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What could cause small lumps plus sore to touch on back of head?

What could cause small lumps plus sore to touch on back of head?

Lymph nodes/infected: Get your scalp checked for infection and inflammation as well as parasites. Get a blood count to make sure that your body is fighting off infection. ...Read more

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Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more


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Keep getting pains over most of my head, sore to touch areas?

Keep getting pains over most of my head, sore to touch areas?

Neuralgia: This type of pain usually is neuralgia which is a mild inflammation of a superficial nerves in the scalp and doesn't originate within the brain. It is more of a nuisance and is not serious. It usually resolves on its own. See your physician if you have persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Dull pushing pain on top right side of head every few minutes, now sore to touch?

Dull pushing pain on top right side of head every few minutes,  now sore to touch?

Pain: you may have an abrasion or irritation of the scalp. You could also have a minor infection like a cellulitis. If it persists let a doctor have a look at it ...Read more

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I have had pains on the right side of my head for about 6 years. The past year it has turned into an intermittent dull ache that is sore to touch. ?

I have had pains on the right side of my head for about 6 years.  The past year it has turned into an intermittent dull ache that is sore to touch. ?

Concerning: With the length of time you have had these symptoms combined with recent worsening of your symptoms recommend you are seen and evaluated. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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Been having sore to touch spots on middle back of my head and back upper part of my head. What can it be or why is it happening/?

Been having sore to touch spots on middle back of my head and back upper part of my head. What can it be or why is it happening/?

Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the name given to inflammation of hair follicles that can be caused by several factors. Folliculitis is a focal inflammation of the hair follicles. It looks like acne with little rings of inflammation surrounding the opening of a hair follicle. The result of folliculitis is a tender red spot, sometimes with a surface pustule. Staph is the most common bacteria causing this. ...Read more

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MRI done told one side of my head is bigger than the other. no blockages it started with side of face sweeling bad..now side of head sore to touch?

 MRI done told one side of my head is bigger than the other. no blockages it started with side of face sweeling bad..now side of head sore to touch?

Tension headaches?: You should be relieved that the MR doesn't show anything organic. Tension headaches, due to increased blood circulation may cause one side to look bigger than the other. Get your doctor to check you for temporal arteritis possibility also. Feel better! ...Read more