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Swelling on left side of the head - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   I found a lump on the side of my head above my left ear
User :   I am not sure if it was s spider bite and it has been 5-6 days
User :   it feels bony to teh touch
Doctor :  
User :   and is about teh size of an eraser top
Doctor :  
does it pain?
User :   I called into my doctor in LA and he has not called back yet
Doctor :  
User :   yes there is slight pain when I touch
User :   but none staying idle
Doctor :  
is there redness around the lump?
User :   it may have gone down a little bit but I can't tell
User :   let me check hold please
Doctor :  
User :   when I move my hair I can't see red..not the best angle but I would have to say it has flesh look
User :   my wife said it has gone down
Doctor :   ok
User :   but doesn't feel like spider bite...just hard lump/bony
Doctor :   if it is reducing
then it will disappear by itself without the treatment also
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
can you indent the swelling ?

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