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Painful knot on head

By Anonymous February 17, 2019 - 12:19pm
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Woke up with a painful knot on my head but haven't had injury. Feels like I got hit in head

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Hello, Anon! Thank you for posting.

It's important that you see your doctor as it's impossible to know what it is without examining it. Especially, if you have not injured your head.  A few possibilities for what could cause a non-traumatic bump on your head might be:
- a cyst, which is a fluid-filled sac under the skin. These are usually benign but can become infected. 
- a lipoma, which is a benign fatty tumor that can occur anywhere on the skin.
- though rarer, skull based lesions, such as aneurysmal bone cysts. 

Again, these are only a few possible causes. It's very important that you see your doctor for a proper diagnosis. If you feel it cannot wait, go to the ER. 


February 17, 2019 - 5:21pm
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