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I've got a small lump on my neck that moves around and can see slightly by other people, I've had to for about 6 months now?

I've got a small lump on my neck that moves around and can see slightly by other people, I've had to for about 6 months now?

Neck lump: Hello~ it depends where the lump is and how big is it. If its on either side of the windpipe, its probably the thyoid. If is under the jaw, its probably a lymph or salivary gland. In far lateral neck probably a small sebaceous cyst. The only way to be certain is to let your doc check it .thanks ...Read more

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I was sick about a month ago and since then I've had a small bean sized lump on my neck which moves around under my skin. It is not visible.

I was sick about a month ago and since then I've had a small bean sized lump on my neck which moves around under my skin. It is not visible.

Lymph node: This is most likely a lymph node that enlarged during your recent illness and may slowly recede over time. Sometimes the node permanently remains as a burned out small mass and is not significant. If the mass in your neck enlarges,becomes tender or if new masses appear, see your Physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Lump on my neck, it moves when I swallow and today It's hard to swallow.normal blood test,ultrasound said not a typical lump. What could it be?

Lump on my neck, it moves when I swallow and today It's hard to swallow.normal blood test,ultrasound said not a typical lump. What could it be?

Need to examine: If an ultrasound and supposedly examination by a doctor have not provided an answer, it would not be feasible to answer the question in this forum. It may require additional imaging, needle aspiration biopsy or open biopsy and examination of the material by a pathologist. ...Read more

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I have a large hard lump between my collerbone an neck that moves an is painful like burning type pain what could this be? An should I be concerned?

I have a large hard lump between my collerbone an neck that moves an is painful like burning type pain what could this be? An should I be concerned?

Yes: Anything that is a mass, is painful, and is burning needs to be evaluated by an orthopedic tumor specialist. The burning sensation could mean that it is involving the nerves. ...Read more

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I have a lump, in my neck , underneaththe jaw bone that moves around, and has pain in it.What it's it.?

I have a lump, in my neck , underneaththe jaw bone that moves around, and has pain in it.What it's it.?

Lymph node: Likely a lymph node that is enlarged. The other possibility is a salivary gland that is prominent. These are almost always benign at your age and don't require further evaluation unless they persist, or change in some way. ...Read more

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Lump on both sides of neck near the bottom, it moves when i touch it.?

Lump on both sides of neck near the bottom, it moves when i touch it.?

Neck lumps: If you're feeling lumps on both sides of your neck, they're probably cervical lymph nodes. Other neck lumps include sebaceous cysts, but it'd be uncommon for these to occur symmetrically. I'd recommend getting them checked out by your doc in the next 1-2 weeks - nothing urgent unless you're having fever, difficulty swallowing, or increasing pain. Then see your doc sooner. ...Read more

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I discovered a lump on my right side of my neck it moves around and it does not hurt. Should i be concerned ? Is it dangerous

I discovered a lump on my right side of my neck it moves around and it does not hurt. Should i be concerned ? Is it dangerous

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head, behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more

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My husband has a lump on the right side between his neck and shoulder....when touched it moves around ...he says its hurts when touched or moved?

My husband has a lump on the right side between his neck and shoulder....when touched it moves around ...he says its hurts when touched or moved?

See doc: While lesions that are easily mobile are generally benign, many exceptions exist. Your doctor may be able to diagnose a lipoma or cyst based on physical exam or he/she may recommend imaging or even a biopsy. Difficult to give a firm answer without feeling it. ...Read more

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I have a large round lump on the back of my neck it doesn't hurt and it moves if pressed on. Is this a sign of a serious condition or is it cosmetic?

I have a large round lump on the back of my neck it doesn't hurt and it moves if pressed on. Is this a sign of a serious condition or is it cosmetic?

Lipoma or cyst: The most common causes of a painless soft lump in that area are lipoma (a benign fat tumor) and epidermal cyst (a benign cyst that forms when cells from the top skin layer go deeper). If it's large, it's probably been there for a long time - so i would suggest seeing your doctor, who will make sure it is not something more unusual and potentially more of a problem. ...Read more

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Small lump on the back of my neck near my spine. Several months ago it popped with a soft material. Will not go away and is under skin, painless, moves?

Epidermal cyst: Epidermal cysts are benign, but they are a nuisance, because they periodically go through the cycle that you described. Eventually it will swell up and pop again, discharging evil-smelling toothpaste-like stuff, and later on it will do it again... So you should have it removed. Any dermatologist can do it in the office with local anesthetic. Minor surgery. No hurry. ...Read more

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Why have my 17 month old son got a ball type lump in his neck and it moves like a ball?

Why have my 17 month old son got a ball type lump in his neck and it moves like a ball?

Likely a lymph node: There are many pea sized lymph nodes located in the tissues of the neck & they are prominent when they overly muscles. They can enlarge when stimulated by bug bites on the surrounding skin or illness or throat drainage. On rare occasion they can become infected by various germs & swell to the size of a walnut & need to be drained.Most settle down after 2-3 wks & resume their pre-stimulated size. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the side of the neck it is painless and small and it moves should I go to see a doctor?

I have a lump on the side of the neck it is painless and small and it moves should I go to see a doctor?

Lump: Lump on neck is likely lymph node. It is common for a lymph node to swell. Keep monitoring. It is likely a reactive node and sometimes they remain palpable. If not enlarging or painful usually not a priblem. ...Read more

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I have a small lump the size of lentil that moves and hurts when touched between my shoulder and neck. What is it?

I have a small lump the size of lentil that moves and hurts when touched between my  shoulder and neck. What is it?

May be a lymph node: Might be a node, which will swell if infection nearby or irritated, or other process going on. Should be seen, as might need needle or excision biopsy, particularly if painful. See a dr. ...Read more