A 30-year-old member asked:

I have like lilttle balls behind my neck inside it feels weird what are those am worried

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Asa Marokus
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
Lipoma vs. Cyst: The most common cause of ball-like masses under the skin are lipomas and sebaceous cysts, both of which are benign (not dangerous). They could also be the curvature of your cervical vertebrae, i.e., your spine.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Lymphadenopathy: These "balls" are probably swollen lymph nodes. If they are mobile and recently developed they are probably due to a recent respiratory infection. If they fail to improve( get smaller) or grow or become painful please see your doctor or an ent!
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A male asked:
Two bumps on the back of my head, not behind my ear but in the middle left on the back of my head. also one on my neck. should I be worried?
Dr. David Kam
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Mass back of head: The most common lesions back of head are sebaceous cysts, lipoma, enlarged nodes. See an ENT doctor for evaluation.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
View all answers
A 24-year-old female asked:
Headaches behind the eyes and back of head and neck in pregnancy should I be worried?
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 53 years experience
Migraine or vascular: Headache behind the eyes usually suggests a vascular headache affecting the blood vessels on the side of the head. The muscle on the same side of the ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Son has swollen nodes back of head behind ear neck + groin 6mnths doctor reffered to pediatrictian it 6 week wait shuld i be worried no other symptoms
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Tough to say: Nodes enlarged, in many places, and for 6 months now, is a sign he has some underlying issue going on. Try to get him in sooner. 6 weeks sounds very ... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
View all answers
A 37-year-old female asked:
My husband (38) is having severe, agonising headaches when he ejaculates. They are always behind his right eye and down the right side of his neck. He is also getting frequent nosebleeds out his right nostril. What could this be? I am very worried?
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 47 years experience
Sexually associated headaches of this type are termed "thunderclap headaches" and are a variant of migraine. Appropriate preventative medications are... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Shooting pain from behind left ear, down neck, and into left arm. 21 and active. EKG was fine a month ago. Very worried it could be a heart problem?
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Shooting pains?: At your age, with a normal EKG, heart problem is unlikely. I would look into a possible musculoskeletal problem or pinched nerve. Any recent injurie... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jul 31, 2020

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.