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Hard lump at top of spine

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Lumps: Wonder if you have cysts? If it is huge and painful it may be infected. Wonder also about abscess. Bottom line is that it may need incision and drai... Read More

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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Mastoid: What you described seems to be the normal mastoid process. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical exa... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Nerve compression: This time with your symptoms it is likely to be addressed as nerve compression is suggested. Start with your main doc who has been following for the l... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 19 years experience
Hard to say: Have to take a look. It could be a lymph node a cyst, an infection. Id see your doctor or post a picture here
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Maybe: If you are referring to the where the neck joins the trunk, yes. The lowest bone in the neck (c7) has a prominent spinous process, a projection where ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Lipoma: A lipoma is a growth of fat cells in a thin, fibrous capsule usually found just below the skin. Lipomas are found most often on the torso, neck, upper... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Lump on spine: Consider arthritis, sprain, mass, infection. Check with your pcp or spine surgeon.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: There are a number of possibilities, some quite normal but i would encourage you to be checked if you have any concern. One example of a relatively n... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Worried!: If this is new then it needs to be checked out by your doctor. Possible causes are many and some can be serious.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roger Hans
Podiatry 32 years experience
Get exam: A lump can be anything from a simple benign cyst to a malignancy. Most likely it is the former and can often be diagnosed and resolved at the initial ... Read More

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