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I'm 23 and a little sore lump on muscle of neck on the lefted side just of the shoulder came up it felt like I pulled the muscle then it came up?

I'm 23 and a little sore lump on muscle of neck on the lefted side just of the shoulder came up it felt like I pulled the muscle then it came up?

Trigger points?: Muscles can develop tender spots called trigger points or "knots". It occurs frequently in tired and overworked muscles. They get better with massage and rest. If this is a lump that does not go away with massage or lasts more than a few days it should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Woke up today with a stiff neck from below ear downwards, feel unwell and lump on sternocleidomastoid muscle. My neck really tender hurts to touch?

Woke up today with a stiff neck from below ear downwards, feel unwell and lump on sternocleidomastoid muscle. My neck really tender hurts to touch?

Get checked out: A lump on your sternocleidomastoid could be a lymph node. In that case, you might have an infection or inflammation. There are many causes of stiff neck, but in the setting of swollen lymph nodes, I would be sure to be checked out. Meningitis can cause stiff neck, for example, and you don't want to miss that diagnosis. I would see a doc asap. ...Read more

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Large hard lump in middle of my back, directly in the center, between shoulder blades. No pain where lump is, muscle to the left, neck and shoulder ar?

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Large hard lump in middle of my back, directly in the center, between shoulder blades. No pain where lump is, muscle to the left, neck and shoulder ar?

See a doctor: How long have you had it? You should have it looked at by a doctor, but the most common thing there is lipoma, which we leave alone if it doesn‘t bother you. However, we never truly know what it is unless we remove it and do a biopsy. If someone tells me it has been present for years, I just leave it alone. ...Read more

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After neck rub for muscle lump, my temple is sensitive to the touch.?

After neck rub for muscle lump, my temple is sensitive to the touch.?

Muscle lump?: You shouldn't have a lump in your muscle. Perhaps you should see an ENT doc to make sure there is no problem there. ...Read more

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Can you get a muscle knot (lump) in your neck from intense workouts? If so, How long until it goes away?

Can you get a muscle knot (lump) in your neck from intense workouts?  If so, How long until it goes away?

Muscle spasm: These can occur from work out, they can sometimes be due to dehydration, electrolyte imbalances and overstitching of the muscles. Make sure etc stretch, hydrate and eat properly before and after wot\rk outs. Deep tissue massage can also be on benefit if the spasms persist ...Read more

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Can a muscle knot in the neck feel like a lump?

Can a muscle knot in the neck feel like a lump?

YES: Certainly muscle cramps and spasms can feel like a lump; however, so can other conditions. Try SAdvil or Aleve (naproxen) for pain (if not allergic) and BioFreeze linament for the muscle area. ...Read more

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Hard lump in neck that feels like grissle — muscle?

Hard lump in neck that feels like grissle — muscle?

A few things: Can be an abscess from a tooth, a swollen lymph node, enlarged salivary gland, thyroid mass, cyst, tumor, etc. Whatever it is, not normal. See ENT doc ASAP. ...Read more

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If you have a muscle knot in your neck, can it cause you to be able to feel a lump or a bump?

No: A muscle spasm feel like a knot. Rest, warm shower and NSAIDs may help. Do not check frequently it will worsen the spasm. Takes 1 to 2 wks for relief. ...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 it's 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 it's 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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Muscle spasm on neck causing lumps, what to do?

Muscle spasm on neck causing lumps, what to do?

Muscle spasm: It is possible. Local icy pad application, nearby area deep muscle massage might be helpful. ...Read more

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Small 1 CM lump where neck meets shoulder, firat noticed over a month ago. Painless, underskin down toward the muscle. Is 14 years old.

Small 1 CM lump where neck meets shoulder, firat noticed over a month ago. Painless, underskin down toward the muscle. Is 14 years old.

See your doctor: This could represent a swollen lymph node if it's closer to the neck. However, given that it's 1 cm and persists, this should be evaluated in person by a doctor. It might require x-ray imaging or even biopsy to ensure that it's benign and not representative of some kind of malignancy. Don't panic, just be cautious and have it evaluated soon. ...Read more

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I've had a pretty hard lump on my neck for as long as I can remember, only on the right side. It almost feels attached to muscle. Should I be worried?

I've had a pretty hard lump on my neck for as long as I can remember, only on the right side. It almost feels attached to muscle. Should I be worried?

Have it checked: It is always a good idea to have a unilateral (on one side) area that is different from the other side examined to be sure that there are no issues present. Without it being examined by a physician there is no way to know if it is typical or not. Please have your doctor look at it to help determine how next to take care of it, if needed. ...Read more

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3mm lump on the scalene muscle where my shoulder meets the neck. Feels rubbery, no pain, skin moves over it. I noticed it about a week ago, thanks?

3mm lump on the scalene muscle where my shoulder meets the neck. Feels rubbery, no pain, skin moves over it. I noticed it about a week ago, thanks?

Lesion: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Docs, could a pulled neck muscle cause lump on your head?

Docs, could a pulled neck muscle cause lump on your head?

Neck: A pulled neck muscle can cause a lump at the base of your scull where the neck muscles insert, but not on top of your head where there are no muscles. ...Read more

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Have muscle spasm on my neck lump on the right side?

Refer to answer: It could be pulled muscle, or a pinch nervefor pulled muscle keep it warm and massage it.
Stop all cereals. Take whole milk cheese. Do less than 10lbs push-pull lift for two weeks. Take vit d3 1000 units. Bend forward do forward streching exercise with your neck completely relaxes and try to touch your toes in up and down for ten times twice a day.If it is from pinch nerve should go away. ...Read more

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On the muscle of my neck on lefted hand side I got a lump pop out of my muscle it hard been there for 4days now what could it be

Uncertain: The description of where this lump is, is not specific enough to be sure. Is it on the side, front or back? It could be a lymph node that is enlarged due to infection, but if it is really from the muscle, and your neck is stiff or sore, then some heat and massage, stretching etc should help to clear the 'knot'. If more appear & continue see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had neck and shoulder pain for about a week now. I woke up this morning and I found a pea sized painful lump in my trap muscle.

I've had neck and shoulder pain for about a week now. I woke up this morning and I found a pea sized painful lump in my trap muscle.

Benign need Photo: Hi YRuiz,
Neck and shoulder pain are probably not related to your new finding in the trap muscle.
It might be helpful to have someone take a picture of the lump. Furnucle, lipoma are two benign conditions that might be there.
Over the counter med like naprosyn or ibuprofen with food may help the overall neck and shoulder pain. Can purchase at customcaremedical.com store.
Dr Lori Lange ...Read more

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3 yo has small hard lump under muscles in neck. Not movable and hard to find. Feels like a bone. Is this a bone I'm feeling? Worry lymphoma?

3 yo has small hard lump under muscles in neck. Not movable and hard to find. Feels like a bone. Is this a bone I'm feeling? Worry lymphoma?

Sounds like it: Lymph nodes are round firm swellings. There are bones in the neck protecting the breating tube. It seems you have found one. Ask your doctor about it during the next check-up but it doesn't sound urgent ...Read more

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If you aren't sick could you feel a moveable lump on lower front side of the neck next to the muscles? I have had a sore neck could it be muscle?

If you aren't sick could you feel a moveable lump on lower front side of the neck next to the muscles? I have had a sore neck could it be muscle?

Yes, it is possible: There are a number of normal structures in the neck that could cause a lump, such as muscles, lymph nodes, the thyroid cartilage, however there are also a number of concerning things that can present as a lump. If it has been present for more than a few weeks and it wasn't there before, it should be examined by a doctor to make sure it isn't something serious ...Read more

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Have lump on muscle behind knee no pain at all just happened to feel it the other day and been wondering why one leg is noticably larger than other?

Have lump on muscle behind knee no pain at all just happened to feel it the other day and been wondering why one leg is noticably larger than other?

Baker Cyst: If the "bump" is directly behind the knee and not associated with pain the most likely etiology is a "baker's cyst" or popliteal cyst. These are usually benign though at times can become quite large and become bothersome due to limitation they place on bending the knee. They can, though rarely, rupture and result in swelling and pain in the lower leg mimicing a deep vein thrombois (dvt). ...Read more

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Should a hard lump on inner side of calf muscle be cause for concern? Lump is small. Recently had a similar hard lump on back of neck. 33 yr old male.

Should a hard lump on inner side of calf muscle be cause for concern? Lump is small. Recently had a similar hard lump on back of neck. 33 yr old male.

Get examined: Most "lumps" a person finds are benign should be evaluated by a doc at least for piece of mind. Special tests like an MRI or ultimately a biopsy may be in order. They should at least be sized and have a follow exam as well. ...Read more

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Right side of neck bulges out. Not a small lump like a swollen node. The side of the neck actually bulges out. Slight discomfort. Muscle? Tumor?

Right side of neck bulges out. Not a small lump like a swollen node. The side of the neck actually bulges out. Slight discomfort. Muscle? Tumor?

Could be trapped air: This may sound crazy but I've seen something like this before. In some people if there is a small tear in the lining of the airways or throat air can escape and enter into the tissue. This is known as subcutaneous emphysema. This is more common after some sort of trauma. See your doctor and get appropriate studies. ...Read more

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Bump on rside above sternocleidomastoid muscle & on lside on (neck)upper trapezius muscle for about 5 month now, what could it be? (lump? For so long?

Bump on rside above sternocleidomastoid muscle & on lside on (neck)upper trapezius muscle for about 5 month now, what could it be? (lump? For so long?

Neck Bump: Any "bump" present this long needs further evaluation. Most bumps due to infections of the upper respiratory tract resolve within a few weeks of the infection. A bump present longer than a couple of months needs urgent evaluation. Go see your doctor. You may need to see an ent. ...Read more

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Pea sized lump on trapezius muscle, on shoulder/upper back not neck, hard, immobile and painless, feels like it's attached to the muscle, what is it??

Trigger point?: Could be a lymph node, an area of muscle fibers that contracted and formed a small mass (overuse or after trauma) and/or may represent a "knot" or trigger point that can respond to tissue massage. If not growing or and painless ok to observe;get it checked out if growing/painful or persists (to make sure it's not something serious like a malignant growth) ...Read more

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Saw dr for L.nodes in neck. He said that it was muscle. Can muscle be confused for lymph nodes? I swear there are grape size lumps. Should I trust dr?

Saw dr for L.nodes in neck. He said that it was muscle. Can muscle be confused for lymph nodes? I swear there are grape size lumps. Should I trust dr?

Lymph nodes? : Typically, your doctor should get that right, but since you are still worried, it might be worthwhile to see a different doctor and see what they think. Sometimes peace of mind is key. ...Read more