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My lump back of my neck it hurts I been having it for 3 years never hurt in tell now

A 53-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

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Neck nodule : May be a cyst, or fibroma. Lipomas-benign fat tumor tend to be soft If on the side may be a lymph node but three years is a long time for lymph node ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds: like a large sebaceous cyst ! Hands on Exam should be your next step...and NOT TO WORRY! Chances are near 100% it's a BENIGN situation! Hope this i ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Workman
Specializes in Pain Management
No, if no growth: Cancer typically grows, and fairly rapidly. Your lump could be a cyst, thyroid nodule, fatty tumor; you need to consult your PCP and consider a biops ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Knot on collarbone: Sorry to hear about your issues with knot on collar bone. Have you ever broken it? Show to your Dr. and discuss.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahesh Allam
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Rotator cuff tear: Use a sling and Ibuprofen for pain. Schedule an appointment with an orthopedic specialist. May need an MRI to confirm diagnosis. Pulled muscle does ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Lump: The possibility that the fever is related to the bump has to be investigated. See your doctor for evalution and possible treatment.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Lymph Nodes: Since it has lasted so long i recommend seeing a doctor.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See a surgeon: Best to see a general surgeon for their opinion. That is an unusual location for a hernia unless you had prior surgery at that site. Pain in a hernia ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Contact your doctor: The pain could be part of migraine, such as an icepick headache symptom, but you might suffer greater occipital neuralgia on the left. In brief, migr ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It could be one of : Possiblilties. The most common is a simple fatty tumor known as a lipoma. These tend to be soft and mobile. They can also grow. You could have a sc ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gallbladder?: Sounds like gall bladder, but pancreatitis, pancreatic mass, aortic aneurism, and lung mass are among the most scary possibilities. It's more likely ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Please see your: Doctor. It sounds like you might have a cyst that now might be infected & may need an antibiotic.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
6 years experience Internal Medicine
Neck lump: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, it depends if you had partial or total thyroid resection and the reason why it was removed. Either way I would suggest ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Get checked.: Pain taking a deep breath is probably related to inflammation around the lungs called pleurisy. There are multiple structures in the neck that can fee ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Berns
19 years experience Pathology
A lot of things: Lumps can be benign ranging from fatty tumors called lipomas to something more serious including malignant tumors (cancer). Until it is removed and e ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Pinched nerve: Nerves exit from the spinal cord and provide sensation to the body on one side. You indicated you had pack pain, which suggests some spasm or injury ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Perez
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Is it in the skin?: three years is a long time. You would have more trouble by now if it is cancer. More likely it is some cyst in the skin. The part that sounds serious ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be a lot: It could be a rib, breast, intestinal or cardiac problem, sight unseen. At age 55 it is best to have a MD examine the area and fi necessary run additi ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: An orthopedic surgeon would be best for evaluation and treatment.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Strained muscle: Cough can strain your muscles. It sounds like your case. You may want to see your doc to get your cough under control and be examined for the cause of ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Juan Acosta
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Chest pain: The lung itself should not hurt unless you are having pleurisy which is inflammation of the pleura ( lining) of the lung. Depending on your age , you ... Read More
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Unlikely of Concern: A lump for years is unlikely something nasty. If it is bothering you, you can consult your doctor to consider removing it

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