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Nervous.Woke up and felt raised hard pea size lump on back of neck near hairline.Saw nurse practicioner same day.She says bug bite.Sounds wrong.Ideas?

Nervous.Woke up and felt raised hard pea size lump on back of neck near hairline.Saw nurse practicioner same day.She says bug bite.Sounds wrong.Ideas?

Keep an eye on it. : I would just keep an eye on it. If it resolves(which may take weeks to months), i would not worry. However, if it grows or multiplies i would go back to my medical provider. ...Read more

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Pls help, I have a painful, pea sized lump on LHS back of neck, 1cm below hairline. Health has been poor and glands under neck seem enlarged, esp RHS?

Pls help, I have a painful, pea sized lump on LHS back of neck, 1cm below hairline. Health has been poor and glands under neck seem enlarged, esp RHS?

Lymph nodes: enlargement of local lymph nodes may be due to local infection and may get better with the use of antibiotics. please see a physician, you may have a simple easily treatable problem like local infection ...Read more

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My 17 year old son has a pea size lump on the back of his neck under the skin it doesn't move it's just below hairline left side. What could this be?

My 17 year old son has a pea size
 lump on the back of his neck under the skin it doesn't move it's just below hairline left side. What could this be?

Possible cyst: Some individuals have a prominent point at the base of the skull bone in the midline in the back, and could feel like a nodule .Other likely diagnosis would be a sebaceous cyst, which arises from a hair follicle. They are benign and do not need to be removed unless iinfected, or painful, or continue to enlarge, in which case an excision is important to identify the true nature of the nodule ...Read more

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Lump on the back of neck, almost 15 years old, it was pea sized lump with no pain. Since yesterday he is feeling pain with inflammation. Help pls.

Lump on the back of neck, almost 15 years old, it was pea sized lump with no pain. Since yesterday he is feeling pain with inflammation. Help pls.

Lymph node: I'm sorry he isn't feeling well.The lump is most likely an inflamed lymph node. Lymph nodes get bigger and tender when fighting off an infection. The infection may be close by (scalp may have lice or ringworm, a local skin infection, for example). Once the infection clears, the lymph node should also subside. If it doesn't, another reason will have to be investigated. Best to go see his doctor! ...Read more

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Is a very small, half size of pea hard fixed lump on back of neck for over 3 years no change in size a concern, had ultrasound nothing out of ordinary?

Is a very small, half size of pea hard fixed lump on back of neck for over 3 years no change in size a concern, had ultrasound nothing out of ordinary?

Not to worry: We have lumps for all sorts of reasons. They are often small sebaceous cysts or nevi (moles). The fact that it hasn't changed in 3 years is a sign that it is stable and not cancerous. However, if it starts to grow or hurt, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized lump behind right ear at hairline and lump on back of neck right side. What could this be?

I have a pea sized lump behind right ear at hairline and lump on back of neck right side. What could this be?

Cyst/node: The lesion behind the ear could be a sebaceous cyst (when sweat gland gets plugged & forms a cyst), the neck could also be a cyst but enlarged lymph node (may be indicative of underlying inflammation/infection) needs to be considered also. Would recommend evaluation with a Physician. ...Read more

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Son has pea sized, non painful, hard lump on the back of neck. Doctor said lymphnode. However, 9 weeks later it is still present. Moves under finger. ?

Son has pea sized, non painful, hard lump on the back of neck. Doctor said lymphnode. However, 9 weeks later it is still present. Moves under finger. ?

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter (pea sized) and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.What you describe is normal.If concerned review this with the kids doc. ...Read more

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Firm pea sized lump on the right side of the back of my neck at the bottom of my hairline. What is it?!

Firm pea sized lump on the right side of the back of my neck at the bottom of my hairline. What is it?!

Typical for mono: It may be enlarged occipital lymph nodes. It may be sebaceous cyst. It may be... I may continue with long list. See your doctor; let him examine that "pea sized lump". Sorry, can not say better not seeing and touching this lump, and without knowing your history. ...Read more

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6 yr f healthy no other symptoms found a semi hard pea size lymph node on back of neck . Doesn't hurt what to do?

6 yr f healthy no other symptoms found a semi hard pea size lymph node on back of neck . Doesn't hurt  what to do?

Yes: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body.Many in the neck, head, behind the ear are prominent in kids as they are not buried in tissue . At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size to 1 cm or more.Most will shrink down to pre-stimulated size over 3-4 wks. ...Read more

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He has a lump on the back of his neck, it is almost 15 years old, it was a silent pea sized lump with no pain. But he is feeling pain in it sin?

He has a lump on the back of his neck, it is almost 15 years old, it was a silent pea sized lump with no pain. But he is feeling pain in it sin?

Have it checked: It's hard to evaluate such a question online, but it's possible it could be a cyst of some sort or even an enlarged lymph node or even something else. My best advice would be to have his doctor take a look at it and that way he or she would also be able to do a more thorough exam on the rest of him as well to see if there could be involvement of other parts of the body. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a hard,pea sized lump right side of my neck towards the back.noticed 3 months ago,not got bigger or smaller.does it sound serious?

Probably not cancer: IF the lesion has not been growing, it is reasonable to observe this over time. If it grows or new ones occur, I suggest being seen. This could be a noncancerous lymph node or a cyst beneath the skin. If it does not move about under the skin when you push on it and it appears to have a tiny black spot in the middle, it is probably a skin cyst. ...Read more

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I have a pea/marble sized lump on the back of my skull above my neck. It's painless and I've already had it checked but feel like it's gotten bigger?

I have a pea/marble sized lump on the back of my skull above my neck. It's painless and I've already had it checked but feel like it's gotten bigger?

Lymph node: You might be describing occipital lymph nodes which drain the scalp. They could get enlarged if you have any sores or infection of your scalp. Usually not a cause of worry unless it persists without evidence of infection/irritation. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized lump in my neck. right side towards the back. Noticed 3 months ago, not got bigger or smaller. How likely to be something sinister?

I have a pea sized lump in my neck. right side towards the back. Noticed 3 months ago, not got bigger or smaller. How likely to be something sinister?

Sneaky: but not sinister its probably benign as it has remained stable ignore it for awhile and recheck in a few weeks if concerned see your doctor but its a low probability issue ...Read more

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Hello my mum just noticed a pea sized small hard and not moveable lump on the back of her neck just a bit over her hair line it doesn't hurt she is 34?

Hello my mum just noticed a pea sized small hard and not moveable lump on the back of her neck just a bit over her hair line it doesn't hurt she is 34?

Lump: This may be an ingrown hair, inclusion cyst or a burnt out old lymph node. It would have to be examined by a physician to be sure. It may need no treatment if there is no inflammation(redness and tenderness) present. If it enlarges or new lumps appear, more concern is raised and more evaluation and testing are needed. ...Read more

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Hi.Yestrday i found a lump in back of my neck like peas size so hard, little painful, i went dr here says maybe infection, is that true or it could cancr?

Hi.Yestrday i found a lump in back of my neck like peas size so hard, little painful, i went dr here says maybe infection, is that true or it could cancr?

Probably infection: If a lymph node is painful, it is a reassuring sign and likely due to infection. Cancers tend to cause hard but painless node enlargment. ...Read more

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I have a marble/pea sized lump on the back of my head above my neck. It's rock hard and painless and may be growing. My doctor says it should be fine ?

I have a marble/pea sized lump on the back of my head above my neck. It's rock hard and painless and may be growing. My doctor says it should be fine ?

See surgeon: Despite seeing your physician, you are still concerned about the lump. See a general surgeon who can give you another opinion, and perhaps remove it for your peace of mind, and to find out what it is. ...Read more