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I have a bump on back of my neck right side. Is it cancer? I've had it for yearsI

I have a bump on back of my neck right side. Is it cancer? I've had it for yearsI

Not cancer: Any growth in the body is considered a tumor. A cancer is a form of tumor that has no growth constraints, . It usually enlarges and eventually metastasizes. Yours has not. In the neck, posterior lesions are usually not nodal in origin but frequently lipomas. A surgeon can easily establish dx and decide whether bx or resection required ...Read more

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There are red bumps on back of my neck....also the skin has becomed very rough...pls help me...I am very scared?

There are red bumps on back of my neck....also the skin has becomed very rough...pls help me...I am very scared?

Need more info: Are the red bumps increasing in size? How long they have been there? Did you have them before? Do any of your close contacts get these? Pl consider a virtual consult. ...Read more

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Raised bumps on back of my neck that spread to the front neck and to my face and arms a little on my ankles. Didn't itch but now they do as they spread?

Raised bumps on back of my neck that spread to the front neck and to my face and arms a little on my ankles. Didn't itch but now they do as they spread?

Bumps or: Rashes need to be seen for proper diagnosis. They can come from a bunch of things and appropriate diagnosis is a must to get the right treatment ...Read more

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Bump on back of neck under my skin?

Bump on back of neck under my skin?

Many things: It could be many things from lymph node to a cyst or soft tissue mass like lipoma
So see a doctor that can examine you and either assured you or treat you ...Read more

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What causes little itchy bumps on the back of the neck?

What causes little itchy bumps on the back of the neck?

Several causes: Little itchy bumps on the nape, several forms of dermatitis (skin inflammation), folliculitis (inflammation ofthe hair follicles), ? Psoriasis (a scaly skin condition), or seborrhea (part of it is dandruff) u may want 2 c ur 1ry md or a referral to a dermatologist 2 sort it out. ...Read more

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Hard bump on back of neck just above the hair line. Hurts when touched and sort of red, but not really. Literally appeared out of nowhere.

Hard bump on back of neck just above the hair line. Hurts when touched and sort of red, but not really. Literally appeared out of nowhere.

???: Need more information and without being able to see it one cannot tell. If it hurts and is as you described I would go see your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Recurring small hard bump on back of neck...could it be a swollen or inflamed lymph node?

Yes: However this needs t be examined both when it is swollen and when it comes back.
Your other listed conditions could point to other causes besides infection and labs may be needed. ...Read more

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Small, hard bump on back of neck. Not visible. Size of a tiny pinky nail. No symptoms. It's on the right side on cartilage part. Help! I'm worried?

Nodule on the neck: The most common small nodular lesion is a cyst. If the lesion is stable in size, mobile and non-tender it is probably ok. If it does not resolve in a few weeks or if it changes you should see your doctor. S. ...Read more

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Want second opinion on shingles diagnosis. Large red bump on back of neck appeared 48-72 hours ago. Related bumps on cheek too?

Want second opinion on shingles diagnosis. Large red bump on back of neck appeared 48-72 hours ago. Related bumps on cheek too?

See MD: Shingles has very characteristic appearance. You'll have to see another doc for a second opinion since we can't see the problem here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Noticed a hard bony like bump on back of ear (not neck) what could this be? It is definitely not a pimple or anything of that sort

Noticed a hard bony like bump on back of ear (not neck) what could this be? It is definitely not a pimple or anything of that sort

Skull projecttion: There is an anchor point for your jaw/face muscles called the mastoid process that juts out just behind the ear on both sides. It can be felt easily because we don't have fat or muscle over that point. If what you detect is more like a lump and rubbery it could be a lymph node. These are normal structures. ...Read more

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My hubby has a blister like bump on back of neck. Thought it was a pimple but no head has formed. When broke open only clear liquid comes out.???

My hubby has a blister like bump on back of neck. Thought it was a pimple but no head has formed. When broke open only clear liquid comes out.???

Exam: Rashes, sin lesions, bumps are relatively impossible to diagnose over the computer. May be a cyst as described, but for definitive diagnosis, see the doc, good luck. ...Read more

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Small bump on back of neck (rt side) dr said was cyst. Experiencing sore neck/throat (rt side) & noticed a small movable bump on throat. Help?!

Small bump on back of neck (rt side) dr said was cyst. Experiencing sore neck/throat (rt side) & noticed a small movable bump on throat. Help?!

Probably not related: Small bump on the side of neck could be a lymph node related to sore throat. I would do some OTC meds like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or anti inflammitories. If persistant see your doc. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What could a bump on the back of my neck be?

What could a bump on the back of my neck be?

Different causes: May be as simple as a pimple or ingrown hair or a cyst (fluid filled sac) or infection like an abscess or something more serious requiring biopsy/excision for further diagnosis. If you've had it for some time, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I feel a bony bump on the back of my neck. Is this normal?

Probably: I do have a lot of patients that come to my office complaining of a "boney lump" as you call it at the back of the neck. It is usually the spinous process of the C7or T 1 vertebrae, which are normal structures. In some patients they can be quite prominent. I would not hesitate to be seen if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I have a yellowish green bump on the back of my neck, should I be concerned?

I have a yellowish green bump on the back of my neck, should I be concerned?

Need more info: How big is it? Is it painful? Has it been growing? Does it bleed, itch? Has it changed color? It would be prudent to have a doctor look at it. ...Read more

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I have flesh colored bumps on the back of my neck, in the hairline. What could this be?

I have flesh colored bumps on the back of my neck, in the hairline. What could this be?

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

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My son has a triad of small pinlike bumps on the back of his neck. Should I be worried?

My son has a triad of small pinlike bumps on the back of his neck. Should I be worried?

No: Just observe, could be a bug bite, so long no other symptom, acting fine ...Read more

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I have these 3 bumps on the back of my neck that look like there's a hole and scabs in them.?

I have these 3 bumps on the back of my neck that look like there's a hole and scabs in them.?

Exam needed: It is extremely difficult to accurately DX a bump, rash, or lesion without visually seeing it.
Best to have exam if this continues to be present. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the back of my neck, you can't see it but you can feel it. Its getting bigger and it really hurts. What could this be?

Neck lump: The two most common causes are an inflammed lymph node (should settle down by itself; these are not usually very painful), or a developing boil or infected sebaceous cyst, which may need to be surgically opened up and/or treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a small bump on the back of my neck. It has been there for years but doesn't appear to be getting any larger. It causes headaches a lot.?

I have a small bump on the back of my neck. It has been there for years but doesn't appear to be getting any larger. It causes headaches a lot.?

Headache: The lump may not have been anything to do with headache, it can be a sebaceous cyst or lipoma type thing. See your doctor to get that checked out. Your headache can be tension headache or migraine headache. ...Read more

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Have an enlarged bump left side back of neck for 6 months. Dr keeps saying not to worry that it would go away but it hsnt it now seems larger advice?

Lump: In the back of the neck could be several things. One is lipoma which unless symptomatic need not be take out except for cosmetic reason. It can slowly grow. The other is sebaceous cyst which can get infected and a lymph node which, if persistent that long, needs to be worked up. There is also a doweger's hump or simply a fat pad. Tell you doctor in concerns you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a little bump on the back of my neck for a long time and over the weekend it became very large and painful. What can I use to get the swelling d?

I had a little bump on the back of my neck for a long time and over the weekend it became very large and painful. What can I use to get the swelling d?

Neck lump: Likely a skin surface cyst or infection, it would be best to see a doctor to determine the best course. Otherwise, warm moist compresses and avoid squeezing the bump. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on the back of neck near hairline?

What causes bumps on the back of neck near 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