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Doctor insights on: Cyst On The Back Of My Neck

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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How do I get rid of a cyst on the back of my neck without surgery?

How do I get rid of a cyst on the back of my neck without surgery?

See below: These cysts are easily taken care of in most cases by a minor procedure called and incision and drainage. The cyst is numbed with a local anesthetic and then a small cut is made with a scalpel to drain the cyst. Usually there is a capsule to the cyst which is pulled out through the small opening. It is a simple procedure that most doctor knows how to do and do in the office. Surgery sometimes. ...Read more

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I've had a sebaceous cyst on the back of my neck for a few years. Recently it changed from circular/hard to elongated/soft. Should I be concerned?

I've had a sebaceous cyst on the back of my neck for a few years. Recently it changed from circular/hard to elongated/soft. Should I be concerned?

Keep an eye on it: Probably no cause for concern but if it becomes red, sore or starts draining it could be infected. You could see your FP to get it removed before infection occurs. ...Read more

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What causes painful cyst at the back of my neck?

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

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What kind of dr should I see for a small epidermal cyst that's on the back of my neck? Is it cheaper to see a surgeon or a dermatologist, no insurance

What kind of dr should I see for a small epidermal cyst that's on the back of my neck? Is it cheaper to see a surgeon or a dermatologist, no insurance

Go To Family Doctor: I always advise starting with the family physician. Many of these simple skin issues can be taken care of at the family clinic. ...Read more

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I have a cyst type eruption in the back of my neck?

I have a cyst type eruption in the back of my neck?

See a dermatologist: Acne and sebaceous cysts occur on the back of the neck. Get checked out by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a sebaceous cyst on the back of his neck and its starting to hurt. He doesn't have insurance. How much do you think it will cost to get it removed?

Several hundred: A trip to an urgent care center will be less expensive than going to an er; try to find a public hospital if you go to an er. There are also free clinics- try to find one near you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a dr. Cut out a cyst on back of neck?

Can a dr. Cut out a cyst on back of neck?

Quite often the: Answer is yes. Encourage medical evaluation to find out if this is an appropriate course of action for you. ...Read more

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My 5yr old daughter has a 'bug bite' that keeps reappearing on the back of her neck (bottom of hairline). Could it be a recurring pimple? A cyst? Thoughts?

My 5yr old daughter has a 'bug bite' that keeps reappearing on the back of her neck (bottom of hairline). Could it be a recurring pimple? A cyst? Thoughts?

Recurring bug bite!: It needs ot be evaluated by her pediatrician as it could be cyst (depending ont he site) that could be opeiing up, or a sebaceous gland that reopens and drains or somehting else. But it cannot be a bug bite, which you already know. ...Read more

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Sores on skin and scalp oon going for 2 years. Lump in back of neck cyst like.?

Sores on skin and scalp oon going for 2 years. Lump in back of neck cyst like.?

Scalp Folliculitis: Folliculitis is the medical term for the infection and inflammation of the hair follicles. This condition can affect the hair and skin on any part of the body, including the scalp. Scalp folliculitis is characterized by the appearance of small, white or yellowish pustules, that resemble acne. The pustules can be quite itchy and painful at times. Treatment is oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is a lump about 3/4" around on the back of neck, base of skull? Your guess cancer or a cyst? 76-year old male

What is a lump about 3/4" around on the back of neck, base of skull? Your guess cancer or a cyst? 76-year old male

Possibilities: It is possible to have a swollen lymph node in this region (called occipital nodes). It could also be a cyst such as an epidermal or sebaceous cyst. Another option is a (usually) benign fatty tumor called a lipoma. If it is getting larger or is tender/painful, or associated with other similar lumps, I would get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a lump in back of neck that is being treated as a cyst. Was put on sulfameth Wednesday, now I have a swollen lymph nose on side of neck.

I have a lump in back of neck that is being treated as a cyst. Was put on sulfameth Wednesday, now I have a swollen lymph nose on side of neck.

Need re-exam: There are several causes and diagnosis for the "cyst" on the back of your neck. I would advise you to see your primary care physician to get a referral to a surgeon the excise the "cyst" and see what kind of a lesion it is composed of. The swollen lymph node & the "cyst" may be related and could be a more serious problem. ...Read more

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Small bump on back of neck (rt side) dr said was cyst. Experiencing sore neck/throat (rt side) & noticed a small movable bump on throat. Help?!

Small bump on back of neck (rt side) dr said was cyst. Experiencing sore neck/throat (rt side) & noticed a small movable bump on throat. Help?!

Probably not related: Small bump on the side of neck could be a lymph node related to sore throat. I would do some OTC meds like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or anti inflammitories. If persistant see your doc. ...Read more

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Extreme bloating after eated. Lower back pain, thighs, legs, back of neck pain. Left ovary pain but ultrasound can't see a cyst. What this symptoms?

Check your diet: Your symptoms are aggravated by food. Your "left ovary" pain could likely be intestinal in origin. Examining your diet with an interested health provider may point towards the right tests and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Cysts in scalp, back of neck at times, under breasts, lower jaw, groin, around the anus, underarms, over the eye, bridge of nose when hereditary case?

Cysts in scalp, back of neck at times, under breasts, lower jaw, groin, around the anus, underarms, over the eye, bridge of nose when hereditary case?

Many possibilities: If these areas are inflamed, it could represent variants of cystic acne or hidradenitis suppurativa. These can be treated with oral and topical antibiotics or in severe cases oral retinoids. See a dermatologist to evaluate and treat this issue. ...Read more

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Thyroidperoxidase 1250, all other thyroid test normal, cysts on thyroid 1.3 cm, swollen lymphnodes on 1 side under jaw and back of neck but not sick?

Thyroidperoxidase 1250, all other thyroid test normal, cysts on thyroid 1.3 cm, swollen lymphnodes on 1 side under jaw and back of neck but not sick?

Hashimoto's: You should follow up with your doctor. You likely have a condition which is called- hashimoto's thyroiditis- which is a chronic inflammation-caused by an autoimmune condition- which is presented with significant level of thyroid peroxidase antibody and /or thyroglobulin antibody. See your doctor and have further detail discussion with your md. ...Read more

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Diagnosed mucoid cyst behind tonsil, back of throat, given option of surgery. Left for 12 months, now painful. Should I have surgery?

Diagnosed mucoid cyst behind tonsil, back of throat, given option of surgery. Left for 12 months, now painful. Should I have surgery?

Follow advise of MD: You have symptoms, your doctor advised you the surgery. It is a benign disease and the it and is low risk non complex procedure. UK has excellent highly trained surgeons, if you are afraid take a second opinion. ...Read more

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There's a small growth like lump in the back of my throat that's starting to look yellow in color. What is this im scared its a cyst?

There's a small growth like lump in the back of my throat that's starting to look yellow in color. What is this im scared its a cyst?

Probably not.: It doesn't sound dangerous, although I am not sure what you are seeing. Yellow lumps make me think of pus? but it may well be a local area of altered lining due to inflammation or some kind of injury. If it is wedged in or near the tonsil it may be a clump of particles which can be dislodged by gargling. ...Read more