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knots on the back of my neck

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
You're Normal: If you are not hurting and it doesn't hurt when your press that is normal, nothing to worry about. If you are in pain and can't find the pain when yo ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Node or cyst: These could be lymph nodes or cysts. The best thing is to have your doctor check them. They are probably not anything dangerous but it is best to get ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Connie Topliff
27 years experience Family Medicine
Ouch: Sounds like a muscle spasm. If there's not a reason to avoid it, you could take some ibuprofen. But seeing an osteopathic physician or physical therap ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Infected cyst??: Sounds like you might have had a sebaceous cyst which got infected, hence it is harder and tender now. These are benign swellings in the skin occurrin ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: you should see your doctor to be evaluated and find the cause of lump so be treated
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Muscular: More than likely this is increased muscle tension in the neck muscles and is related to chronic stress or strain such as can occur with certain activi ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Rash: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible trea ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Soft tissue: At your age, the pain is most likely due to soft tissue inflammation (myofasciitis) or deconditioning or possibly early degenerative disc. If you hav ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Require exam: these may not be related and cedrtainly require a physicial examination, blood testing and imaging. Make an appointment today.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Can't say: There is not enough info to give any concrete recommendation other than: if you have a knot, nodule, or mass, especially if growing, visit your family ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
I doubt it: Unless the lump is tender it is not the cause of your headaches. See a doctor and have the lump evaluated. It is likely to be a cyst.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Kayvanfar
45 years experience Sports Medicine
Refer to answer: It could be pulled muscle, or a pinch nervefor pulled muscle keep it warm and massage it. Stop all cereals. Take whole milk cheese.Do less than 10lbs ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Knot: I wonder if you're describing enlarged lymph nodes which can occur in those regions in response to conditions like scalp infection, viral infections,b ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Berson
37 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Itchy back: You might be allergic to your shampoo or another hair care product. Without a medical exam it would be difficult to say. Consider using only a non sen ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
See your doctor: It is difficult to answer this question, without truly assessing you in person. There're many reasons for headaches and neck pain. Therefore a visit t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Marx
47 years experience Pain Management
More Info Needed: You need to see a doc who needs to get more history and physical examination before an accurate diagnosis can be made. If these headaches are new and ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Neck pain: The area you describe is where the lower part of the neck (cervical spine) connects with the mid back (thoracic spine). The headaches (cervicogenic) ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shin Beh
Dr. Shin Beh answered
8 years experience Neurology
Need to see a doc: You probably need to see a doctor soon to get more evaluation. An MRI may be needed.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
19 years experience Pain Management
Come & Go Neck Pain: What are you doing when the sharp pain attacks your neck? Bending your head forward? Tilting it back? Turning your head abruptly to one side or the ot ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Nor enough info: not enough info for an answer. 2 small bumpms on the back of your head? where exactly-where hair is? are they red, itch, pimple like, hard, soft? do t ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peterson Pierre
23 years experience Dermatology
Probably ingrowns: In that location, ingrown hairs are very common. Try benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid or glycolic acid to clear them up. If that doesn't work, see ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See a neurologist: These symptoms may represent a headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, and intensity of the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. It is common for neck pain to r ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Many things: it could be many things from lymph node to a cyst or soft tissue mass like lipoma So see a doctor that can examine you and either assured you or trea ... Read More
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