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My dad has a bump on the back of his neck Answered

My dad has a HUGE bump on the back of his neck, at first i thought it was a zit but after about a year its grown to the size of a golf ball...i've told him to go to the doctors, but he refuses to go...i dont know what to do, and i worried about him...what should i do.?

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Kiteman

5 years ago

Caveat: Free medical advice from strangers on the Internet is often worth less than you pay for it.

Best option is to get him to a doctor, but many pharmacists [at least, in the UK] will give a general "triage" diagnosis without an appointment, so you may be able to get him looked at there ("I need to pop in here for some painkillers while we're passing").

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steveastrouk

5 years ago

It COULD just be a benign and rather unpretty sebaceous cyst. People post neat videos of these things being opened and cleaned out. Don't watch unless you have a strong stomach......

He might be scared about what it is - its worth showing him some of the videos. The back of the neck is one of the main places these zits grow. A doctor will take one look at it and say "that's a sebaceous cyst" if it is one.

Otherwise, he's a grown man, if he really doesn't care enough about himself or his family to get it looked at, its his problem.

Sorry.

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dannielleeeesteveastrouk

Answer 5 years ago

thank you, im just really worried about him. thats my dad i love him with all my heart and i dont like him in that much pain from that thing

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blkhawk

5 years ago

I'm afraid to say that there is not much that you can do. He is a grown man and he has the right to refuse treatment.