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What Is This Small Ball Like Bump On Back Of Head
Get to Dr.: Hopefully is just that you were not familiar with the anatomy of your skull which probably has several lumps and feeling of a mass. Other possibility is lymph node enlargement which could be associated to many conditions. Other masses...Lipomas, skin cysts, hemaromas, etc get examined by dr. ...Read more
I feel a hard golf ball like bump on the back of my neck around my shoulder area under my skin (duh). it's completely rounded&appeared randomly, help??
See Dr.: To be properly diagnosed, your new lesion that just "popped up" needs to be examined. Best wishes. ...Read more
Had staph on face after swellen went down and it drained I now have a hard ball like bump on my cheek it don't hurt but what to do?
SeeSee derm: See your doctor to have evaluation of the lesion. As it heals it may just disappear. ...Read more
I discovered I have a hard, round, almost ball like, dime sized bump under my skin in the groin area. Got tested for stds, not it. Other possibilities?
Lymph gland?: Enlarged inguinal lymph node could be the issue. Enlargement can occur from infection further down the leg. ...Read more
My 21 month old daughter has a small bump on back of head, close to bottom of hair line. It feels kind of like a swollen blood vessel, soft, but doesn?
Question cut off: Please resubmit and include a clear & specific question. ...Read more
21 mo old has a small bump on back of head, close to bottom of hair line, under skin. Feels like a swollen blood vessel, soft, but doesn't seem to bother her when we gently touch it. No discoloration. We just noticed it when my hand brushed over it.
Likely lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter (pea sized) and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size. What you describe is normal. If concerned review this with the kids doc. ...Read more
Depersonalization, headaches, mental fatigue and hard small red painful bump on back of head after smoking marijuana once, what could this all be?
? Lyme work-up: A painful bump that is red could well be a target lesion from a tic bite. If you live in an area of the country where lyme disease is endemic, you may want to pursue formal evaluation (blood test) to determine your lyme titer. Lyme can be accompanied by the other symptoms described. Rocky mountain spotted fever, recluse spider bite, abscess and even closed head injury would be other possibilities. ...Read more
No: Vertigo is usually the symptom of middle ear dysfunction and more rarely a manifestation of inadequate blood flow to the brainstem. Small bumps on the back of the head are not related. ...Read more
2 yo has two small bumps on back of head near bony prominence. They feel like lymph nodes but don't move. I their not nodes b/c location. Any ideas?
Bumps: The bumps on the back of the childs head may be the ocviput bone you are feeling. ...Read more
60 year old man has bumps and what feels like small lumps on the lower right side back of head accompanied by severe headache and severe stiff neck pain for the last 4 or 5 days?
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Hit back of head. Not to hard. Small bump. Like if u got elbowed. But feel tired since. Feel bit weak. Hard to work. No headache. Bit sore. Bit dizzy?
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
4 year old said bee bit her on back of head. No prior knowledge of bee stings. Result, bump on the back of her head, 2inch in diameter. Small red dot?
Many possibilities: See the doctor for exam and treatment plan got you ...Read more
Neck bump pain: Lumps and bumps need to be examined - take no advice here other that you should be examined by a competent doctor to see what the problem is, and then of course, how to treat it. ...Read more
I went to a pediatriton and she said I have inflamed lympthnotes is there any chance it could be something else. Irregular bump on back of head pain?
Lymph node: The neck is interesting. Cannot give you an answer. Assuming you have an enlarged lymoh node, you should see doctor again if the node is not back to normal in 2 weeks. This is a general rule of thumb. History of your condition, reevaluation, and testing is indicated in some cases. ...Read more
Walnut sized bump on back of head lower right hand side painful to the touch, should I be seen or will it go away on its own?
Site of muscle: Attachment and also the site of greatest tension, which is why you have pain there from bad posture or looking down for long periods. Find relaxation positions for trapezius muscle on google. ...Read more
My 1 year old baby fell and hit his head, and he has a 1 inch diameter bump on the back of head. What should I do?
Head injury: If no loss of conciousness, laceration of the scalp and normally oriented after being consoled, there is no special treatment needed. He can be allowed to eat and nap normally. If he naps longer than normal, awaken him gently and observe for normal interaction. Danger signs would include repetitive vomiting, decreased level of conciousness and dramatic soft swelling at the point of impact. ...Read more
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You should describe this lump/bump in detail. When did it first appear and has it been growing in size? What is the present size?
It can be infection, a blocked sebaceous gland being one common entity which can get inflamed and painful. If it is over 1 cm in size, you should seek medical attention from your doctor. You may need antibiotics if it is an infection. But it could also be something else ...Read more
See doctor: It is depends on the size and the consistency of the bumps whether or not it is musculosleletal or cyst or lump or lymph nodes. You need to see doctor for better evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
My aunt hit back of head on the floor 8 months ago now has a pea sized bump that showed up. It does hurt does not move and is hard. What is this?
Likely bone: New bone forms over trauma. If you are concerned, a visit to your doctor, even an xray of her skull will likely show it well. ...Read more
Hit back of head 2 weeks ago had bump went to e.r.I was cleared 2 go home w/ meds 4 headach/neck. Head still hurts where bump was &hav headache am I ok?
Patience: Sounds like you may have experienced a concussion. The symptoms in most cases trail off over time, just advance your activities as you can tolerate, don't push yourself too hard, and try to not overuse headache medicines like tylenol, (acetaminophen) NSAIDs, or opioids, as they can cause rebound headaches if used more than 2-3 days a week. ...Read more
My 2yr old slipped back and bumped back of his head yesterday. He got a minor cut & bump. He's his usual self but back of head still sore. Concerns?
Sounds normal: Just monitor the cut for signs of infection. This happens a lot in toddlers. If it did not knock him out or cause any other symptoms, he just learned a lesson about balance. ...Read more
My son has a bump or lump on the back of his head (occipital bone) it seems to come and go away. It does not hurt when he touches it. Should I be worr?
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more
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
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