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Bump On Back Of Neck At Hairline
A sore bump on back of neck in hairline and a bump making watery yellow sticky liquid my doc said probably infected spot that I scratched off? Ideas?
Abscess?: In general, people can get small abscesses on the back of their necks. It consists of a small collection of infected fluid under the skin. The human body can resolve it on its own if its small but if it gets bigger, then it needs to be drained. ...Read more
Itchy bumps at back of neck near hairline losing hair what could this be? Could it be sebhorreic dermatitis?
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
I small bumps at my back neck below hairline, not sensitive. I think heat or my shirt collar caused them, please how can I get rid of them?
Acne keloidalis: Acne keloidalis nuchae (akn) is a scarring form of chronic folliculitis that manifests as follicular-based papules and pustules, which eventuates in keloidlike lesions. The lesions are most pronounced on the occipital scalp and the posterior part of the neck. See your doctor to make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more
Hey I have a question about a bump on the back of my neck, under my hairline on the right side, it has a rubbery feel and seems to be moveable?
Lump bump: If is truly mobile and not very tender it might be a lymph node which simply needs to be watched for a few weeks. If however it is soft and gooey and painful and makes you want to squeeze it (don't) it might be a cyst or even an abscess. This would require a different approach. You be the judge. Maybe virtual consult will solve this or even an in-person evaluation. ...Read more
"I have 2 bumps on the back of my neck by my hairline what could that be? Should i be worried?" they are far apart and not extremely sensitive. Very mild pain.
This : This is a very common area of enlarged lymph nodes. They are like guard posts that the body used to remove impurities from the blood. The most common cause of enlargement is inflammation or infection. In this area they are likely enlarged due to something on the scalp (any type of skin inflammation). Iti s common for people to get enlarged nodes in the neck with dental or throat infections. These lumps should decrease in size over time as the inflammation goes away. If they continue to grow they show be evaluated. Another cause of lumps could be sebaceous cysts and othe skin conditions. If they worsen or do not resolve within 7-10 days, they should be evaluated. ...Read more
There is a bump on the back of my neck on the hairline. It hurts on contact and it's really hard and feels like a bumpy bruise.
An ingrown hair: Causing an infection is a real good possibility. This is easily treated by a dermatologist. If that is not the problem they will be able to give you a more accurate diagnose once they examine you. ...Read more
Few weeks ago I got sore swollen bumps on the back of my neck around my hairline. Soreness is now mostly gone but bumps are now scabby/itchy. Cause?
Hive like bumps on ankle and hands not itchy anymore. Pea sized mass back of neck under hairline kinda movable. Leukemia or lymphoma all I'm 18 scared?
Hives are generally: Itchy, but may not be any longer, if you're taking an antihistamine. However, this rash may not be hives; it is difficulty knowing without seeing it. The lump at the back of your neck is most likely a lymph node and likely not cancer....however, you really should see your doctor to check both of these issues to be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
Benign or malignant: It could be lipoma- benign fatty tumor, could be cyst- brachial cleft cyst, could pimple, could be pleomorphic adenoma- benign tumor of salivary glands, could be squamous cell carcinoma. If it is palbable lesion, fine needle aspiration can be performed to examine microscopically cytology of the lesion. ...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
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
I have a small pea sized painful to touch bump back at my hairline at the back of my neck for about 3 days, what could it be?
Hard immovable lump on back of neck near hairline (left side). Appeared last week and seems to change slightly in size. Should I worry?
You should see a primary care physician soon for a thorough evaluation. Your "lump" can be something common that doesn't necessarily need treatment (lipoma, sebaceous cyst) or something treatable (boil, abscess) or something potentially serious (enlarged lymph node) or something definitely serious (cancerous tumor).
Since you are in Wash, DC, you can make appt to see me. ...Read more
I have a small, soft painless bump/lump on the back of my neck near the hairline. I can barely feel it sometimes but it's there. Should I worry?
Don't worry: Have pcp examine it. Might be small sebascious cyst? ...Read more
Discovered a lymph node year ago, left side back of neck under hairline. I've been squeezing it ever since. It has gotten bigger. Should I be worried?
16 year old female extremly bad headache knot on bottom of the hairline back of neck moves around when I rub it?
Pain in back of neck above hairline. Shows up during the mid day and lasts all night. Feels like head is heavy. Is it too much computer time? Help!
Could be: It could be neck strain. Sometime the monitor is too high while playing video games. ...Read more
Pls help, I have a painful, pea sized lump on LHS back of neck, 1cm below hairline. Health has been poor and glands under neck seem enlarged, esp RHS?
Lymph nodes: Enlargement of local lymph nodes may be due to local infection and may get better with the use of antibiotics. Please see a physician, you may have a simple easily treatable problem like local infection ...Read more
Hard lump in back of neck one inch from hairline in trapezius or between sternocleidomastoid. Have had for a year and I tense my shoulders, what is it?
Many possibilities: How big? increasing? Painful? History of infections? History of cancer? How deep? What does it feel like? Swollen lymph nodes in the area? Redness to the skin? Does it move or is it fixed in position? Drainage? Fever? Itching? Fatigue? Large number of possibilities, benign cyst, fatty lump (lipoma), enlarged lymph node would be common, have a doctor check it. Most serious, but rare, cancer ...Read more
I felt a small hard bump on the back on my neck right under the hairline, what is that? I work on a computer all day, could it be tension? I feel the bump on only on the left side of my head.
Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your bump. It could be a swollen lymph node or a cyst. If it doesn't resolve within 2 to 3 weeks, if may be prudent to get it checked. ...Read more
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.
Marble size lump in back of neck on right side at hairline, more towards centre of neck, noticed a few months ago, hasn't grown and no pain or tender?
Severe pain on back of neck on the right side stemming from hairline to the entire length. Small lump at top. No recent trauma. Any ideas what it is?
Texting syndrome?: At your age, if you tend to use the smart phone or other device while looking down, most likely your muscles in the neck are in spasm which can lead to headaches at the hairline level where the muscles attach. The lump could be very likely a muscle band that is tight. Use moist heat. Avoid prolonged bending of the neck such as in texting. Texting Syndrome is a real entity and is a recent phenomeno ...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 more
Nervous. Woke up and felt raised hard pea size lump on back of neck near hairline. Saw nurse practicioner same day. She says bug bite. Sounds wrong. Ideas?
Keep an eye on it. : I would just keep an eye on it. If it resolves(which may take weeks to months), I would not worry. However, if it grows or multiplies I would go back to my medical provider. ...Read more
Do swollen lymph nodes hurt? I have a marble sized bump on the back of my neck right above the hairline. It is also hard. What could it be?
Sometimes : Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things. They range from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious. Your doctor, after doing a history and physical exam can help you and recommend a specialist if needed. ...Read more
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