A 16-year-old female asked:
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my girlfriend has a large bump on her upper-shoulder, neck area. it started small but gradually got larger as time progressed. it hurts to the touch.

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Dr. Margaret Hayes
31 years experience Family Medicine
Bump on the neck: This might be an enlarged lymph node or a cystic structure associated with the skin or tissue just under the skin. If it is tender it may be a normal reactive lymph node or a sebaceous cyst. If it does not resolve she should see a doctor for evaluation. If it is a cystic structure her doctor can help you decide how to treat it. If it is an enlarged lymph node they may suggest an ultrasound.
Answered on Jun 19, 2015
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