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I have a small hard lump on the back of my head, around 1cm in size...

I have a small hard lump on the back of my head, around 1cm in size. I have not had any head injuries. But when I touch it, even very lightly, I begin to go lightheaded any faint. It started to appear about 4 months ago. Have you got any idea what it could be?

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The answer

We are sorry to hear that you have a lump on the back of your head. There are some very common conditions which can cause a lump to appear, however these are often painless and we note that you have been experiencing pain and even light headiness when you have touched this lump.

It is always advisable to have lumps looked at if they are hard, get bigger, remain for longer than 2 weeks or if you have any other unexplained symptoms such as weight loss, fever or flu-like symptoms.

As you have described this lump as causing light headiness, being firm and painful, and that you have had it for 4 months, it would be good for you to have it assessed by your GP as soon as possible.

We hope you have found this information helpful and wish you the very best health.

Answered by the Health at Hand nurses