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a little small ball/bump behind my neck?

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Hello, I've had this problem too. Just actually this year I noticed I had a little small ball/bump feeling behid the back of my neck. Kinda by my right ear. It doensn't hurt unless I press/push it in. Could it be something bad? Should I be worried? At first I thought it was a nerve, but I doubt that that is the problem, can someone help me?? But I don't sweat at night or wake up in the middle of the night... PLEASE? :(

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replied May 10th, 2011
Cancers Answer A22788
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

From the description provided it seems that you might be having a enlarged lymph node, associated with inflammation or infection.

In case the node has persisted for more than a month, then you might consult your doctor for a examination and prescription of antibiotics to clear any infection.

In case, it does not subside even after the course of antibiotics, then a Excision-biopsy of the node can be done to know the exact diagnosis.

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