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Lump On The Back Of My Neck
I have a big lump on the back of my neck prior to this i had 2 same size lumps on ea side that were all painfull & went away on their own weeks apart.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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.?
Cyst, abscess?: This is a common area for an ingrown hair or sweat gland which can get inflammed, swollen, and irritated. Rarely it could also be an infection. See your doctor it may be a cyst that needs to be removed or an infection that needs to be draind. In the meantime, use warm compresses and try to avoid squeezing or poking at it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have lump on the back of my neck near the spine it is somewhat mobile and not very hard , also it is about a centimeter long. It doesn't hurt.
Lymph node: There are lymph nodes in the neck . They are part of the lymphatic system of the head, neck and scalp. They can become enlarges with viral illnesses or something as common as dermatitis of the scalp. Another benign possibility include sebacous cyst . See a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
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?
Posterior neck lump: Possibly a sebaceous cyst (aka epithelial inclusion cyst). Was the expressed material cheesy & malodorous? Such cysts require complete removal including capsule to prevent their recurrence. See pcp or a general surgeon for this procedure. They will first evaluate to make sure no vital structures are involved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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