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Found sudden hard lump on neck yesterday. Near back of neck. Don't smoke, don't drink. It isn't painful. Is it pinched nerve? No infection. I worry.

Found sudden hard lump on neck yesterday. Near back of neck. Don't smoke, don't drink. It isn't painful. Is it pinched nerve? No infection. I worry.

Skin: This is likely a skin issue like an ingrown hair or small abscess. Have someone look at it or take a picture so you can see it. If it gets larger or hurts more the go see your Doc. ...Read more

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Lump on neck right side, harmless?

Lump on neck right side, harmless?

Depends: If its been there only a short time and hasn't changed in size, probably harmless. If enlarging and chronic, that would be more concerning and worth a doctor visit. ...Read more

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What to do about a painless hard lump on neck?

What to do about a painless hard lump on neck?

Have it checked: Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things ranging from from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious things like cancer. Any neck lumps in someone who smokes are especially worrisome and should be checked by a physician. See your doctor so he/she can do an exam and recommend a specialist if needed (like an ENT doctor). ...Read more

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Can feel tiny lump on neck right side, can feel it feel only when i press hard on it. Is it bad?

Can feel tiny lump on neck right side, can feel it feel only when i press hard on it. Is it bad?

Neck lump: lymph nodes are commonly found in the neck to be enlarged when fighting an infection. Lumps that are changing should be evbaluated ...Read more

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How to treat muscular lump on neck?

How to treat muscular lump on neck?

Needs evaluation: A lump may or may not be muscular. Lumps always need consideration for a biopsy because rarely this can be a tumor and I have even seen a muscle tumor due to the muscle swelling in the neck. Your physician will need to evaluate you and decide the best course. ...Read more

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The lump on neck changes in size often. Thinking it's a trigger point? Thoughts?

The lump on neck changes in size often. Thinking it's a trigger point? Thoughts?

It depends: A trigger point is the presence of tiny knots along a muscle fiber and when pressed may causes severe pain (jump sign). If you are saying a non painful lump on your neck and there is no limitation on your range of motion. It is unlikely to be a trigger point. Have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Lump on neck lymph node, what is it?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more