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Bump On Back Of Neck At Hairline
Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, muscles and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Lumps and bumps.: We don't have enough info! But any new lump, without any other symptoms, if small and painless, can be watched for a week or two. If it persists, get checked. A lump that has been present and unchanged for years, is probably not serious, but this needs to be confirmed by a doctor, who can then monitor it and see if further evaluation is needed. A painful lump, with fever, getting bigger fast: ER. ...Read more
Firm pea sized lump on the right side of the back of my neck at the bottom of my hairline. What is it?!
Typical for mono: It may be enlarged occipital lymph nodes. It may be sebaceous cyst. It may be... I may continue with long list. See your doctor; let him examine that "pea sized lump". Sorry, can not say better not seeing and touching this lump, and without knowing your history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause a swelling at the back of my head at the base of my skull, and painful lump under my jaw?
Most lumps, benign: Don't start worrying. The majority of small bumps on your head would be benign (not cancer). Lumps that can be tender are cysts, lymph nodes and less likely lipomas. Still, hard to evaluate it over the net. See your primary md who can take a good history and examen you. Given your presentation it sounds more like lymph nodes. You want to make sure its nothing scary ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I doubt it: Unless the lump is tender it is not the cause of your headaches. See a doctor and have the lump evaluated. It is likely to be a cyst. ...Read more
Bite on top of head from horsefly. Two swollen glands popped at the base of the skull. Now another swollen on left side of neck. Is this normal?
Have lg lump thats squishy in triangle area above collarbone on each side at base of neck & pain/swelling going up sides of face w/ numbness. Plz help?
GET AN EXAM: Your symptoms described above are concerning You need to see your DR for an exam. There are many possibilities as to the cause of this, and only with exam will one be able to give you a correct DX ...Read more
I have a solid, hard, immobile nodule on the back of my head, at the base of my skull cap. Thoughts? Concerns?
Wouldn't worry: But if this is definitely something new then, by all means have a doctor take a look see. Possible X-ray may be all that is needed to put you at ease. Good luck ...Read more
Itchy back: You might be allergic to your shampoo or another hair care product. Without a medical exam it would be difficult to say. Consider using only a non sensitizing shampoo such as free and clear and avoid other treatments. If that doesn't work seek out a board certified allergist or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feels like there is a bruise on the back of my neck. It's at base of skull to the left of my spine. Started 2 days ago.
What is the pea sized bump on the right back side of lower neck in my hairline it's flesh tone sore to the touch and my neck seems stiff.
Have hard, immovable lump on the tip of collarbone near throat. Stiff and tender in shoulder blades, at base of and sides of neck. Possible cause?
Lymphadenopathy: You need an exam hard lymph nodes that are painful and immovable are worrisome so I would let your practitioner touch it and see if further work up is needed ...Read more
Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a tender lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. Other things could be a boil or a lipoma. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Bump on back-left of my neck. It is hard, doesn't hurt. I have very minor headaches. The bump starts at the bottom of neck, and ends at hairline. Help?
Needs evaluation: Well, to make a correct diagnosis a physical examination is needed. I suggest that you see your provider for a full history and physical examination. ...Read more
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