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Lump near my hairline on the back of my neck. What could this be?

lump near my hairline on the back of my neck for 3 months Hi - I have a lump near my hairline on the back of my neck for 3 months now. It was initially an ingrown hair or boil that went away. now it is just a lump the size of a pea that i can move around. It does not hurt much unless I rub it a good bit. My wife squeezed it out once a few weeks ago and tells me it was white substance. What could this be?
Tue, 19 Apr 2011
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hi
it may be folliculitis ,acne keloidan nuchae or small sebaceous cyst.
better to have snap or consult dermatologist
dont squeezed it out
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