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Causes Of Back Of The Neck Lump
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
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
I have been very very stressed out the past few days, can that cause a lump in the back of my head near my neck?
Stress effects?: You used "very" twice, so it sounds like your stress is extra high. You don't mention a headache. Tension or stress headaches are common. It sounds like muscle tension that could be related to your stress. That is no substitute for a good evaluation by a trained physician. If your symptoms persist, expand, or you are just worried, then see a doctor. ...Read more
Should a hard lump on inner side of calf muscle be cause for concern? Lump is small. Recently had a similar hard lump on back of neck. 33 yr old male.
About 2 months ago I noticed a lump on the back of my neck. It was accompanied by a sore on my scalp. However, the sore healed and the lump is still there. It is on the back of my neck, left side and sometimes causes pain (like a pinched nerve would). Th
Normal lymph node: We have lymph nodes scattered throughout our body & they are often detected in the neck where they sit on top of neck muscles. These nodes are little fluid strainers that take body lymph & remove stray germs and debris from things like bug bites. They are often pea sized at rest & grow to dime sized when working. Within 2-3 wks they often shrink back down unless they are stimulated further. ...Read more
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