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Small movable lump on neck, neck pain, pulled muscle. Serious symptoms?

My 11 year old son has a small, movable lump on the right side of his neck. It bothers him, but is not painful at the moment. It was somewhat painful when he first noticed it (October 24th), but the pain has subsided. He has not had a cold or sickness for quite some time. He did experience some serious neck pain after stretching two weeks ago. He couldn t really move for a few minutes. I thought maybe he pulled a muscle. Just wondering if this sounds like anything serious.
Asked On : Thu, 1 Nov 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

The painless lump could indeed be a collection of blood (due to rupture of muscle vessels); or, rupture of few fibers of the neck muscle, due to muscle sprain.

If the lump is due to a collection of blood within the muscle, it will resolve on its own within 3-4 weeks' time.

Now that your son is all right, except for the lump, there IS NOTHING SERIOUS to worry about.

Consult your doctor and apprise him of my opinion. I am certain that he agree with me, order required tests, and- based on the reports- will prescribe suitable treatment as advised.

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Answered: Tue, 26 Nov 2013
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