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Can a sebaceous cyst cause a swollen lymph node in your neck

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Doubtful: It is conceivable, but not likely, that a sebaceous cyst will be mistaken for a lymph node, but cannot imagine it causing a swollen lymph node. Perha... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 38 years experience
Might not: Sebaceous cysts typically have to be removed surgically. Swollen nodes can often be painful simply because of the swelling.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Plastic Surgery 32 years experience
Consider surgery: Sebaceous cysts are normal glands that have lost the ability to empty. When infected they are lanced, when clean, they are best carefully and complete... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Jarowski
Hematology and Oncology 49 years experience
Sebaceous cyst: It all depends on where the "cyst" is. If it is on the back, buttocks, abdominal wall, chest or neck it is most likely a sebaceous cyst. If it is in t... Read More
Dr. Lewis Hassell
Pathology 39 years experience
Cystic lesions: Ultrasound is good for distinguishing solid vs. cystic lesions and measuring depth. The juncture between tissues like fat and dermis can also often be... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Observation: You should be observe and if the node become larger they should biopsy the node to find the cause so be treated.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Not likely: A swollen lymph gland in the neck would not be related to ingested food, but would be secondarily caused by infection/inflammation somewhere in that r... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Lymph nodes: Tammy, every young adult has a couple of palpable lymph nodes. Some folks have a big one here, another there, another somewhere else. The rare maligna... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Davidson
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: That is possible. You are also at slightly higher risk for strep, so if you develop a fever and sore throat with the lymph node enlargement, make sure... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes: Your infection requires immediate treatment. If not, it will continue to spread. See Oral Surgeon immediately.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
NO not at all: Swollen nodes in neck would have no connection with your prostatitisd. That is not possible as there is no connection between the prostate gland and t... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Rather unlikely: Suggest you check for dental, sinus or throat inflammation or infection.

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