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Forum Name: Head and Neck Cancer

Question: 1.5" hard painful knot appeared on back of head

 Luvswhalz - Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:22 pm

Hello. My husband awoke a few days ago with a large (about 1.5"), hard, somewhat red, lump on the back of his head (near the center & top). He said it is painful to the touch & looks somewhat like a knot you get when bumping your head (he has not bumped his head). It seems to stick out farther than a bump on the head.
He has an appointment next week, but we are really nervous as to what this may be.
My husband suffered a subdural hematoma 25 years ago & suffers from permanent brain damage. He has several plates in his skull (they are all near the right temple & forehead though & not in the back).
He is a 37 year old, non smoking male.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:18 pm

User avatar Hi Luvswhalz,

This bump may be a lymph node that has become infected. It may also be a pore or hair follicle that has become infected.

Seeing his doctor is important as he may need antibiotics to help this clear up.

Best wishes.

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