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Doctor insights on: Cysts On Back Of Neck In Adults

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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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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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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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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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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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I have constant aches at back of neck upper?

I have constant aches at back of neck upper?

Strain: Could be several reasons, anything from a cervical sprain/strain to pain because of a disc herniation, or spinal stenosis or myofascial neck pain. Without a more detailed history and physical examination it's hard to determine. I would advise you seek the advice of a local physiatrist, who would be able to help you. ...Read more

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Back of neck is soleing...Is this from smoking?

Back of neck is soleing...Is this from smoking?

NO: I do not think you get swelling in your neck from smoking. ...Read more

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I have dark patches on the back of neck. Can this be diabetes?

I have dark patches on the back of neck. Can this be diabetes?

Can be: Acanthosis nigracans-
see dermatologist; can happen in type 2 diabetes

but usually a band not patches, so do see dermatologist to be sure nothing else going on. ...Read more

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How long will you have pain in the back of neck because of musle spasm?

How long will you have pain in the back of neck because of musle spasm?

Varies: Back/neck pain can take days to truly overcome depending on the severity and treatment. Most pain from muscle spasms can be treated effectively with some rest (initially), medication (anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, pain medications, and/or muscle relaxants), heat/ice and appropriate amounts of low impact exercise/stretching/physical therapy. Immediate flare-ups should continue to improve. ...Read more

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Back of neck tightened up after lifting weights. Can I go back to that weight?

Back of neck tightened up after lifting weights. Can I go back to that weight?

Likely: Sounds like muscle spasms and without other symptoms. Most spasms can be treated effectively with some rest (initially), medication (anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, pain medications, and/or muscle relaxants), heat/ice and appropriate amounts of low impact exercise/stretching/physical therapy. After improving you should be able to return to same weight, unless it does it again. ...Read more

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Excruiating pain in back of neck, fraying and tearing feeling. What could this be?

Excruiating pain in back of neck, fraying and tearing feeling. What could this be?

Instability: Most probably is degenerative changes and weak ligaments attaching the vertebrae in the neck.
Best to see a prolotherapist o try to resolvve this problem without surgery or dangerous drugs.

Find a prolotherapist at www. Getprolo. Com or at www. Aaomed. Org. ...Read more

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I have folliculitis on the back of neck. Is there any medication available for this?

I have folliculitis on the back of neck. Is there any medication available for this?

Dermatology referral: The proper treatment for your folliculitis depends on the type and severity of your condition. Creams or pills are used to control bacterial infections. Creams, shampoos or pills are used to fight fungal infections. Light therapy with a medicated cream and laser hair removal are also treatment options for some cases. I highly suggest you make an appointment to see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Excruciating pain in back of neck, fraying and tearing feeling. How can I deal with this?

Conservatively: If the pain occurred suddenly apply ice and consider otc non-inflammatory medication. Perform active range of motion exercises to loosen up the neck muscles. Your physician can refer you to a physical therapist. If the pain persists, you may require a comprehensive history and physical exam, neck x-ray and possibly MRI for diagnosis and treatment by a specialist. ...Read more

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Fell on the back of neck and lost consciousness for a minute bc of the intense pain. Feeling fine now but why do we lose consciousness bc of pain? Thx

Emergency: If you fall and lost consciousness for any time. .. and hurt neck and back of head. .. always see MD ASAP!! Concussion happen as " brain go back and force " in scull. Also cervical spine (neck) needs to be examined. Any symptoms like yours are considered Emergency! ...Read more

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Have an enlarged bump left side back of neck for 6 months. Dr keeps saying not to worry that it would go away but it hsnt it now seems larger advice?

Lump: In the back of the neck could be several things. One is lipoma which unless symptomatic need not be take out except for cosmetic reason. It can slowly grow. The other is sebaceous cyst which can get infected and a lymph node which, if persistent that long, needs to be worked up. There is also a doweger's hump or simply a fat pad. Tell you doctor in concerns you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bump on back of neck under my skin?

Bump on back of neck under my skin?

Many things: It could be many things from lymph node to a cyst or soft tissue mass like lipoma
So see a doctor that can examine you and either assured you or treat you ...Read more

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How can I evaluate glands in the back of neck?

How can I evaluate glands in the back of neck?

Get it checked...: We have only few glands in the back of neck and swelling/lumps you feel are often from sebaceous cyst, which if infected can cause pain and may look like the one in picture here. Lymphnodes are typically small and mobile but can get larger and sore if there is infection near-by the area. If it is bothering you, get it checked. Boil can be lanced and may need antibiotic. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why might someone have lumps in the back of neck?

Why might someone have lumps in the back of neck?

Cysts and lymphnodes: We have only few glands in the back of neck and swelling/lumps you feel are often from sebaceous cyst, which if infected can cause pain and may look like the one in picture here. Lymphnodes are typically small and mobile but can get larger and sore if there is infection near-by the area. If it is bothering you, get it checked. Boil can be lanced and may need antibiotic. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Nasuea, pain in back of neck and head. What is it?

Nasuea, pain in back of neck and head. What is it?

Nausea: Nausea assosiated with headaches can be related the the beginning process of a migraine headache. Usually other symptoms associated with migraines are photophobia, unilateral headache, nausea, sometimes vomiting, a aura prior to headache. ...Read more

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Does witch hazel remove dark mark on back of neck?

Does witch hazel remove dark mark on back of neck?

Wtich hazel: Not necessarily. If you have a lesion on the back of the neck it may not remove it. However, it is a lot like alcohol when used as a wipe - and could remove soil marks. Please see this site for more info:
http://www. Witchhazeluses. Org/. ...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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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