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Lump in neck of my baby just below her chin?

Lump in neck of my baby just below her chin?

Midline swelling?: If the lump is in the midline it may be remnant of thyroid development. It is known as thyroglossal cyst. If this be the case see your pediatrician and discuss the problem with him. If the lump is on the side of the neck it may be a lymph gland resulting from a old or upper respiratory infection. Again see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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Hard lump-like knot on back of neck or spine. What could this be?

Hard lump-like knot on back of neck or spine. What could this be?

Neck anatomy: Other than lipoma, this could also be just normal anatomy -- at the base of the neck, the C7 and t1 spinous processes are much longer than the spinous processes above them, which results in a "bump" at the cervicothoracic junction which is actually normal. Nothing needs to be done about that. ...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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It's true that for a lump in your neck to be cancer related has to be hard if its jelly or soft no worries right?

It's true that for a lump in your neck to be cancer related has to be hard if its jelly or soft no worries right?

Pretty much: Stony-hard or rubber-tire masses, or masses fixed to surrounding structure or growing preposterously need to be checked for cancer. All young people have a few palpable lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I had a big spot on my neck and it's left a hard painless lump. It's been months since the spot, what could this be?

I had a big spot on my neck and it's left a hard painless lump. It's been months since the spot, what could this be?

Lump: Hard to say for sure but it could be an epidermal inclusion cyst which is a common cause of lumps in people and are even more common in those who tend to get acne ...Read more

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I have a hard, moveable, painless lump on the left side of my neck, and it changes size. Should I be concerned about cancer?

I have a hard, moveable, painless lump on the left side of my neck, and it changes size. Should I be concerned about cancer?

May be cyst: Very few painless hard lumps in neck change size. One type of lesion can be an inflammatory node which as the inflammation resolves at the primary site gets smaller. The other is a thyroglossal duct cyst which in the truest sense is a cyst that may occasionally change size as a remnant of the descending thyroid gland ...Read more

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Got a lump on the back of my neck twice in two different places. It was firm but soft and tender to the touch. Should I worry?

Got a lump on the back of my neck twice in two different places. It was firm but soft and tender to the touch. Should I worry?

Get eval: Sounds as if you may have had or still have lymph node enlargement in you posterior cervical chain. At times this can be a normal reaction to an underlying infection or allergies, etc. Other causes can be more worrisome. Best to get an evaluation to determine your cause. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hard immovable lump on back of neck near hairline (left side). Appeared last week and seems to change slightly in size. Should I worry?

Hard immovable lump on back of neck near hairline (left side). Appeared last week and seems to change slightly in size. Should I worry?

Yes, possibly!: You should see a primary care physician soon for a thorough evaluation. Your "lump" can be something common that doesn't necessarily need treatment (lipoma, sebaceous cyst) or something treatable (boil, abscess) or something potentially serious (enlarged lymph node) or something definitely serious (cancerous tumor).

Since you are in Wash, DC, you can make appt to see me. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my neck the size of a gtape its hard and round it hurts and u can see it sticking out of my neck and it hurts what is it?

I have a lump in my neck the size of a gtape its hard and round it hurts and u can see it sticking out of my neck and it hurts what is it?

Probably lymph node: There are several lymph glands located within the structures of the neck & will vary in size from the size of a pea to much larger if stimulated. When stimulated they can enlarge quickly and feel tender to touch or compression. A visit with your dr during regular hours should separate the simple transient issues from those needing further tests. ...Read more

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I have a large hard lump between my collerbone an neck that moves an is painful like burning type pain what could this be? An should I be concerned?

I have a large hard lump between my collerbone an neck that moves an is painful like burning type pain what could this be? An should I be concerned?

Yes: Anything that is a mass, is painful, and is burning needs to be evaluated by an orthopedic tumor specialist. The burning sensation could mean that it is involving the nerves. ...Read more

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I woke up a few days ago to find a small hard unmovable lump on my lower, back head and a movable small lump on the back left lower side of my neck?

I woke up a few days ago to find a small hard unmovable lump on my lower, back head and a movable small lump on the back left lower side of my neck?

? nodes: These may be enlarged lymph nodes in the posterior neck chains. In the absence of other symptoms like a rash in the neck or scalp, or viral like syndrome, we would simply recheck these in a week to see if they're receding or enlarging or whether new nodes have appeared. In case of the latter, your MD would order appropriate tests which could include a biopsy. ...Read more

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Hard small symmetrical lumps deep under skin in the middle of neck. Also, small hard symetrical lumps 2in below middle of neck. Pain when pressd hard?

Hard small symmetrical lumps deep under skin in the middle of neck. Also, small hard symetrical lumps 2in below middle of neck. Pain when pressd hard?

Not sure: It is not likely anything serious. It could simply be the bones of your spine you are feeling or a small fatty growth under the skin. See your physician for an exam. ...Read more

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I have hard marble sized lumps on the bottom area if my neck, and have now developed a rash on the back of my neck and shoulder. What could this be?

I have hard marble sized lumps on the bottom area if my neck, and have now developed a rash on the back of my neck and shoulder. What could this be?

Neck lumps: Marble sized lumps may be swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). CMV (mono), tinea (ringworm), ctcl and many other disease cause rash and lymphadenopathy. Physician evaluation recommended. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized lump in my neck. It is pea sized and moveable when I'm relaxed but when I turn my neck it becomes more firm and a little larger.??

I have a pea sized lump in my neck. It is pea sized and moveable when I'm relaxed but when I turn my neck it becomes more firm and a little larger.??

Lymph node?: Could be related to an infection if it is a lymph node. Rarely, enlarged lymph nodes can be an early sign of cancer or immune disorder, but based on your age and apparent healthy history, you would be at lower risk. It is recommended that you discuss with a physician and have it examined (unless it disappears). ...Read more

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I have a marble sized hard but  movable lump on the back of my neck below the hair line for a bout a month. It doesn't hurt but should I be concerned?

I have a marble sized hard but  movable lump on the back of my neck below the hair line for a bout a month. It doesn't hurt but should I be concerned?

Sebaceous cyst: Is one possibility. Please see your doc for a diagnosis. They can easily be removed and are the result of clogged glad at the base of a hair and are often found on head and neck. ...Read more

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I have had a pea sized lump above my collarbone close to my neck on the left side. It is hard and moveable, but hasn't grown. Should I be concerned?

I have had a pea sized lump above my collarbone close to my neck on the left side. It is hard and moveable, but hasn't grown. Should I be concerned?

See a surgeon: While most small lumps under the skin are not worrisome, you should see a surgeon for consultation. In that area you describe sometimes lymph nodes can swell and indicate other disease. Most lesions can be removed in the office under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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How soon should I have neck hard lump checked?

Have it checked: Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things ranging from from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious things like cancer. Any neck lumps in someone who smokes are especially worrisome and should be checked by a physician. See your doctor soon, so he/she can do an exam and recommend a specialist if needed (like an ENT doctor). ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on the left side of my neck and it hurts?

I have a hard lump on the left side of my neck and it hurts?

Neck lump: A hard lump on the neck that lasts more than 2 weeks should be evaluated by a physician. Sometimes you can get a cyst or swollen lymph node, but if it's lasting for more than 2 weeks a clinical exam is important to determine whether this is something serious or not. If you have fever, redness over the lump, discharge from the lump, or difficulty opening your jaw you should see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on my neck?

I have a hard lump on my neck?

Be seen: Lumps and bumps in the head and neck need to be evaluated as the possibilities are many. Your primary md is a good place to start or go straight to an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do about a painless hard lump on neck?

What to do about a painless hard lump on neck?

Have it checked: Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things ranging from from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious things like cancer. Any neck lumps in someone who smokes are especially worrisome and should be checked by a physician. See your doctor so he/she can do an exam and recommend a specialist if needed (like an ENT doctor). ...Read more

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I've got a hard lump on my neck very painful for past year. Help?

I've got a hard lump on my neck very painful for past year. Help?

Neck lump.: If it's in the front of the neck or under jaw, it could be a salivary gland. Sometimes there are stones in the salivary duct causing this. If on the side, a lymph node is most likely. Lymph nodes swell with viral infections, but can be a presentation of something worse, a lymphoma. If it is growing it needs to be biopsied. If it comes and goes its its less urgent, but still needs a doctor visit. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump in my neck its been there for 3 months, what could this be?

Neck lump: Any prolonged, suspicious lump should be examined by your physician. The list of potential differential diagnosis is quite extensive and best handled by an experienced provider. ...Read more

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Can feel tiny lump on neck right side, can feel it feel only when I press hard on it. Is it bad?

Can feel tiny lump on neck right side, can feel it feel only when I press hard on it. Is it bad?

Neck lump: Lymph nodes are commonly found in the neck to be enlarged when fighting an infection. Lumps that are changing should be evbaluated ...Read more

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My baby has lumps near behind her neck. I can describe it like the lumps on the chickens neck (if you know what I mean).

My baby has lumps near behind her neck. I can describe it like the lumps on the chickens neck (if you know what I mean).

Probably lymph node: There are several lymph glands located within the structures of the neck & will vary in size from the size of a pea to much larger if stimulated. When stimulated they can enlarge quickly and feel tender to touch or compression. A visit with your dr during regular hours should separate the simple transient issues from those needing further tests. ...Read more

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I got a lump on the back of my neck. Its not so hard but it hurts when I touch it. And lately I've been having headache too.

I got a lump on the back of my neck. Its not so hard but it hurts when I touch it. And lately I've been having headache too.

Infected cyst: It sounds like you have an infected cyst on your neck. You need to be seen to get this evaluated. You may need antibiotics and possible drainage. ...Read more

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Hi I have 3 lumps under my skin on my head leading down my neck I have no clue what they r they don't hurt they r verry hard?

Hi I have 3 lumps under my skin on my head leading down my neck I have no clue what they r they don't hurt they r verry hard?

Lymphmnodes: Do you have any soresby scrating frequently-lice /dandruf/ring worm-fungal infection, psoriasis. The occipital lymphnodes could have been enlarged in above conditions. Also based on the age, how long you have, any h/o std's like syphylis, HIV can cause it, better to have them examined by your primary doctor atleast once. ...Read more