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Knot on the left side of my neck

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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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.
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
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 38 years experience
Hmmmm: Well, it could be a number of things. I would suggest seeing an otolarygologist who can perhaps more accurately give you an idea of what it is or sugg... 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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Can't say: There is not enough info to give any concrete recommendation other than: if you have a knot, nodule, or mass, especially if growing, visit your family... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Need Consultation: This could be anything from a tooth abcess or a tumor. Have a dentist look at it for you, .
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: It depends somewhat on the exact diagnosis. A simple strain or "tear" of a muscle in the neck should be pretty well resolved by 8 weeks. So if you a... Read More
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Lymph nodes in neck: The lymph nodes in the neck can take up to a few weeks to come down after an illness.. Even if the illness is properly treated. If none of your sympt... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Work it out: It is probably a muscle spasm, brought out by the work on the other side, as both must be in balance. Local heat, stretching, massage, more chiropract... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Lymph node?: Could be a lymph node or small cyst. Is there any drainage from the area? Did u have a recent cold or throat infection or fever or cough?

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