Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
145 Doctors are Online

Having headache and a soft squishy type swelling behind right temple. What might this be?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 4362 Questions
My 20 year old is experiencing a migraine type headache and has a soft squishy type swelling just behind his right temple that he reports as feeling weird when pressing on it. What might this be?
Posted Mon, 2 Dec 2013 in Headache and Migraines
Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 10 minutes later
Brief Answer: Lipoma Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query Soft squishy type of a swelling is most likely to be a lipoma. Since it is behind the temple pressing on it might cause soft tingly sensation. Migraine type headache might not be related to the swelling. Here are my suggestions to you 1. If the headaches are not severe and comes not more than once a week you could ask him to take paracetamol for the pain 2. If the pain is severe please approach a neurologist for a CT brain and further work up of the headache 3. Please approach a general surgeon for the swelling, and keep an eye for increase in size of the swelling, change in colour and tenderness 4. Please continue the medications he is currently taking I hope I was of help to you, please get back to me with a photo of the swelling if possible. You have an option of uploading photos on our portal. Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Neurologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor