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Lump in head. Family history of aneurysm. Want to know for sure

I m 49 yrs.old.My name is Regina,several months ago I was combing my hair and I felt a lump in my head.I asked my doctor several times about it,but he told me don t worry,I m alright.My mother past with memolism,andy oldest sister had anurism.I hope i spelled it right please I need to know for sure.It sit on my right side back by ear
Asked On : Thu, 11 Oct 2012
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Dear Ms Regina,
> As you have rightly suspected - the spelling is not right!
> One is aneurysm - swelling of artery (blood vessel). It will pulsate; has different colour...
We don't understand 'memolism' ?! - may be you mean embolism???
> It is difficult to comment on your lump - there could be several reasons - a lymph node from scalp or ear infection - even lice!) / a simple boil /sebaceous cyst / dermoid cyst / bone cyst and so on - there are several.
> The best person to diagnose will be general surgeon
> The sure way to diagnose is biopsy (removal and analysis)
All the best
Good luck
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