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I have a lump at the back of my neck , it itches what could it be?

I have a lump at the back of my neck , it itches what could it be?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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

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I have two lumps on the back of my neck what could they be. They are about a finger length apart. They don't hurt but they are hard.?

I have two lumps on the back of my neck what could they be. They are about a finger length apart. They don't hurt but they are hard.?

Can't tell here: Get examined, could be simply part of your spine (especially if in midline), could be other things, including lymph nodes-that's a different story. Need to be examined to determine what is what. ...Read more

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I have a lump in the back of my neck about one square inch big and it hurts. I had it for 8 months but now it hurts. It is hard to sleep.

I have a lump in the back of my neck about one square inch big and it hurts. I had it for 8 months but now it hurts. It is hard to sleep.

See doctor...: You need to have this examined by your doctor to figure out what it is and to get it treated. If it has been there for 8 months, it is not going to go away on its own. There are many possibilities of what this could be but it can't be diagnosed without examining it-need to know if it is discolored, how hard or soft it is, its exact location, etc. Please see your doctor to get this taken care of. ...Read more

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I have a lump in the back of my neck for years that will not go away. It is firm and it feels like its fixed to my muscle. Three weeks ago i had xrays?

I have a lump in the back of my neck for years that will not go away. It is firm and it feels like its fixed to my muscle. Three weeks ago i had xrays?

Neck lump: It could be a cyst or a lipoma. Good news is, most things that are there for many years and don't cause problem in that time usually don't ever cause problems. But it's good to get it checked out. Other than xray, your doctor might suggest further imaging (MRI) and/or a biopsy to know for sure. ...Read more

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Trouble swallowing on right side but can swallow food I have feeling I have a lump in the back of my neck and front it happened for 2-3 weeks whatisit?

Trouble swallowing on right side but can swallow food I have feeling I have a lump in the back of my neck and front it happened for 2-3 weeks whatisit?

Not sure: You need to be evaluated by ENT or at least, your pcp. They may need a ct of the neck with contrast to better evaluate based on your physical exam findings. ...Read more

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Lump in the back of my neck/under skin/top of spine- feels like a bone/joint/a knot, it's a pimple or zit size type bump. Doesn't hurt even when touch?

Lump in the back of my neck/under skin/top of spine- feels like a bone/joint/a knot, it's a pimple or zit size type bump. Doesn't hurt even when touch?

Sounds like it could: be a sebaceous cyst, but could be a small lipoma or raised nevus. Best to have your doctor look at it, or consider a consult with one of us on HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I've got two lumps at the back of my neck. it is slightly bigger than pimple. and is soft to touch. what could it be? 57male this year.

I've got two lumps at the back of my neck. it is slightly bigger than pimple. and is soft to touch. what could it be? 57male this year.

Are they painful?: These could be lymph nodes or sebaceous cysts, or pimples. Please have them checked by your doctor, who can diagnose them and check to see if you have any other related physical problems. ...Read more

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I have a small lump that has just appeared in the last 24hrs that is on the back of my neck on the right side by my hairline what could this be?

I have a small lump that has just appeared in the last 24hrs that is on the back of my neck on the right side by my hairline what could this be?

? Infection: If you have a lump in last 24 hours, it could be due to injury or infection. If you have a fever or pain with that lump which indicates an infection then you want to see a doctor asap. Sometime we don't notice the lump or bump for sometime even though they are there for long time. If you think that the lump might be there for long time, then you want to a surgeon on routine basis. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have small lump at the back of my neck left side but it doesn't hurt?

A cyst or node: Epidermal inclusion ( sebaceous) cysts and lipomas often occur here. Could also be a lymph node, but if not enlarging is not of concern. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have got a small pink flat lump on the right at the back of my neck I have had it for a year ?

I have got a small pink flat lump on the right at the back of my neck I have had it for a year ?

Mole?wart?: It is probably just a mole or wart. It is best to have your doctor check it to make sure that it is benign and not a form of skin cancer. Even if it is a skin cancer it does not sound like the serious type, melanoma. Those are usually dark colored and irregular in shape. Don't worry, just have it checked out. ...Read more