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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 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 on the back of my neck it's painful and itches what could it be? 

I have a lump on the back of my neck it's painful and itches what could it be? 

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 more

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I have a 1 centimetre bump or lump on the back of my neck. Should I be worried?

I have a 1 centimetre bump or lump on the back of my neck. Should I be worried?

Need to examine: If the bump has not grown in a few months, you do not need to worry. However, it would be prudent to have your doctor examine it to see if it needs to be removed. ...Read more