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I have noticed on my neck from my ear down to my collar bone

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I have noticed on my neck from my ear down to my collar bone I have been getting these hard under the skin bumps that are approx the size of a pea. If I try to pinch them, nothing. I scratched one, until it scabed right underneath the surface of my neck area. and nothing inside but blood
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Campen replied 8 years ago.
Sounds like lymph nodes. Don't squeeze them. It may also just be dermatitis (irritated skin). You can try exfolliating the area with a wash cloth daily.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
After further exploration, this is not irritated skin. These pea sized things I noticed are approximately a finger tip under my skin, I found more of these things below and above my collar bone, i found three more in my neck area towards my back below my ear. I think you might be on to something with lymph nodes, can you elaborate.
Expert:  Dr Campen replied 8 years ago.
I would definitely have them biopsied. It could be lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes) if they are all in a row (like a string) and you don't have any signs of infection.
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