it did not hurt me but it concirned me so i decided to weatch it and see if it got worse.. and infact it got slighly bigger over the next couple of days so what i did was i took some ibuprofen recomended by a friend to see if it helped. slowly after taking the normal daily allowence of ibuprofen i saw a diference in it as it reduced in size (the lump origonally was no more then 1inch by 0.5 inch and still does not stand out from my neck and can only be foudn by touchign it..)
The lump had caused me no pain uptill this point until this saturaday, then i began to feel an akeing in that patt of my neck (probably because id stoped taking the ibuprofen coz i was concirned that i was taking it alot). and the akeing did not always affect me, infact normlaly during the day id feel fine until the evening or when driving for more than short distances. The akeing then began to move accross the back of my neck and partly on top of my shoulders andi foudn i coudl "crack" my neck (if u understand what i mean by that, not litrally) somtimes by moving it in a full circle motion (not always only somtimes)...
today one week on i decided to try to book in with my gp, however there isn o bookigns for a week, again this lump does not bother me 90% of the time and when it does it is not a pain its more of an akeing minor at best but somwhat annoying, normally by placing both hands on back of my neck and pushing agenst it it relieved this ake temporelly..
i am confused and concirned about what this can be, and ask for your help, i am 18 years of age (just turned) and im not overweight, non smoker/drinker...
thanksi n advance
the pain in my neck (the akeing as i describe it) is not solely on the lump but majority of the time i feel it isthe cause...
at first my origonally assumption was that i had pulled it during tennis, but i thoguth if ci had id know about it lal the time not only at times..
so my second assumption is a viral agent of somekind? but i know veyr little, and why dont i feel unwell its just my neck..
one thing i thought ive had to concicdser i have had little time to rest my neck, ive been working most days during the week and the one day i had off i was at home resting but not always in bed normally sat at my comptuer in not the propper wasy (like layingi n my chair relaxing type, but not litrally just leading my head forwards abit while i sit... but sititngl ike this before has never affected me...)
any more information u need let me know..
to help reply here is information summerised:
lump - yes
size- less than an inch one way by half an inch.
position- follow the bottom of the ear down two inches, then back two inches (approx)
pain- only an akeing at times, normallly no pain
time of knowing lump exists- 7 days
side of neck - my right
been sick? - no
headake - no more than normal
additional strass - alittle, just to course work at colege but im on top of it.
rest currently taken - very little, apart from stayinbg in on a night but stlll sat at comptuer not in bed.
other pain - back of neck as if akeing, nothing serious can be relieved by holdingo nto back of neck and pushign agenst it.
family history of illnesse in this department - non from what i know
smoker? - defo no
take drugs - defo no
panicer - yes
additional strain - at work i lift things like washers and dryers if this can cause strain on my neck, howefver i only work two days a week, (apart from this week due to holidays)
age -18 (just turned)
fitness - fair, not fat, 12.4 stone and 6ft high. little belly on me lol..
fears -of nedals and operations (like thats relevant)
personal hygene - averagemaybe slightly below average (hey im a student)
any other problems - actually, on the time i developed this i remember i had an infaction in my mouth, but didnt get it checked out coz it went away, a couple of days before i began with under my tounge to the right side at the back, if i moved my toung it woudl cause pain, and when eating it would also, this was under my toung and was visable in the mirror and pruple and dark as if brused or somthing, this passed within 2days of discovering the lump, the lump remains now for 5 further days.
responces welcome :-) when is it i shoudl really panic, now? i just read one node dosnt mean somthign bad always (which is a relief) and it can take upto three weeks past infaction, is it possibly related to the infaction at the right side of my mouth (same side as lump now)...
been told that it should go away on its own within abotu 10 further more days but cant use antibiotics in this case can only take ibuprofen for the symptoms but have been perscribed somthign alittle stronger..
if this helps anyone in similar situation.
this morning a day later i went to get washed and my tounge had a yellow coating, which i brushed off.. is this just apart of the infection.. i am on day 11 now of noticing the lump on my neck.
i presume that this coating is just a way my body is getting rid of the infection.. but wanted to ask advice..
Anyhow, the sickness went away but now I have this lump and I think It may be related to it in some way. I did have a bad pain in that area of my neck during the last phase of my being sick, it felt like a shock in my neck if I turned my head to fast but it only lasted a day or two. I noticed some of you were talking about it getting a little irritated while you were at your computer, I'm a computer programmer and spend most of my time at the PC, in fact I was just working on a project when I noticed the lump, maybe this has something to do with it?
So I guess I'm gonna have to suck it up and go see a doctor... Maybe I'll give it a day or two to see what happens... I'll try to keep you posted.
my kneck gets num sometimes but has no sign of pain
we will just have to wait and see if it anything to worry about
lets hope not ! ! !
I don't know if it's connected with the weird/uneasy feeling/pain that I'm feeling at the back of my neck (right part, too, a little below the right ear) which started months ago. The pain at the back of my neck makes it hard for me to move my neck in circular motion or from left to right. My dad thinks it's neck strain from staying in front of the computer for hours. He still doesnt know about the lump coz I'm sure he will freak out. I'll wait it out a few more days to see if the lump will decrease in size or disappear before I go see a doctor coz it's expensive and I'm kinda scared of hospitals.:-(
Hope to hear some answers, too.
This is what my diagnosis was. We ruled out cancer, because the ultrasound showed solid, not spidery, masses and some other details that I can not recall.
Many times, small masses are also ingrown hair folicals, grease pockets, or just fluid that has built up in one area.
If you are concerned, it is best to get it checked out---you can never know.
I work with chemicals in a lab and we traced my flare-up, or trigger for the masses to my accidental inhalation of one of the vapors a month ago.
Hope that this is helpful...don't be afraid to search the internet...there are many helpful free sites available if you just search.
Once again, this was my diagnosis. Many people have masses collect then go away...and the best advice is to have a medical professional just check it out. You would hate to look back and say, I should have checked this early.
Best of luck!