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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Painful Lump On Front Of The Neck

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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?

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

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Firm pea sized lump on the right side of the back of my neck at the bottom of my hairline. What is it?!

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Moving lump on outside of my neck. Causes?

Moving lump on outside of my neck. Causes?

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

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What causes swelling at the bottom of back of head it's swelled bad on left side of skull?

What causes swelling at the bottom of back of head it's swelled bad  on left side of skull?

Cyst or lymph node: Usually this is a sebaceous cyst or an enlarged lymph node. A medical exam is needed to tell. The cyst can be removed. An enlarged lymph node usually gets better with time but sometimes needs an antibiotic. ...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

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What could be causing a very painful, tingly knot on the bottom of the right side of the back of my head?

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

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What can cause swelling on the base of the head on the right side with a raisin size knot located in the middle of the swelling ?

What can cause swelling on the base of the head on the right side with a raisin size knot located in the middle of the swelling ?

Probably lymph node: Do you have any abnormality in the scalp, even a bad case of dandruff? What you described sounds like result of some inflammation in the scalp and enlarged draining lymph node. Pay attention to scalp hygiene and if it does not resolve in 4-6 weeks, or if it becomes painful, or starts draining, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes non painful lumps on the back of throat?

What causes non painful lumps on the back of throat?

Enlarged lymph nodes: Painless lumps are somewhat more worrisome than painful ones, hence, see your PCP for consultation and tests. ...Read more

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What could cause a swelling at the back of my head at the base of my skull, and painful lump under my jaw?

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 more

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Are small lumps on the side of neck a prominent sign of cancer?

Are small lumps on the side of neck a prominent sign of cancer?

Maybe: The lumps you describe might be enlarged lymph nodes. Knowing what causes their enlargement depends on more history: how long have they been enlarged, have you had a cancer of the head and neck, etc. It could be from an infection, but it might also be cancer, especially if you already have a cancer diagnosis. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause a red , large, hard lump under the skin on the outer region of the upper right thigh?

What can cause a red , large, hard lump under the skin on the outer region of the upper right thigh?

A few things : If a "red skin lump " is tender, has surrounding redness and enlarging, it may be a skin abscess from a bacterial infection. The body can sometimes "wall" these off without any treatment. A doctor performed incision and drainage may cure these +- antibiotics. Its better to see the doctor early rather than wait to see what your body may do. ...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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What are the causes of nerve pain on top side of the head?

What are the causes of nerve pain on top side of the head?

Nerve pain: The most common cause of pain at the top of the head is occipital neuralgia, a situation usually due to compression of the occipital nerve as it leaves the base of the neck. It can sometimes be treated with local injections. Best to see a neurologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes swelling, lump on back of neck near spine?

What causes swelling, lump on back of neck near spine?

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

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What can cause a lump on the top of the head?

What can cause a lump on the top of the head?

Cyst.: Trichilemmal os sebaceaous cyst. Usually bumps on the head are cysts of one sort or another. Sometimes they can be infected. At that point they are quite obviously painful swollen and red. ...Read more

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What are common causes of occasional pain on the underside of the jaw? (not in the mouth)

What are common causes of occasional pain on the underside of the jaw? (not in the mouth)

Many things: It could be a muscle spasm. It could be a lymph nodes ,do you have any pets. If the pain in the middle could be a thyroid nodules, or the larynx. If it is to the side ,it could be a salivary gland, or again a lymph nodes. By the way lymph nodes enlargement could be for an acute condition, or a chronic condition. Hydrate well, apply heat pad to the area, sleep with your head to to prevent reflux. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What causes painful cyst at the back of my neck?

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