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quarter sized hard knot on back of my neck

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Licnenification: If you are rubbing/scratching itchy eczema, the skin gets thick and tough. Need dermatologist for diagnosis and specific therapy.

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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
It : It is hard for me to know what that area could be, but I do think it should be evaluated, especially as it sounds like you have a complicated medical ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lipoma: A lipoma is a slow-growing, fatty lump that's most often situated between your skin and the underlying muscle layer. Often a lipoma is easy to identif ... Read More
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Neck anatomy: Other than lipoma, this could also be just normal anatomy -- at the base of the neck, the C7 and t1 spinous processes are much longer than the spinous ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cyst: Has it become red, warm, swollen, tender, painful? This may need evaluation. Take care.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Node or cyst: This could be a solitary lymph gland or a simple cyst. If this grows in size,becomes painful, or doesn't recede your physician will examine and advise ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Scott
17 years experience Dermatology
Neck lumps: Marble sized lumps may be swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). CMV (mono), tinea (ringworm), ctcl and many other disease cause rash and lymphadenopa ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Sebaceous cyst: Is one possibility. Please see your doc for a diagnosis. They can easily be removed and are the result of clogged glad at the base of a hair and are ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Cyst/abscess: Must be checked by a physician.
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A 46-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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Piotr Obara
13 years experience Radiology
Probably infection: If a lymph node is painful, it is a reassuring sign and likely due to infection. Cancers tend to cause hard but painless node enlargment.

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