Hard lump in neck muscle

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Avatar n tn Hi, 23 y/o female........I have a question regarding a lump in my neck muscle. It has been there for about a year and I dont think it has grown any larger. It seems to be located deep to the sternomastoid muscle just under the mastoid process of the skull. My doctor said it felt like a trigger point...however it does not hurt at all and feels like it is almost inside or attached to the muscle.
Avatar f tn The lump is inside the muscle in the back of my neck so you kinda have to dig in to touch it. It doesnt cause pain by itself so if i hadnt that pinching pain i wouldnt probably realised its existance but its nature (hard and immovable) causes me a lot of stress if it is sth more malignant. Recently i have done normal blood tests and for stds and everything came out normal. Could it be lymphoma or an other form of cancer?
Avatar f tn I am worrying about the hard lump in muscle under armpit. thumping pain in my right hand, arm, neck and jaws. Tingle and feel tight in my hand and fingers. Headache and fever.. feeling hot at nights... Please tell me if anyone got this similar systoms..I am seeing the doctor tomorrow. I am scared..
Avatar f tn The nutritional deficiency resulting from these gut issues can also cause muscle twitch. A hard lump in the neck at the back could be a swollen lymph node, a cyst or a neuro fibroma which is a harmless collection of nerve and fibrous tissue. There are more chances of it being a lymph node as you also have tinnitus and pain in your ears. This could be due to impacted wax or due to infection. You will need to consult an ENT for this. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar f tn In October 2009 a lymph node in my neck was incredibly swollen and the swelling spread (only on one side of my face) and caused the right side of my face to double in size, I went to a doctor and they didn't know what it was so they just gave my antibiotics. The swelling then decreased, but I had noticed that one particular lymph node on my right side just under my jaw remained slightly swollen, but it didn't hurt and wasn't fixed so I wasn't concerned.
Avatar f tn You probably should see an ear nose and throat doctor if you can go straight to one. They can feel it and decide the next course of action. I had a lump in my throat that was hard and they thought it was a tumor but it was a muscle knot. But I have myofascial pain syndrome. So they did a CT scan on me. They may also want to rule out acoustic neuroma due to your symptoms. Any dizziness or vertigo? They also have to rule out a tumor. So they will probably do what they did to me and do a CT scan.
Avatar m tn I had acdf surgery on March 4 and I have a hard lump at the incision site. My pcp sent me for an ultrasound to check for an absess but there was none. Does anyone know if this normal?
Avatar n tn It is a hard (bone hard) mass about 1cm under where my neck muscle meets the skull (the sternomastoid). It does not move at all nor does it hurt. It also has no give when i press it and feels like a bone. However I know there are no bones here..the only one in the area is the mastoid of the skull but it is below it. I noticed it about 8 months ago...does not seem to have gotten any bigger.
Avatar n tn It is a little soft but still hard. I also have a hard bump on the back of my skull/above my neck. I've had these for like years now...I'm not worried though.
Avatar n tn Hi, 23 y/o female........I have a question regarding a lump in my neck muscle. It has been there for about a year and I dont think it has grown any larger. It seems to be located deep to the sternomastoid muscle just under the mastoid process of the skull. My doctor said it felt like a trigger point...however it does not hurt at all and feels like it is almost inside or attached to the muscle.
Avatar f tn Now the other day I found a hard small fixed lump on my mastoid muscle behind my right ear but I am not sure if I have had this always or if it just arised. I have been having slight ear pain for about a month now in my right ear and I went to an ENT and he said it was from allergies. Now after finding this lump I'm so scared it could be causing my pain and that it could be something serious. I would appreciate any advice or if someone has had this before let me know.
1242672 tn?1268365061 Most likely, your symptoms may be due nerve irritation in the cervical (neck) spine because of injury or prolapse due to neck lump where contact between the edges of the vertebrae can cause neck pain. In few people, this pain may be referred and perceived as occurring in the back of head, shoulders, arms or chest, rather than just the neck. Other symptoms may include vertigo, nausea (dizziness) that you felt. Other symptoms are like neck pain and stiffness can be intermittent.
Avatar n tn The lump could be many different things, not necessarily cancer. I have forgotten the statistics now, but the percentage of lumps that are cancerous (in both animals and humans) are lower than we think. But it's natural to be concerned, and only a check-over at the vet's can put your mind at rest. Was the id chip put in recently? There is a possibility there might be a reaction. If the lump came up really quickly, it is possible it might be an abscess (?
Avatar m tn The internal end of the bump is rather rubbery and can move around, so the majority of the object is not firm like its protrusion in my neck muscle. The mystery thickens...I have no idea what this thing is. Any ideas?
Avatar n tn Hi im 19 and experiencing the same thing in between my neck and shoulder area. The lump feels like ball.. I can feel its spherical shape and can move it around. Ita not painful, but if anything comes in contact, i can feel some pain. What is it?
Avatar f tn I've had mono before, but that was 3 years ago, and I don't have a sore throat, only the swelling in the muscle and the swollen lump. It hurts for me to even move my head. Should I be worried? What could this be?
Avatar n tn I have a hard, pea sized lump under the skin in my pubic area (less than 1/2 inch above clitoris and slightly to the left). It's not visible at all and can only be felt by touch - I first noticed it about 1 1/2 months ago. Went to my obgyn and she quickly told me it seems like an ingrown hair and I should put warm compresses on it. She even said it looked like a white head was coming up. Well, the compresses didn't work.
Avatar m tn It appears to perhaps be attached to a vein. It is about an inch below the back of my hairline on the right side of my neck. the lump is very hard and the size of a pea or a beebee (sp?). I noticed this first two days ago not long after getting a particularly large insect bite about an inch or two from the spot. I'm not sure if these two are related. I've tried to rub it out, thinking it was just a tiny tense muscle knot or something, but it isnt going anywhere.
Avatar f tn The migraine is always on my right side and always accompanied by a severe muscle spasm in the right side of the back of my neck. I feel the lump there and when I don't have the migraine the lump is gone. When the migraine goes away my neck and upper shoulder muscles are very sore. I had whiplash from a car rear-ending me in 1991 and the migraines have been occurring ever since. I have degeneration in two discs in my neck. Is there anything I can do to get rid of these migraines?
Avatar n tn well the scar seems to be healing alright however, now there is a lump in my neck right in the middle where the incision was. is this scar tissue or what? and will this go away? its been there since the operation it seems but it doesnt seem to be going away, any thoughts? its quite noticeable (especially to me and when i swallow) and there is some pain upon waking and when i press on it.
Avatar n tn There are many lymph nodes over anterior aspect of a neck, especially along a muscle, named sternocleidomastoid muscle. Oppositely, there are much less lymph nodes that can be found over posterior side of a neck. In my opinion, lipoma( one kind of common benigh tumor) may be taken into consideration, which has characters of round or oval shape, smooth border, firm but not stony hard consistency and freely movable.
Avatar f tn Instead of giving the injections either in the scruff of the neck or in the large muscle of the hip, the protocols were changed to administer the injections in the leg. With the injections being given in the leg, if a cancerous tumor DID develop at the injection site, the leg could be amputated and the life of the animal could be saved.
Avatar n tn Last night I noticed a lump on the back of my neck, on the right side, at the base of 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, 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 tension knot.
Avatar m tn I have a small lump on my neck, it is on the right side about halfway up. It is quite small, probably not much bigger than a pea and it feels like it is located on the neck muscle (of course I suppose it could be behind it and pushing the muscle, I am not qualified to say but I don’t think so). I have played sport before and it feels to me exactly like the kind of scar tissue you can get after a pulled muscle.
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you? Yes you are right this lump could be a tumor. It could also be an enlarged lymph node in response to an infection. An aneurysm is very unlikely as they do not occur on the back of neck and are throbbing. Please get yourself clinically evaluated. Take care!
Avatar n tn My mother has been having worsening symptoms for 3 years, without any explanation or real help. It all began with muscle spasms in her neck (she has some disc degeneration), which progressed to intense anxiety (unable to be controlled without Clonipen sp?) and now burning tongue, loss of bladder control, diareah, insomnia, a lump in her throat, and it all seems to be positional.