What could a lump be on the back of your neck where the hairline starts?
It could be a neck bone spur.
Look for any sores or scratches in your scalp as this could be a swollen lymph node trying to rid your scalp of infection. See a doctor if there are no other symptoms.
If the lump is in the hairline it could be an ingrown hair or a Furuncle, a Furuncle is basically a large infected hair follicle which is red, swollen, tender, and has a central core of pus like a pimple. These require incision and drainage along with antibiotic therapy, failure to keep the neck clean can contribute to these.
A Carbuncle is a collection of Furuncles and are most commonly seen in the elderly, diabetics, and debilitated persons with compromised immune systems. They commonly occur at the base of the neck.
It could also be a Wen or Sebaceous Cyst, these are slow growing benign cyst that can occur on the scalp and contain a white cheesy-like substance. They can be drained but usually will recur unless the cyst wall is removed, sometimes there is just one or their can be several. They are also seen in body builders using anabolic steroids.
There are glands in the back of the neck. These are the occipital lymph nodes, the posterior cervical lymph nodes and the jugular chain of lymph nodes. If we assume that this is a lymph node then most of the time the cause is an infection. The only clinical concern is to rule out any possibility of malignancy. I am leaning towards an infection but given the constraints of the internet I feel that I have not been able to satisfyingly rule out possible malignancy. Ofcourse it could be a myriad of other things which are less alarming. Aneurysms tend to be throbbing on touch (you can feel a very strong pulse there). Being in the back of the neck that wouldn't be a classical presentation.
I would recommend you have someone look at it. There is no
substitute for clinical examination in your case.
A hard lump that is on the back of your neck where your hairline starts is a swollen lymph node. Lymph nodes in that area tend to swell up and become firm in the presence of an ear infection or tooth abscess/impaction - but the infection may not even be prominent. If the swelling persists for months or more, see your doctor and inquire about lymphoma, which is potentially fatal.
- Although this lump could be a lymph node it sounds highly unlikely and it could be an in-grown hair, hard cyst (not cancerous in most cases) or a bony spur. It's best to see your doctor and have it removed if possible.
- Everyone has that lump. It's part of neck and head, it's a joint section.
What could a hard lump on the back of the neck at hairline be that hurts to touch with surrounding tissue very painful?
If you have a concern you should have your physician examine it for you. Read More
GO SEE A DOCTOR! this could be anything from an insect bite to cancer Read More
that is perfectly normal dont worry, but if it is growing or changin shape, then go and see your GP Read More
What could a soft lump on the back of the neck along the hairline be when an ultrasound was done you were told there was no definition to it and you are waiting for the results?
Almost the exact thing happened to my mother, except her lump was closer to her ear. If the lump is soft, there is a great chance it's just a fluid filled cyst. That's what moms turned out to be. Read More
If you have a lump on your back you could have cancer. You should get this checked out by a doctor immediately. Read More
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If you have a hard lump on the back of your neck, it could be a cyst. It could also be a form of a boil. If it does not go away, you should have it checked out by a physician. Read More
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A smelly lump on the back of the head may be an infected abscess. It could also be a sebaceous cyst. Read More
A lump on the back of the head could be a simple knot from hitting your head on something like a cabinet. It could also be a cyst. A doctor is the only person who can diagnose the lump. Read More
What could be wrong A lump on the left side of your neck about an inch above your shoulder you also have a rash with welts on the back of your neck along the hairline you need an answer please?
could be a number of different things. I suggest you see a physician. Could possibly be a tick bite first sign of lymes disease. although without seeing it or additional information it is hard to tell. Read More
What can an unmovable lump on the right side of lower back be it feels as hard as a bone but its not on my left side doesnt hurt to touch it and only starts hurting after work or driving.?
A hard lump on your back could be caused by a pulled muscle. The only way to know for sure would be to schedule an appointment with your doctor to have the proper testing done. Read More
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Yes, it could be scar tissue or a muscle knot. A lump on the back could be connected to a severe problem for the entire body. You need to be more descriptive about a lump. This could be a muscle knot or it could be a cancerous growth. Severe or insignificant must be assessed after a proper diagnosis. This requires more info. Read More
Possibly an ingrown hair or a subasceous cyst. see your GP. Read More
Any lump (painless or not) is cause for concern. I would get it checked out, it may be nothing....but it could be something serious, you should get it checked early. It could be something as innocous as harmless skin lump or it could be something more, go to the doctor to be checked out. Read More
Tumor, Infection or bruise. Read More
My period stopped early and starts the day after an itching stinging lump around my vjj what could it mean?
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What king of doctor should you go see to do a full check from head to toes.i feel like i have a lump on the back of my head?
For a lump on the back of your head you could see a dermatologist (skin doctor) or oncologist (cancer specialist), or possibly an endocrinologist (if the lump has a hormonal cause). For a lump in the back of your head, you could see a neurologist. A general practitioner / family doctor will be able to give you a "top to toe" check up and see if there's anything you need to be referred for. Read More
Lymphoma does not usually present in this manner, I believe you meant to say, could a lump on my back be a lipoma (benign fatty tumor). The above is true, but would like to add that fatty lumps (even hard lumps) are not always cancerous. ANY LUMP should be seen by your doctor so get in there ASAP. It will put your mind at rest. Read More
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Really sore lump on your gum at the back of your mouth none of your teeth hurt but this lump does what could it be?
Possibly a new(wisdom?) tooth emerging. Have a dentist check it out. caryhoneybee Read More
A pea-sized lump on the back on the neck that moves could be a node. However, it is important to get nodes checked out to ensure that they are benign. Read More
A painful lump on the side of the head could be a cyst, pulled muscle, or more serious condition. It is best to get it checked out by a physician. Read More
A lump on the back of your head that is itchy may be from an inset bite. If the lump does not go away, visit a doctor. Read More
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What could a large painless lump be that is located in the back of the head by the base of the neck?
It sounds as if it could be a growth. You need to consult a physician, who may recommend that the lump be removed by surgery. (It's usually a simple, minor operation), tumor Read More
This could just be a benign tumour (not cancerous) or a cyst, which are usually harmless providing they don't obstruct the hamster's usual behavior or organs. However, it could be cancerous, and hamsters are small enough for the cancer to spread quickly and viciously. Vets could remove the lump, but hamsters are tiny and the anesthetic could kill them just as easily as the lump itself. Read More
A lump at the front of the neck could be inflamed lymph nodes, or an increase in one nodule of the thyroid gland which is a butterfly shaped organ in the neck belonging to the endocrine system. At the back of the neck a lump could be a muscle spasm or a problem with a spinal vertebra. Read More
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Depending on how big it is, it could be a bug bite. It could possibly be a spider bite. Definitely stay on it. And find out more. Read More
What do you hamster a few days ago he had a little lump on its back on right side and it lost its fair on the lump and he started scratching it and it starts bleeding now and again what should you do?
The Hampster needs expert medical treatment so you should take it to a vet. Read More
You would need to take your gerbil into to see a Veterinarian to check him or her out. It could be a cancerous lump, or a fatty tumor, etc. but only your Vet would be able to diagnose this. Read More
It could be a growth, so you ought to see a doctor about it. Read More
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There are many things that could cause a lump behind the eye such as cancer. Infection could also cause a lump. Read More
It could be a fatty lump and ANY LUMP should be looked at by your doctor. Usually a specialist will use a biopsy needle to see if fluid comes out of it. Generally these types of lumps are non-cancerous, but one should always have it checked out and perhaps removed if it's a cyst because it could bother you in the future. Read More
Probably an ingrown hair that has turned into a mess of puss. It could also be a cyst that has popped. Read More
A lump doesn't point to one specific diagnosis. This description could be anything. It could be a muscle knot, it could be a growth of tissue, it could be something else. Get it looked at by a good doctor. Thomas A. Bea Try www.webmd.com and see if the symptom-tracker by body-area works from there... gyoderpa... Read More
I think only a doctor can tell you that. I have a lump at the top of my back near the spine which is just a growth. If i were you, the next time you need to see the doc, have them take a look at it. The same if you went for a mole check. Read More
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You didn't mention where the lump was. However, ANY LUMP should be checked out by your doctor. See your doctor as soon as possible. It may have nothing to do with the lump and you could have just picked up a virus or it could be a medication you are on. Read More
A lump the size of a golf ball should be checked by a doctor. This may go away on its own, but if it does not, it should be evaluated for possible needed treatment. Read More