Lump at base of neck

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Avatar n tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! The <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> that is hard could be a lymph node, a cyst, a neurofibroma or harmless collectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on of nerves and fibers. Since it has been there for three years and not growing, any background-color: #dae8f4'>one of these could be a possibility. However it could also be an abnormal spine curvature if you feel it that way. Please cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onsult a physician and get this evaluated since you also have pain in that area.
Avatar f tn I have a <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> about the size <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> a golf ball at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my skull where my spine meets my head. It's been there for about 5-6 mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onths. I never use to get headaches but get them daily now, about the same time of day (late afternobackground-color: #dae8f4'>on till morning. It starts in my neck, then I get a very hot sensatibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on shoot through my head into my eyes. After that (about 15 minutes) I get a shooting, throbbing, sharp pain through my head from neck to eyes.
Avatar f tn I have a <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> about the size <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> a golf ball at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my skull where my spine meets my head. It's been there for about 5-6 mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onths. I never use to get headaches but get them daily now, about the same time of day (late afternobackground-color: #dae8f4'>on till morning. It starts in my neck, then I get a very hot sensatibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on shoot through my head into my eyes. After that (about 15 minutes) I get a shooting, throbbing, sharp pain through my head from neck to eyes.
Avatar f tn I am cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>oncerned about a growing <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my ear background-color: #dae8f4'>on the jawline. It starte two nights ago with acute pain. The size of the background-color: #dae8f4'>lump has grown as has the pain. It is also showing bruising.
Avatar f tn About 3 years ago I noticed a hard mass at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my skull background-color: #dae8f4'>on the left side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my neck. Probably 1/2" large. I hadn't noticed it before. It wasn't painful, it was very hard, fixed, and circular shaped. I had my EMT father look at it, and he passed it off saying it just felt like I had an oddly shaped skull. So, I mostly forgot about it since it wasn't bothersome, and he didn't express cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>oncern. A year or so later, I noticed the same mass.
Avatar f tn I recently notice a big <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my skull. I have been having steroid shots but its lower then where the bump is. It hurts and the ortho doc told me it was ust the bbackground-color: #dae8f4'>one protruding out. I dbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ont believe his dignosis. Any ideas? This discussibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on is related to <a href='/posts/show/203460'>dull pain from base of neck up to right side of skull, with a painfull bump </a>.
Avatar n tn Hi, I just noticed a hump background-color: #dae8f4'>on the back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my daughters <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span>. It looks like she is sort <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> hunch back. I plan to take her to the doctor this week. she is background-color: #dae8f4'>only 12, very tall for her age and just a little over weight in her mid sectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on. she has not started her period yet but surely that doen't have anything to do with it. .I'm cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>oncerned.
Avatar n tn Last night I noticed a <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> background-color: #dae8f4'>on the back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>, background-color: #dae8f4'>on the right side, at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my skull. It's about the size of a penny and doesn't seem to be moving around or anything. It isn't real painful, background-color: #dae8f4'>only if I poke at it. I haven't had any visual issues, nor terrible headaches or nausea or anything. I had my family and a couple friends feel it and they all said it feels like a tensibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on knot.
Avatar f tn But, yesterday I noticed a painful spot (about pea-sized) at the left <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my skull, background-color: #dae8f4'>on the bbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ony bump part right at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span>. It feels like I got hit there really hard with something, and now its bruised and very sore. But I didnt hit my head there and I dbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ont see a bruise. Its very sore to touch it, and now this morning, the tender area is even bigger. It doesnt feel physically any different than the other side. I have the same bbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ony bump background-color: #dae8f4'>on the other side.
Avatar n tn About two years ago, while I was putting it up, I noticed a background-color: #dae8f4'>lump background-color: #dae8f4'>on the back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>. It is under my hair, almost at the hair line, background-color: #dae8f4'>on the left side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> background-color: #dae8f4'>on what feels like the left muscle of the spine, at the base of the skull. I hadn't thought of it in a while, but more recently I have been getting massive debilitating migraines. That's why I decided to ask a questibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on here. It is about the size of a dime, maybe slightly smaller.
Avatar m tn To answer your questibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on, most swollen lymph nodes are due from infectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on and will go away background-color: #dae8f4'>on its own, however I would have the <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> looked at by your doctor if it doesn't go away in a couple <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> weeks (just to be background-color: #dae8f4'>on the safe side). They may want to watch it for a while or try antibiotics. They may also want to draw blood and do a CBC. Good luck and I wish you well.
Avatar m tn It's kind of difficult to tell what type <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> doctor you should see without looking at the <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span>. Is the <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> irregularly shaped at all? Has it grown? Is it visible? I would have the background-color: #dae8f4'>lump checked out by an ENT, either way.
Avatar n tn I have a pea size <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> just below the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my skull background-color: #dae8f4'>on the right side. It comes and goes but is coming more often and is becoming painful and seems to be growing.. is this glands as my doctor says or should I be cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>oncerned and get another opinbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on?
Avatar m tn i have recently discovered a very large and hard <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> to the center and right side. It seems to extend from the very base of my neck (where you swallow) down toward my clavicle. I have had Hashimoto's for about 30 years and take my meds daily. I have also been experiencing hoarseness that will not go away despite reflux treatment. I also have a frequent cough but I do have allergies and get weekly allergy injectibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on. My last thyroid labs in January were good.
Avatar n tn I had a severe head cold 2 weeks ago, background-color: #dae8f4'>one night I noticed a background-color: #dae8f4'>lump background-color: #dae8f4'>on my neck, right a the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> background-color: #dae8f4'>on, beginning <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> the spine. It does not hurt me. It's a soft mass, however at times it feels as if it burns inside of me. Not a pinching feeling but a burn sensatibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on. When I get aggervated it seems to flare. Questibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on #1 what type of doctor do I see for this? Questibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on #2 : Is this something of much cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>oncern? Thank you.
611254 tn?1223918441 My throat will feel tight (like when you are about to cry) and I have a headache that feels like a vise in the back of my head from ear to ear especially when I rest my head back or quickly turn it. The <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> is background-color: #dae8f4'>only background-color: #dae8f4'>on the rt. side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>. It is towards the back but not background-color: #dae8f4'>on the spine and is about 2 fingers below the base of my head. I showed the background-color: #dae8f4'>lump to my orthopaedic Dr. and he thought it could be my muscles bunched up from my neck pain.
Avatar m tn My girlfriend developed a relatively small <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> background-color: #dae8f4'>on the back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> her <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> her skull just above her hairline about 3 inches from her right ear. It developed fairly recently. I am always rubbing her back and neck because she had been in a car accident a couple of years ago and experiences chrbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onic back pain, and did not feel it until 2 days ago. It is not visible background-color: #dae8f4'>on the skin, is about the size of dime or nickel, and causes her pain if pressure is applied.
Avatar n tn I have found a small painful <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my skull background-color: #dae8f4'>on the lower right side--just above the hair line background-color: #dae8f4'>on that bbackground-color: #dae8f4'>one right behind the ear---seemed to come up yesterday----no lesibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on or break in the skin or redness--just painful and slightly squishy--I have an appointment with dermatologist in about 2 weeks---does this seem like a dermatologist issue?
Avatar m tn I have a <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> background-color: #dae8f4'>on the right side <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>, right at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> the hairline. When I noticed it about 6 mbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onths ago it was roughly the size of a dime, hard, not attached to the skin, and whenever I touched it, I got a headache. I also have general neck stiffness, and frequent headaches. Now the background-color: #dae8f4'>lump is about the size of a silver dollar, takes up most of the right side of my neck, and it is flat, hard, and whenever I try to turn my head, it hurts.
Avatar n tn This could be as simple as a muscle knot - which I get all the time due to tensibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on in the neck. Pea size and bigger, albackground-color: #dae8f4'>ong the spinal column at back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> as well as albackground-color: #dae8f4'>ong the sides <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span>. They hurt, and burn, etc...I have gbackground-color: #dae8f4'>one to a physio therapist, who has worked them out. They do come back, and will do so if you have neck tensibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on..(stress, computer work, not standing straight, etc...) I still get them, usually from sitting in the driver seat of my car for too lbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ong.
Avatar n tn For about two weeks, I have discovered a <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> just bellow my hairline (at the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my skull) at the back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my head. The background-color: #dae8f4'>lump is about the size of a wall-nut. It is not painful, and very hard. It is under the skin, unlike a pimple. I went to the doctors, and he seems told me it was nothing to worry about, and that it was most likely a swollbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on gland. However I have never had a swollbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on gland in that locatibackground-color: #dae8f4'>on, and its not painful. Am I looking to much into this?
Avatar n tn I've noticed a <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> at the back <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my skull background-color: #dae8f4'>on the left side. It's hard, extends from a little ways behind my L ear to the middle of my skull and bulges out like a big goose egg. I've had chrbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onic ear problems, feel dizzy and light headed and also have quite a lot of head and neck pain and pain in the area of the "bulge". I saw a Dr. of Otology and Neurotology who said I need surgery background-color: #dae8f4'>on my ear due to a retracted ear drum and mastoid problems.
Avatar f tn I'm a 30 yr old female with anxiety disorder and cbackground-color: #dae8f4'>onstantly under stress. Recently, I noticed a small <span style = '<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>back</span>ground-color: #dae8f4'>lump</span> background-color: #dae8f4'>on my right side, towards the bottom <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'><span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>of</span></span> my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>neck</span> (between the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>base</span> and shoulder). It is painless, moveable, and changes in size throughout the day, but it is never bigger than approximately 1 cm. It feels spbackground-color: #dae8f4'>ongy at times, but then it gets firmer. I've also been experiencing sinus/allergy/rhinitis issues due to the seasbackground-color: #dae8f4'>on. Other than that, I have no other symptoms.