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i have a bump in the back of my neck

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sore: Sounds that way. You need to get it looked at especailly with the bump. You can do salt water gargles but get it checked out
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rola Rimawi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Different causes: May be as simple as a pimple or ingrown hair or a cyst ( fluid filled sac) or infection like an abscess or something more serious requiring biopsy/exc ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably: I do have a lot of patients that come to my office complaining of a "boney lump" as you call it at the back of the neck. It is usually the spinous pr ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need more info: How big is it? Is it painful? Has it been growing? Does it bleed, itch? Has it changed color? It would be prudent to have a doctor look at it.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Acne keloidalis: Acne keloidalis nuchae (akn) is a scarring form of chronic folliculitis that manifests as follicular-based papules and pustules, which eventuates in k ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Exam needed: It is extremely difficult to accurately DX a bump, rash, or lesion without visually seeing it. Best to have exam if this continues to be present.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Consultation advised: Would like to help but it's not possible to diagnose this problem without seeing the area you are concerned about. Consider an online consultation wi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Cyst: Most neck masses if just under the skin and non tender are usually epidermal inclusion cysts. They are slow growing and may become infected over time. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Neck lump: The two most common causes are an inflammed lymph node (should settle down by itself; these are not usually very painful), or a developing boil or inf ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Todd Purkiss
16 years experience Ophthalmology
See a doctor: Painful bumps could represent numerous things. I recommend you see a doctor to have them examined for a specific diagnosis.

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