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29yr old female with small pea size lump under skin middle of neck just below chin.Not painful.Been there unchanged for years.What could it be?

29yr old female with small pea size lump under skin middle of neck just below chin.Not painful.Been there unchanged for years.What could it be?

See your doctor: You sould see your doctor. This lump needs to be palpated by your doctor and he/she needs to be able to put the rest of your symptoms in perspective. ...Read more

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I have a hard painful lump under the skin on my neck right under the hairline. what could it be?

I have a hard painful lump under the skin on my neck right under the hairline. what could it be?

Lymph node?: Could be a lymph node or abcess or cyst. There are a few possibilities. Watch to see if any change in size. Don't touch. See if resolves on its own. May take several weeks ...Read more

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I have a sm. Bb sized firm lump under my skin. On my neck, a little red/pink, and been there for a little over a month. Aggrevated when i tried to pop?

I have a sm. Bb sized firm lump under my skin. On my neck, a little red/pink, and been there for a little over a month. Aggrevated when i tried to pop?

Sounds innocent: You probably just have a small pimple or cyst in the skin of your neck. I would refrain from squeezing it again. If it does not resolve in a few weeks, you should see your physician and may need referral to a surgeon for excision. ...Read more

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I have a painful, sudden lump under the skin on my neck on the left side only. Located just under my jaw about half way back to wisdom tooth.

I have a painful, sudden lump under the skin  on my neck on the left side only. Located just under my jaw about half way back to wisdom tooth.

See your dentist: This is quite probably an infected tooth and needs to be diagnosed and treated properly. There is significant potential for the lump, or isolated infection , to spread and threaten your health severely. Call today. ...Read more

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I have a lump under the skin on my neck , size of a grape it's pretty sore I'm also Havin abdominal pains, itchiness and am very tired is it serious ?

I have a lump under the skin on my  neck , size of a grape it's pretty sore I'm also Havin abdominal pains, itchiness and am very tired is it serious ?

Tender lump: Tender lump under skin is usually a swollen lymph node or an infected sweat gland. Rarely is it due to a mass/tumor. See you MD as this could be a virus (ie, mono) or other issue depending on your risks. ...Read more

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Small lump under skin between chin and neck, possibly swollen lymph node, possibility of lymphoma? Not sure how long I've had it, no sign of infection

Small lump under skin between chin and neck, possibly swollen lymph node, possibility of lymphoma? Not sure how long I've had it, no sign of infection

Watch and wait: Please check the mass every couple of weeks. If it more than doubles in size, more lumps develop, or you start having fever, consult a doctor, otherwise you may watch and wait for it to resolve. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has a small lump above the neck in the head area.?

My 1 year old has a small lump above the neck in the head area.?

Look for nits: Lice {common in schools today) cause swelling of occipital lymph nodes (back of neck). But this can also be due to a small sore on the scalp. Nits are small rounded flakes that stick to individual hairs and are the lice eggs. Look for them, they can be combed out with a fine tooth comb. ...Read more

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My nephew has an enlarged lump on the left side of his neck toward the back of his head .what could this be?

My nephew has an enlarged lump on the left side of his neck toward the back of his head .what could this be?

Lymph nodes: Good = movable, soft, variable size. Concerning = hard, red, tender, fixed, and progressively larger. Probably has a normal lymph node. They are located everywhere In The body. In the back of the head at the base of the skull there are lymph nodes in both sides. See your doctor and let him follow it with you. ...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?

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

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Are cancerous nodules knots or lumps visible to everybody or is it fell under your skin? for example like on your neck

Are cancerous nodules knots or lumps visible to everybody or is it fell under your skin? for example like on your neck

Cancer nodules : It completely depends on the cancer type and origin. Visible nodules caused by cancer are uncommon. If you suspect a problem or feel a nodule please see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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How can you tell if neck lumps are malignant or benign? I have two on my neck. One feels like it is deeper below the skin than the other.

How can you tell if neck lumps are malignant or benign? I have two on my neck. One feels like it is deeper below the skin than the other.

Mass on neck: The only way to know for certain is to have an FNA (fine needle aspiration). During this procedure a small needle is inserted into the mass and the cells collected are sent to a pathologist for examination. The other option is to have a surgeon remove them. At your young age the chances are great that these are benign. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a small lump under my chin. A small lump at the bottom of my neck. U can see them more clearly when i hold my head back. Is this normal?

I have a small lump under my chin. A small lump at the bottom of my neck. U can see them more clearly when i hold my head back. Is this normal?

Enlarged lymph node: See your PCP or dentist. Direct clinical examination is warranted and essential to exclude any other causes. ...Read more

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Should i be worry if I have a small lump behind my head, (somewhere near my neck)? It causes me headache and leave me the feeling of uncomfort.

Should i be worry if I have a small lump behind my head, (somewhere near my neck)? It causes me headache and leave me the feeling of uncomfort.

Have it seen: By pcp, ; possibly have it removed- could be cyst, or lymph node1 is there any sign of infection on scalp--? ...Read more

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Single soft painless lump on the right side of the neck near clavicular head. Slow-growing, smaller than an inch and oval shaped. What could it be?

Single soft painless lump on the right side of the neck near clavicular head. Slow-growing, smaller than an inch and oval shaped. What could it be?

See a doctor: Hi. It sounds suspicious for a lymph node. It could also be a thyroid nodule. I suggest you see your doctor and discuss! Please don't ignore this! Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a small lump at the back of my neck (upper left). U can feel it if you tilt your head down if you dont tilt ur head its just a flat surface.

I have a small lump at the back of my neck (upper left). U can feel it if you tilt your head down if you dont tilt ur head its just a flat surface.

Structures that can: be felt there include lymph nodes (both behind the ear and towards the spine), the mastoid process (which is also behind the ear) and the neck muscles that insert near the midline of the back of the skull. Reasons to be concerned include: pain or tenderness, increasing size, ear ache, headache or fever. Otherwise, it's unlikely to be some to worry about. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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My husband had a lump under his skin at the back of his neck last night, now he has 3 painful lumps on his neck and one squishy mass on his head...

My husband had a lump under his skin at the back of his neck last night, now he has 3 painful lumps on his neck and one squishy mass on his head...

If no pain or fever: then it is not urgent. But does need to be examined. May be they were there for long time and you found it now because you were actively looking for it. ...Read more