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I have a knot on the side of my neck

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
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
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry 38 years experience
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.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Possible infection: More information is needed to determine what may be occurring. You may have a gum or tooth infection. However, see a dentist to determine the probl... Read More
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Lymph node(s): An infection of a tooth or gums, is an inflammatory process. The fluid build up associated with infection is normally drained by the lymphatic system.... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kavita Gupta
Pain Management 38 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
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 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Manoj Reddy
Radiation Oncology 24 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 15 years experience
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 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
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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