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Doctor insights on: Painless Lump On My Neck Muscles Symptoms

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I have a lump on my neck and if I clench my teeth my neck muscles expand and the lump is more prominent, what could it be?

I have a lump on my neck and if I clench my teeth my neck muscles expand and the lump is more prominent, what could it be?

Suspicious lump?: Regardless the cause... I would advise you to have the lumps on your neck examined by a primary care specialist (e.g. ENT, OFP). Any suspicious lump that does not resolve itself in 2-3 weeks should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Large hard lump in middle of my back, directly in the center, between shoulder blades. No pain where lump is, muscle to the left, neck and shoulder ar?

Large hard lump in middle of my back, directly in the center, between shoulder blades. No pain where lump is, muscle to the left, neck and shoulder ar?

See a doctor: how long have you had it? you should have it looked at by a doctor, but the most common thing there is lipoma, which we leave alone if it doesn‘t bother you. However, we never truly know what it is unless we remove it and do a biopsy. If someone tells me it has been present for years, I just leave it alone. ...Read more

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Small 1 CM lump where neck meets shoulder, firat noticed over a month ago. Painless, underskin down toward the muscle. Is 14 years old.

Small 1 CM lump where neck meets shoulder, firat noticed over a month ago. Painless, underskin down toward the muscle. Is 14 years old.

See your doctor: This could represent a swollen lymph node if it's closer to the neck. However, given that it's 1 cm and persists, this should be evaluated in person by a doctor. It might require x-ray imaging or even biopsy to ensure that it's benign and not representative of some kind of malignancy. Don't panic, just be cautious and have it evaluated soon. ...Read more

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3mm lump on the scalene muscle where my shoulder meets the neck. Feels rubbery, no pain, skin moves over it. I noticed it about a week ago, thanks?

3mm lump on the scalene muscle where my shoulder meets the neck. Feels rubbery, no pain, skin moves over it. I noticed it about a week ago, thanks?

Lesion: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Pea sized lump on trapezius muscle, on shoulder/upper back not neck, hard, immobile and painless, feels like it's attached to the muscle, what is it??

Pea sized lump on trapezius muscle, on shoulder/upper back not neck, hard, immobile and painless, feels like it's attached to the muscle, what is it??

Trigger point?: Could be a lymph node, an area of muscle fibers that contracted and formed a small mass (overuse or after trauma) and/or may represent a "knot" or trigger point that can respond to tissue massage. If not growing or and painless ok to observe;get it checked out if growing/painful or persists (to make sure it's not something serious like a malignant growth) ...Read more

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Can tight neck muscles cause stinging eye pain and temple aches? Been havin these symptoms for 5 years started after being stressed a lot

No: Tight muscles may occur in association with variety of conditions including stress. The tight neck muscles are not usually associated with stinging eye pain. ...Read more

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I've had a pretty hard lump on my neck for as long as I can remember, only on the right side. It almost feels attached to muscle. Should I be worried?

I've had a pretty hard lump on my neck for as long as I can remember, only on the right side. It almost feels attached to muscle. Should I be worried?

Have it checked: It is always a good idea to have a unilateral (on one side) area that is different from the other side examined to be sure that there are no issues present. Without it being examined by a physician there is no way to know if it is typical or not. Please have your doctor look at it to help determine how next to take care of it, if needed. ...Read more

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Why do infants have such weak neck muscles?

Why do infants have such weak neck muscles?

Big head!: Infants have overall relatively low muscle tone and coordination because they have not used their muscles much, and their neurologic systems are still developing. Neck muscles seem especially poor in part due to the relatively large head which is out of proportion to the neck to begin with. ...Read more