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I've had a hard lump on the back of my neck for about a year. It doesn't move, its not painful and its getting larger. Most likely cancerous?

I've had a hard lump on the back of my neck for about a year. It doesn't move, its not painful and its getting larger. Most likely cancerous?

See below: You need to have this examined and removed. See a physician. Your question cannot be answered without examining this lump. ...Read more

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Hard, immobile lump on the back of my neck about 1 inch below my hairline. I also have them above my collarbone. Doctor isn't sure what it is?

Hard, immobile lump on the back of my neck about 1 inch below my hairline. I also have them above my collarbone. Doctor isn't sure what it is?

Hard lump: Brooklynn, Not knowing your history, there is a concern that these could be swollen lymph nodes versus soft tissue mass. I typically recommend patients to undergo an ultrasound and will ask for aspiration or FNA at that time to help further diagnose unless it is clearly a lipoma or sebaceous cyst. Ask for a referral to a general surgeon if your MD is not comfortable. ...Read more

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My cousin jumped up and hit me in the neck. I felt winded and had a lot of pain. I also have a hard movable lump at the back of my neck. ?

Very questionable: This is difficult to explain as it depends on how hard you were hit and exactly where you were hit. With the lump which I assume was not there before then this should be checked to make sure some of the structures were not injured. This needs to be checked by your provider so they could see if anything was injured. Please see a physician. I hope this is helpful. ...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 doesnt 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 doesnt 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 a hard lump like knot on the back of my neck. Maybe even on the spine. Had small knot there for years but never hurt. Sore to even touch now?

I have a hard lump like knot on the back of my neck. Maybe even on the spine. Had  small knot there for years but never hurt. Sore to even touch now?

Infected cyst??: Sounds like you might have had a sebaceous cyst which got infected, hence it is harder and tender now. These are benign swellings in the skin occurring near a hair. See your doc/surgeon about it for proper DX and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on the back of my left ear. It is painful to touch and doesnt move. Slight pain in neck and ear and slight hearing loss.

I have  a hard lump on the back of my left ear. It is painful to touch and doesnt move. Slight pain in neck and ear and slight hearing loss.

Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen, especially if there is hearing loss involved. The most likely explanation is that you have an ear infection with fluid in the ear reducing your hearing and the lump you feel is an inflamed lymph node. Lymph nodes become enlarged and tender in infectious conditions. ...Read more

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Son has pea sized, non painful, hard lump on the back of neck. Doctor said lymphnode. However, 9 weeks later it is still present. Moves under finger. ?

Son has pea sized, non painful, hard lump on the back of neck. Doctor said lymphnode. However, 9 weeks later it is still present. Moves under finger. ?

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter (pea sized) and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.What you describe is normal.If concerned review this with the kids doc. ...Read more

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