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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

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How long does it take for the swelling to go away sweat gland on hair line back of neck

How long does it take for the swelling to go away sweat gland on hair line back of neck

A week or two: If it is heat-rash, it should go away in a week or two if you can keep cool and dry. Often, no treatment is needed. Topical steroid may help it go away a bit faster, but typically not really needed. If it is not a heat-rash, you may have swollen lymphnodes, they may take couple of weeks. If infected sebaceous cyst, it may need to be lanced/treated. If getting worse, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Live in mid-fl. In yard clearing brush when bit on back of neck. After 24 hrs, swelling as big as silver dollar, still itches. Am anaphylaxic?

Live in mid-fl. In yard clearing brush when bit on back of neck. After 24 hrs, swelling as big as silver dollar, still itches. Am anaphylaxic?

Likely not: It looks like you have local reaction to some insect bites. I don't see you mention about problems breathing, diffused rashes or hives, and abdominal pain other GI symptoms so you don't have anaphylaxis. The bite site can last for a few days. Try warm compress. If it get worse, you might have cellulitis and need to be seen by a physician. ...Read more

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My ear was swollen shut and now my face is swelling around my ear in my head neck and cheek. I cam also feel my glands in the back of neck swelling to?

My ear was swollen shut and now my face is swelling around my ear in my head neck and cheek. I cam also feel my glands in the back of neck swelling to?

Sounds like: Malignant otitis externa and cellulitis you need to urgently seek help at an ENT office or at least your PMD for antibiotics and further evaluation ...Read more

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I have two swollen lymph nodes on back of neck at night swell during the day they shrink some on right side under arm is sore but no knot please help?

I have two swollen lymph nodes on back of neck at night swell during the day they shrink some on right side under arm is sore but no knot please help?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymph nodes swell and fluctuate usually due to the inflammatory reaction of infection. Cancer at your age would be unusual, but not impossible. If it persists beyond a month, you should see someone who can evaluate it with a needle aspiration bx or similar diagnostic procedure. ...Read more

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I have a swelling of some sort on my back right below the base of the neck. It doesn't hurt but is very noticeable. The back of my neck hurts.

I have a swelling of some sort on my back right below the base of the neck. It doesn't hurt but is very noticeable. The back of my neck hurts.

Lymph node: A proper history and exam can give more information but lymph nodes can be painful and present on the neck. Lipomas or cysts can also erupt there. Please get checked ...Read more

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I had a little bump on the back of my neck for a long time and over the weekend it became very large and painful. What can I use to get the swelling d?

I had a little bump on the back of my neck for a long time and over the weekend it became very large and painful. What can I use to get the swelling d?

Neck lump: Likely a skin surface cyst or infection, it would be best to see a doctor to determine the best course. Otherwise, warm moist compresses and avoid squeezing the bump. ...Read more

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Wat if the edemas in the back of your neck it all ways hurts and swelling never goes away?

Wat if the edemas in the back of your neck it all ways hurts and swelling never goes away?

Not to worry: I asssume you mean the muscle spasm in your neck. If the spasm continues to be present, you will continue to have pain, at first pain may be durable, but with time it will get worse, headache may present that you will have to a doctor for evaluation and medication. ...Read more

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Hi. I have a soft tissue swelling on the back of my neck with a lump. My neck is also a bit stiff. What could be causing this?

Hi. I have a soft tissue swelling on the back of my neck with a lump. My neck is also a bit stiff. What could be causing this?

Exam needed: A physician would have to examine your neck and palpate the lump in order to make a diagnosis. The neck stiffness may or may not be related. Occasionally soft tissue accumulates at the base of the neck causing a "dowager's hump" which can be seen in certain endocrine disorders like Cushing's syndrome or corticosteroid use ...Read more

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The tissue or muscle at the top of my shoulders by the trapezoid is loose and swelling. What could this be? I have neck and back problems...

The tissue or muscle at the top of my shoulders by the trapezoid is loose and swelling. What could this be? I have neck and back problems...

Proximal muscles: Are you having pain lifting your arms above your shoulders... Any stiffness. See your physician as it could strictly be orthopedic in nature but could also be rheumatological. ...Read more

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Had discomfort in my neck 4 weeks. Saw 2 doctors but they said nothing was wrong. Now there's a swelling on back of my neck when I turn my head left?

Had discomfort in my neck 4 weeks. Saw 2 doctors but they said nothing was wrong. Now there's a swelling on back of my neck when I turn my head left?

Recheck.: It may have been there wasn't anything on your exam before. Things can change. If you are now feeling a swelling then you should have your doctor take another look. Some times it takes time for a condition to progress to the point that we can diagnose it. ...Read more

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Back of left side of neck to my shoulder blade with pain and swelling. What could be the cause?

Did you: Injure it? Are you left handed? Do you carry your purse on that shoulder? It sounds like some kind of spasm that is causing the swelling and pain. Have you tried ice or heat or Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen)? ...Read more

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What may be the cause of thickness around the spine just below my neck. My neck is sore almost constantly but the swelling is not painful to touch?

What may be the cause of thickness around the spine just below my neck. My neck is sore almost constantly but the swelling is not painful to touch?

Your age is needed: When you say "thickness" around the spine I assume you are talking about the musculature in your neck. To answer your question it would be helpful to know your age and occupation and any other symptoms like loss of cervical motion, tingling in your arms. I would suggest that you consult with your family physician to ascertain the cause of this "thickness". ...Read more

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I have a boil on the back of my head, the swelling has gone down but then I found two sollen glands at the back of my neck under the boil.

I have a boil on the back of my head, the swelling has gone down but then I found two sollen glands at the back of my neck under the boil.

See below: If you have a boil it is very common for the lymph nodes in the local area to get inflammed. They will go away as the boil subsides. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my lymph nodes are alternating in swelling in the neck? It would go to left side to under chin to right then back to chin/ left

What does it mean if my lymph nodes are alternating in swelling in the neck? It would go to left side to under chin to right then back to chin/ left

See doctor: Could be bacterial infection, viral infection, possibly non-infection. The point is you need to see a doctor. It may not even be lymph nodes you are feeling. You may be feeling normal anatomy. Please see a doctor. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a swelling at the base of my neck at the back. It hurts on touching, and feels bony, almost like a bruise. Haven't been injured recently either?

I have a swelling at the base of my neck at the back. It hurts on touching, and feels bony, almost like a bruise. Haven't been injured recently either?

Anatomy: Typical the base of the neck in the back is prominent due to the normal anatomy of the C7 T1 spinous process. Tender to touch means some inflammation from cervical spine; Tried physical therapy or massage therapy ...Read more

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Why do I have daily jaw swelling with added jaw, neck, back, and migraine pain?

Why do I have daily jaw swelling with added jaw, neck, back, and migraine pain?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Back behind my left ear on my head/neck area I feel pain and swelling when I touch it.

Back behind my left ear on my head/neck area I feel pain and swelling when I touch it.

Possible problem.: The mastoid is located behind the ear. If it is your mastoid that is tender, it could be a sign of mastoiditis and should be evaluated right away. You could also have muscle, nerve and or bone problems in that area causing pain. Your best option is to get it checked out by your physician. ...Read more