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Have movable lump on back of neck. Had stiff neck. What is this?

Last week i woke up after sleeping in an odd position with a very stiff neck . I couldnt turn it or tilt it one way. Over 5 days it has gradually got better and i can now move it fine again but there is now i lump on what feel like a muscle at the back of my neck. It isnt painful and is moveable when i push it. what could this be?
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query,

A movable lump that you have noticed over back of neck, most likely is a reactive lymph node. These nodes may get enlarged during inflammation or infection.
The best way to approach this concern is to first get a Neck USG (Ultrasound) done to identify the exact tissue which comprises the lump. This should preferably be done with a new generation 4D USG Scanner with Doppler. Next, a FNAC (Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology) will settle the diagnosis.

I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
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Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
The lump you feel might be an enlarge lymph node in the neck.
This might be due to some infection on scalp or in the ear or in the throat.
This lump might not have any connection with your stiff neck had before.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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