They can be mineral deposits from your body (mine were caused by caffine) or something more serious; See you doctor. = Answer == They could be swollen lymph nodes. Lymph nodes are grouped together along lymph vessels throughout the body. There are a few places in the neck that have a cluster of these nodes. If you've been sick recently, then they are more than likely swollen lymph nodes. These nodes serve to filter out toxins and infection as these things circulate through the body. If a great deal of immune waste is filtered through one particular area, that area becomes congested with filtered material. This presents as lumps along a chain, because these nodes are along a lymph vessel pathway. These nodules will dissappear in time, no treatments needed. If you want to speed things up, you can look on the internet for lymph massage techniques, in which you can strip the congestion out by stroking the area in the direction of natural lymph flow. If you have not been sick lately, then it's important to get this looked at. There are other possibilities, but don't worry yourself...this is a very common finding.
Usually what is in that particular area of the neck are lymph glands. Copy & paste the following into the address bar of your browser (the http area): http://www.Google.com/search?hl=en&q=lymph+gland&btnG=Google+Search
If you are worried about the lump on your neck then please go visit a doctor. A doctor will be able to help you much more than anyone here.
Probably a lymph node.
I don't know why! Go to a doctor!
Well it depends: I have a painless lump on the base of my neck but that's part of my spine! I'm guessing it is the same for you. But if you're really worried and think it is something different, then you should seek out a doctor's advice.
It could be as simple as lymphadenopathy associated with a viral infection, or as complex as multiple lymph node involvement from one of a variety of lymphomas. The fact that these are painless is a bit concerning. So, to be on the safe side, it would be prudent to have her obtain a scheduled appointment with her physician to assess the situation.
Any lump in your neck should be checked out by a physician to make sure it is nothing serious.
any lump should be looked at by a physician whether it is painful or not, one never knows whether it could be cancerous or not..
I believe it is the thoart
A lump at the front of the neck could be inflamed lymph nodes, or an increase in one nodule of the thyroid gland which is a butterfly shaped organ in the neck belonging to the endocrine system. At the back of the neck a lump could be a muscle spasm or a problem with a spinal vertebra.
ganglionic or sebaceous? maybe lymphadenopathic of origin.
You should go and see a doctor to be on the safe side...
a turtle neck