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I have a large bump on the top of my spine below my neck. It is very hard. Is it worrisome? I also have 3 swollen lymph nodes I'm getting a biopsy on.

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Dr. Lewis Hassell
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In brief: Hard bumps

A hard bump in the skin at your age is most likely benign, perhaps an inclusion cyst, or an osteoma cutis.
If the lymph nodes are related to the lump, they could also be reacting to an inflammatory process, though that might be more painful than hard. Have the doctor look at the skin bump when they evaluate the lymph nodes.

In brief: Hard bumps

A hard bump in the skin at your age is most likely benign, perhaps an inclusion cyst, or an osteoma cutis.
If the lymph nodes are related to the lump, they could also be reacting to an inflammatory process, though that might be more painful than hard. Have the doctor look at the skin bump when they evaluate the lymph nodes.
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