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A 25-year-old male asked:

i've a lump under the skin on the right side of my neck for years, but its getting bigger now and a few more are growing in a row close to first one?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
It is time to get it: checked and perhaps biopsy taken from it. See your doctor. I hope this helps.

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