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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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 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. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the back of my neck. Dr thinks its a node and prescribed an antibiotic but its still there and very painful. What could it be?

I have a lump on the back of my neck. Dr thinks its a node and prescribed an antibiotic but its still there and very painful. What could it be?

Lymph node: Sounds like a swollen lymph node. The fact that its painful means that it is unlikely to be cancerous. Chances are you have a mild infection. Are there any sores on your ears or scalp? I would continue the antibiotic. You should have resolution in a week or so. ...Read more

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