Small, painful lump on back of neck?

Answer Hi, sounds like this could be an enlarged lymph node. These can enlarge if you are fighting an infection (eg. a cold), or for hormonal reasons. If it doesn't go soon you should visit your doctor, b... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Small, painful lump on back of neck

Should you be worried if you've always had a very small non-painful lump on the back of your head and now that you are pregnant the lump has grown big and now it hurts and what could it be?

Answer It's possible that it could be a lymph node in an odd location. My little sister had a lump on her head when she was born and it turned out to be a lymph node. We were told it may become swo... Read More »

I have a 9 year old boy who has a lump on the back left side of his neck, it is painful?

Hello there. Is the lump under the skin? If this is the case it can be an inflammed posterior cervical chain lymph node (a chain of small jelly-bean sized glands) that can become inflammed with a... Read More »

Should you be concerned if you have a small hard fixed lump on the back left side of your neck that causes severe headaches and neck pain in that general area?

There are two things that it can be. Either you have a torn or strained muscle that is now a knot and needs to be taken care of by message or chiropractic care. Or your glands are swollen and it sh... Read More »

I'm scared, I have a small lump behind my right ear and 1 lump half way between my shoulders and neck?

It might just be lymph nodes,those are usually harmless,it just means you body is fighting off an infection,where you sick?if your doctor informed you that your fine then most likely you are,i have... Read More »