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Okay so i'm not sure if i can such a question here or not. But im desperate to find out because i am really stressed out.
I have a hard/bony lump on the right side of my head. Its not visible or anything, but you can feel it if you trace your hand through the hair. Its about 2 inches above my right ear. I don't know how i got the lump but i think i have had it for a long time, atleast a couple of years. It was never painful or anything hence went unnoticed. A few months ago, out of curiosity I asked my parents who are both doctors, if i ever fell. They couldn't recall any such incident. Later one day, joking around with friends, I mentioned the lump, their reaction was pretty frightening. They suggested i see my GP immediately because it could be a brain tumor or something. At this point, the only pain at the lump was if it was pressed, you could feel pressure.
Over the last 2 months, the pain has developed immensely. From what was something that could barely be considered as pain, now i can not even touch the lump, its pain awful lot. Today a friend's book end touch the lump and it felt like somebody had thrown a hammer on it. Its gone very painful, its very sore. I cannot sleep on that side of the head. I went to my GP two weeks ago and he has sent me an appointment for ultrasound next week. But I am very tensed, i can't concentrate on my studies, i keep worrying its tumor or cancer.
Also, its not a cyst because its not soft. I don't know if this is relevant but I have severe migraines, been having them for about a year now. They start with a blurry vision when i see circles all around, this lasts for about 15-20 minutes. And i know i am in for a migraine, over the next 3 hours the headache develops. Its gruesome pain, unbearable. Feel like somebody is drilling a nail in your head. I feel very nauseous and mostly vomit out everything i try to eat or drink. The migraine lasts for about 7-8 hours. Last year, i had them very often like during summer vacations, i had them every 3-4 days. Now they are less often, so for example once a month or so. I have also had a biopsy of my thumb nail bed a couple of weeks ago which was quite painful, i am freaking out thinking what if they cut open my head too now. PLEASE HELP!
P.s. My bf had a lump like that in his knee which turned out to be a blood clot that was easily removed. He insists mine could be that too, but aren't blood clots on head way too dangerous?
P.p.s. My GP is very dumb, he NEVER has an answer for any of my questions.
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I thought this also, until I finally looked into a mirror and saw this:



All was well.
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its your nose
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What exactly are you asking here? Surely it's glaringly obvious that you need to see a ****ing doctor.

If you don't like your GP then see a different one.
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Probably a cyst.
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Oh, you think it's not a cyst.
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(Original post by zaraxai)
Okay so i'm not sure if i can such a question here or not. But im desperate to find out because i am really stressed out.
I have a hard/bony lump on the right side of my head. Its not visible or anything, but you can feel it if you trace your hand through the hair. Its about 2 inches above my right ear. I don't know how i got the lump but i think i have had it for a long time, atleast a couple of years. It was never painful or anything hence went unnoticed. A few months ago, out of curiosity I asked my parents who are both doctors, if i ever fell. They couldn't recall any such incident. Later one day, joking around with friends, I mentioned the lump, their reaction was pretty frightening. They suggested i see my GP immediately because it could be a brain tumor or something. At this point, the only pain at the lump was if it was pressed, you could feel pressure.
Over the last 2 months, the pain has developed immensely. From what was something that could barely be considered as pain, now i can not even touch the lump, its pain awful lot. Today a friend's book end touch the lump and it felt like somebody had thrown a hammer on it. Its gone very painful, its very sore. I cannot sleep on that side of the head. I went to my GP two weeks ago and he has sent me an appointment for ultrasound next week. But I am very tensed, i can't concentrate on my studies, i keep worrying its tumor or cancer.
Also, its not a cyst because its not soft. I don't know if this is relevant but I have severe migraines, been having them for about a year now. They start with a blurry vision when i see circles all around, this lasts for about 15-20 minutes. And i know i am in for a migraine, over the next 3 hours the headache develops. Its gruesome pain, unbearable. Feel like somebody is drilling a nail in your head. I feel very nauseous and mostly vomit out everything i try to eat or drink. The migraine lasts for about 7-8 hours. Last year, i had them very often like during summer vacations, i had them every 3-4 days. Now they are less often, so for example once a month or so. I have also had a biopsy of my thumb nail bed a couple of weeks ago which was quite painful, i am freaking out thinking what if they cut open my head too now. PLEASE HELP!
P.s. My bf had a lump like that in his knee which turned out to be a blood clot that was easily removed. He insists mine could be that too, but aren't blood clots on head way too dangerous?
P.p.s. My GP is very dumb, he NEVER has an answer for any of my questions.
Probably just a benign osteoma or something similar ,and all the other symptoms probably related to the stress of worrying about it. Your doctor has referred you for u/s so you should have a good diagnosis soon. What was the thumb biopsy for ? Query infection ,or psoriasis or summat similar ?
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Skin specialist thought I have a benign tumor in thumb (because nail erupted) hence he took off the nail and did a biopsy. But it was alright, the nail bed was clear, no problem at all. He concluded that it was not-so-obvious trauma i had at some point.
Whatever it is going to be, will they be cutting open my head?! and shaving my hair? this is depressing.
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Your growing horns. Go to your doc.
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Forehead cancer.
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Do not listen to anything anyone says here on TSR. Go to a different GP if you can ...
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The was a wee bit um.. lame?! And out-dated.
I saw that kinda post just yesterday, hence I would like to suggest you read the post again and focus on 'head' and the other descriptions provided.

(Original post by channy)
I thought this also, until I finally looked into a mirror and saw this:



All was well.
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OP if it were me and I was in that much severe pain in my head from the lump and throwing up with severe migraines I wouldn't be hanging around waiting for an ultrasound I'd be off to A&E. there's people that go in for stomach upsets and sprained ankles, I think you have a pretty good reason.
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Err.. its not on the forehead.

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Forehead cancer.
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(Original post by zaraxai)
The was a wee bit um.. lame?! And out-dated.
I saw that kinda post just yesterday, hence I would like to suggest you read the post again and focus on 'head' and the other descriptions provided.
Who uses the word 'lame'. Oh and it's your horns growing through.
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Doc parents, both are specialists. They insist its nothing, along with my GP. So I am not really sure what to do. Oh and they think migraines are normal.

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OP if it were me and I was in that much severe pain in my head from the lump and throwing up with severe migraines I wouldn't be hanging around waiting for an ultrasound I'd be off to A&E. there's people that go in for stomach upsets and sprained ankles, I think you have a pretty good reason.
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Doc parents, both are specialists. They insist its nothing, along with my GP. So I am not really sure what to do. Oh and they think migraines are normal.
Are you serious? Both of your parents are doctors and you gp all say it's nothing yet you still insist it's something. Sounds like you've got hypochondria. And the migranes are probably due to stressing over it rather than being cause directly by the lumps.
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Well I have pretty much never complained about any sort of pain, unlike a lot many people who start screaming on small scars. It really is quite painful. The gp didn't say its nothing, he said 'its probably nothing to worry about because I've never come across this before'

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Are you serious? Both of your parents are doctors and you gp all say it's nothing yet you still insist it's something. Sounds like you've got hypochondria. And the migranes are probably due to stressing over it rather than being cause directly by the lumps.
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Doc parents, both are specialists. They insist its nothing, along with my GP. So I am not really sure what to do. Oh and they think migraines are normal.
Do they have x ray eyes? No. So they can't tell what's going on in your head, they can't tell only an ultrasound can. If your in that much pain, then you should go! And migraines to an extent are normal but if you are throwing up from it you need to be investigated why your having them, whether it's because of stress or because of the lump.
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(Original post by zaraxai)
Well I have pretty much never complained about any sort of pain, unlike a lot many people who start screaming on small scars. It really is quite painful. The gp didn't say its nothing, he said 'its probably nothing to worry about because I've never come across this before'
Stop touching it then.
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