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What could cause a swelling at the back of my head at the base of my skull, and painful lump under my jaw?

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 more

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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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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?

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

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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?

 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?

Swollen lymph now : Probably swollen lymph. are you still recently sick? Have you had any fever? Recommend seeing your doctor if it's getting bigger. Abscess can also be possible. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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 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?

Possibly nodes: Multiple possibilities, most common of which are lymph nodes, which can become enlarged in response to an inflammatory or infectious process. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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I have a solid, hard, immobile nodule on the back of my head, at the base of my skull cap. Thoughts? Concerns?

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

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How do I get rid of a bump at base of my neck near the top of spine?

How do I get rid of a bump at base of my neck near the top of spine?

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

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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?

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?

Cancer unlikely: Lymph nodes in the neck may become palpable due many conditions in the head/face, including dandruff. Check the node every two weeks or so. If it more than doubles in size, becomes painful, or if other nodes become larger, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Lump in the Head: Most lumps can be answered by Biopsy. is it an abscess or a Lymphnode or a abnormal growth (tumor) hard to say without seeing and feeling it. Is it hard? Is it an infection. Please see your doctor to answer all those questions SOON. ...Read more

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Lump between shoulders on the back of the neck?

Lump between shoulders on the back of the neck?

Evaluation: you should see your doctor to be evaluated and find the cause of lump so be treated ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

Possibly nodes: Multiple possibilities, most common of which are lymph nodes, which can become enlarged in response to an inflammatory or infectious process. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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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. ?

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. ?

Lump: Lumps need to be examined by your doctor. Please see him/her. It MAY be a simple sebaceous cyst or something more serious but you need to know. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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 ?

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 ?

Yes: If the mole has changed character it should be removed and evaluated for melanoma. Melanomas typically spread to adjecent lymph nodes. The lump will need to be removed also. The odds are that all will be benign. ...Read more

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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?

Lump in the Head: Most lumps can be answered by Biopsy. is it an abscess or a Lymphnode or a abnormal growth (tumor) hard to say without seeing and feeling it. Is it hard? Is it an infection. Please see your doctor to answer all those questions SOON. ...Read more

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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.

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

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My habitually fwd low bent neck has caused painful lump at neck base. Can this be modified/resolved? How? Ali

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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What could this be..lump at top of spine/base of neck? Neck is sore, headache

What could this be..lump at top of spine/base of neck? Neck is sore, headache

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