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Hi! Have hard lump at back of my head, more to right side and slightly more up than hole where head meets neck. What could this be? It's not painful.

Hi! Have hard lump at back of my head, more to right side and slightly more up than hole where head meets neck. What could this be? It's not painful.

Most likely: Most likely a sebaceous cyst, lipoma, or lymphnode. Difficult to say without an in person examination. Usually these are not dangerous but can cause some complications.
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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I have small a little hard non movable lump on the of my head / neck above hairline it does not grow in size not painful its under skin / scalp help?

I have small a little hard non movable lump on the of my head / neck above hairline it does not grow in size not painful its under skin / scalp help?

See MD to b safe: Probably should have it checked out by a doc to be on safe side. If it is not growing larger that's a good sign, but if it's hard and not moveable that "could be" a more serious growth. Hard to say without an actual exam. ...Read more

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I have small a little hard non movable lump on the of my head/neck above hairline it does not grow in size not painful its under skin/scalp do I worry?

I have small a little hard non movable lump on the of my head/neck above hairline it does not grow in size not painful its under skin/scalp do I worry?

Cyst: Its probably a cyst. At some point, if it grows, causes problems, or you just don't like it, surgical removal ca be done. Usually an outpatient procedure with local anesthesia. You should have it looked at by your primary care provider on be sure. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Hard, painful lumps behind both ears, bk of head & bk of neck. Severe pain&stiff nk, hdache, sic 4- 3.5wks. 2 rnds antibios. Still not 100%.?

Hard, painful lumps behind both ears, bk of head & bk of neck. Severe pain&stiff nk, hdache, sic 4- 3.5wks. 2 rnds antibios. Still not 100%.?

See doc again: It's not clear to me that you have been correctly diagnosed. You may need a biopsy of a lump to determine diagnosis. See the doctor, or a different doctor, again. ...Read more

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Small, hard lump on the back right side of my neck. Not painful but doesn't seem to be attached to the skin. I'm worried it could be an aneurysm?

Small, hard lump on the back right side of my neck. Not painful but doesn't seem to be attached to the skin. I'm worried it could be an aneurysm?

Not an aneurysm: Most likely a sebaceous cyst or lipoma. See dermatologist for removal. Not malignant but grows over time and becomes cosmetically unacceptable ...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 found a hard non mobile lump under the skin that is on my upper back it is painful to the touch. It is where the shoulder and neck meet.?

I found a hard non mobile lump under the skin that is on my upper back it is painful to the touch. It is where the shoulder and neck meet.?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. Stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. See doc for proper diagnosis because it could be more serious. ...Read more

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I had acupuncture today on my neck shldrs& lwr back, I have hard round and painful to touch lumps under my skin where some needles were. Concern?

I had acupuncture today on my neck shldrs& lwr back, I have hard round and painful to touch lumps under my skin where some needles were. Concern?

Pickering?: If your provider pickered trigger (ashi) points this could lead to tenderness and swelling. In this situation - it is a normal reaction. ...Read more

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I found 2 lumps on my neck 3 weeks ago, one under my ear and one at the side of my neck. They are hard, don't move and aren't painful. Help?

Get medical check up: You must get a medical examination done as soon as possible. Hard lymph nodes are worrisome especially if they are bigger than one Cm in size. A biopsy may be indicated to determine the cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have been in severe pain for years. I now have a painful, hard, pea sized lump under the skin on the side of my neck. I can't find a doctor to help?

I have been in severe pain for years. I now have a painful, hard, pea sized lump under the skin on the side of my neck. I can't find a doctor to help?

Go to ER: Although this should not be your first choice in getting health care but given that you can't find a doctor to see you, the ER would be the best option to get the help you need. ...Read more

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I have a hard immovable lump below my ear between my neck and jaw. It's not painful and I've noticed it getting better. I also have headaches?

See a doctor: Any hard lump in that area, wether it's getting better or not, needs to be checked out to rule out cancer especially if it is hard and immovable. ...Read more

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Hard lump under jaw left side of neck. Been for scans. Biopsy and lymph node removed 3 weeks ago. Lump still there and more painful, what could it be?

Wait for report: Wait for biopsy report, if it is benign, it is post operative reaction and will subside in couple of wks, speak to your surgeon if any treatment (s) are required based on the report. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on the back of my left ear. It is painful to touch and doesn't move. Slight pain in neck and ear and slight hearing loss.

I have a hard lump on the back of my left ear. It is painful to touch and doesn't move. Slight pain in neck and ear and slight hearing loss.

Be seen: I would not hesitate to be seen, especially if there is hearing loss involved. The most likely explanation is that you have an ear infection with fluid in the ear reducing your hearing and the lump you feel is an inflamed lymph node. Lymph nodes become enlarged and tender in infectious conditions. ...Read more

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Painful lump on left side of hard palet, now having pain in left side neck glands and ear. Sever pain and hurts to swallow what could it be?

Painful lump on left side of hard palet, now having pain in left side neck glands and ear. Sever pain and hurts to swallow what could it be?

It could be from....: ....a bad tooth in the area.........
see an oral surgeon asap to evaluate.
there are many things that you MAY have
and some can be very serious

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Hard lump right below my chin, below the bone, higher than thyroid or Adam's apple, can be felt and seen when I tilt my head back. Hard to swallow.

Hard lump right below my chin, below the bone, higher than thyroid or Adam's apple, can be felt and seen when I tilt my head back. Hard to swallow.

Lump: Without delay you should have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. It is most likely they will order images and decide what to do next. May send you to a primary doctor or a specialist.
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V hard lump on neck, under ear behind jaw, comes & goes. Not v painful but aware of. On amtrymitline for headaches. Seen dentist & doc all blood work ok?

V hard lump on neck, under ear behind jaw, comes & goes. Not v painful but aware of. On amtrymitline for headaches. Seen dentist & doc all blood work ok?

Neck mass: Se an ENT as this could be a sebaceous cyst, a lymph node or parotid gland neoplasm, among other things. It warrants an exam and possibly imaging, followed by a biopsy or removal of the mass. ...Read more

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I've had a swollen hard immovable lump at the right side bottom of my head (top of neck) for a good few years. No change in size. Is this concerning?

I've had a swollen hard immovable lump at the right side bottom of my head (top of neck) for a good few years. No change in size. Is this concerning?

If you are certain: That this is not part of your skull then I would recommend your doctor evaluate this. Painless, hard, immobile subcutaneous masses should be examined and possibly biopsied. ...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

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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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A hard lump on the right side of my neck that is very sore whenever I touch it or turn my head its about the size of a dime?

A hard lump on the right side of my neck that is very sore whenever I touch it or turn my head its about the size of a dime?

Lymph node: This could be a lymph node that is swollen. A node can get infected or it can swell in reaction to an infection in the head/neck area. You should have it checked by a doctor. ...Read more