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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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Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...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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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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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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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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Head of 2 fingers swollen, pain, small blue dot inside.Now growing spots on side of hand. Pain in joints. What can it be?

Head of 2 fingers swollen, pain, small blue dot inside.Now growing spots on side of hand. Pain in joints. What can it be?

See details: It is impossible to be specific without being able to examine your hands in person. See your own doctor or a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Why is base of skull on lumpy parts swollen and sore?

Why is base of skull on lumpy parts swollen and sore?

Lymph nodes?: There are a lot of lymph nodes at the base of the skull. They swell and become sore in response to sore throats, head colds, infections of the scalp, and other problems. An examination by your doctor will likely locate the cause. ...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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What causes my swollen , hard, and painful gland on the left side of the groin?

A Hernia: If the swelling disappears when you lie down and massage it, it may be a hernia. May require simple surgery if painful. If not need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe pain on one side of my soft palate. Pain is travelling down under my tongue and to my ear. Small bumps and whitish patch on soft palate?

I have severe pain on one side of my soft palate. Pain is travelling down under my tongue and to my ear. Small bumps and whitish patch on soft palate?

See oral surgeon: A dentist or oral surgeon needs to actually see then evaluate your problem to determine the best type of treatment. Small bumps and whitish patch describes a number of possible problems so the need to visibly see your condition is important. ...Read more

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I have multiple red lumps on my scalp and a painfull lump on the right side of my neck?

I have multiple red lumps on my scalp and a painfull lump on the right side of my neck?

Have them seen: Could be a sign of skin cancer or completely benign. The neck lump may or may not be related. Impossible to know without an examination. ...Read more

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What causes multiple small rock hard lumps on the clavicle areas and under the cheekbone with foamy urine?

What causes multiple small rock hard lumps on the clavicle areas and under the cheekbone with foamy urine?

FOAMY URINE HAS NO: Foamy urine has no meaning. So do not worry about that. Lumps may need a doctor to check them if they are getting bigger in size. ...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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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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Pain in my joints and ligaments, swollen ankles and a lot of discomfort. Any ideas on causes?

Collagen vascular: The symptoms and sign that are described in the question are unlikely to be due to circulatory problems. These more fit a collagen vascular diseases such as lupus or rhemathoid arthritis for which the rheumotologists have the expertise. ...Read more

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Does botox cause lumps on top of head?

Does botox cause lumps on top of head?

No: When Botox is injected it might cause the area to raise up a little but this should fade away in a few minutes. If you are concern with an injected area, please call back to your injector's office for an evaluation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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