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growth on back of neck
gentleman1981 posted:
I've had a growth on the back of my necks for years now. It was always a bit tougher than my normal skin and slightly raised. In the past couple weeks it has grown in width and it has also become much more malleable. It seems like it has become filled with some fluid. On occasion some of the fluid will ooze out for lack of better term. when I use a bandage the dried material looks yellow. I was just wondering what this growth might be and also if there is a good way for me to reduce the swelling.
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hello Gentleman1981 -

Any change in color, size, appearance or symptoms of a mole or growth should be reported and checked out by your doctor.

Unfortunately, without an exam it is impossible to guess what's going on. See these slideshows for more information and please call your doctor to have this evaluated.

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Hoping you find answers soon and please check back in to let us know what you find out,
- Elizabeth
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