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Lump on neck

bsf710

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Yesterday I discovered a lump at the nape of my neck, more towards the right side. Didn’t take much notice at first but now I’m starting to worry a bit.
I don’t know how long it’s been there, I don’t usually touch the back of my neck often but I don’t think I’ve always had it.
It’s not a lymph node I don’t think, it’s quite firm and not moving, which is why I’m nervous.
I know lumps and bumps are a common health anxiety fear but I’m really worrying. Has anyone else had similar?
 

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Probably a normal anatomical structure. It wouldn't hurt to mention it to your doctor if you feel like it's abnormal, but yes, this is a very common concern for us health anxiety folks. The body is full of seemingly odd lumps and bumps, and if we go looking (or sometimes by accident, as in your case) we can find them.
 

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Exactly where?
I’d say just under the hairline, on the right side near the middle if that makes any sense. It’s on a pretty muscular part of the neck I just don’t know the anatomical name for it.
 

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I’d say just under the hairline, on the right side near the middle if that makes any sense. It’s on a pretty muscular part of the neck I just don’t know the anatomical name for it.
Could possibly be a occipital gland.
 

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The most common lumps or swellings are enlarged lymph nodes. These can be caused by bacterial or viral infections, cancer (malignancy), or other rare causes.
Swollen salivary glands under the jaw may be caused by infection or cancer. Lumps in the muscles of the neck are caused by injury or torticollis.
Can also be thyroid nodules.
 

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The most common lumps or swellings are enlarged lymph nodes.
Where did that information come from? That's a very broad statement. For example, swelling or lumps in the fingers are almost certainly never lymph nodes... :D
Can also be thyroid nodules.
Quite positive this is a bot account. Search for the first two sentences (same with its other posts) on Google and you'll find verbatim copies.
 
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I have the exact same thing. Mine is new too. Discovered it by accident
 
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