph nodes at the back of the skull in what is called the occipital chain. They can enalrged with colds and infections of the scalp.
What is a lump about 3/4" around on the back of neck, base of skull? Your guess cancer or a cyst? 76-year old male
Possibilities: It is possible to have a swollen lymph node in this region (called occipital nodes). It could also be a cyst such as an epidermal or sebaceous cyst. Another option is a (usually) benign fatty tumor called a lipoma. If it is getting larger or is tender/painful, or associated with other similar lumps, I would get it checked out by your doctor.
Tender lump at r base of skull developed today history of migrains, shingles twice in six months, and viral meningitis following first episode of shingles?
Enlarge lymph node: Any lump which is tender, indicate it is inflame, if it is under skin it may be a lymph node. Most likely you have acute inflamed lymph node, in rt base of skull due to any sckertch infection of skin over scalp. I did not think it is related to your previous condition, but we can answer better after seeing you.See 1 more doctor answer
I have had a swollen lymph node at base of skull and my right ear as well as itchy scalp for well over two months. Any idea what this could be?
Dandruff?: Try washing your scalp frequently, daily would not be too much. It may take a few months of this, on regular basis for the scalp to be healthy and the lymph nodes to regress.
Noticed a hard very slightly movable bump and base of skull, kinda sore when pushed on. Should I worry?
Dermoid cyst: Most likely a benign dermoid cyst.However, they can get infected or inflamed. If persistent or more tender you should see a physician.
Hard bump with pain on left base of skull. Also experiencing headaches and extreme fatigue. Ideas?
Go to see MD: The possibilities are endless without being able to get more info, and examine you. Go to see your md and get checked. The bump could be an enlarged lymph node- which could be caused by many different things from infection, inflammation, autoimmune, cancer etc. There are many possibilities that can give you headaches and fatigue-which may be or not related to the bump. Go to see your md to check.See 2 more doctor answers
Painful lump at the base of my back head skull near the center of neck. Tender to touch, burning sensation. Is it serious or fatal. Please help. Swoolen?
What could a lump on the right side of the neck below the skull be? It is not painful and does not feel swollen.
MUST see M.D.!!: It could be a harmless skin lesion, like an epidermal inclusion cyst or lipoma (benign fatty tumor)... But it could also be a "sentinel node" which might be an early manifestation of lymphoma. Swollen lymph nodes in the neck from infection usually come up quickly and are tender. Either way, you need a physician to examine this lump and decide what needs to be done to make the correct diagnosis.
Swollen lump for approx 1 year back of neck right side where skull meets neck. Hard and fixed. What could it be?
It could be....: Time to get examined and trated. Cannot be diagnosed online. Why have you waited a year?
I have a medium sized hard lump on the back of my head, near the bottom of my skull. It's sore when touched and area is swollen?
Examination: Any bleeding, or as in your case pain & swelling, should be immediately investigated. There's no way to provide treatment suggestions without knowing what's causing your problem. A physical examination, possibly lab tests, possibly imaging, are required to define your problem. Start with your GP. Please call now.
Small swollen lump at the nape of my neck back of the skull in the hairline near the ear. Feels sore from my constant touching. Can feel it visibly.
It may be an: Inflamed lymph node or possibly a cyst. Recommend that you stop touching it & causing irritation.
I hurt with swollen and achy joints all over. All my joints are swollen and very painful. Sore neck w tender lumps along neck going down behind ear right under under skull. Felt this way since saturday march 10. Not going away, .
I: I recommend, you should consult your primary care physician so that you can be checked properly and if necessary he can order some tests and also refer you to specialist if necessary. Tender lumps may be lymph nodes because of some infection but please you need to be checked by the physician to be on safe side.
Anything: Headaches can come from fatigue, sleeping too much or too little, eye strain, sleep apnea, snoring, being dehydrated, having chronic sinusitis or allergies, too much caffeine or over the counter headache medication, high blood pressure or something more serious like a tumor. See your doctor and get checked.
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