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What causes lump on the neck?

hi. when i was about 7 years old my neck began to click. after awhile i realized that i could click it whenever i wanted. then when i was 10 my mum was rubbing my sore neck and found i had 3 lumps on my neck under the skin.they were as hard as hard marbles. they did go away but i keep asking... why did i have those lumps on my neck?
Mon, 6 Jul 2015
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Noted your history of clicking in the neck on movement and found out the 3 hard lumps which ultimately disappeared.
You have had 2 different issues.
1. The clicking sound is due to the rubbing between the inter-vertebral joints.
2. The hard marble like swelling which go ways must have been lymph nodes and not related to the clicking. Since they are gone, nothing can be investigated now.
Would have been due to some scalp infection.

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