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Lump At The Base Of My Neck
What could cause a swelling at the back of my head at the base of my skull, and painful lump under my jaw?
Most lumps, benign: Don't start worrying. The majority of small bumps on your head would be benign (not cancer). Lumps that can be tender are cysts, lymph nodes and less likely lipomas. Still, hard to evaluate it over the net. See your primary md who can take a good history and examen you. Given your presentation it sounds more like lymph nodes. You want to make sure its nothing scary ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have hard, immovable lump on the tip of collarbone near throat. Stiff and tender in shoulder blades, at base of and sides of neck. Possible cause?
Lymphadenopathy: You need an exam hard lymph nodes that are painful and immovable are worrisome so I would let your practitioner touch it and see if further work up is needed ...Read more
a hard lump on the left side of my head, in line with the base of the skull and in between the ear and the top of the neck. Hurts to touch. Advice?
Small swollen lump at the nape of my neck back of the skull in the hairline near the ear. Feels sore from my constant touching. Can feel it visibly.
It may be an: inflamed lymph node or possibly a cyst. Recommend that you stop touching it & causing irritation. ...Read more
Meningiomas tumors does the lump show up on the outside of the skull? I have a lump on the back of my neck right where the skull and neck meet in the dip. On the left side. It's noticed by touch
You don't have: Meningioma , a benign tumor is intra-cranial ( in side the skull ) originates from lining membrane of skull not brain itself so you can not feel it . What you are feeling is a fatty benign tumor - lipoma , common at that location , show to your doctor . ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I found a lump in the center mass of my tongue near the tip to the left. None of the lump is at surface level top or bottom. Its ~the size of a pea. ?
See dentist: Your question can't be here. There are a number of things that can cause this. You need to see a dentist for an examination. ...Read more
I have a big lump at the back of my neck. It's at the upper part of my neck, right where the skull starts. Feels like a big bone sticking out.
Lymphadenitis: This is usually a swollen or infected lymph node. It must be checked out by your family physician. ...Read more
I have two small lumps that are sore to touch. One is at the base of my head top neck and the other is the right hand side on my lower neck shoulder.
Excision: The neck lesion needs to be r/o as a lymph node. The other is painful and eawsy to remove. Why suffer? ...Read more
I have a small hard lump in the palm of my left hand 1 centimeter across located two centimeters directly below the base of my ring finger. Any ideas?
PALM LUMP: It might be an inherited disorder named dupuytren's contracture. This is a painless thickening & contracture of tissue beneath the skin on the palm & the fingers. Also known as the "viking" disease as it often occurs in people of scandinavian or northern european ancestry. Surgical procedures often work. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have these hard lumps sorta thing at the base of my neck at the sides. It's present both sides of my neck above collarbone. What is it?
I have a small lump about the size of a marble on the left side of the back of my neck by my spinal cord. Tender.?
See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will his doctor be in a position to tell him what's wrong and what needs to be done to help him. ...Read more
I have a solid, hard, immobile nodule on the back of my head, at the base of my skull cap. Thoughts? Concerns?
Wouldn't worry: But if this is definitely something new then, by all means have a doctor take a look see. Possible X-ray may be all that is needed to put you at ease. Good luck ...Read more
Bite on top of head from horsefly. Two swollen glands popped at the base of the skull. Now another swollen on left side of neck. Is this normal?
T1 spinous process: That is a normal anatomic landmark that unfortunately is the spot that all cervical joint pain is referred to. I would recommend evaluation with imaging to determine where the pain originates in the cervical spine. Cortisone shots in a facet joint could cure this pain. ...Read more
I have a small movable bump on the right side of my neck. It's behind my jaw and slightly below the bottom of my skull? Lymph node? Cancer?
Painful lump at the base of my back head skull near the center of neck.tender to touch,burning sensation.is it serious or fatal.please help.swoolen?
I have a lump at the base of my neck on the right side (swollen gland) making that side of my neck hurt along with intense ear pain. What can I do?
Not normal: Very abnormal See ENT surgeon ASAP for diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a long painful lump on the left side in the back of my head and now I have a lump on the base of my neck its painful and its happened before ca
Unlikely: ca usually does not cause pain. But better check with your doc to be safe. ...Read more
A lump appeared at the base of my neck upon waking? I have osteoporosis in my neck and hip. Is this something to be concerned over? Lump is med size
Get checked out: Lump could be nothing but a cyst or could be something else, depending on the location, could be a thyroid nodule or enlarged lymph node. It does not sound like it is relatbed to osteoporosis but if it recently popped up and this is a new finding get it checked out asap. ...Read more
I have a large painless lump at the front lower left base of my neck. Im also finding it difficult to swallow. I had my tonsils removed 10 yrs ago.?
Swollen sore and tender lump at the base of my skull, back of neck - appears in am, then goes away? What could it be? I am a male (50-55 years old) who has suffered with herpes for decades. I am currently on a daily maintenance anti-viral (well known) to
I : I don't know the cause of your lump. However, i wonder because of it's location and the fact that the size is not consistent, if it is an enlarged lymph node or a clump of lymph nodes. ...Read more
I am healthy 64 yr old white male. Last week I noticed a spongy lump the size of a lemon tucked between my collarbone and the base of my neck. ?
See: Doctor to get it lanced. Will feel much better once drained ...Read more
Have a lump on back side of head and one more at the base of my neck.they are a little red and tender to the touch.making neck sore also.
Seek evaluation.: Any neck soreness from a "lump" needs an evaluation. The timing of the evaluation is based on the speed at which the symptoms are developing. If the symptoms are new and progressing over a day or two, or if there is a fever or stiffness in the neck, please seek care asap. If the progression is slower, you can consider a primary care provider or pharmacy based nurse practitioner evaluation. ...Read more
Yesterday found hard lump 3/4 inch x 1/2 inch at base of pre-existing skin tag at base of my neck. It has seeped a little and crusted.No fever or itch?
Get it checked: Hard to say what this is. It could be a cyst that has become infected or an ingrown hair. Either way, it should be seen by your doctor. These are typically removed after the acute inflammation has stopped (No longer seeping) and can be sent to pathology for a definitive diagnosis. However, more serious things can present like this so please have it evaluated by your family doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have a mole at the base of my neck and more recently I have discovered a lump under the skin in the area of the mole it is a hard lump but i can move it under the skin by applying pressure with my finger should I be concerned ?
My lyphnodes are swollen but only on one side and at the base of my neck and are painful and I feel like I have a lump in my throat, hard to breathe?
I have a hard, movable lump on my trapezius muscle at the base of my neck. Doctor 1 said lipoma, 2 said lymph node, neither did more than feel it.
Neck lump: A palpable mass under the skin or muscle of the neck or anywhere on the body could represent a myriad of possible lesions. Lipomas (benign fatty tumors) or lymph nodes represent two of these possibilities. Diagnosis with certainty can only be made with excisional biopsy (removing lump). See a general surgeon for an opinion and possible biopsy. ...Read more
I have a red patch (kinda pimple like and swollen) at the base of my neck by the shoulder. Also, a small lump/bump (which is tender to touch) right where jaw meets the neck. Very small bump. Back of neck is sore too. Thanks. 35yr. Old male.?
My habitually fwd low bent neck has caused painful lump at neck base. Can this be modified/resolved? How? Ali
Let us see if could: Having a lump on the base of the neck indicate you have a problem in the cervical spine, try to go to spine surgeon he will be able to help you. ...Read more
I've recently found 4 hard lumps on the base of the back part of my skull. They seem to of moved from the top of my neck. Anything to be worried about?
Get checked: Consider seeing your health care provider to assess the nature of the lumps and determine if further evaluation and/or treatment is indicated. ...Read more
I have a small bony lump just above the normal big lump at base of back of neck. when i apply pressure to it it will pop in at times?
IsYourNameQuasimodo?: Don't press too hard,your head'll fall off!! OK,now that we got that out of the way...My guess is that it's just a part of normal anatomy of the spine.The spiny part you a referring to has ligaments & other fibrous tissue/cartilage on top & you may be feeling that, especially if it feels kinda slippery and moves.So stop doing it or it'll start to hurt.Check it in a month, if larger get it checked ...Read more
Hard to say: Have to take a look. It could be a lymph node a cyst, an infection. Id see your doctor or post a picture here ...Read more
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