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I have purple patches on the base of my tongue when i look with a mirror. Swollen lymph nodes for 6 month and pain on the back bottom of neck 41f.Help?

I have purple patches on the base of my tongue when i look with a mirror. Swollen lymph nodes for 6 month and pain on the back bottom of neck 41f.Help?

Multiple: You describe multiple problems that may or may not be associated. Purple patches at base of tongue may be your sublingual veins (normal). Swollen lymph nodes and sore neck may be due to chronic infection (teeth, gums, bone, sinuses, etc.) have an examination at your dentist, and ask your physician to refer you to an ear/nose/throat specialist. ...Read more

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Have hard, immovable lump on the tip of collarbone near throat. Stiff and tender in shoulder blades, at base of and sides of neck. Possible cause?

Have hard, immovable lump on the tip of collarbone near throat.  Stiff and tender in shoulder blades, at base of and sides of neck.  Possible cause?

Lymphadenopathy: You need an exam hard lymph nodes that are painful and immovable are worrisome so I would let your practitioner touch it and see if further work up is needed ...Read more

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Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg. With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg.  With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Need surgical eval: These symptoms - suggestive of spinal cord being compressed - need evaluation to rule of cancer or growth causing these symptoms. The other explanation could be herniated disc but you need further evaluation and this is very serious so get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Small lump under skin back of head. Causing slight dull buring in back of head. Lump soft but firm to the touch.New over several months. Need 2 worry?

Small lump under skin back of head. Causing slight dull buring in back of head. Lump soft but firm to the touch.New over several months. Need 2 worry?

Trichilemmal Cyst: The most common sites for trichilemmal cysts are hair-bearing areas, typically the scalp. Clinically, they present as smooth and mobile cysts within the dermis. ...Read more

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I have a lump on back left side of neck under hairline next to spine it's under the skin no movement more rubber than hard feeling changes sizes?

I have a lump on back left side of neck under hairline next to spine it's under the skin no movement more rubber than hard feeling  changes sizes?

Maybe a lipoma: You may have what is called a lipoma. This is a fancy name for a little bundle of fat under the skin. Lipomas are totally benign. However, you should go see your dermatologist to get an exact diagnosis. I'm not happy that you describe it as "no movement". Just get it checked to be sure. ...Read more

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Mild throat pain sits on left of Adam's apple.ear pain on same side.Been 5 days.Smoker for 4yrs.pack a day.Nodes in the back of neck painful touched?

Mild throat pain sits on left of Adam's apple.ear pain on same side.Been 5 days.Smoker for 4yrs.pack a day.Nodes in the back of neck painful touched?

Onset of infection: Sounds like a throat infection is setting up. The painful nodes are a good sign that your immune system is responding to try and fight the infection, whether it is viral of bacterial. Since it doesn't sound like you are getting much better after 5 days, you need to be checked for strep throat and take antibiotics if you are positive. The other outside possibility at your age is Mono. Get seen! ...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 daily headaches for 5 months on the top left side of my head and swollen nontender lymph nodes on the same side of my neck. Help!

I have daily headaches for 5 months on the top left side of my head and swollen nontender lymph nodes on the same side of my neck. Help!

Headache specialist: New Daily Persistent Headache. It has been suggested that this headache may be related to immune changes possibly related to the Epstein-Barr or similar virus but this hypothesis needs further investigation. Fortunately, these headaches are mostly self-limiting. See headache or orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have neck pain on the back side of my neck near my back on the bones. I keep getting some sort of neck pain every month. (usually stiff neck)?

I have neck pain on the back side of my neck near my back on the bones. I keep getting some sort of neck pain every month. (usually stiff neck)?

Soft tissue: At your age, the pain is most likely due to soft tissue inflammation (myofasciitis) or deconditioning or possibly early degenerative disc. If you have had symptoms > 6 weeks i would certainly recommend evaluation with a physician. ...Read more

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Got an bone hard lump on left backside of head above the occipital bone with burning sensation there and on my neck and shoulders. Any ideas?

Got an bone hard lump on left backside of head above the occipital bone with burning sensation there and on my neck and shoulders. Any ideas?

Superior trapezius : The unifying symptom you describe is the broad region of discomfort. This muscle runs throughout the region you describe. Perhaps is spasm in this muscle with tendonitis where it connects to the occipital skull. Your signs and symptoms are odd, and you should see an osteopath to sort this out. ...Read more

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My neck to my shoulder is swelling and I have two lumps on either side of my collar bone the area is sore, Treatment?

My neck to my shoulder is swelling and I have two lumps on either side of my collar bone the area is sore, Treatment?

Your management --: includes a proper Dx first, before any treatment could be initiated for you. With a proper Hx, exam and investigations, your Doc can Dx and hopefully start the appropriate treatment. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What causes non painful lumps on the back of throat?

What causes non painful lumps on the back of throat?

Enlarged lymph nodes: Painless lumps are somewhat more worrisome than painful ones, hence, see your PCP for consultation and tests. ...Read more

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What causes swelling, lump on back of neck near spine?

What causes swelling, lump on back of neck near spine?

Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a tender lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. Other things could be a boil or a lipoma. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Soft lump for years on the top back side of head below skin, every few weeks it enlarges, and radiates severe pain & gets really warm, no head trauma.

Get it checked: The fact you have had it for years makes it less worrisome. Given you have discomfort and are concerned, I suggest getting the lump examined by a clinician the next time it appears. Best of luck. ...Read more