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JoGirl
09-30-2009, 11:00 PM
In the past 24 hours i've developed a painful lump on the back on my head... getting gradually more pronounced and painful over that time. It's about a finger length back from the back of my ear about midway down my ear.

I've made an appointment at the doctor... but not until Monday afternoon as they are flat out tomorrow but, with the best friend of my sis in laws in for brain tumour surgery today, my mind is a bit concerned about it in the meantime!

Im not flaring at the moment - but about 2 weeks ago had 2 weeks of serious energy level issues... no flare since new years.

Has anyone else had anything similar associated with Lupus?

Jo
Auckland, NZ

mountaindreamer
10-01-2009, 11:23 AM
hi jo, I often get small bumps around my head, but they don't seem to grow, and they are never painful. I am glad that you are seeing your dr. on Monday. If it continues to get larger and more painful, don't wait until Monday, go to the ER.

JoGirl
10-01-2009, 11:27 AM
It seems to have evolved from a concentrated bump to a wider area overnight - so will be pushing to get squeezed in to the Doc today! Thanks for your quick response Mountain Dreamer!

Saysusie
10-05-2009, 09:32 PM
Did you see your doctor today? What did he say about the lump?

Peace and Blessings
Namaste
Saysusie

JoGirl
10-05-2009, 10:07 PM
Sorry - panic over...
Doctors diagnosis... Occipital Lymph node dealing with infection... normal... however gave me a blood test form if not right in 2 weeks and said if not right in a month would be biopsy... so still a part of me in fear!! Especially as haven't had before and don't feel like I am fighting an infcetion... feel in otherwise OK health!
In the last 12 hours however it has started to go down at a rapid rate (and it came at the same rate) so I am feeling much more comfortable and have started to breathe out.
It was quite frightening thinking here was another symptom!
Many thanks for your support
X

mountaindreamer
10-06-2009, 07:41 PM
hi jogirl, so glad you saw your dr., i don't understand the diagnosis, but i am happy to hear that your bumps are going down today. keep taking those deep breaths, sounds like your dr. is checking all options.

Saysusie
10-08-2009, 01:10 PM
Glad to hear that the lumps are receding and that your doctor is on top of things!!

Peace and Blessings
Namaste
Saysusie

JoGirl
10-08-2009, 05:37 PM
Diagnosis really just that the Lymph node was having a big fight with some kind of infaction (Doc said 5,000 bugs we come in to contact with every day). Occipital LYmph nodes behind the ear... we notice the side of throat and just below ear ones often when we're fighting a cold/flu - more unusual for the ones on the head.
The blood test was a safe guard in case Lupus might be contributing or impacted - and the biopsy was if it was the final backstop anything more serious....
I'm just relieved it's gone!!
Really appreciated your replies
X

Saysusie
10-10-2009, 10:06 PM
As are we!!! So glad that it was nothing serious!! Now you can exhale:yes:

Peace and Blessings
Namaste
Saysusie