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for a yr i have had this lump on my neck it started out like a pimple but never was, it is hard a small lump under the skin, but in the past few weeks has gotten bigger and now hurts and warm to the touch, doesnt feel like fluid in it or doesnt look like any pic i have seen of boils, abscess poss looks more like a cyst, the color of my skin is the same no redness feels like it is growing into my muscle of my neck what could this be??

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replied January 2nd, 2011
Cancers Answer A18119

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There are various causes of neck lump as it can be due to viral or bacterial infection,goiter,grave's disease,thyroid disorder,allergic reactions.If it is cystic in consistency and is painful it might be cystic hygroma also.It would require investigations like FNAC for confirmation.
Since i am not examining you it is very difficult to comment upon.Kindly visit a Physician for a correct diagnosis.

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