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

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Comisi
37 years experience Dentistry
Might not: Sebaceous cysts typically have to be removed surgically. Swollen nodes can often be painful simply because of the swelling.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Jarowski
48 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience Pathology
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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In 400 characters?: Can you be more specific.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Rather unlikely: Suggest you check for dental, sinus or throat inflammation or infection.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Davidson
23 years experience Family Medicine
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
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