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Woke Up With Bump On Back Of Head
Please: re-ask and specify what your question is. Thanks. ...Read more
My son tripped and hit his head and has a bump on the side of his head raised up and bruised right away?
Head injury: Should be monitored closely. Needs to be examined if not acting like himself, is sleepy, vomits or had loss of consciousness. ...Read more
Fainted and hit my head on the wall.. Now suffering with neck pain and pain all around my head mostly towards the back of my head.
I fainted yesterday and hit my head on the floor I have a bump on the back of my head and I woke up today with a sore neck. Nothing else was hurting?
Should look into it: It’s not normal for a 17 year old to faint. Much more info is needed before you can get a more specific answer. Did you lose consciousness, how long did it last, anyone witnessed it, are you taking any medications that could cause this, was it the first time etc. It can be a sign of a serious condition such an abnormal heart rhythm or as simple as being dehydrated. Discuss this with a physician. ...Read more
I woke up with a numb bottom part of my ear and lobe on my right side. No other area on my head or face is numb. I slept in a weird position.
Got hit with a crate on side of face near ear cheek bone painful and swollen since Tuesday feel a build up of pressure on my eyelid?
Pressure: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. The facility may be able to fully take care of you. If not, that team will call your doctor and discuss problems. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more
My husband woke up with swelling behind his left ear and a bruise under his ear and now more bruises have appeared on his lower neck under the back of?
These signs could: potentially signify a serious condition associated with a blood problem. Potentially he could have been bitten by an insect or spider and this is a reaction. Regardless, he should be evaluated and examined by a health care professional to determine the nature and treatment of his condition. ...Read more
Woke up with a small bump on the back of my neck and it's painful. Spent time in a hair salon where my head was in a stiff position. What could it be?
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Getting up from laying back on couch , using arm to get up .tilted head a bit & heard something crack in right side base of neck in bk of head. Idea?
At age 24: your cartilages in your cervical spine (neck) are PLIABLE and can "snap" when you move suddenly or change your position rapidly! (Same mechanism as "cracking" your knuckles!!) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I woke up a few days ago to find a small hard unmovable lump on my lower, back head and a movable small lump on the back left lower side of my neck?
?nodes: These may be enlarged lymph nodes in the posterior neck chains. In the absence of other symptoms like a rash in the neck or scalp, or viral like syndrome, we would simply recheck these in a week to see if they're receding or enlarging or whether new nodes have appeared. In case of the latter, your MD would order appropriate tests which could include a biopsy. ...Read more
I have a bump on the right side to the back of my head and it is giving me headaches this morning I woke up with red bumps on both my palms?
Be seen: It is unlikely the 2 are related but be checked. All the best. ...Read more
I hit the back of my head on monday and its thursday night and the pain is getting worse on the back of my head and i have a stiff neck. ?
Not uncommon: Similar to a car accident - you may feel worse several days after the accident. Did you lose consciousness? If so, then see your doctor for exam. Other concerning signs would be fuzzy thinking, headaches, dizziness, nausea, numbness / tingling in the hands or arms. If it is just stiffness and pain then I would see a chiropractor to help speed up the healing process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too vague.: Is he well or sick? Does it hurt? Is it soft or hard? Does it itch? Are more bumps appearing? This could be many, many things and the nature of the bump can't be determined with the info you've given. ...Read more
Hit on head 2 days ago by piece of metal, have awful headache/lump on head and just woken up with pain behind right ear below the bone. Help?
Get evaluated: I would highly recommend going and getting evaluated with imaging to rule out a brain bleed with or without skull fracture. These can be rather insidious and come on slowly and then very suddenly and sometimes even cause death if not treated in a timely manner. Time is of the essence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a headache in the back of my head and a small lump on the base of the right side of my skull. i also have a stuffed up nose.
I woke up today with a sore throat. I then noticed a red blotchy rash on my left front stomach, and on the middle of my back. Any thoughts? Thanks.
Many possibilities: See the doctor for exam and treatment plan got you ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. Unintended weight loss of the magnitude you mentioned warrants an evaluation at your earliest. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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