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What causes a soft squishy bump behind the head?

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Posted on Thu, 28 Jul 2016
Question: My wife has a soft squishy bump that just developed on the back of her head, it is the size of a golf ball, what can it be?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please, upload an image for review!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this bump that you have reported. I will like to take a look at an image. This way, I can provide a personalized and helpful response. Without reviewing an image, the response may just be very generic and not helpful.
We can offer better than this and I will like that you benefit from all our expertise.

To upload an image, click on the upload icon to the right of your dashboard and follow the onscreen instructions. You may also send it directly to customer service at YYYY@YYYY and request that it should be uploaded to your query.

I hope to hear from you and promise to respond promptly. Until next, I wish you well.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah (57 minutes later)
Hello Dr

Thank you for you response, I will send you a photo within 3 hours.

All my best wishes

Cliff Timsit
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (24 hours later)
Brief Answer:
THis could be a cyst or fat deposit!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

The image doesn't really do justice as the bump is not easily visible. Regarding all the details gathered through our discussions, this is suggestive of a possible fluid filled cavity or fat deposit. Neither of these constitutes an emergency and needs no immediate evaluation if she has no pains. I will suggest that she remembers to show this to her doctor when sh next goes in for a regular appointment if there are no other symptoms to worry about here. This alone doesn't require a new appointment except if there is pain.

I hope this helps and keep me updated on what you choose to do>
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes a soft squishy bump behind the head?

Brief Answer: Please, upload an image for review! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this bump that you have reported. I will like to take a look at an image. This way, I can provide a personalized and helpful response. Without reviewing an image, the response may just be very generic and not helpful. We can offer better than this and I will like that you benefit from all our expertise. To upload an image, click on the upload icon to the right of your dashboard and follow the onscreen instructions. You may also send it directly to customer service at YYYY@YYYY and request that it should be uploaded to your query. I hope to hear from you and promise to respond promptly. Until next, I wish you well.