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lump on back of skull right side

I have a lump on the right side of my skull at the base. It is a little bigger than a dime it is hard like bone and is only tinder around it like a bruse. i have not hit anything it just appeared, what could it be?  
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Hi there.

There are a number of possibilities for this, but most likely this can be a tendinitis which reflects an inflammation of the muscle tendons attaching to this site of the skull.  This is mostly caused by stress, fatigue or muscle overuse.  This can be addressed through rest, and intake of anti-inflammatory medications.

Another possibility is an enlarged lymph node which is usually due to an infection somewhere in the vicinity (usually in the scalp area).

To narrow down the possibilities, you can have this looked at by your doctor.

Regards.
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Hi there, I also have a hard nonmovable lump/mass on the right occipital area of the skull. I have pain with palpation and at times radiates pain up the skull on the same side. It is about 3 cm in size and has not gotten larger since appearing 2 weeks ago. I have pain along that side of the neck and shoulder with a headache everday for the last week or so. I have a lot of pressure throughout my entire head especially my face, maybe sinuse infection. Im not sure who to seek for the this problem. I dont want to be passed from Dr. to Dr due to being uninsured.
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hi,
i have the exact same thing you described except on the left side of the back of my head.  ive had a "burning" pain around the area for about 3 weeks that never goes away, almost like a constant headache without the throbbing.  i felt a small hard lump against the bone on the left back side of my head toward the center.  the pain also radiates up my skull to the left corner and center of the back of my head and sometimes into my lower jaw. i always feel burning and sometimes tingling. it is always on the left side.  it hurts more when pressed.  have you found out anything about this?  
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i have the same problem, the tested me for meningitis, but thats not what it was. it hurts and has caused blurred vision, headaches, and tightness through my neck and upper back around my shoulders...
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Did any of you figure out was going on. I have had the same issue for years and have to take pain meds daily and no Dr. seems to have any good idea.
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