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external occipital protuberance

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does anybody's ever hurt if you press on it. Mine will hurt when I press on it or especially on the bottom of it. But I don't think there is anything wrong since it's just bone and probably nervy. Just wondering if it happens to anyone else.
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replied May 7th, 2009
External Occipital Protuberance pain
Yes, I have a painful / tender spot on or just below the external occipital protuberance.

I noticed it a about a week ago, and whilst it is not overly painful, I am now 'aware' of it as a constant nuisance, and can't help subconciously pushing on it / rubbing it lightly frequently.

As this is an older post, I wonder if 'freeze22' ever found out whether it is a cause for concern?

I also have tender lumps behind the centre of my ears that i noticed in the same way over a month ago.
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replied March 26th, 2011
I think I might have the same problem!
I have a lump in the middle and on the back of my head right above my neck. It hurts a little sometimes when I press on it or tilt my head so it touches my back.

I have had it for about a year or two and it bothers me occasionally, like when I dry my hair with a towel, try to look up, or hit my head. It's small and hard to find if I feel for it.

My mom is taking me to the doctor to check it out, and we are a little worried. My Uncle (through marriage) died from brain tumors when I was two years old.
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replied January 25th, 2013
same here!
I have the same condition as you guys.. so JBIEBZ what happened to your consultation? I'm starting to get worried..
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replied January 25th, 2013
I have the same condition as you guys.. so JBIEBZ what happened to your consultation? I'm starting to get worried..
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replied January 25th, 2013
I have the same condition as you guys.. so JBIEBZ what happened to your consultation? I'm starting to get worried..
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