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Neck lump

By February 10, 2014 - 9:41am
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I have a lump on the right side of my neck. It's under the skin and it's basically painless But i just can feel it there. I first noticed it when i was 16 and now i'm 28. I am basically fit. I caught cold once in a while but never anything serious. I was wondering what it could possibly be. I have family history of benign cyst. My mother had one on her back and my older sister on her breast. Both of them had their lumps removed. I havent told ny family because basically i dont feel anything. My concern is also because the scar from the surgery that it might got me. It's just in my genetic to have keloid. My mother had a horrible scar on her back from the removal surgey and so does my sister on her breast. If i would have a surgey, the scar would be too visible. Is there anyway to treat this cause it has been popping in to my mind way more often lately.

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Hi Aby Wu

Thanks for your question! 

Before thinking of removal or scarring, you should have this lump evaluated. If it is indeed a cyst (and it may be and most cysts are harmless)  then it can be removed but these days, a lot of scarring is very minimal and a plastic surgeon could certainly help. I am also wondering if drainage could be as effective. 

Will you talk to your doctor and let us know?



February 10, 2014 - 11:21am
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