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lump on back of head causing pain

A friend of mine has a small lump on the back right side of his head.  It swells every once in a while which causes a headache that migrates toward the front.  Then goes away.  This has been going on for around 2 years.  It's only on the right side.  He has seen his pcp and they suggested it may just be a tension headache.  Any suggestions as to what could be causing this??
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Hello.

It is difficult to tell what the lump is without some more information about it. How is the lump to touch ? Is it soft, cyst-like ? Does it increase on exercise, such as running ? Has the PCP seen the lump ? What was his comment ?

Is the lump there since 2 years ?

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The lump is soft and swells randomly, not necessarily with exercise.  He has seen a couple Dr's regarding the lump and headache.  One said it was normal, another suggested a tension headache and also maybe an inflammation of some sort.  He was given some meds for that.  Didn't help.  This has been going on for 2 yrs.
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Hello.

I am not convinced that lump is a normal thing. I would refer him to a General Surgeon, even if this is a "normal" lump. A General Surgeon's opinion holds weight. It looks to be related to the symptoms, as the pain starts when it swells.

I suspect some venous malformation.

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I have a situation similar like his friend, im 22 years old and  i feel like sometimes i have a bump in my head im good and then suddenly it hits very sharp and loud the pain, if i walk faster or get angry it gets more tension, you know like some people if they go bald they would look pretty i dont think thats my case i feel like my head has a lot of lumps? thats the way u call it? i never had an accident or get hurt in my head hard, but this pain hits really hard suddenly...
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hi i am a 13 yr old and i have 2 bumps on my head and whenever i get a tonsil related problem it swells up and it starts 2 pain suddenly . my doctor had said that maybe it could b caused by some infection.but it pains really hard and when i put some ointment like some balm on it it just burns.plz suggest me something 2 cure this.
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