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i have a knot on the side of my neck

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Knot inferior to ear: This might be an enlarged lymph node, a tumor of some type, an abscess, or something else. Let a doctor check this.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Many: I lump on the side of the neck can be several things in abscess assist inflamed lymph node or rarely a cancer. This requires an in person valuation wi ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
37 years experience Dentistry
Get Examined: Sounds like an interesting problem. I would highly recommend having it examined as soon as you can to find out exactly what is going on.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kavita Gupta
37 years experience Pain Management
Neck pain: Usually a knot within the muscle tissue is called a "taut band" or tightened up muscle fibers that occur from an injury to the region.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Lump: This may be a cyst or old burnt out lymph node. The lack of change is reassuring, but it's recommended that your physician examine you and decide whet ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience Urgent Care
Several possible: things, likely benign. Sebaceous cyst, brachial cleft cyst or mass, lipoma just to mention a few. Get it looked at, as it is impossible to diagnose ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Knot: I wonder if you're describing enlarged lymph nodes which can occur in those regions in response to conditions like scalp infection, viral infections,b ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
A number of things: The possibilities include a cutanueous skin tag (acrochordon), benign lipoma, cyst, infection, inflammation, and malignancy- either primary from the n ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
14 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See an ENT: There are many possibilities, including enlarged lymph nodes, cysts of the neck, or salivary gland issues. You may need a CT or MRI scan for further s ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Enlarged node: Sounds like an enlarged lymph node. If this persists see your doctor. Will likely try a round of antibiotics and see what happens. If it persists a ... Read More
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