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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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Hard immovable lump on back of neck near hairline (left side). Appeared last week and seems to change slightly in size. Should I worry?

Hard immovable lump on back of neck near hairline (left side).  Appeared last week and seems to change slightly in size.  Should I worry?

Yes, possibly!: You should see a primary care physician soon for a thorough evaluation. Your "lump" can be something common that doesn't necessarily need treatment (lipoma, sebaceous cyst) or something treatable (boil, abscess) or something potentially serious (enlarged lymph node) or something definitely serious (cancerous tumor). Since you are in Wash, DC, you can make appt to see me. ...Read more

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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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Hard lump in back of neck one inch from hairline in trapezius or between sternocleidomastoid. Have had for a year and I tense my shoulders, what is it?

Hard lump in back of neck one inch from hairline in trapezius or between sternocleidomastoid. Have had for a year and I tense my shoulders, what is it?

Many possibilities: How big? increasing in size? painful? history of infections? history of cancer? how deep? what does it feel like? swollen lymph nodes in the area? redness to the skin? does it move or is it fixed in position? drainage? fever? itching? fatigue? Large number of possibilities, benign cyst, fatty lump (lipoma), enlarged lymph node would be common, have a doctor check it. Most serious, but rare, cancer ...Read more

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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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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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A sore bump on back of neck in hairline and a bump making watery yellow sticky liquid my doc said probably infected spot that I scratched off? Ideas?

A sore bump on back of neck in hairline and a bump making watery yellow sticky liquid my doc said probably infected spot that I scratched off? Ideas?

Abscess?: In general, people can get small abscesses on the back of their necks. It consists of a small collection of infected fluid under the skin. The human body can resolve it on its own if its small but if it gets bigger, then it needs to be drained. ...Read more

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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