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Causes Of Painful Lump On Back Of The Neck
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
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
Sebaceous Cyst: Most often due to sebaceous cyst (skin oil accumulation) caused by plugging of skin oil gland near hair follicles. Often they can have bacterial infections and inflammation causing pain. Should see md to insure it is not a boil or actual infection rather than cyst. May need antibiotics and drainage or removal. ...Read more
What could be causing a very painful, tingly knot on the bottom of the right side of the back of my head?
Muscle spasm: Have you been stressed out recently? Muscle spasms in your neck and shoulder muscles can cause this. Do you have any neck injuries? If you have a history of herniated discs in your cervical spine this can also happen. Make sure you follow up with your doctor, in the mean time you can apply moist heat to the area and take an anti inflammatory. Good luck ...Read more
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
Different options: The neck 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, blood vessels 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
Can a left ear melanoma give swollen lymph nodes on both sides of the neck, on the back of the head left side and also on the top of both shoulders?
Certainly: Melanoma can travel anywhere in the body, no matter where it originated. So, yes, a left ear melanoma can travel to lymph nodes in your neck (cervical nodes) on both sides, including the top (supraclavicular) and bottom (infraclavicular) areas of the collar bones. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I have a small lump about the size of a marble on the left side of the back of my neck by my spinal cord. Tender.?
See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will his doctor be in a position to tell him what's wrong and what needs to be done to help him. ...Read more
I have a lump on the back of head right on top of neck line. In addition, the left side back of the ear area is tender to touch. What could that be?
Ear infection: There is branch of lymph nodes or "intersections of your immune system" that run in a chain down your neck and around your neck line. Most likely you are feeling the swelling of a lymph node. Considering your ear hurts I would have to imagine you have an ear infection or some other irritation. ...Read more
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
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