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I found a lump on the back of my daughters neck. It doesn't appear to hurt her. Should I be concerned?

I found a lump on the back of my daughters neck. It doesn't appear to hurt her. Should I be concerned?

No: Such lumps are invariably benign and mostly consist of enlarged lymph nodes due to recent infection or inflammation of scalp or surrounding skin/head and neck region. Make sure to mention this to your child's pediatrician at her next appointment for this to be checked. In the meantime, keep an eye on the lump mainly to make sure it is not growing consistently.

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Hi. Yestrday I found a lump in back of my neck like peas size so hard, little painful, I went dr here says maybe infection, is that true or it could cancr?

Hi. Yestrday I found a lump in back of my neck like peas size so hard, little painful, I went dr here says maybe infection, is that true or it could cancr?

Probably infection: If a lymph node is painful, it is a reassuring sign and likely due to infection. Cancers tend to cause hard but painless node enlargment.

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If I feel a moveable lump on the back of my neck, is it a disc?

If I feel a moveable lump on the back of my neck, is it a disc?

NO: A disc would not be movable on the back of your neck. It is probably a lesion or cyst like structure of some kind. Have a dr. Check it out for a definitive diagnosis. God luck to you.

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I have this medium sized lump on the back of my neck. Should I be worried?

I have this medium sized lump on the back of my neck. Should I be worried?

Different options: That area has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, muscles and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done.

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What to do if I have a painful lump on the back of my neck, should I be worried?

What to do if I have a painful lump on the back of my neck, should I be worried?

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.

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I have a lump on the back of my neck (right side), does not hurt but lump is very big sometimes my neck feel stiff.?

I have a lump on the back of my neck (right side), does not hurt but lump is very big sometimes my neck feel stiff.?

One lump of suger: Usual painless lump in the neck is a lipoma if it is soft, moveable and under the skin. However it should not cause your neck to be stiff. Check it out with a general practice doc or a dermatologist.

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I have a lump on the back of my neck it doesn't bother me that much but it's been there for years. What should I do?

I have a lump on the back of my neck it doesn't bother me that much but it's been there for years. What should I do?

Exam needed: A physician would have to examine this lump in order to make a diagnosis and advise you. It probably is a simple, benign cyst where it hasn't changed for a long time. An enlarged lymph node is usually on the side of the back of the neck and not in the midline.

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I have a lump on the back of my neck it feels like its just fat but is it normal? It makes my neck look like its always bent forward

I have a lump on the back of my neck it feels like its just fat but is it normal? It makes my neck look like its always bent forward

Possibly ipoma: If it feels like fat and it is midline and not on the sides of the back of the neck it very well could be a lipoma which is a benign fatty tumor-very common. Certainly it could be a lymph node swelling that may or may not be of concern. See your pcp for a quick look.

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I have a lump on the back of my neck it's painful and itches what could it be?  

I have a lump on the back of my neck it's painful and itches what could it be?  

Cyst, abscess?: This is a common area for an ingrown hair or sweat gland which can get inflammed, swollen, and irritated. Rarely it could also be an infection. See your doctor it may be a cyst that needs to be removed or an infection that needs to be draind. In the meantime, use warm compresses and try to avoid squeezing or poking at it.

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I have a 1 centimetre bump or lump on the back of my neck. Should I be worried?

I have a 1 centimetre bump or lump on the back of my neck. Should I be worried?

Need to examine: If the bump has not grown in a few months, you do not need to worry. However, it would be prudent to have your doctor examine it to see if it needs to be removed.

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I have this lump on the back of my neck near my hairline. It's been there for years. What should I do?

I have this lump on the back of my neck near my hairline. It's been there for years. What should I do?

Not sure of question: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them, but I'm not sure if the quesiton of what it is matters. "Wart/mole/growth that hasn't changed in any way in years" isn't one of the cancer warning signs. A dermatologist would be able to remove it and/or tell what it is. But not my choice on whether that is important or not.

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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.

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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.

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I have lump on the back of my neck near the spine it is somewhat mobile and not very hard, also it is about a centimeter long. It doesn't hurt.

I have lump on the back of my neck near the spine it is somewhat mobile and not very hard, also it is about a centimeter long. It doesn't hurt.

Lymph node: There are lymph nodes in the neck. They are part of the lymphatic system of the head, neck and scalp. They can become enlarges with viral illnesses or something as common as dermatitis of the scalp. Another benign possibility include sebacous cyst. See a doctor for further evaluation.

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I have a small lump on the back of my neck. Doesn't feel like a bite. I am worried it could be something serious. Suffer from severe migraines too.

I have a small lump on the back of my neck. Doesn't feel like a bite. I am worried it could be something serious. Suffer from severe migraines too.

A vertebre?: Is it a cervical vertebre? We all have them and the bottom one feels like a bump when you tilt head forward. If it hurts, have an exam - that's all you can do to discover what it is. Serious problems are rare compared to simple ones - try not to jump to bad conclusions and add anxiety to your problems.

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I have a large round lump on the back of my neck it doesn't hurt and it moves if pressed on. Is this a sign of a serious condition or is it cosmetic?

I have a large round lump on the back of my neck it doesn't hurt and it moves if pressed on. Is this a sign of a serious condition or is it cosmetic?

Lipoma or cyst: The most common causes of a painless soft lump in that area are lipoma (a benign fat tumor) and epidermal cyst (a benign cyst that forms when cells from the top skin layer go deeper). If it's large, it's probably been there for a long time - so I would suggest seeing your doctor, who will make sure it is not something more unusual and potentially more of a problem.

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