Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Women's Health

Painful Hard Lump Base of Skull

07/23/2010

Question:

I have a hard lump which causes headaches and hurts when you apply pressure to it. It`s at the base of my skull, left side and approx. 5cm above my hairline.

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness. Any neck mass present for more than 2 weeks is considered abnormal and should be evaluated. You need a good head and neck evaluation, possibly a scan, and maybe even a biopsy. Make sure you see your health care provider.

For more information:

Go to the Women's Health health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Linda A Bernhard, PhD, RN Linda A Bernhard, PhD, RN
Professor Emeritus
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University