Lump on back of neck…. Etc

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@RockStar33:  Swollen lymph nodes? Maybe your body is fighting an infection or whatever is making your head itchy caused it to swell. 

Post # 4
welliesMember
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Bumble bee

It could be a problem with your thyroid. I hope everything is OK!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@RockStar33:  I have a few of these. I have one right behind my ear and my doc said it was just a sebeacous (sp?) cyst- the oil from the scalp wasnt draining properly. It has been there for years and hasnt caused any problems. The one on the back of my neck is a lymphnode, but agagun I’ve had it 7 years . If it was something to worry about, it would grow and I would probably not feel so great lol. It’s small and firm- my doc said it’s a shotty node, meaning I fought an infection and it never really returned to normal size. I used to have such anxiety about lymphodes, but now indont since theya re so common when you are fighting something off. If they are bigger than a centimeter and continuing to grow, and sticking around for more than three weeks, then it’s best to get it checked out.  You’re seeing the doc tmr so  that should put your mind at ease. 

Also, I find if I keep prodding at mine, they get really sore, so try your best not to poke at them. If you poke at them, they’ll stay inflammed for longer .

 

disclaimer: I am not a doctor, this is all from personal experience and research

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@RockStar33:  of course. It’s easy to freak out over things that are unknown to you. I’m the same way.

Usually when it hurts it signals an infection but again get er checked out 🙂

Let us know what the doc says!!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

i got one too, it doesnt really hurt though, but my dr looked at it and said it was normal “somewhat” and that shes seen people remove it and it messes with their nervous system and someone couldnt move their head after removing it. so im leaving mine alone. ive had it for about 6 months now.

Post # 11
welliesMember
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Bumble bee

Have you told your doctor about the pain? Every two minutes sounds serious.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@RockStar33:  i had something very similar happen to me in college. i woke up in the middle of the night because my neck felt tender and when i felt around and found the bump on the back of my neck i completely FREAKED OUT.

i went to the doctor the next day and she said it was a swollen lymph node and also asked if i had any sores on my scalp or issues with my scalp which was crazy because i had actually been having scaly, flaky patches on my scalp that i had itched until they bled (sorry tmi). thus, the swollen lymph node in my neck was due to my scalp itching which likely cause them to swell.

the doctor also said that lymph nodes swell up very quickly, but take a long time to “unswell.” 5 years later and every now and then i can feel it in my neck if i’m about to get sick.

breathe and stay calm. i know how scary a lump in your neck can be, but i’m sure everything is fine.

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