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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 lump on top of shoulder?

What causes lump on top of shoulder?

Possibly a cyst/mass: A lump could represent a cyst or a mass. A lump could represent a cyst or a mass. You should have it evaluated if it is increasing in size and painful. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Firm and movable lump on the left of my occipital bone. What could it be???

Firm and movable lump on the left of my occipital bone. What could it be???

Lump: It may be a cyst or a lipoma. Both would be somewhat soft and rubbery though. It is best to get it checked by your PCP and then decide whether it needs to be removed or biopsied. ...Read more

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Hard bony lump on the back of my head! Is it cancer?

Hard bony lump on the back of my head! Is it cancer?

See Dermatologist: A hard bump in the head could in fact be one a several things such as: lipoma, benign cysts, foreign body granuloma, Various bony/soft tissue tumors, or even infectious processes. The best way to rule out a malignancy/cancer is to see a dermatologist. He/she will do an exam and determine whether or not a biopsy is recommended. Since you are very anxious, it is best to schedule an appointment. ...Read more

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Recently noticed hard lump on back of head in center at base on my partner. Feels like bone and is painless. About 2cm across. What could this be?

Recently noticed hard lump on back of head in center at base on my partner. Feels like bone and is painless. About 2cm across. What could this be?

Lump on back of head: For how long? did it change in size?, and is painless. Requires an MRI, interpretation, how is the hair on top of the mass? Probably is a benign mass, however the input and examination, even a biopsy may be required. I cannot touch or feel it. A neurosurgeon should do the examination. ...Read more

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What would cause a painful lump on the right side of my soft palette?

What would cause a painful lump on the right side of my soft palette?

Dental abscess: The most common type of dental abscess is a periapical abscess (tooth), and the second most common is a periodontal abscess (gums) or combination of both tooth-gum abscess, regardless if the tooth has a filing. In order to get appropriate treatment it is important to know the underlying cause for this infection. Rec.: see your dentist for evaluation, imaging and treatment. ...Read more

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Noticed a small lima bean shaped lump on the base of my skull on the back of my neck on the left side. No pain or any symptoms.

Ok: Could be a cyst. If it is painless i would follow up with the doctor to see what the best imaging test is indicated. If it's just a cyst you may not need any testing this observation. ...Read more

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Hard moving lump inside my mouth on the left side near my salivary glands on the bone. Also very small red bumps near tonsils on one side? 16 year old

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Hard moving lump inside my mouth on the left side near my salivary glands on the bone. Also very small red bumps near tonsils on one side? 16 year old

See a dentist: If if the lamp lasts longer than one or two weeks, you should be concerned. I would advise you to have the lump examined by a dentist or dental specialist (e.g. pedodontist, oral surgeon), to help you with a diagnosis and treatment, if needed. ...Read more

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Hard multiple lumps on the left side of my neck near my trachea, throat region! causes?

Hard multiple lumps on the left side of my neck near my trachea, throat region! causes?

See ENT: It sounds like you have a neck mass and this is concerning to me. Ideally an ENT surgeon (otolaryngology - head and neck surgeon) should see you and evaluate your neck. It may just be inflammatory lymph nodes but it is best to have ENT check it out. ...Read more

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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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What are the chances of a lump on the hard palate of my mouth cancerous? It feels hard and is painless.

What are the chances of a lump on the hard palate of my mouth cancerous? It feels hard and is painless.

Torus Palatinus: Very unlikely hard lump on palate is cancer. Most likely Torus Palatinus which is very common. Have it checked by your own dentist to confirm. ...Read more

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Soft lump on top of head, what is this?

Soft lump on top of head, what is this?

Probably cyst: There are 2 cyst commonly seen on the scalp: pilar cyst and an epidermal inclusion cyst. Both are benign. If you are concerned see your doctor. There are usually very easy to remove. The tissue will be submitted to a pathologist who will examine it and determine its origin. ...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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My son has nf1 and came and showed me a lump under his skin on the lower part of his chest. Size of marble it hurts sharp pain, looks bruised?

Neurofibromatoma: This looks very much like what we call a plexiform neurofibroma, they can be quite painful and do grow over time. I would recommend you see a pediatric neurosurgeon for evaluation and possible excision both for pain management and not let it get too large. ...Read more

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My husband, 57, has a lump the size of a plum on the left of his neck near the adam's apple. It's painless. No other symptom. What can that be?

My husband, 57, has a  lump the size of a plum on the left of his neck near the adam's apple.  It's painless. No other symptom. What can that be?

Get to a doc!: I agree with the previous answer. Though this may be something benign (not cancer), you need this evaluated by ultrasound to start, followed by either more imaging or biopsy. Cancer is my main concern; you need to get your husband in to see a doc as soon as possible! i hope it turns out to be something benign, which is certainly possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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