January 16th, 2014
I have a lump on the lower right side of my head it hurts to the front right eye a and all in between on the right side bright light hurts I been having headaches for the past two weeks anyone else has this problem
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replied May 30th, 2014
I have just noticed about 5 days ago that I have a bump on the back of my head as well. It is on the right lower back side. I only noticed it when I was brushing my hair and the brush pressed up against it and caused pain. It may have been there a couple days prior, but not sure. It is painful to the touch, but if I don't touch it I don't even know it is there. I began having migraines at age 16 when I started my first menstrual. I was diagnosed with recurring chronich migrains when I was 19 (currently 31), and took medications for it for over a decade. It took several CT scans and MRI's to determine that there was nothing visibly wrong and it was eventually associated with being a hereditary disorder because all the women in my family have the same thing.I am not sure if these things are related, but thought I would throw it out there just in case. I have not had a migraine in nearly 3 years, until a couple days ago. This bump is fairly new and has grown only a teensy bit since I first discovered it. My aunt says I should get it checked out because our family has a history of tumors growing from various bones. I do not have medical insurance, and as a full time student I do not forsee myself getting any insurance until after I finish school next year. If any of you have gotten any diagnosis which can lead me in the right direction, please let me know. TIA.
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replied June 4th, 2014
Lump on the scalp
I have a small lump on the left center of my skull around 5 cms away from my left year. It is painless and I do not have any headaches.
I went to the doctor and he asked me to get an XRAY done which indicated soft tissue growth of 1.5cms. He has now asked
me to get a CT scan done for which i wont be getting an appointment for the next 2-3 weeks. The anxiety is killing me.
Is there anything I need to worry about?
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replied August 11th, 2014
cyst
hi all, i found a lump 2 weeks ago on the left side at the back of my head, i usually suffer with a sensitive head anyhow usually from air pressures and weather change, thought id put this up as i have been to the doctors and she felt it and says yes she thinks this is a cyst ,i also am pretty sure it is as i found out about them in hairdressing, they are very common and can be hard or soft , and most of the time usually go , you can ask your doctor to remove them each practice should have a minor surgeon , i am booked in for the end of October, i find hotwater bottle helps to ease the pain and apparently witchazel gets rid of them completely i have done a lot of research on this and usually a cyst on each part of your body is called something else if they are below the skin and above the skull they are benign tumors any other area around the body they would usually take a biopsy usually cysts come and go in us all without us even knowing and most of the time are harmless. i will come back and let you know how i got on, best to not to try to remove at home as infection could occur. hope this helps go to the doctors , get checked and put your mind at ease, remember the doctor works for your heath if you don't want it their don't ask them tell them you would like it removed! (in a nice way)
hope this helps
stacey
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replied August 11th, 2014
`sorry my lump is on the right side hehe dur!
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replied March 18th, 2015
Lumps anywhere on the head
Really old posting but if you have insurance go see a doctor. It's probably just an enlarge lymph node or hair follicle but why stress if you can see a doctor. Some kind of infection going on and it might be something as simple as this or something serious-get it looked at. If you don't have the means drink lots of water, use hot compresses and if you have any changes find a doctor. Good luck to all-don't guess about health issues.
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replied June 2nd, 2016
I have the same thing I noticed it today and it'd the size three pennies stacked on top of each other. My dad has had the same thing for years. I feel dizzy when laying don't on it and it hurts when I touch it.
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replied January 12th, 2017
Lymph Lump on Back of My Head
Last month I saw my GP when a lump suddenly appeared on the area behind my left ear & was thought to be a cyst. A day later another lump appeared to the right of it just below the hairline ... and then a 3rd lump came about above that one covered with my hair. The first lump at first had little pain, but as things progressed, the first two lumps got bigger and very painful. Then, a very small very painful lump appeared in the crease behind my left ear. My GP sent me to an ENT doc (my GP had not seen the other lumps since they occurred after my office visit). The ENT doc put me on Keflex and I was already taking 800mg of Rx Motrin, plus 10mg's Norco. The pain & inflammation was dreadful. After about 9 days on Keflex, I swapped from Motrin to 25mg's of Indocin and within a day the pain & inflammation decreased by about 85%. I had two days of which I had like an optical migraine (my left eye got blurry and I got very dizzy and light-headed). The ENT doc extended the Keflex for another 10 days. I had a biopsy done on lump #1 and lo & behold it was NOT a cyst, but an inflamed lymph. It was not logical that this was cancerous due to the pain factor, but the biopsy was sent to the local lab for various testing and it's been determined it is not cancerous. After the biopsy was done, the ENT doc put me on Clindamycin antibiotic, which has really made more of an impact. The first 2 days with new antibiotic I thought my head was gonna explode from pain all over my head. Then, I had sneezing as well as thick hard-to-swallow mucous drainage into my stomach, which lasted about three days. Lump #3 has gotten smaller. Lump #2 feels spongy with no pain now. Original Lump #1 does hurt, but that's mostly because it's been less than a week from being cut into for the biopsy.

The lymph gland biopsy has now been sent to Los Angeles for further testing, so I'm in the waiting game process. My ENT doc said with complete certainty that this infection I have is NOT a sinus infection, but it IS an infection of some sort .. source unknown at this time.

I saw pain management doc this morning and will be seeing a neurologist for other pain issues and pain management doc has scheduled me for both upper and lower MRI', but I'm going to ask him AND the ENT doc to coordinate a decision if I should consider an MRI to be done on my neck and head area as well, but wonder if perhaps this coordination should have input with a neurologist as well.

I've read through a vast majority of everyone's postings and I have not read anyone having more than one lump. Also, my lumps are not lesions and not caused by an ingrown hair or a bug bite. The lumps are all smooth with no "openings" for drainage like an abscess, etc.

This is my status at this time. If I missed reading someone's post having more than one lump, please chime in with what is being done to handle yours. My ENT doc is older with many years under his belt and he is puzzled as to what my lumps are but methinks he has some idea, but is keeping it to himself at present until last of biopsy results come back. He indicated he had not seen this situation before and is most unusual. Great.
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replied January 12th, 2017
Last month I saw my GP when a lump suddenly appeared on the area behind my left ear & was thought to be a cyst. A day later another lump appeared to the right of it just below the hairline ... and then a 3rd lump came about above that one covered with my hair. The first lump at first had little pain, but as things progressed, the first two lumps got bigger and very painful. Then, a very small very painful lump appeared in the crease behind my left ear. My GP sent me to an ENT doc (my GP had not seen the other lumps since they occurred after my office visit). The ENT doc put me on Keflex and I was already taking 800mg of Rx Motrin, plus 10mg's Norco. The pain & inflammation was dreadful. After about 9 days on Keflex, I swapped from Motrin to 25mg's of Indocin and within a day the pain & inflammation decreased by about 85%. I had two days of which I had like an optical migraine (my left eye got blurry and I got very dizzy and light-headed). The ENT doc extended the Keflex for another 10 days. I had a biopsy done on lump #1 and lo & behold it was NOT a cyst, but an inflamed lymph. It was not logical that this was cancerous due to the pain factor, but the biopsy was sent to the local lab for various testing and it's been determined it is not cancerous. After the biopsy was done, the ENT doc put me on Clindamycin antibiotic, which has really made more of an impact. The first 2 days with new antibiotic I thought my head was gonna explode from pain all over my head. Then, I had sneezing as well as thick hard-to-swallow mucous drainage into my stomach, which lasted about three days. Lump #3 has gotten smaller. Lump #2 feels spongy with no pain now. Original Lump #1 does hurt, but that's mostly because it's been less than a week from being cut into for the biopsy.

The lymph gland biopsy has now been sent to Los Angeles for further testing, so I'm in the waiting game process. My ENT doc said with complete certainty that this infection I have is NOT a sinus infection, but it IS an infection of some sort .. source unknown at this time.

I saw pain management doc this morning and will be seeing a neurologist for other pain issues and pain management doc has scheduled me for both upper and lower MRI', but I'm going to ask him AND the ENT doc to coordinate a decision if I should consider an MRI to be done on my neck and head area as well, but wonder if perhaps this coordination should have input with a neurologist as well.

I've read through a vast majority of everyone's postings and I have not read anyone having more than one lump. Also, my lumps are not lesions and not caused by an ingrown hair or a bug bite. The lumps are all smooth with no "openings" for drainage like an abscess, etc.

This is my status at this time. If I missed reading someone's post having more than one lump, please chime in with what is being done to handle yours. My ENT doc is older with many years under his belt and he is puzzled as to what my lumps are but methinks he has some idea, but is keeping it to himself at present until last of biopsy results come back. He indicated he had not seen this situation before and is most unusual. Great.
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replied January 20th, 2017
This is the CAUSE and solution of my painful lumps. Whilst waiting for biopsy results, the first result was negative, and then the ENT doc sent out an AFB (acid Fast Bacillus), which takes 6 to 8 weeks to culture ... tuberculosis.

BUT, I remembered having read on this forum someone having had pimples on their scalp and I remembered having had TWO very painful pimples on my scalp, too, and one of them oozed. My pain fogged brain did not make the connection, but after some antibiotics I connected the dot and informed my ENT. His view was that the lumps were caused by the pimple infection and I agreed. Another two tests were done ... a skin test and a gamma interferon blood test done to make sure I did not have TB. Both were negative.

So, in the absence of a cause to your lump(s), ask your doctor for at least a skin test for TB. It's free and can be done at a nurse's station. Also, THERE IS NO VACCINE FOR TUBERCULOSIS!!! That scratch you had for TB when you were a kid? Not a vaccine, but a test to see if you had it. TB is on the rise, so please get tested again!!

Also, I have cancer, so my immune system isn't at par like a healthy person, so am susceptible to infections even from a pimple. That's all it was ... a scalp pimple infection!! Realize, though, you don't have to have cancer for this to happen.

Cancer is a creeper and it won't cause painful lumps, so if your lump(s) are not painful, see a doctor immediately. Lack of pain is one reason why cancer goes undetected.
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replied March 29th, 2017
I have a knot I guess you would call it, but mine is in the middle of the back of my skull, an inch from my hair line, it feels like a raised bone the size of about a nickel or little bigger, I just woke up Sat am with it..raised up out of the bed immediate headache & keep getting them, I get off balance, dizzy, sleepy at times, blurred vision with it,it hurts if u touch it, even if you don't, sometimes I can turn my head to the right & theirs a burning feeling that runs down the right side of my neck, this is a scary feeling for me, makes me nauseous,not much of an appetite . Any replies,answers ... would be appreciated .. I feel a little better seeing I'm not the only one with one, I went to an immediate care, she told me I had shingles, I know this isn't shingles, she asked if it itched.. it doesn't .. so, maybe one of you may have a clue to what I'm experiencing, thanx
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replied March 29th, 2017
Also my knot or bump in middle of of skull is like I was saying, size of a nickel or bigger, it's red in color, haven't bumped it on anything, just wanted to ask, since their is so, many of us, has anyone noticed theirs being red looking? I am so, thankful for this forum... when I pray about mine again tonight, I'll definitely be praying for the whole Forum ... God Bless you all, this is the strangest thing, I really didn't exspect so, many others, to be dealing with the same thing as myself ... hope we all get some answers
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replied March 29th, 2017
Ferg501967

In my given situation, the bumps/lumps I had were swollen lymph nodes initially diagnosed as cysts until I saw a specialist who suspected an infection of some sort and prescribed antibiotics. One of my lumps was extremely painful (they were all painful) and the Indocin Rx helped significantly in knocking that pain back. Indocin is basically an intense dosage of pharmaceutical aspirin. So, if you can take aspirin, I strongly suggest you do so (325mg dosage 3x/day). Many people say they are allergic to aspirin or say they have bad stomach issues ... the fact is is that years ago, all aspirin bottles used to have a dessicant pouch put into the bottle ... aspirin gets unstable when exposed to the moisture in the air and will go rancid, so if you buy aspirin (like Excedrin) and open the bottle and it smells bad like vinegar, then it means the aspirin has gone rancid and definitely will upset the stomach. I managed to find ONE CVS brand of aspirin finally that has a dessicant pouch in the bottle and NO odor opening the bottle. At least with the Indocin prescription, the aspirin is contained inside a capsule.

It has been three months now since I had one of the lumps (which was a lymph gland) removed and biopsied. The painful one was improving, but I still had to take antibiotics and the Indocin. It was sometime late February that I felt liquid running down my neck ... the lump had finally broken open (like an abscess) which was the first indication to me it was on the mend. The other 3 lumps are gone and this last painful one that is now painless is considerably smaller and has a little left to leak before it is gone-gone.

Ferg, You mentioned the color or your bump as being red. My most painful one just had an angry color appearance to it .. it wasn't really possible for me to see it all that well via a mirror. Realize that since it just suddenly appeared, it wouldn't be a cyst and as in my case, it's usually an infection. However, your other symptoms indicate you should see a specialist asap. I had thought that maybe my lump had put pressure on the various nerves in my head causing me to have blurred vision, but I had a CT scan done of my neck, chest and abdomen and it was discovered I have carotid stenosis on my left side, same side as the lumps. Mind you, I have not had the temporary blurred vision since the lump got smaller and treated with antibiotics, so to me the jury is still out as to the cause of the blurred vision.

Ferg, I hope you are able to seek and find an ENT specialist who can diagnose your painful red bump. It isn't likely that it is cancer, so rest easy on that thought, okay? It IS possible that it is some type/form of shingles, but even I would question this diagnosis and ask for a second opinion!!

Keep us posted as to how things progress.
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replied November 5th, 2017
I have the same problem and it just occurred recently. Sore lump on bottom left of skull. If I push on it it hurts, makes me nauseated, vision in left eye goes burry, and sometimes dizzy.
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