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Bumps On The Neck Under The Skin
Neck bumps: It is difficult to determine exactly where these bumps are located. It is possible that they are enlarged lymph nodes. I would suggest you have your primary care physician examine them. ...Read more
I don't know.: If they are epidermal cysts or plugged hair follicles, no. If they are lymph nodes, maybe. See your doctor or a dermatologist and put your mind at ease. ...Read more
For so many years I had this very small bump on the back of my neck it feels like a pimple almost but it's under the skin. Has not changed.?
Bump under skin: Painless lumps just under the skin are likely cysts. They can gradually enlarge with time. If you have concerns about it then have you doctor confirm the diagnosis. Sometime cysts are removed to relieve symptoms. ...Read more
I have a hard bump on my neck that hurts to the touch. I think there is a pimple under the skin...What can I do for it?
See dermatologist: Consult a dermatologist to see if the bump is a cyst, lipoma, lymph node, or other lesion. They may do a biopsy or excision to help diagnose the lesion or remove it completely. ...Read more
I have a strange 'bump' on my upper neck below the ear just next to where the jaw starts. It's under the skin and hurts a bit (projecting to the ear). What can it be?
Cyst: It sounds as if you have a sebacous cyst. Your doctor will most likelt have to drain it. ...Read more
I have smal pea size painles soft mass below the chin n the neck under the skin. Seem to b on the anterior bely of the diagastric muscl. Whts ths??
Thyroglossal cyst: Rare congenital remnant...........or can be a reactive lymph node. ...Read more
Skin lump: A lump under the skin is an abnormal growth, that can be either seriius or routine. If it is soft, and not growing, it is likely a cyst or fatty tumor, a lipoma. If it is hard and feels bound down, it could be a malignant lymph node or another form of cancer. If you are worried, and can afford it, go to your family doctor for a checkup, and hopefully, it is something not serioius. ...Read more
I have had a right swollen tonsil for 10 years now and a lump on the right side of my neck under the skin that moves and doesn't hurt and no pain.?
See your doctor: Many things can cause a tonsil to swell, even persistently. The lump on the right side of your neck suggests that you might have lymph nodes reacting to whatever's causing the tonsil problem. That lump might also be the lymph nodes reacting to a problem in the neck or upper chest. A thorough examination, imaging, and possibly a biopsy are advisable. Please make an appointment to get these things. ...Read more
My 17 year old son has a pea size lump on the back of his neck under the skin it doesn't move it's just below hairline left side. What could this be?
Possible cyst: Some individuals have a prominent point at the base of the skull bone in the midline in the back, and could feel like a nodule. Other likely diagnosis would be a sebaceous cyst, which arises from a hair follicle. They are benign and do not need to be removed unless iinfected, or painful, or continue to enlarge, in which case an excision is important to identify the true nature of the nodule ...Read more
Multiple causes: Bumps under the skin can be caused by a variety of problems from diseases of the hair follicles, infections, cysts of dermal structures, granulomas and infections as well as skin tumors both benign and malignant. Diagnosis requires an examination of the skin. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, infection, cysts, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents or soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Possibly: An inflamed lymph node (or a cyst). However, can't state with certainty without assessment. ...Read more
Many choices: Likely scar rissue but it could be a hematoma, muscle bruise, a mass. ...Read more
I have a bump under the skin. I squeeze it came to the surface now it's hurting. What. Home remedies can I use?
Listen to your body: Squeezing has irritated it. Baking soda in water applied as paste might be soothing or vit c with bioflavanoids from a capsule or tab made into a paste. Once settled down consider whether is a bacteria infection like boil, usually staph, a form of skin cancer that needs to be removed by a dermatologist, or a sebaceous cyst. There are all kinds of bumps. ...Read more
I have a large bump on the back of my head, right above my neck that is very painful to the touch. What is this?
Not sure: You should have a doctor take a look to find out. ...Read more
I fell down brick steps in March and it still hurts and when I touch it, I feel little bumps under the skin. What is it?
Not enough info: To diagnose. But if you still have pain after 3 months - ask your parents to take you to the doctors for evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
I hurt my head on Saturday, but it hurts alittle but no bump, and my neck kinda hurts too. What should I do? Am I worrying to much?
Other symptoms?: If it was a hard hit and you felt dizzy, confused, nauseous, or had a headache afterwards, then you should see a doctor ASAP. If you have fever, severe neck pain, confusion or severe headache, then go to the ER immediately. If not a hard hit and none of those symptoms, use ice or head and pain meds as needed. If no change, then seek medical treatment. ...Read more
I have some bumps at the back of my neck and on the top of my head that are really painful. What could it be and how should I treat them?
See a doctor: Painful bumps could represent numerous things. I recommend you see a doctor to have them examined for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more
I hurt my head on Saturday. Can't find bump though. It just hurts where I hurt myself and my neck kinda hurts too. Am I ok? What should I do?
I have a small movable bump under the skin about dime size. What could it be??? it only hurts when I press on it. And it kind of pops like an inflamed
Depends: Can be multiple things based on location, size and associated symptoms, hard to determine without examination. ...Read more
Skin lump: Usually possibilities include a cyst, a lymph node, or a lipoma. However there are many other rarer possibilities. It is prudent to ask your doctor to evaluate the lesion. You should go promptly if the lesion is growing or changing. ...Read more
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These could be: Cysts, lipomas, or many other benign tumors, see dermatologist for answers ...Read more
Lymph node: It's a lymph node. Specifically an occipital lymph node, totally normal! The occipital nodes drain the scalp area, so any time you have a scalp injury or irritation they grow in response to it. With babies it doesn't take much to make them big, just laying down a lot lets particles get on their scalp which caused the nodes to grow. Teething can also cause this. ...Read more
?: There are several possiblities. In the area you described it could be a gland but there are also several benign cysts that often come up there. Either way I would see your pediatrician, most of us have seen many of theses bumps. Its good to know for sure but very likely nothing needs to be done. ...Read more
Check: Unlikely to know with out an exam. Most of lumps in this area are safe. Get checked. All the best. ...Read more
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