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i have a ball in the right side of my neck what does that mean

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Throat: hard to tell from your description. please give us more info

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
It's not clear to me: from your description whether this knot is in a cervical muscle or is an enlarged lymph node. You also don't mention if it hurts or if you have other ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Lymph node?: It depends on how long it has been there, if growing, if painful, and other medical conditions you have. If concerned, should get it examined to deter ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Reactive LN?: It is not unusual for a person to have occasional reactive lymph nodes that enlarge in response to infections and inflammation. Nodes in that area ca ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
17 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See physician: If you have had this lump for several years and it is getting painful i would highly recommend seeing a physician sooner than later.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michel Siegel
28 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Your : Your description is a bit confusing. Not sure what you mean ×´inside towards the side of youe neck×´ the possibilities of what this balls mean is ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: you may be feeling your SUBMAXILLARY (Under Jaw) SALIVARY glands.. They are normally "firm" but not "hard" To be sure check it out with your PCP (Prim ... Read More
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Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience Internal Medicine
Salivary gland: infection. (See diagram) Medical attention is needed for treatment. Please do not delay. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinusitis: It sounds like you may have sinus infection and will need antibiotics. Please consult your doctor.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Parotid?: What you have described could be a small nodule in the parotid gland. Could also be a lymph node, but i suspect the former, and almost surely benign. ... Read More

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