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Lump on Head.... Please Help!

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  • Posted By: stingy
  • March 19, 2007
  • 03:36 AM

My boyfriend has had a lump on the back of his head for a year or so now. It changes in shape (getting larger and smaller) on an almost weekly basis. It is located right at the back of his head where is skull and spine meet. It become very sore and tender on a regular basis also. When this happens, his mood changes and he can become angry and aggitated at a moments notice. He also experiences episodes of uncontrollable leg movement while resting when the bump is large and also has a numb/tingleing feeling in his hands when the bump is large. We went to a dermatoligist and was told she could remove it. They injected the bump with cortizone and he had some relief from the pain for a week or so. When we went to have it removed less than three weeks after the original appointment, His doctor stated that it could not be removed by her and that she would get back to us with more information the following day. She did not reach us nor did the doctor return our calls for two weeks and we happened to reach her only by chance. She told my boyfriend to "wait it out" and never told him what the bump could be. She did not seem at all concerned about his wellbeing.
I cannot help but be concerned. This woman did nothing in the way of testing. She did not draw blood or fluid from the bump. There have been no scans and nothing has been done to calm my fears. I have no idea where to go now. Not to mention he blew thorugh his insurance allowence and we now have to pay the next two thousand dollars of medical care. What concerns me the most is the fact that now the bump is flat and feels mushy, no longer hard. He has incredible pain is not pleasant to be around. The doctor said the reason she could not operate was due to significant scaring in the area. I have no idea where to turn now. We are in our early 20's and cannot throw away money on useless treatments that don't pan out. Any help would be more than appreciated! Thank you for reading and best wishes!

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  • Its likely inflammation of a lymph node... mine have been swollen for years.. get better or worse with my health... Is it right in the centre or is it off to one side??
    prettyprettypumpkin 47 Replies Flag this Response
  • This might be a neck problem. It is possible that the lump is in fact muscles in spasm. Perhaps one of the chiropractors could comment.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Its likely inflammation of a lymph node... mine have been swollen for years.. get better or worse with my health... Is it right in the centre or is it off to one side?? The lump is dead center, not off to either side. Thanks for the help. We are still searching for answers while his health continues to decline.
    stingy 1 Replies Flag this Response
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