a bump on the back of my neck? do you have one?

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a bump on the back of my neck? do you have one?

Postby smurfettex » 28 Jul 2004, 20:56

I've noticed when i bend my neck forward..and i feel teh back of my neck up and down...there's a bump in the middle of my neck..like across teh back..I was wondering is this just a muscle??
any of you guys have anything similar? a bump in teh middle of your neck or near the hairline along the back?
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Postby Big Fluffy Matthew » 28 Jul 2004, 21:22

Silly answer 1: Yes, it's my head
Silly answer 2: If I have a lump on my neck, I compare it with my other neck
Silly answer 3: Would you like to feel my bumps to compare ? And let me feel your bumps too :howyoudoin:

Sensible answer: Yes, I have a muscle there, if we mean the same place.
Er.... thingy.
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Postby Kahna » 28 Jul 2004, 23:17

It could be a swollen gland. I had one some months ago, doctor said it was stress related. So I quit my job and it went away. Wasn't exactly in the middle, but just off to the right.
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Postby Flicka » 28 Jul 2004, 23:33

It might be just a fatty tumor, which is easy to remove at a hospital.
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Postby MaPoSquid » 28 Jul 2004, 23:44

It really depends on the bump. Get a friend to take a look. More than likely it's just a sebaceous cyst (basically a plugged hair follicle), which is nothing to worry about. On the other paw, it could be something horrible, like a second head growing!!!

But yeah, get someone to look.
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Postby hoedad » 29 Jul 2004, 16:24

Just go see the doc. I had a suspicious mole once (irregular shape, itching, discoloured, classic signs of skin cancer) and I went to the hospital, saw the doc, they had it cut out 20 minutes later and biopsied within the week. No fuss and it put my mind at ease, especially after I learned it was nothing.

I never hesitate to head to the doc for such things. You'll be served by Taiwan's finest.
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Postby smurfettex » 29 Jul 2004, 16:41

I don't think the bump can be removed.. if they did 1/4 of my neck would be gone.. its really deep and long..hmm feels more like a muscle to me...thanks guys
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Postby hoedad » 29 Jul 2004, 16:51

smurfettex wrote:I don't think the bump can be removed.. if they did 1/4 of my neck would be gone.. its really deep and long..hmm feels more like a muscle to me...thanks guys


Hmmm. Well then, sorry to tell you this, but you're fucked.

Hey, maybe they can replace it!

As my mother taught me, if it doesn't go away in ten days, go see the doc.

But if it's one of those aliens that is gestating in your neck with a gestation period of 5 days and you follow my advice, wow, then you're really fucked.
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Postby bob » 29 Jul 2004, 22:12

Put your hand on top of your head and push. If it is a muscle you should be able to find some position where it will flex.
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Postby Neo » 31 Jul 2004, 20:40

Are you talking about your spine? Definitely don't have that removed, it would make standing up straight quite difficult
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