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Why do I have a lump on my neck under the skin, the size of a nickel?

Why do I have a lump on my neck under the skin, the size of a nickel?

Skin lump: A lump under the skin is an abnormal growth, that can be either seriius or routine. If it is soft, and not growing, it is likely a cyst or fatty tumor, a lipoma. If it is hard and feels bound down, it could be a malignant lymph node or another form of cancer .If you are worried, and can afford it, go to your family doctor for a checkup, and hopefully, it is something not serioius. ...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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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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I have big lumps under the skin on the face and neck, what are they?

I have big lumps under the skin on the face and neck, what are they?

These could be: cysts, lipomas, or many other benign tumors, see dermatologist for answers ...Read more

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I have two small lump like stuff beneath the skin in the left side of my neck....What are they? It hurts when i move my neck...

I have two small lump like stuff  beneath the skin in the left side of my neck....What are they? It hurts when i move my neck...

Lymph node?: Sounds like lymph nodes. How long has it been there? If it's been there for more than four weeks, and it's palpable, and there's really no reason for it to be there, it should just be taken out for definitive diagnosis by a pathologist, truth be told. Testing from the outside (ultrasound, CT scan) is often unreliable in this context. ...Read more

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What are the tiny, finger-tip size lumps that have developed (i believe slowly) right underneath skin on neck?

What are the tiny, finger-tip size lumps that have developed (i believe slowly) right underneath skin on neck?

Get evaluated: This may be lymphadenopathy- enlarging nodes- from infection or malignancy. Especially if there is family history, neurofibromatosis is consideration. Best to see your physician to sort this out. ...Read more