Hi everyone. I'm new here and thought maybe someone could help me. My 13 y/o son has had a lump on his head near his temple for about a year. It feels like when you get a shot and the hard lump that developes under it. He has not hurt his head or anything, but when you touch it he says it hurts, like a sharp stabbing pain. I took him to the doctors and she said she has no idea what it is, so we have an appointment on May 30th for a surgeon to look at it. It is under the skin and he has been getting a lot of headaches, but the doctor said the headaches could be from him hitting puberty. He says that it really hasn't gotten any bigger since he discovered it. So, my question is.....does anyone have any idea what this could be and do you think it could be cancer? I'm so worried and I have a whole month before we even get in to see the surgeon. Thanks for any help.
Hi- This doesn't sound like cancer. If it has remained UNCHANGED for a whole year, that's a very good sign that it is something benign....
I'm so frustrated for you that you have to wait another 3 weeks to see the surgeon, but if your GP was really concerned, he presumably would not have you wait. So try not to worry too much, although I know this is easier said than done.
A good rule of thumb to remember is that serious illness usually does NOT remain the same and unchanged for a year!
Let us know how things go with the surgeon.
I'm just trying to see what happened to your son. I have the same thing and I went to the doctor today and they don't know what it is either. Please let me know as soon as possible as I'm freaking out myself. Thank you!