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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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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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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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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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I woke up a few days ago to find a small hard unmovable lump on my lower, back head and a movable small lump on the back left lower side of my neck?

I woke up a few days ago to find a small hard unmovable lump on my lower, back head and a movable small lump on the back left lower side of my neck?

?nodes: These may be enlarged lymph nodes in the posterior neck chains. In the absence of other symptoms like a rash in the neck or scalp, or viral like syndrome, we would simply recheck these in a week to see if they're receding or enlarging or whether new nodes have appeared. In case of the latter, your MD would order appropriate tests which could include a biopsy. ...Read more

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Hard small symmetrical lumps deep under skin in the middle of neck.Also, small hard symetrical lumps 2in below middle of neck.pain when pressd hard?

Hard small symmetrical lumps deep under skin in the middle of neck.Also, small hard symetrical lumps 2in below middle of neck.pain when pressd hard?

Not sure: it is not likely anything serious. It could simply be the bones of your spine you are feeling or a small fatty growth under the skin. See your physician for an exam. ...Read more

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Small lump on the back of my neck near my spine. Several months ago it popped with a soft material. Will not go away and is under skin, painless, moves?

Small lump on the back of my neck near my spine. Several months ago it popped with a soft material. Will not go away and is under skin, painless, moves?

Epidermal cyst: Epidermal cysts are benign, but they are a nuisance, because they periodically go through the cycle that you described. Eventually it will swell up and pop again, discharging evil-smelling toothpaste-like stuff, and later on it will do it again... So you should have it removed. Any dermatologist can do it in the office with local anesthetic. Minor surgery. No hurry. ...Read more

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I have two small lump like stuff beneath the skin in the left side of my neck....What are they? It hurts when i move my neck...

I have two small lump like stuff  beneath the skin in the left side of my neck....What are they? It hurts when i move my neck...

Lymph node?: Sounds like lymph nodes. How long has it been there? If it's been there for more than four weeks, and it's palpable, and there's really no reason for it to be there, it should just be taken out for definitive diagnosis by a pathologist, truth be told. Testing from the outside (ultrasound, CT scan) is often unreliable in this context. ...Read more

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I was sick about a month ago and since then I've had a small bean sized lump on my neck which moves around under my skin. It is not visible.

I was sick about a month ago and since then I've had a small bean sized lump on my neck which moves around under my skin. It is not visible.

Lymph node: This is most likely a lymph node that enlarged during your recent illness and may slowly recede over time. Sometimes the node permanently remains as a burned out small mass and is not significant. If the mass in your neck enlarges,becomes tender or if new masses appear, see your Physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Small lump felt back of neck. Was there months before but grew suddenly. Redness around right now but firm and attached to skin. What is this?

Small lump felt back of neck. Was there months before but grew suddenly. Redness around right now but firm and attached to skin. What is this?

Probably a cyst: These can get infected and need treated with antibiotics. They can grow and get larger. They may need to be surgically removed. Your doctor can evaluate and treat. ...Read more

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My 1 year old daughter has a small pea sized lump under her skin on the right side of her neck and has had it for a few months now, what is it?

My 1 year old daughter has a small pea sized lump under her skin on the right side of her neck and has had it for a few months now, what is it?

Lymph node: There are many lymph nodes in the neck and back of the head that are often more noticeable because they are located where our fat pads don't hide them. If you feel around you should find several the size of a pea ; sometimes bigger.They can increase to the size of a big peanut if stimulated by local factors, illness or vaccines.I would just monitor it or have doc see it during regular visit. ...Read more