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Knot On the Back of the Neck

I have this knot on the back of my neck, right under my hair line and centered on my spine. It causes me pain in the neck, shoulders and the back. It's about the size of a baseball. Can you help me, I'm only 18 and it has been on me since i was 12.
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replied November 27th, 2007
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Has it changed in its appearance for that period of six years?
When did you start to feel pain for the first time?
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replied April 1st, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
It could be sebaceous cyst or lipoma.
Both are benign conditions and don't require treatment. It can be considered for excision for cosmetic purpose.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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