Lump on neck

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Ok so a few days ago I noticed the right side of my neck has this lump. Its not protruding and noticable but when I rub my fingers on it I can feel a slight lump or raised area. Its kinda on the sternocleodemastoid muscle in the neck. I don't feel anything like that on the left side. I was thinking that it could be a knot/tight muscle.

It's kinda in the area where the side of the neck meets the backs of the neck.

I'm really freaking out and my HA is making it worse, because I'm thinking what if it's cancer or somthing. I know this guy who had thyroid cancer and his neck was getting bigger. My neck is relatively small and it still looks the same size.

Also I noticed it a few days ago, when I woke up that morning I was sleeping on that side and my neck was in a weird position. That's when I discovered the lump/knot/tightness but I feel like what if it was there before and I hadn't noticed.

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    Hi there can you provide an explanation where it is ? In more detail.
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      Okay so imagine your neck is a box it's like right at the angle where the side of your neck meets the back of your neck. The size of the lump is like a small avocado in a oval shape, but the oval is horizontal

      I really dont know if any of this makes sense.

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  • Posted

    Is it painfull?

    Could it be a cyst ?

    If your under a great deal of stress it sound like a knotted muscle. You need a good massage.☺

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    HI WorryBunny.I have same cancer issues everytime I get a pimple starting.I have felt this way for so long that I just feel the worry a bit but once I keep checking it ,it only gets worse.Now it has amounted to nothing so many times I just say oh well.Looks like I am about to die again,and seem to be able to push these worries away with humor.Funny , though even still after all these years I still actually feel at first that it is serious.If it is a muscle knot take one finger and apply a bit of pressure,then move it in a circular pattern and see if you can massage it out.
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      Thank you for your advice

      I'm trying not to stress it because cancer doesn't run in the family, but then again who knows I could be the first.

      Also about 6 months ago I had a physical and multiple blood work done for some other problem but everything was in normal levels or a little below. I still feel all that was very recent so I'm hoping nothing changed within that time period.

      I also try to blow the irrational thoughts out because I noticed the lump/knot after I had slept in a weird position that morning.

      I'll try to use a heating pad to relax the muscle and massage it out. Thnx

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    Does it happened to be below your ear or to the side of it?Could be a swollen lymph node.
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      So location wise, think about the distance between the base of the skull to the shoulder , it's right in the middle.

      But more towards the back of the neck than the front.

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      Id bet on a tight muscle or a sebaceous cyst.If it is a cyst they usually arent anything to worry about,ive had mine for years.If its still there in a week get it looked at so you dont have to worry anymore.xx
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      Thank you lee, I just started massaging it again and now I felt a pea size thing like a swollen lymph node, but you have to press to feel it, tomorrow I'll make a trip to see my doctor.
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    I just wanted to inform everyone who replied that I Now noticed a pea size thing I can feel it if I press into the area I was talking about, it seems firm but kinda movable?

    And it stings a little from time to time...I will be seeing a doc tmw

    If any of you guys have experienced this please let me know, my friend has had one under her armpit since she was in 11yo and it hurts her too but nothing became if it

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      Years ago i had a small lump right behind my right ear but at the top at the back of my neck.It freaked me out,so I kept rubbing it which later made it hurt and sore to touch.This is because of my touching and rubbing it.I went to the doctor and it was an irritated lymph node.It took about 3 weeks with leaveing it alone for it to go away.Id advise quit touching it.Maybe put a compress on it.Good luck at the doctors.let us know what they sayXx
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