A 25-year-old male asked:
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Hard lump-like sensation (a bit deep below surface) within back of neck, off-center to the left. Feel it with slightly deep palpation. Physician did cervical spine x-ray = negative; and ultrasound = inconclusive (contrast, resolution etc). Concern?

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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Second opinion: It could be a lymph node, lipoma, cyst or a cancerous tumor (hopefully not). MRI can be done, if your PCP feels appropriate, for further evaluation if results so far have been inconclusive. You can also consult a general surgeon before deciding about having MRI done, since MRI involves exposure to significant amount of radiation.
Answered on Oct 2, 2016
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Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience in Family Medicine
I am thinking about lipoma or lymphanodes as well. May be watchful observation will be appropriate.
Sep 30, 2016

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