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i have a lump in my neck the size of a gtape its hard and round it hurts and u can see it sticking out of my neck and it hurts what is it

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Hard to know: This can't be diagnosed on the computer but you should definitely see your doctor and be checked.

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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
It could be a: Lymph node or a cyst. U can bring him to his pediatrician for reassurance. Take care!
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Need: To be examined by your doctor.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
More likely not: Although it is more likely to be an inflammed lymph node or even a blocked salivary gland, see your doctor to be sure.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Neck lump: A hard lump on the neck that lasts more than 2 weeks should be evaluated by a physician. Sometimes you can get a cyst or swollen lymph node, but if it ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Infected cyst: It sounds like you have an infected cyst on your neck. You need to be seen to get this evaluated. You may need antibiotics and possible drainage.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Sounds like a...: ...Sebaceous (inclusion) cyst. These arise from blocked oil glands next to hair follicles and are prone to infection. I advise you to make an appoint ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: It could be something simple, such as a superficial infection, or a sebaceous cyst, or a lipoma. Be seen for an exam and diagnosis.
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A female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Lump: It may be a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma I would suggest you see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis
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Please seek help: It is difficult to comment without having look at this swelling. If you haven't injured yourself, this swelling could mean an abscess or a cyst. Pleas ... Read More

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