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Unusual lump, no apparent cause
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Unusual lump, no apparent cause

I wasn't certain as to which category this fell under so I guessed here. I woke up this morning with a stiff neck, which is not unusual. It is unusual for the pain to persist throughout the day. Further examination of the area (felt with fingertips) showed a bump about the size of a quarter at the base of my skull on the left side. I didn't injure myself there in any way, but it feels similar to the bump one gets on their head after hitting something hard. It's tender and sore when I turn my head too far to the right, or put any pressure on the area, like a bruise. Can anyone shed some light on this?
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Dear Mbrevig,

It is not easy to try any diagnosis without seeing you or examining you. The goal of this forum is to give orientation. You need to see a physician, it can be your family doctor. He will talk to you and perform a physical examination. The doctor will decide if further investigation is necessary.
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