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a small, hard, painless and immobile lump on my neck?

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I recently found a small, hard, painless and immobile lump on the back of my neck roughly starting by the hairline. Need I be concerned?
I have also had unexplained weight gain which began at my stomach and spread from there-are he two related at all?
I take warfarin for dvt's and have emphysema and bronchiestasis too. Please help, I'm rather concerned.
I don't know if these are connected but felt that you may be able to give me clearer guidance if you were of all my current health issues.

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replied September 2nd, 2011
Gland Disorders Answer A26436
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If you have been put on steroid doses to control the emphysema and bronchiectasis symptoms along with other medications, then the weight gain can be attributed to the medication use. The lymph node at the neck could be elated to your illness. Since it is immobile and hard in consistency, I would recommend you to get it examined by your treating doctor/pulmonologist at your next appointment or follow-up visit (whichever is earliest). If needed and FNAC (fine needle aspiration cytology) study can be done on the lymph node to look at the cells in it. Further treatment measures would be directed based on the examination and investigation results. Drink plenty of water. Avoid unnecessary self-manipulation of the lymph node swelling.
Take care.

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