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i have a lump on my neck that hurts

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
See a doctor: If in discomfort. I recommend a medical visit for diagnosis and treatment.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
Time for a biopsy: This needs to be biopsies. You have not stated if this was done. I am not sure what test but need to see an ENT for eval and removal. If this has no ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arold Augustin
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Neck lump: Given the acuity of the lump, it is probably a small abscess or a lymph node, secondary to a nearby infectious process. However, since you did not giv ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Vogel
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Injury?: This could be many things. Have your medical doctor or dermatologist evaluate and treat you. Good luck.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Hematoma: This bump is likely a hematoma and can be observed safely. The neck sound like muslce spasm. Heat, stretching and physical therapy can ehlp your neck ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Be seen: Lumps and bumps in the head and neck need to be evaluated as the possibilities are many. Your primary md is a good place to start or go straight to an ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Cyst or infection: Many reasons to develop painful lumps in underarm or axilla. Swollen lymph nodes may or may not be painful. Ingrown hairs can be uncomfortable. Cysts ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hard to know: It could be any number of things. If it hurts it is worth getting checked out. It may require medical treatment. Make an appt w your pcp and try som ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Need: Evaluation. Painful lumps are the scalp could be a carbuncle (infection ) or benign tumor or malignant mass. See a doctor or consider a paid service ... Read More
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 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Any lumps should be examined by your family doctor to make sure they're not dangerous.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: Constant back pain and a palpable lump near the spine needs to be checked by a physician.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Lymph node: It's likely a lymph node because you are sick. Push fluids, take some Ibuprofen and get some rest. If it persists see your physician.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Stokes
21 years experience Family Medicine
Lump: Several things this can be. Some cysts present like this. Lipoma lesions are usually not firm. It should be evaluated and treated.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
34 years experience Hand Surgery
It's hard to say: Without actually seeing what that means inflammation and swelling which can be caused by infection chronic inflammation metabolic issues such as get o ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
See the Dr: It might need to be drained and need antibiotics. It could be a polonidal cyst and sometimes they require surgical removal.
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A female asked:
Dr. Dora Chizea
47 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
If it hurts see MD: Female unstated age says; Has a lump that has grown on back right below the neck line...it wasn't hurting and now it is. What could it possible be? Sm ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
After effects. : I'm very sorry to hear that you have gone through this. The knot in your neck could be a muscle spasm, and the movable lump on your cheek would either ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
48 years experience Family Medicine
Ganglion: Odds are it's a harmless cyst called a ganglion. Your doctor can probably tell at a glance. Thanks for not asking how to make it go away.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Skeete
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Lymphnode swelling: Most likely an inflamed lymph node but it could also be an abscess or most concerningly a breast lump. I'd advise seeing your doctor and having an ult ... Read More
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