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Lump in head, hard, painful. Next step?

hello my daughter woke up last week with a lump i guess you can call it on the back of her head. it runs left to right on the bottom potion of her head. i took her to emergency and they gave her a full neurological exam and declined on a cat scan or xray and no admittance into the hospital. the doctor says it may be some abnormality because you can clearly feel all hard bone like intruding through her skin. i have always comb my daughters hair for many years as well as her going to the salon and this was never noticed. i tried to explain that to the doctor but he said that what he saw couldnt just happen over night. well it really just came out of the nowhere. shes starting to complain about pain in that area. its like soft and hard in that area and it appears to be going around the lower head area now and im really stressed and depressed. what is my next step.
Asked On : Tue, 30 Oct 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

With due respect to opinions of both of you(you and doctor), I would say this needs to be investigated to know what it is. I assume you have declined cat scan or xray due to radiation, but in that case you can go for MRI.There are no radiation or any harm in getting MRI done except it is a costly investigation.

In fact MRI is better than Cat scan in such cases.Treatment can be planned only after that.Hope this answers your question.

Answered: Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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