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I have a lump in the back of my throat on the left side What could it be

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
No simple answer: You need to check this out promptly....A good ENT can help resolve the question by a careful examination.

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadine Yamusah
Specializes in Internal Medicine
I am unable to give : you a diagnosis without actually seeing the lump and performing certain tests. Is it towards the jawline, fevers? Is the lump diminishing as your ear... Read More
Dr. Richard Amato
Dentistry 36 years experience
Sounds like an infec: sounds like an infection better get this checked out ASAP
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Because your symptoms are g... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
You need and exam: Symptoms are suspicious for an infection, either bacterial like a strep throat or viral. Without the ability to examen you and to look at the sore in... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Normal lymph node: We have lymph nodes scattered throughout our body & they are often detected in the neck where they sit on top of neck muscles. These nodes are little ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Possible cyst: Some individuals have a prominent point at the base of the skull bone in the midline in the back, and could feel like a nodule .Other likely diagnosis... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
General Surgery 25 years experience
Neck lump: The two are probably not related. The fact the neck lump is causing you discomfort makes it a good reason to have it checked out.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Cyst: Usually these are sebaceous cysts or lipomas. Both are benign. Could be something else so keep an eye on it and see someone if it is enlarging.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Licnenification: If you are rubbing/scratching itchy eczema, the skin gets thick and tough. Need dermatologist for diagnosis and specific therapy.

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