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I have a lump on my neck that hurts

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
See a doctor: If in discomfort. I recommend a medical visit for diagnosis and treatment.

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Infection: If the lump is hot it could be infected and if this is the case then it is important to be seen and evaluated by a physician. The neck is full of imp... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
I would think the next step would be a CT scan of the neck. Findings indicate a chronic process. Concern would be for malignancy of the left lobe of... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
Emergency Medicine 29 years experience
Lump: without exam would be hard to figure out. You should see your physician to have it examined. Could be lymph node but without seeing it and doing an ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dia Arpon
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Carbuncle: It could be a staph infection, insect bite, boil, or sebaceous cyst due to a blocked sweat gland. I would have it evaluated by your primary care physi... Read More
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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keith Leap
Emergency Medicine 28 years experience
Possibly lymph node: This could be from an insect bite, a lymph node or a small abscess in a hair follicle. Apply heat and give it a couple of days. If it doesn't go away... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dhrupad Joshi
Neurology 7 years experience
Swollen lymph now : Probably swollen lymph. are you still recently sick? Have you had any fever? Recommend seeing your doctor if it's getting bigger. Abscess can also b... Read More
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Dr. Carl Spivak
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 28 years experience
Right : Right sided neck pain is probably coming from your facet joints or muscles in your neck. I would recommend rest, hot shower and gently stretching you... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
General Surgery 17 years experience
GERD?: if coffee makes pain worse consider evaluation for reflux disease. Avoid foods like coffee, alcohol, smoking.

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