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What causes small pea sized lump on occipital bone?

Small pea size lump on occipital bone just right of center about 4 fingers away from my right ear. It feels like bone. There is very mild pain if I press it. I initially thought I had a zit and then felt how hard it is. I have no idea how long it has been there. I just found it. Also,found small squishy lump on right side of neck, mid way between collar bone and head, at the midline from back to front. I don t know if they are related or not. I have had some mild neck pain past few days. I had a headache this morning. I am planning to see PCP but with the holidays it will be a while and I am kinda freaked out. I don t feel ill and found both by accident.
Mon, 23 Mar 2015
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Radiologist 's  Response
Hello

Lump over occipital bone and over neck region may be due to enlarged lymph nodes.
This are the sites of lymph drainage.Lymph nodes in this region may be enlarged due to scalp,ear,throat infection etc.

Generally these conditions only require conservative treatment.
Underlying cause should be treated.You also need clinical examination.

Get well soon.
Take Care
Dr.Indu Bhushan
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