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Small bump on the back of neck felt only when tilting back

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I have a small bump on the back of my neck that I can only when I tilt my head. It doesn't hurt or anything, but it's about the width of a pea. Is it a cyst, pressure build up, or do I need a biopsy?


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Expert:  Dr. Vineel Pampati replied 4 Days.

Hello,

Thanks for your query at DoctorSpring.

Since how long is the swelling present ? Is it soft ? Can you send me a picture ?

In any case it might most probably be a lipoma which is not at all dangerous.

Thank you
Dr Vineel


Patient replied :

Hi Dr Vineel,

It's sort of soft. I went to the doctors yesterday and he said it was a not in the muscle and that I should watch it to see if it grows, but likely it's not dangerous.

I would take a picture but its not really visible. It's small enough about the width of a pea and somewhat raised but not visible by picture.

I asked if this was related to an ear infection I had 3 weeks ago, he checked my temp and ear and all good. He said if its a lymph node that's swollen it would hurt, but it doesn't.

Should I still worry? I just don't want it to be a cyst, tumor, or worse cancer. If it is a knot in my muscle can I treat it with a heat pack, there's no swelling?

Thanks!


Expert:  Dr. Vineel Pampati replied 3 Days.

Hello,

Thanks for the information.

The swelling is on the back of the neck so I don't think it's a lymph node
It's a very common site for lipoma. Moreover it is very soft so don't worry ,
If its growing in size then we can get a biopsy done .

So don't worry.

Regards
Dr Vineel


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Medical School: MBBS, College of Medical Science, Bharathpur.
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