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Small bump appeared on back of head, hard and painful to touch. Took tylenol. What this could be?

I woke up to a pain from a small bump on the back of my head that appeared overnight. It is hard and painful all the time. It is about 3 inches to the right of my left ear and hard to tell that I have a bump because of similar bony structure on the right side of my head. I saw an NP who said to apply a cold pack and take Tylenol . If pain did not get better in a day, she asked me to take antibiotics . If it didn t go away within 3 days she asked me to go back to her and see an internist. It is painful and has been 2 days since it appeared. I will see her again tomorrow. Any ideas on what this could be?
Asked On : Thu, 5 Jul 2012
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hello mate
bump in the head if not accompanied by any unconsciousness or dizzines or ringing in the ear or vomiting is nothing to worry about. topical NSAIDs with some rest and even oral acetaminophen will be enough. if there is a wound , you need to care for it.
if there are any of the above symptoms, have your vestibular exam and Ct brain with an ecg to be on the safer road.
Answered: Sun, 20 Oct 2013
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