I've felt this lump over the past 5 years, it's slowly grown but not painful... im a 23 yr old white female, this lump is on the back of my neck, right side, high up, near the spine and under or in the muscle. it is not a cyst or anything under the skin, it's definitely IN there and spreading,slowly, recently it's become bothersome, stiffness in neck, can't tilt my head that far to the right, and now starting to hurt my right ear, it feels swollen in there and it sounds like I have water in there/crackling stereo when I talk. It feels good when I massage it, but I can feel that it's gotten bigger, closer to spine and trying to creep up under my skull. my neck is warm to the touch. I have other weird symptoms but I don't think they are in relation to my neck. comments??? time to see a dr.?