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I have a bump on the back of my neck, you can't see it but you can feel it. Its getting bigger and it really hurts. What could this be?

I have a bump on the back of my neck, you can't see it but you can feel it. Its getting bigger and it really hurts. What could this be?

Neck lump: The two most common causes are an inflammed lymph node (should settle down by itself; these are not usually very painful), or a developing boil or infected sebaceous cyst, which may need to be surgically opened up and/or treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the back of my neck. And it's draining pus. What could that b?

I have a bump on the back of my neck. And it's draining pus. What could that b?

Pustule/abcess: Occasionally the oil glands or hair follicles are invaded by skin germs. Various forms of staph or strep are the most common agents. Staph more commonly stays local while strep causes redness & extends under the skin surface. A warm compress over the area increases blood flow and allows the body to heal itself sometimes, if it persists, your dr may need to open & drain it & rx meds. ...Read more

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I have three bumps on the back of my neck were the hair line is. That are really swore?

Painful bumps neck: This could be an infection of hair follicles. Please see your dermatologist as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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"i have 2 bumps on the back of my neck by my hairline what could that be? Should I be worried? " they are far apart and not extremely sensitive. Very mild pain.

"i have 2 bumps on the back of my neck by my hairline what could that be? Should I be worried? " they are far apart and not extremely sensitive. Very mild pain.

This: This is a very common area of enlarged lymph nodes. They are like guard posts that the body used to remove impurities from the blood. The most common cause of enlargement is inflammation or infection. In this area they are likely enlarged due to something on the scalp (any type of skin inflammation). Iti s common for people to get enlarged nodes in the neck with dental or throat infections. These lumps should decrease in size over time as the inflammation goes away. If they continue to grow they show be evaluated. Another cause of lumps could be sebaceous cysts and othe skin conditions. If they worsen or do not resolve within 7-10 days, they should be evaluated. ...Read more

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My upper back hurts, I crack it and get no relife, I have a bump on the back of my neck, I think its genetics, could that be the cause of my back pain?

My upper back hurts, I crack it and get no relife, I have a bump on the back of my neck, I think its genetics, could that be the cause of my back pain?

Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, I would consider an evaluation by a spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have flesh colored bumps on the back of my neck, in the hairline. What could this be?

I have flesh colored bumps on the back of my neck, in the hairline. What could this be?

Acne keloidalis: Acne keloidalis nuchae (akn) is a scarring form of chronic folliculitis that manifests as follicular-based papules and pustules, which eventuates in keloidlike lesions. The lesions are most pronounced on the occipital scalp and the posterior part of the neck. See your doctor to make sure of the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have these 3 bumps on the back of my neck that look like there's a hole and scabs in them.?

I have these 3 bumps on the back of my neck that look like there's a hole and scabs in them.?

Exam needed: It is extremely difficult to accurately DX a bump, rash, or lesion without visually seeing it.
Best to have exam if this continues to be present. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the back of my neck. It has been there for years but doesn't appear to be getting any larger. It causes headaches a lot.?

I have a small bump on the back of my neck. It has been there for years but doesn't appear to be getting any larger. It causes headaches a lot.?

Headache: The lump may not have been anything to do with headache, it can be a sebaceous cyst or lipoma type thing. See your doctor to get that checked out. Your headache can be tension headache or migraine headache. ...Read more

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I have a bump on back of my neck right side. Is it cancer? I've had it for yearsI

I have a bump on back of my neck right side. Is it cancer? I've had it for yearsI

Not cancer: Any growth in the body is considered a tumor. A cancer is a form of tumor that has no growth constraints, . It usually enlarges and eventually metastasizes. Yours has not. In the neck, posterior lesions are usually not nodal in origin but frequently lipomas. A surgeon can easily establish dx and decide whether bx or resection required ...Read more

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I have bumps on the back of my neck I think because of shaving what should I use to get rid of?

I have bumps on the back of my neck I think because of shaving what should I use to get rid of?

Make sure...: The razor is clean. You can try putting some over the counter antibiotic cream. If they don't get better go check with your physician. ...Read more

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I have bump on the back of my neck where my head and neck meet on one side should I be worried?

I have bump on the back of my neck where my head and neck meet on one side should I be worried?

Check: Unlikely to know with out an exam. Most of lumps in this area are safe. Get checked. All the best. ...Read more

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I have bumps on the back of my neck and a big one on the back of my head, also one on my cheek it doesn't itch. What is it?

I have bumps on the back of my neck and a big one on the back of my head, also one on my cheek it doesn't itch. What is it?

Needs to be examined: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesions, taking a history, performing physical examination and perhaps some lab tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the back of my neck, it hurts. But like a pimple does. But I know its not a pimple because it doesn't feel like it.?

I have a small bump on the back of my neck, it hurts. But like a pimple does. But I know its not a pimple because it doesn't feel like it.?

Acne Keloidalis: Acne keloidalis nuchae (akn) is a condition characterized by follicular-based papules and pustules that form hypertrophic or keloid-like scars. Akn typically occurs on the occipital scalp and posterior neck. ...Read more

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I have multipule large bumps on the back of my neck near my hair line, they hurt to the touch and burn a little, what could they be?

I have multipule large bumps on the back of my neck near my hair line, they hurt to the touch and burn a little, what could they be?

Details: Are they raised, red, draining? How many? How long have they been there? Getting better/worse? The most common reasons for painful masses are infectious. You should be seen by a physician to determine etiology and treatment. Your primary care doctor or a dermatologist would be a good first evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the back of my neck near where the spine starts. It's like a little pimple and hard but is not red. Could it be a node?

I have a small bump on the back of my neck near where the spine starts. It's like a little pimple and hard but is not red. Could it be a node?

Lymph nodes: Am supposing that is what you mean. Yes, it could be a lymph node, or any of a dozen or more other things. Go and get this looked at by a professional if it persists and bothers you. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the back of my neck close to my ear its right umder the knobss on the back of your head its a lil sore but u can't see anything?

I have a small bump on the back of my neck close to my ear its right umder the knobss on the back of your head its a lil sore but u can't see anything?

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 bump on the back of my neck at the base of my skull I have severe headaches I have lost middle tone on one side of my face is droop my skin gets itchy then turns bright red I have gotten a couple of like boil type sores cat literally take

I have a large bump on the back of my neck at the base of my skull I have severe headaches I have lost middle tone on one side of my face is droop my skin gets itchy then turns bright red I have gotten a couple of like boil type sores cat literally take

Multiple problems: Not sure that all of these are related. If you truly have one side of your face drooping and have lost hearing then you need to be checked for an acoustic neuroma. This could be part of the problem You need to see your doc soon. I am not sure about the lump on the back of neck but this needs checked out as well. ...Read more

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I have a yellowish green bump on the back of my neck, should I be concerned?

I have a yellowish green bump on the back of my neck, should I be concerned?

Need more info: How big is it? Is it painful? Has it been growing? Does it bleed, itch? Has it changed color? It would be prudent to have a doctor look at it. ...Read more

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I have a painful red bump on the back of my neck on the left side. It felt closer to the surface at first but still is raised and red and sore. Also e?

I have a painful red bump on the back of my neck on the left side. It felt closer to the surface at first but still is raised and red and sore. Also e?

Question cut off: Consider rewording so that we get all pertinent info and a specific question. You can resubmit. Thank you. ...Read more

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Do swollen lymph nodes hurt? I have a marble sized bump on the back of my neck right above the hairline. It is also hard. What could it be?

Sometimes: Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things. They range from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious. Your doctor, after doing a history and physical exam can help you and recommend a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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How can I make the pain go away? I have developed some red bumps on the back of my neck. It never itches but I was unable to sleep last night because it felt as if little ants were constantly biting at the area on the back of my neck. Any idea what this c

How can I make the pain go away? I have developed some red bumps on the back of my neck. It never itches but I was unable to sleep last night because it felt as if little ants were constantly biting at the area on the back of my neck. Any idea what this c

It: It sounds like you could be dealing with something called herpes zoster or shingles. This is a rash that can be painful and can appear like red blisters on the skin. It is caused by a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox.
Otherwise you could be dealing with a dermatitis or infectious process. It is very difficult to say without actually seeing the lesions in question. Please see your doctor right away.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have noticed a bump on my back side of my neck. Could this be a tumor? How to tell?

I have noticed a bump on my back side of my neck. Could this be a tumor? How to tell?

A bump can be tumor?: Any growth in your body, if it is real and well defined requires medical attention. So if you are not sure, go see your doctor. If there is an obvious bulge and it is increasing in size then it is essential that you get checked. Tumors can be benign or cancerous...It is hard to tell unless your doctor has examined you to define it and confirm it as real. Then an x-ray/ an biopsy may be indicated. ...Read more

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Hey I have a question about a bump on the back of my neck, under my hairline on the right side, it has a rubbery feel and seems to be moveable?

Hey I have a question about a bump on the back of my neck, under my hairline on the right side, it has a rubbery feel and seems to be moveable?

Lump bump: If is truly mobile and not very tender it might be a lymph node which simply needs to be watched for a few weeks. If however it is soft and gooey and painful and makes you want to squeeze it (don't) it might be a cyst or even an abscess. This would require a different approach. You be the judge. Maybe virtual consult will solve this or even an in-person evaluation. ...Read more