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My husband has a large bump on the back of his head that started out small and has gotten bigger. When I press on it he says it hurts a little bit. It is a hard bump. Does anyone have any ideas what this might be? I am making an appointment for him tomorrow with the doctor.
Probably it what is called a Lipoma, a small benign growth that is disfiguring and annoying, but generally easily taken care of. There is a one in a billion chance it is a malignancy, but that is highly unlikely.
These are removed by surgury, liposuction, or, in the old days, the chancre-mechanic would simply smash them with an old copy of Dickens.
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