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    I first discovered a lump on my neck towards my scalp when brushing my hair and mentioned it to my doctor who said it was nothing to worry about. Apart from it getting in the way when i brushed my hair i thought nothing of it. Just recently it has become ALOT larger and extremely painful constantly, stopping me from moving my neck and doing basic things even stopping me sleep. I went back to the doctors and they told me it was infected and put me on antibiotics which have done nothing at all. I am going on holiday in a few weeks which i have been looking forward to for a long time and i am worrying that it is going to effect it, it is also stopping me doing the other things i like to do. If i go to my hospitals accident and emergency will they remove the lump? i need to know urgently thankyou





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    I would ring NHS Direct/ NHS 24 to discuss your problem and ask for advice on whether it can be an emergency procedure or not. When I had my cyst removed I was told it was classed as cosmetic surgery. :-/ Good luck!

    The same thing happened to me last year. I had a small cyst on my shoulder for a few years, then over a few weeks it became very large, inflamed and painful. I went to the doctors and he put me on antibiotics, which also did nothing to help my problem. A week later I went to A&E after I found sleeping difficult due to the pain. They operated on me a few hours later under a general anisthetic. The operation left a gaping hole in my back (sorry for being graphic) and everyday for 3 weeks I had to visit a nurse for them to change the packing to allow it to heal from the inside out. I also was going on holiday 4 weeks after my operation, luckily the hole began to heal up and I could keep a self healing plaster on my back through out my holiday. Unfortunately I now have a massive keloid scar which is very unpleasant to look at, and to top it off they didn't remove the cysts roots so another is starting to grow again :0( I would advise to go to A&E to get it sorted as it won't get any better, however, be prepared for the 3-4 weeks care treatment afterwards. Good luck, and I hope you feel better soon do you can enjoy your holiday :0)

    I don't think A&E will help you. You'll just end up waiting for hours!!!! You will probably need to visit your GP and get a referral to a plastic surgeon.

    Hi I am 20 years old and I found a lump behind my left ear it is firm and does not hurt. My doctor gave me a course of antibiotics which did not clear the lump. I then underwent a skull x-ray which came back normal and the doctor told me not to worry about it. However I am worried because the lump is there over a month now and I don't know what is causing it. I am also experiencing stiffness on the left side of my neck and the bone feels harder on the left side of my ear compare to the right side. Thanks





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    hi i have a trapped nerve in my neck wen i turn my neck i get a funny senation in my neck and i keep sleep is that filling is that thruyh the frapped nerve in my neck and i have bent ot my gp but not geting no ware i wonderd if u can help me ty m8





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    Hi my name is Tanya i am 22 years old,i have a lump in my neck and have had it for a good few months now, i have been to the doctors to have it x-rayed ive had my blood taken and the don't no what it is its causing me some discomfort, and i have noticed a smaller one has appeared above it its getting me down and i would like to know if you could help me to find out what it could be as i get very scared that its cancer, the lump does move , and its causing discomfort in the so-rounding area thank you for your help Tanya





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    hi i went through a down patch really bad really and i found a lump in my neak too well it fracked me out badly i lost sleep dint eat and doctors said its fine dont worry its only small well i could not stop worrying and all i did all day is think about it then a couple of days later i found too more well i was bk at the docs again and was insiting i had cancer so docs did all sorts of test to put my mind at ease and then it came bk that there was normel lums in the neak so i had to pull my self together and have a word with my self and i did and now there still there and dont bother me cause i dont feel for them like i did witch makes things always worrs p.s mine also hurt but i bet u dont stop touching it do u leave it alone love and i bet it will stop hurting and please listen to your doc he nos best at the end of the day hes done test and things are fine foget about it lumps are normel in the body your fine love if u dont pull your self out of it then its going to make u ill in your self xx

    I have had pain in my breast bone and swelling in my neck and tightness in my neck for 3 months now the doctors say the pain is reflux and they don't know about the neck swelling ultra sound didn't show anything i am in pain in my neck morning noon and night i have had stomach problems for over 15 years and they put it down to ibs but nothing they give me seems to help and the reflux tablets haven't wither





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    I have found a small pea sized lump on the left of my neck it gives me no bother just a little aching hear and there and as i am quite young it could be nothing. What is the likley explanation?





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    i have a lump on my neck, it started asa spot, thats what it felt like anyway, it never cleared up and now it's sticking out and i can wobble it, it feels like skin growing outwards with a scab on the end, any ideas please?





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    Get it checked out, i had the same thing but have had it for over 10 years and its turned out to be a wart.

    Get it checked out, i had the same thing but have had it for over 10 years and its turned out to be a wart.

    I 44 female .had a small pea size lump on the side of my face /neck .its hard it doesnt hurt at all just bothering me because its notiable and ugly .could it be a sebacus cyst and will i have to see my gp xx wendy





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    Wendy, I have the same thing and gave had it for 10 years . I was referred by the doctor to have it checked and underwent thorough checks . It is a cyst attached to my epidermis and is benign. It can be removed with surgery but I opted to leave it unless it develops into something more which they can do. Don't think it is anything to worry about but get it checked and surgery to remove it is possible.

    hi , i have had a firm lump under the skin on the back of my neck for many years now, but i have never been told what it is?? as its not really grown or caused a problem, the doctor isn't really worried..... it can be embarrassing for me when im intimate and i have been asked what it is and i cannot give an answer........please if anyone knows what it can be i would be really greatful.





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    I have found a lump where my vagina flap meets my inner lump and am really scared that its cancer ..is it normal to get these lumps because its not like a raised spot .. its an under the skin lump. If it is normal what is this lump and how do i get rid of it ? I am 100% certain it is not an std as I am not sexually active in any way! please help





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    i have the same but there was a lot of swelling around the lump and it burst. i dont want to go to the doctor so if anyone can help?

    It sounds like a swollen gland or an infected poor. Sometimes in that area you will get moisture and discharge that can plug a poor and over time get bigger and harder like a pimple or even more like a cyst. Try soaking in a tub of hot water and epsom salt and try to work the lump out (like popping a zit) If not then go to the obgyn and have it checked.

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    hey my sister was diagnosed with nf1 aged 12 as she had a lump on her back which she has had removed which was really saw as she use to catch it my mistake and she use to cry in pain. she started to get a lump on her neck just were the windpipe is and im worried that this will have spread through the neck. and is it possible to have nf1 and only grow a few lumps or even just the one? ?





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    Im 14 and i got diagnosed with Nf when i was 2 over the years i got tumous on my leg and i had them removed but im not embrassed by it at all people make fun of me but i tell them to stuff it and when i was 8 i got diasgnosed with scoliosis and had the surgery when i was 8 and the comment above you can grow small lumps on the body but nf2 can cause bigger lumps all over the body

    Hello Claire. I know how you are feeling, I have NF1 but only have teeny neurofibromas and LOADS of coffee marks and a swelling on the right optic nerve. My 2 sisters have it and my mother and her siblings have it and her late mother had it. My sister and mother have larger neurofibromas that grow quite large sometimes and they grow all over the body. They both often have some removed, sometimes my sister cannot have the entire lump removed in particular she recently had a lump removed from her arm but not all the lump as it was too close to the nerve or something like that. It is possible for neurofibromas to come back and it's possible for more to grow. As ahe gets older she may find she will develop more, on the other hand she may not. NF1 can be quite unpredictable. If you or your sister are at all concerned, please speak to your doctor!!

    I am 28 years and i've had a lump in my right side of the neck since i was young. It's been removed three times and it still grows back. Now i have one in my upper right butt and when this one decides to hurt, it really hurts. The sharp pain travels to the lump in the neck and aches likes crazy. It has left me with a weakend right side of the body and it sucks.





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    I have just turn 50 and have many lumps all over my body, one of which has growing on the arch of my right foot and was becoming quite big ( the size of a 10 cent piece)and about 1cm raised so I pad for private surgery only to fine it started to grow back 3 weeks later and has become more painful then what it was before it was removed

    Im 13 years old. While massaging my neck after sport a few months back, i found a tiny lump. I dont know how, because its so small. Its about an inch above the left collarbone. Painless, pea size. Its a little tender. Its moveable. Ive been researching symptoms for hodgkins and lymphoma and so on, and i dont have night sweats/ itchin etc. cancer scares me, could it be that? I have no symptons whatsoever. The lump camnot be seen, its actually under the skin. Tou couldnt feel it if tou were just touching my neck, only of you were really searching and pressing around. Could it be cancer? In so scared, please help me. Im too scared to tell anyone. I asked my mum to feel my neck and she didnt even notice it, it was that small





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    I also havent lost any weight or feel drowsy etc.

    If your that worried tell someone but you don't have lymph nodes above your collarbone it could be any number of things a cyst a blind pimple it could be a benign tumor I had one on my calf no worries tell your mum shell take you to the doctor and they'll know what to do and don't ever search your symptoms on the Internet because the diagnosis is generally wrong and causes unnessecary worry

    Im 13 years old. While massaging my neck after sport, i found a tiny lump. I dont know how, because its so small. Its about an inch above the left collarbone. Painless, pea size. Its a little tender. Its moveable. Ive been researching symptoms for hodgkins and lymphoma and so on, and i dont have night sweats/ itchin etc. cancer scares me, could it be that? I have no symptons whatsoever. The lump camnot be seen, its actually under the skin. Tou couldnt feel it if tou were just touching my neck, only of you were really searching and pressing around. Could it be cancer? In so scared, please help me





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    Last night I found a small pea shape lump on my scrotum, it isn't connected to any testiciles but it is concerning me as a few people in my family have suffered cancer, it is still there this morning and felt it and it does feel like a cyst to me but last time I went to a doctor about a lump I found in my neck she laughed at me because it turned out to be a lymph node which may not of been serious but my gran died from neck cancer, my uncle spinal cancer and my other aunty survived breast cancer. Just a concerned 23 year old.





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    If a doctor laughs on you change doctor immediately. She should congratulate yourself for your attention to the topic. Please can you see an andrologist? You know what cancer is considering the previous experiences in your family so you can easily understand how important is to check yourself with a specialist. Please do that

    My daughter has had a lump on the back of her neck for about 8 months, it started about pea size but is now about an inch across. It moves and causes her quite alot of pain. she has recently been getting the most severe headaches too. she has a small lump growing on top of her head now too. she has been to the doctors numerous times, she was told it was probably a gland, then a cyst, she was given antibiotics and pain killers for her headaches but the lump is still the same? should we ask for a scan? quite worried about it now.





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    I had a 'lump' in my throat for 5 years! Lots of Drs said it was glands and not to worry.I also had white lumps on both of my tonsils which actually made me sick. I started to choke at night - just stopping breathing. I was terrified. Eventually after lots of tests, endoscopy, barium meal etc 1 Dr decided I should have an M.R.I. scan. They found that I had a lump sitting next to my epiglottis, making my wind pipe close especially at night. I had the lump and my tonsils removed - I can now breathe at night! don't give up! I could feel the lump in my neck - just keep telling them you can feel the lump and write down all your symptoms for the next vist to the Dr! Good Luck!

    ive had a third nipple for 20 yrs just under left breast started getting inflamed and swollen for last 5yrs also on same side at same time lump in grion and also neck and lately found lump on shoulder blade scan couldnt find anything but dr could feel it





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    Hi, I've also been experiencing similar symptoms. Found a lump in my neck in August. Had a ultra sounds scan and it's a lymph node, now I've motoced another lump. Also over the last few weeks I've had the sensation that food feels stuck in my throat





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    I have a small pea sized lump where my thigh joins, i have had it for at least 4months it can be painful, i also also have a similar lump on my neck i was told it was swollen lymph nodes due to unspecific infection! Recently i keep feeling very dizzy and nauseous! I am getting worried





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    ask your doctor about sebaceous cysts. i suffer from them as well.

    Hi I too have a lump feeling in my throat I've had this for a very long time, my left ear hurts also, I have the lump feeling all the time and really hurts when I swallow food and liquids. My voice gets husky I've been doctors on numerous occasions they've either given me saliva pastilles, strong painkillers and after slot of visiting the doctors I've now been referred to an ENT Consultant to whims given me medication for Thrush. Also I have a very sore neck on the left hand side when it first started it was just an ache then the pain went to my shoulder down my arm making my left arm ache. Now I have a constant pain in my neck on still the left hand side again I've been doctors regarding this and again I'm told to take painkillers, I've been referred to Physio about 4 weeks ago and I don't see no change my neck still hurts so much. Please help!





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    Change yr doctors and go and keep on going all the best x

    i have lumps at the back of my throat and there are loads of little ones all around the back of my throat there are lumps i also have coughed up bloody flem and i have been couging i have cold like symptoms and my eyes have gona all red like conjuctivitis iv also had diarrhoea.. i looked up the symptoms and causes of throat cancer and i have all the things im also a smoker and i drink ALOT every single weekend i get very drunk. Im only sixteen so im really scared and worried i actually am crying because i think i have it. Im going to the doctors with my friends today because i cannot tell my parents that i smoke or drink all the time, what will happen if i do have throat cancer will i lose all my hair ? im actaully really scared i dont want to not be able to talk or have a massive hole in my throat. I am really hoping i just have a throat infection but its like alot of lumps and sists at the back of my throat

    I used to have a cyst on the back of my neck. it burst out as an infection twice now. i had a ridding accident 13 months ago and it feels like the lump has twisted and gone deeper under my skin. there is a spot on the back of my neck where it burst before.can i get this removed privately as my doctor is not concerned as it causing me greay discomfort and stopping me working?





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    hi I have a lump on the back of my head and get constant headaches and shooting pain in the same place where the lump is. I have had the headaches for 3 years now and been to a gp twice. the first time I was told the headaches were due to stress, the second time I was told it was due to skeletal muscles problems in my head/neck.but neither gps, who gave very different diagnosis took any blood or did any tests. I still have really painful headaches and a lump and I don't know what to do, can anyone give me advice?





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    I have the same. I was told its nothing to worry about. Do you think it would be a good idea to go to tell them what i think it could be as its really bothering me because im a very busy person and am a college student

    A lump on my neck on side, presumed as a sebaceous cyst recently got infected into an absys, doubled in size & was dark red and painful, i had to cover it with my hair, antibiotics for 3 weeks and it still didnt get better. I then went to Hospital and had it drained through a little cut. A couples of weeks have passed & there is still a little lump left, doc said it's just blood and will go away, but im not sure and constantly worried it will grow & get infected again, think bout it all the time. is there a chance that this will disappear or the lump will stay even after being drained? couldnt go through an infection like that again!





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    Hi there, over the past 2 years or so Iv been having a lump in the throat feeling on or off, i also have neck and shoulder muscle tightness on my left side which is on and off also. My main concern is the lump in the throat feeling which is stressing me out, can somebody advice me of what may be the problem?





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    I am 37 yrs old and have 38 e/f bust size they tend to grow an inch when i have pmt its alot of pressure of my neck shoulders, i have now developed a lump on my neck from carrying my boobs. Shop around for bras as i know they can be expensive, some shops like M&S do multipacks, sainsburys, i normally just shop around but best to try as some manufacturers do different cuts. When i was 15 my bust was also big so i know exactly how you feel sometimes they shrink as someone else i know had big breasts and they shrunk from swimming good luck

    Hi.. I have the exact same symptoms as you.. I have a sore neck to the left of my adams apple, can feel a lump when i swallow, but cannot feel a lump from the outside. I have earache and slight upper back pain. I have had chest xray, neck xray, CT Scan, all clear.... The only problem they saw was i have abnormal nasal... I have had these symptoms for going on for 5 months now, i am petrified.... It is ok when i eat food, and perfect whilst asleep. When i wake up, i can feel it like someone is blowing a balloon up in my throat. I have put slight weight on, and am constipated quite often even though i eat lots of fruit everyday. I am wondering if its my Thyroid, but think any problem there might have shown up on the CT scan. I am on painkillers everyday, some days worse than others. Much more of this and i am going to have to ask for a Ultrasound scan. If you get any results can you let me know and vice versa...... Kind regards. Jayne.

    I found a small/hard lump on the inside left wall of my vagina over a year ago. My doctor could not find it and sent me packing. I now have a larger, softer lump on the neck of my cervix. Really worried, but had smear test days ago and waiting for appointment with different doctor to discuss. Why do doctors dismiss if they can't find it - we know our bodies!





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    Hi I have he same. What did your doc say?

    I have a small lump appear next to a mole i have had on my neck for years. Is this something i need to worry about? Please help!x





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    hi I have just tured 17 and I found this lump on my neck it looks like a one of my freks but it has a bump to it what would it be





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