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solid lump, not soft, rubbery or squidgy in any way?

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I have a very large lump the size of a large marble on the back of my head. on the bottom left side. it doesnt hurt to touch. I have never noticed this before so dont know what it could be. it is under the skin not ontop of it and is a solid lump, not soft, rubbery or squidgy in any way. if that helps. have got an appointment with my doc on friday to check it out but was wondering if you had any idea. (if it helps i am currently on anti depressants for stress, anxiety and depression)

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replied January 21st, 2012
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Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The description of the lump indicates it to possibly a collection of fat tissue also called a Lipoma. Other possible causes include a sebaceous cyst or a enlarged lymph node.

Symptoms like persistent fever, weight loss, night sweats along with multiple enlarged, painless lymph ‎‎nodes may indicate conditions like lymphoma or cancer.

In case of lipoma, it can be excised with a small procedure, OR in case of a cyst, it can be reduced in size ‎with a needle aspiration or removed completely by excising it.

For proper diagnosis, you may need to consult with your doctor, who can treat you accordingly.

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