General Question

woolycow's avatar

What could the spot on my neck be?

Asked by woolycow (18points) March 22nd, 2010

(Firstly sorry if this is a weird question but it is worrying me.)

I have a weird spot on my neck about the size of a fingernail (and a similar spot on my arm which no longer stings) which appeared within a day. It doesn’t hurt as per say but it stings if you press it. The strange thing is it is a bump in the skin which is not red or anything, it is just the same colour as the skin around it. Also if I press it it feels as it there is a ball under the skin…

Any ideas as to what this could be?

Observing members: 0 Composing members: 0

7 Answers

jbfletcherfan's avatar

There’s no way we can give you an answer. Go to your doctor or a dermatologist. We are in no position to diagnose anything on anyone.

chyna's avatar

Tumor. Just kidding! Go to a dr.

jbfletcherfan's avatar

@chyna LOL…you’re so encouraging! ;-)

njnyjobs's avatar

what kind of ball?.. baseball, basketball, golf, biilard . . .

Captain_Fantasy's avatar

Skin issues are common. See your dermatologist.
I guarantee that making an appointment today will make you feel better than anything any of us can tell you. Even if there are doctors here, they can’t make a blind diagnosis.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Well, it could be an insect bite (or larva), or it could be a cyst, or it could be a tumor, or it could be something we haven’t even thought of before.

Or maybe you were abducted by aliens (or the NSA) and you now have microchips implanted subcutaneously.

You could go to a doctor and find out for real, or you could post on any number of Q&A sites, and one of the answers you get could be the right one.

gailcalled's avatar

It sounds like a ganglion cyst but you do want a dermatologist or internist to see it. I have several. They are subcutaneous, symmetrical and can be rolled around without pain.

I have one under a foot and three on my hands. They don’t hurt and are not unsightly.

Answer this question




to answer.

This question is in the General Section. Responses must be helpful and on-topic.

Your answer will be saved while you login or join.

Have a question? Ask Fluther!

What do you know more about?
Knowledge Networking @ Fluther