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A 16-year-old male asked:

so i'm really freaking out i have this bump on my neck just above my collar bone i can move it and it doesn't hurt it's about 2cm long just under skin?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Lipoma: Most commonly these are lipomas, which are simply benign masses of fatty tissue. Very rarely do these cause any problems - in rare cases, there may be persistent surrounding inflammation which leads a patient to ask for removal of the lipoma. As with any lesion, if there is significant increase in size, or significant pain, redness, discoloration, or any other concerning sign, do see a physician
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Don't freak: Just go to the doctor and get it checked out. It might be a swollen lymph node, it might be a benign little fatty tumor called a lipoma, it may be nothing. Don't freak out! It's a waste of energy.

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Last updated May 7, 2016

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