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Neck pain after sleeping wrong, fainted, lump on neck

hi, i have had pain in the back of my neck since waking up yesterday morning and immediately assumed it was merely the result of sleeping in an awkward position. however, shortly after getting out of bed i passed out. My family cared for me, and i awoke after 30 seconds or so. Today, when i woke up i had a prominent, hard lump on the front of my neck.
Asked On : Wed, 11 Apr 2012
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Thanks for writing in.
There are a variety of causes that could be leading to your symptoms. One possibility is that you have cervical spondylosis and the lump was secondary to the injury sustained during the loss of consciousness. This could be due to a muscle sprain. The second possibility is that the lump itself is the primary cause of your symptoms. The nature of the lump needs to be verified with a proper physical examination and an investigation known as fine needle aspiration cytology. This lump would have probably exerted pressure on your carotid artery and would have resulted in loss of consciousness.
I would suggest you see a general physician who can evaluate the nature of the lump and prescribe appropriate investigations. Once we have the results, we can take it ahead from there.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 11 Apr 2012
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