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Forum Name: Brain Tumors
Question: Bump on the back of my Head
|sihatch6166 - Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:10 pm|
Hi, about two months ago i realized I had a bump on the back of my head. It does not hurt to the touch at all, and I don't recall hitting my head either. When I press on it, it doesent move either. Is this something to be concerned about?
I am 16 years old, and any help would be greatly appreciated.
|Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Wed Dec 06, 2006 4:40 pm|
It would have been more helpful if you give more details about the character of this swelling like its size, if it is related to hair line or where it is exactly located, any other swellings, its course is it increasing in size etc.
A swelling can be easier diagnosed if any associated symptoms exist.
In any case clinical examination is very essential for differential diagnosis.
|sihatch6166 - Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:44 pm|
Hi, thank you for the reply.
size- I'd say it is about 2cm long, and it's thickness is a half a cm.
location- I'm not to sure what the center rear of my head is called.
I am almost positive it has not grown in the past two months.
Sorry for the poor details
|Dr. Safaa Mahmoud - Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:44 pm|
I can not exclude a possibility of a trauma that you did not notice or can not recall.
I would advise you to follow with your doctor. Direct clinical examination is essential and an X-ray skull would be helpful.
|sihatch6166 - Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:27 pm|
Thank you for the help. The only thing holding me back from going to the doctor is my fear of a bad result.
I almost never get headachs, and the bump never gets any kind of sudden pain, or any pain at all.
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