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Dr. Michael Miller
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Lump on back of neck below hairline on the right side. Causes?

Lump on back of neck below hairline on the right side. Causes?

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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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Mohammad Khan
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Pls help, I have a painful, pea sized lump on LHS back of neck, 1cm below hairline. Health has been poor and glands under neck seem enlarged, esp RHS?

Pls help, I have a painful, pea sized lump on LHS back of neck, 1cm below hairline. Health has been poor and glands under neck seem enlarged, esp RHS?

Lymph nodes: enlargement of local lymph nodes may be due to local infection and may get better with the use of antibiotics. please see a physician, you may have a simple easily treatable problem like local infection ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Martin Raff
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Hard lump on the back of neck below hairline, skin coloured & only hurts slightly when applied more pressure.Used to have slight pain.How?Infection?

Hard lump on the back of neck below hairline, skin coloured & only hurts slightly when applied more pressure.Used to have slight pain.How?Infection?

Lymphadenitis: Sounds as if this may be a lymph node, enlarged and tender from fighting inflammation. If this persists much longer suggest you see a doctor and have it examined and possibly biopsied if there is a substantial question as to its nature. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Rocamboli
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Nervous.Woke up and felt raised hard pea size lump on back of neck near hairline.Saw nurse practicioner same day.She says bug bite.Sounds wrong.Ideas?

Nervous.Woke up and felt raised hard pea size lump on back of neck near hairline.Saw nurse practicioner same day.She says bug bite.Sounds wrong.Ideas?

Keep an eye on it. : I would just keep an eye on it. If it resolves(which may take weeks to months), i would not worry. However, if it grows or multiplies i would go back to my medical provider. ...Read more

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Dr. Arif Patni
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I have a pea sized lump behind right ear at hairline and lump on back of neck right side. What could this be?

I have a pea sized lump behind right ear at hairline and lump on back of neck right side. What could this be?

Cyst/node: The lesion behind the ear could be a sebaceous cyst (when sweat gland gets plugged & forms a cyst), the neck could also be a cyst but enlarged lymph node (may be indicative of underlying inflammation/infection) needs to be considered also. Would recommend evaluation with a Physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Boger
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16 year old female extremly bad headache knot on bottom of the hairline back of neck moves around when I rub it ?

16 year old female extremly bad headache knot on bottom of the hairline back of neck moves around when I rub it ?

Too vague: It may be muscular (spasm or cramp) or could be a lymph node or a growth. See a doctor. Try applying heat to the area and using excedrin advil or aleve. But you should have it checked out if it doesn't clear up in a day or two. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
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Dr. Keshab Paudel
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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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Dr. Leonid Basovich
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Firm pea sized lump on the right side of the back of my neck at the bottom of my hairline. What is it?!

Firm pea sized lump on the right side of the back of my neck at the bottom of my hairline. What is it?!

Typical for mono: It may be enlarged occipital lymph nodes. It may be sebaceous cyst. It may be... I may continue with long list. See your doctor; let him examine that "pea sized lump". Sorry, can not say better not seeing and touching this lump, and without knowing your history. ...Read more

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