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What Can Cause A Small Pea-sized Lump On The Back Of The Neck?

I have a small pea-sized lump on the back of my neck. I ve had it for a couple years but it isn t tender or changed in size. My mother, an RN, said she believes it s a ganglion cyst and nothing to be concerned about unless it starts to hurt or grow. Would you agree?
Mon, 2 Nov 2020
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The lump seem to be related to a ganglion cyst. They usually are harmless and don't require treatment. If the lump gets bigger you can do an ultrasound of the lump or a MRI for further evaluation.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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What Can Cause A Small Pea-sized Lump On The Back Of The Neck?

Hello The lump seem to be related to a ganglion cyst. They usually are harmless and don t require treatment. If the lump gets bigger you can do an ultrasound of the lump or a MRI for further evaluation. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician