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Doctor insights on: Lymphoma In Back Of Neck

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Lymphoma (Definition)

A malignancy developing in the lymphocytes of lymph glands. They present as an enlarging node that continues to grow and then ...Read more


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Is tattoo removal safe on back of neck? 2 inch black home tattoo from 11 years ago. Concerned due to location (brain, spine, lymphomas, etc)

Is tattoo removal safe on back of neck? 2 inch black home tattoo from 11 years ago. Concerned due to location (brain, spine, lymphomas, etc)

Safe: The removal is almost certainly going to be done by laser which will not penetrate into any vital structure. The only risk is incomplete removal. ...Read more

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What type of cancer tumors can grow in neck and where can it grow? Have lump in back of neck that's not lymph nodes. Test for lymphoma by dr. Negative

What type of cancer tumors can grow in neck and where can it grow? Have lump in back of neck that's not lymph nodes. Test for lymphoma by dr. Negative

Your doctor should g: A physical examination by a good doctor can guide you further. If there is a real lump in your neck, we need to know more about this lump...like how big is it? How long has it been there? Is it growing in size or static?
There are tumors that can arise from soft tissues of the neck like muscles and other structures that make up your neck. If the tumor is easily palpable, then you need X-rays done ...Read more

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Hive like bumps on ankle and hands not itchy anymore. Pea sized mass back of neck under hairline kinda movable. Leukemia or lymphoma all I'm 18 scared?

Hive like bumps on ankle and hands not itchy anymore. Pea sized mass back of neck under hairline kinda movable. Leukemia or lymphoma all I'm 18 scared?

Hives are generally: Itchy, but may not be any longer, if you're taking an antihistamine. However, this rash may not be hives; it is difficulty knowing without seeing it. The lump at the back of your neck is most likely a lymph node and likely not cancer....however, you really should see your doctor to check both of these issues to be properly diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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How does a swollen lymph node at the back of the neck look like? And is it lymphoma?? normal cbc a month ago, 21y\o female, WORRIED??!!!

How does a swollen lymph node at the back of the neck look like? And is it lymphoma?? normal cbc a month ago, 21y\o female, WORRIED??!!!

Not likely: Usually front and side of neck are where lymph node swell or enlarges. Back of neck needs to be checked by your doc, such as lipomas or other growth. ...Read more

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I have a neck and spine pain that hurts more when I move my neck along with a cough and peasized glands in my neck could this be lymphoma I'm so scared?

Unlikely: The symptoms you describe do not in any way suggest a lymphoma. Pea sized lymph nodes are very common in young people and usually not a cause for concern. If you have multiple hard (like hard rubber) lymph nodes that are not tender, be sure to get them checked. ...Read more

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CBC bloodwork done 10 days ago. Came back normal. Found an enlarged node in neck, immobile, a little tender. Lymphoma or leukemia, or just infection?

CBC bloodwork done 10 days ago. Came back normal. Found an enlarged node in neck, immobile, a little tender. Lymphoma or leukemia, or just infection?

Most likely reactive: The majority of the lymph node are reactive.

normal CBC even if it was ten days ago support that.
the protocol is if the lymph node does not go away alone or with a course of antibiotic for two weeks it might need to be biopsy.

the odd definitely are in your favor.

good luck ...Read more

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Had 3 hard lumps possibly lymph nodes on back of hand (tender), below my nose (tender) and on the side of my neck (not tender) for 1 wk. Is it lymphoma?

Had 3 hard lumps possibly lymph nodes on back of hand (tender), below my nose (tender) and on the side of my neck (not tender) for 1 wk. Is it lymphoma?

Hard lumps: Have these lumps gone away or are they still there? If they are still there you need to see a doctor to see if you need antibiotic for an infection or if one of these lumps needs to be biopsied to determine if it is lymphoma. ...Read more

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Very small painless bump back base of skull (near occipital node). Neck is a bit sore/stiff. No other symptoms. No fatigue or night sweats. Lymphoma?

Unlikely: From what you described, lymphoma is unlikely. You may watch and wait. You may feel the node every couple of weeks, if the lymph gland doubles in size, becomes painful, ulcerates, or other nodes become enlarged, or you develop fever, or lose weight, you should see a doctor.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Why am I still losin weight? Blood work was fine. Stool test came back no parasites and no blood in stool. I have a small lump in neck that's moveable lymphoma? I also have a cough and feel fine!

Why am I still losin weight? Blood work was fine. Stool test came back no parasites and no blood in stool. I have a small lump in neck that's moveable lymphoma? I also have a cough and feel fine!

Continue workup: A few screens for malabsorption / maldigestion are in order. A diet history may be helpful as well. Trust you had a thyroid check. Cystic fibrosis and gluten enteropathy are only two of dozens of things that can present at your age. Every 18 year old has at least one small movable lump in the neck -- if it were lymphoma, it'd be obviously abnormal. ...Read more

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My jaw glands and neck are swollen for about a week now, throat sore. All bloodwork came back fine...worried about lymphoma.?

My jaw glands and neck are swollen for about a week now, throat sore. All bloodwork came back fine...worried about lymphoma.?

Infectious problem?: Mono is from the EBV virus, and can cause swollen glands (lymph nodes) and big tonsils. Strep throat can do the same thing, but Strep throat needs antibiotics. Some other infections can cause big lymph nodes. Rarely, blood disorders and blood cancers cause swollen lymph nodes and fatigue (person often gets anemic). This all means that another trip to the doctor would be wise. ...Read more

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Multiple swollen lymph nodes on back of neck and side for months. CT scan shows no lymphoma and im not sick. They won't go away, why? Ent not worried.

Multiple swollen lymph nodes on back of neck and side for months. CT scan shows no lymphoma and im not sick. They won't go away, why? Ent not worried.

Scalp issues: The lymph nodes you described often get enlarged at trivial stimulation, e.g., dandruff. You may wish to try washing your hair and scalp daily, with any shampoo. It may take a few months for the nodes to regress. If the nodes more than double in size, do see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can a dr. Cut out a cyst on back of neck?

Can a dr. Cut out a cyst on back of neck?

Quite often the: Answer is yes. Encourage medical evaluation to find out if this is an appropriate course of action for you. ...Read more

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I have constant aches at back of neck upper?

I have constant aches at back of neck upper?

Strain: Could be several reasons, anything from a cervical sprain/strain to pain because of a disc herniation, or spinal stenosis or myofascial neck pain. Without a more detailed history and physical examination it's hard to determine. I would advise you seek the advice of a local physiatrist, who would be able to help you. ...Read more

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Back of neck is soleing...Is this from smoking?

Back of neck is soleing...Is this from smoking?

NO: I do not think you get swelling in your neck from smoking. ...Read more

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I have dark patches on the back of neck. Can this be diabetes?

I have dark patches on the back of neck. Can this be diabetes?

Can be: Acanthosis nigracans-
see dermatologist; can happen in type 2 diabetes

but usually a band not patches, so do see dermatologist to be sure nothing else going on. ...Read more

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How long will you have pain in the back of neck because of musle spasm?

How long will you have pain in the back of neck because of musle spasm?

Varies: Back/neck pain can take days to truly overcome depending on the severity and treatment. Most pain from muscle spasms can be treated effectively with some rest (initially), medication (anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, pain medications, and/or muscle relaxants), heat/ice and appropriate amounts of low impact exercise/stretching/physical therapy. Immediate flare-ups should continue to improve. ...Read more

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Back of neck tightened up after lifting weights. Can I go back to that weight?

Back of neck tightened up after lifting weights. Can I go back to that weight?

Likely: Sounds like muscle spasms and without other symptoms. Most spasms can be treated effectively with some rest (initially), medication (anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, pain medications, and/or muscle relaxants), heat/ice and appropriate amounts of low impact exercise/stretching/physical therapy. After improving you should be able to return to same weight, unless it does it again. ...Read more

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Excruiating pain in back of neck, fraying and tearing feeling. What could this be?

Excruiating pain in back of neck, fraying and tearing feeling. What could this be?

Instability: Most probably is degenerative changes and weak ligaments attaching the vertebrae in the neck.
Best to see a prolotherapist o try to resolvve this problem without surgery or dangerous drugs.

Find a prolotherapist at www. Getprolo. Com or at www. Aaomed. Org. ...Read more

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I have folliculitis on the back of neck. Is there any medication available for this?

I have folliculitis on the back of neck. Is there any medication available for this?

Dermatology referral: The proper treatment for your folliculitis depends on the type and severity of your condition. Creams or pills are used to control bacterial infections. Creams, shampoos or pills are used to fight fungal infections. Light therapy with a medicated cream and laser hair removal are also treatment options for some cases. I highly suggest you make an appointment to see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Excruciating pain in back of neck, fraying and tearing feeling. How can I deal with this?

Excruciating pain in back of neck, fraying and tearing feeling. How can I deal with this?

Conservatively: If the pain occurred suddenly apply ice and consider otc non-inflammatory medication. Perform active range of motion exercises to loosen up the neck muscles. Your physician can refer you to a physical therapist. If the pain persists, you may require a comprehensive history and physical exam, neck x-ray and possibly MRI for diagnosis and treatment by a specialist. ...Read more

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Fell on the back of neck and lost consciousness for a minute bc of the intense pain. Feeling fine now but why do we lose consciousness bc of pain? Thx

Emergency: If you fall and lost consciousness for any time. .. and hurt neck and back of head. .. always see MD ASAP!! Concussion happen as " brain go back and force " in scull. Also cervical spine (neck) needs to be examined. Any symptoms like yours are considered Emergency! ...Read more

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Have an enlarged bump left side back of neck for 6 months. Dr keeps saying not to worry that it would go away but it hsnt it now seems larger advice?

Have an enlarged bump left side back of neck for 6 months. Dr keeps saying not to worry that it would go away but it hsnt it now seems larger advice?

Lump: In the back of the neck could be several things. One is lipoma which unless symptomatic need not be take out except for cosmetic reason. It can slowly grow. The other is sebaceous cyst which can get infected and a lymph node which, if persistent that long, needs to be worked up. There is also a doweger's hump or simply a fat pad. Tell you doctor in concerns you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Nasuea, pain in back of neck and head. What is it?

Nasuea, pain in back of neck and head. What is it?

Nausea: Nausea assosiated with headaches can be related the the beginning process of a migraine headache. Usually other symptoms associated with migraines are photophobia, unilateral headache, nausea, sometimes vomiting, a aura prior to headache. ...Read more

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Bump on back of neck under my skin?

Bump on back of neck under my skin?

Many things: It could be many things from lymph node to a cyst or soft tissue mass like lipoma
So see a doctor that can examine you and either assured you or treat you ...Read more

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How can I evaluate glands in the back of neck?

How can I evaluate glands in the back of neck?

Get it checked...: We have only few glands in the back of neck and swelling/lumps you feel are often from sebaceous cyst, which if infected can cause pain and may look like the one in picture here. Lymphnodes are typically small and mobile but can get larger and sore if there is infection near-by the area. If it is bothering you, get it checked. Boil can be lanced and may need antibiotic. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why might someone have lumps in the back of neck?

Why might someone have lumps in the back of neck?

Cysts and lymphnodes: We have only few glands in the back of neck and swelling/lumps you feel are often from sebaceous cyst, which if infected can cause pain and may look like the one in picture here. Lymphnodes are typically small and mobile but can get larger and sore if there is infection near-by the area. If it is bothering you, get it checked. Boil can be lanced and may need antibiotic. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does witch hazel remove dark mark on back of neck?

Does witch hazel remove dark mark on back of neck?

Wtich hazel: Not necessarily. If you have a lesion on the back of the neck it may not remove it. However, it is a lot like alcohol when used as a wipe - and could remove soil marks. Please see this site for more info:
http://www. Witchhazeluses. Org/. ...Read more

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What causes bumps on the back of neck near hairline?

What causes bumps on the back of neck near hairline?

Have it evaluated.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can sinus bother the back of your head and back of neck?

Can sinus bother the back of your head and back of neck?

Not usually: Not usually. Paranasal sinuses are located way anterior in facial area. They consist of frontal, ethmoid, sphenoid and maxillary sinuses. ...Read more

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I have a lump on back of neck. Discomforting & hurts at touch?

I have a lump on back of neck. Discomforting & hurts at touch?

Possible abscess: Most likely an abscess (an area of infection that can develop into ball of pus), secondary to an infected cyst or hair follicle, usually fairly painful, swollen, warm, red most of time along with an area that might be yellow-gold.
Fairly common Initially treated with warm compresses (towel soaked in warm water) for 10-15 minutes- 2-3X/day.
If no better, see doctor for possible drainage + meds. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with headache and severe pain in back of neck!?

Cervicogenic HA: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache that was often radiated in the orbital and frontal areas. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a darkened area on the back of neck. Its something like a pimple.

I have a darkened area on the back of neck. Its something like a pimple.

Go to the Doctor: Skin lesions have to be seen to evaluate them. Descriptions do not suffice in the cyber world. Please have this checked out by your physician the next time you see them. ...Read more

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I have a small sist like ball on the left side of back of neck is it dangerous?

I have a small sist like ball on the left side of back of neck is it dangerous?

Cyst: Cysts contain materail. Usually they are sebaceous and not dangerous. Rarely they represent a congenital or serious medical condition. Go to the skin doctor and get rid of it. ...Read more

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I have small spots at back of neck/top of shoulder, do you know what they can be?

I have small spots at back of neck/top of shoulder, do you know what they can be?

No: If new could be irritated hair follicles, if old can be sun damage-need to be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Ii have a soft tissue edema on back of neck with chronic migraines no dr seems to no what 2 do this has been over a year?

Ii have a soft tissue edema on back of neck with chronic migraines no dr seems to no what 2 do this has been over a year?

Related vs Unrelated: Someone who has mysterious symptoms needs to find a primary care doctor who has the time and an interest in the particular type of symptoms. That doctor can evaluate and refer the patient to specialists to figure things out over time. For soft tissue edema, one needs to find out if it really is edema, and then why it's there. A dermatologist, ENT doctor, rheumatologist, and cancer doctor may help. ...Read more