General Surgery/Bump on head

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X ray of my head
X ray of my head  
Dear doctor,
  I am 15 years old and I noticed a small bump on the back of my head. There is no pain around or on the bumped region. I have attached the x-ray of my head with this question. Is this a thing to worry about?
Thanks for taking time to help!

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Dear Kumar,

Based in the X-ray you attached, I do not see a fracture or bony prominence. However, X-rays are limited as to what they can show. An MRI offers a more detailed report based on bone, soft tissue, and vessels. If the bump appeared suddenly, without trauma, I recommend a follow up appointment with your primary care provider if it does not subside by Tuesday.  

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Dr. Pamela M. Cipriano, DNP, ACNP-BC

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GENERAL SURGERY Intestinal obstructions; Perforations; Ostomy; End ileostomy; Hemicolectomy; Take down ileostomy; Ostomy reversals; Diverticulitis; Chrohns Disease; Appendectomy; Cholecystectomy (gallbladder); Ventral hernia repair; Inguinal hernia repair; Umbilical hernia repair; Chest tubes; Pleurex catheters; Lobe-ectomy; Pneumonectomy; Thoracotomy; Pleuradesis; Thyroid surgery; Mastectomy; Lumpectomy LAPAROSCOPIC - LAPAROTOMY - LAPAROSCOPIC ASSISTED

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My name is Dr. Cipriano. I am a Hospitalist on the Medical Staff. I round, admit, discharge, consult and assist with surgeries in the OR. I manage patients in the ICU and Med/Surg floors. I also work in the emergency department. I am certified critical care nurse (CCRN). And ACLS certified. I

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Maryville University 2014-2016 Doctor of Nursing Practice University of Connecticut 2007-2011 MSN, Acute Care Track Nurse Practitioner. Board Certified September 2011 Central Connecticut State University 2002-2006 BA Psychology St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing 1991-1993 Diploma Nursing Registered Nurse

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