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Doctor insights on: Lump In The Back Of The Neck

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What would a lump on the back of the neck be ?

What would a lump on the back of the neck be ?

Med eval.: It could be a swollen lymph node, a cyst, a bug bite. It would have to be evaluated to be able to determine what it is. ...Read more

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What to do about huge lump on the back of the neck?

What to do about huge lump on the back of the neck?

Possible: swollen lymph node, cyst, abscess etc. Have it medically checked to identify and determine best treatment approach. Take care. ...Read more

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Today i noticed a small lump inside the back of the neck on the left side. What could it be?

Today i noticed a small lump inside the back of the neck on the left side. What could it be?

Normal lymph node: We have lymph nodes scattered throughout our body & they are often detected in the neck where they sit on top of neck muscles. These nodes are little fluid strainers that take body lymph & remove stray germs and debris from things like bug bites. They are often pea sized at rest & grow to dime sized when working. Within 2-3 wks they often shrink back down unless they are stimulated further. ...Read more

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I have a lump in the back of my neck about one square inch big and it hurts. I had it for 8 months but now it hurts. It is hard to sleep.

I have a lump in the back of my neck about one square inch big and it hurts. I had it for 8 months but now it hurts. It is hard to sleep.

See doctor...: You need to have this examined by your doctor to figure out what it is and to get it treated. If it has been there for 8 months, it is not going to go away on its own. There are many possibilities of what this could be but it can't be diagnosed without examining it-need to know if it is discolored, how hard or soft it is, its exact location, etc. Please see your doctor to get this taken care of. ...Read more

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I have a lump in the back of my neck for years that will not go away. It is firm and it feels like its fixed to my muscle. Three weeks ago i had xrays?

I have a lump in the back of my neck for years that will not go away. It is firm and it feels like its fixed to my muscle. Three weeks ago i had xrays?

Neck lump: It could be a cyst or a lipoma. Good news is, most things that are there for many years and don't cause problem in that time usually don't ever cause problems. But it's good to get it checked out. Other than xray, your doctor might suggest further imaging (MRI) and/or a biopsy to know for sure. ...Read more

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Trouble swallowing on right side but can swallow food I have feeling I have a lump in the back of my neck and front it happened for 2-3 weeks whatisit?

Trouble swallowing on right side but can swallow food I have feeling I have a lump in the back of my neck and front it happened for 2-3 weeks whatisit?

Not sure: You need to be evaluated by ENT or at least, your pcp. They may need a ct of the neck with contrast to better evaluate based on your physical exam findings. ...Read more

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Lump in the back of my neck/under skin/top of spine- feels like a bone/joint/a knot, it's a pimple or zit size type bump. Doesn't hurt even when touch?

Lump in the back of my neck/under skin/top of spine- feels like a bone/joint/a knot, it's a pimple or zit size type bump. Doesn't hurt even when touch?

Sounds like it could: be a sebaceous cyst, but could be a small lipoma or raised nevus. Best to have your doctor look at it, or consider a consult with one of us on HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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What does it mean if u have a lump on the back of your neck?

What does it mean if u have a lump on the back of your neck?

Two most common: A sebaceus cyst and a lipoma or fatty fumor. Your doctor will tell you right away. If it feels like cheese, cyst. If it feels liquid, lipoma. ...Read more

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If i feel a moveable lump on the back of my neck, is it a disc?

If i feel a moveable lump on the back of my neck, is it a disc?

NO: A disc would not be movable on the back of your neck. It is probably a lesion or cyst like structure of some kind. Have a dr. Check it out for a definitive diagnosis. God luck to you. ...Read more

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I have small lump at the back of my neck left side but it doesn't hurt?

I have small lump at the back of my neck left side  but it doesn't hurt?

A cyst or node: Epidermal inclusion ( sebaceous) cysts and lipomas often occur here. Could also be a lymph node, but if not enlarging is not of concern. ...Read more

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I have this medium sized lump on the back of my neck. Should i be worried?

I have this medium sized lump on the back of my neck. Should i be worried?

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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What to do if I have a painful lump on the back of my neck, should I be worried?

What to do if I have a painful lump on the back of my neck, should I be worried?

Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a tender lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. Other things could be a boil or a lipoma. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the back of my neck (right side), does not hurt but lump is very big sometimes my neck feel stiff.?

I have a lump on the back of my neck (right side), does not hurt but lump is very big sometimes my neck feel stiff.?

One lump of suger: Usual painless lump in the neck is a lipoma if it is soft, moveable and under the skin. However it should not cause your neck to be stiff. Check it out with a general practice doc or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the back of my neck it doesn't bother me that much but it's been there for years. what should I do ?

I have a lump on the back of my neck it doesn't bother me that much but it's been there for years. what should I do ?

Exam needed: A physician would have to examine this lump in order to make a diagnosis and advise you. It probably is a simple,benign cyst where it hasn't changed for a long time. An enlarged lymph node is usually on the side of the back of the neck and not in the midline. ...Read more

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I have a lump on the back of my neck it feels like its just fat but is it normal? It makes my neck look like its always bent forward

I have a lump on the back of my neck  it feels like its just fat  but is it normal? It makes my neck look like its always bent forward

Possibly ipoma: If it feels like fat and it is midline and not on the sides of the back of the neck it very well could be a lipoma which is a benign fatty tumor-very common. Certainly it could be a lymph node swelling that may or may not be of concern. See your pcp for a quick look. ...Read more

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I have a lump at the back of my neck , it itches what could it be?

I have a lump at the back of my neck , it itches what could it be?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more