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HomeAnswersNeurologylump on the headI have a lump on the back of my head. Could this be due to my upper respiratory tract infection?

What possible conditions can cause lumps on the back of the head?

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Answered by

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At June 2, 2023
Reviewed AtSeptember 14, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have had an upper respiratory infection for the past three weeks. I am just now taking a round of Z-Pak and noticed a dent with a lump at the back of my skull about three days ago; and also have a fluid feeling in my head. Do you know what this could be? My doctor does not think it is anything related to the brain, but I also have bad anxiety. I am just nervous about what this could be.


Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your concern.

Your doctor is correct, as nothing related to the brain produces a dent or lump behind the head. You mentioned a fluid feeling in the head, but it lacks in detail. Do you mean you have hydrocephalus, a condition characterized by excessive fluids in the brain, or do you mean something else? You may post details of what you mean by this statement about fluid feeling. In case you mean there is excessive pressure brain scan is warranted.

I hope this information will help you.


Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ashok Kumar
Dr. Ashok Kumar


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