A 46-year-old female asked:
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i have a hard lump like knot on the back of my neck. maybe even on the spine. had small knot there for years but never hurt. sore to even touch now?

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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 occurring near a hair. See your doc/surgeon about it for proper DX and treatment.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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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
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Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
See a doctor : I would suggest that you see a doctor and get it checked out. Good luck.
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Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
SeeMD: Tender hard bumps should be evaluated by an MD They could be many things Infection or inflamed lymph nodes or cysts or rarely Cancer
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