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Painful lump on back of neck - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions

Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
User :   I have a soft painful lump on the right side of my hairline in the back of my neck. is that dangerous?
Doctor :  
if the lump is painful
Doctor :  
y=then it is recommended
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that you get it examined
Doctor :  
to see what is the lump exactly and what is causingit
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and take treatment appropriately
User :   could it be cancerous
Doctor :  
until physical examination is done. we cannot say if it is cancerous
User :   does it sound dangerous to you
User :   hello
Doctor :  
if it was painless, we could have left it alone
Doctor :  
but since you mentioned that it is painful, it is recommended to get it examine dsoon
User :   so painful indicates something serious?
Doctor :  
yes it does indicate that something is actively happening in the body

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