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mass in my neck wHAT COULD IT BE

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Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
8 years experience Urology
Neck mass: Whatever it is, doesn't belong there, see a doctor.

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Byars
43 years experience Family Medicine
Lymph node?: Look up lymphatic system on an antomy website and see if you think the location matches that of some of the lymph nodes. Sinusitis can cause nodes to ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: You should have more evaluation and Pet Ct ; if positive then the mass should be remove and if pathology is malignant then you should have chemotherap ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rachel Chastanet
33 years experience Bariatrics
Yes: An ultrasound of an area can detect an abnormal mass in that area and characterize is as fluid-filled or solid. An MRI and CT scan with IV contrast c ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Could Be MANY Things: Evaluation of a neck mass requires a trip to your primary care doctor. A careful history, physical exam, +/- an ultrasound will help narrow down the p ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Skin masses: There are a few possibilities. You should see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Need photo: Hard to say without a photo. Show it to your doctor, or do a video consult with a doctor on HealthTap to get it looked at.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elyas Parsa
11 years experience Family Medicine
See your PCP: There are many different causes. Some are concerning and need immediate attention, others will resolve on their own. Most of the time if it is not as ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kris Gast
Dr. Kris Gast answered
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Lump on neck: A lump in the neck is a lymph node. It can be enlarged due to infection, like a sore throat. Or it can be enlarged due to cancer. If it has been there ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Infection : Usually lymph nodes that are hurting are related to infection. Infection can be in contiguous soft tissues or even in the nodes themselves. Neck nodes ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hard to say: you could have a cyst. It could be an enlarged lymph node. Might have an infection. Get it checked if not resolving. Take care.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Hernia: It sounds like a hernia. Be seen immediately.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Mandibular torus?: This could be what we call a mandibular torus, which is merely some excess bone and benign. This can be asymmetric and why you only have it on one sid ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein
32 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Trigger point.: It sounds like a trigger point, an area of the muscle that is in spasm and not getting enough blood circulating through it to get better. Take a plast ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
It could be...: anything,from what you've told me so far.It's trying to get your attention,with all this pain.Listen to your body and go get this checked out.Stop the ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Myths: Who told you that improbable diagnosis? It surely was not a physician. Pain has a hundred different possible causes before cancer would even be consi ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience Family Medicine
Enlarged Gland: If you had sore throat, then this is an enlarged gland. Take Amoxil (amoxicillin) 500mg, one capsule 4 times a day for 10 days. If it does not go away ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: We need to know what's wrong with your spleen. Shoulder pain can be bursitis or muscular or ligament sprain. To begin with get evaluated and may be an ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Several possibles: Inflamed lymph nodes are most likely but have a doctor evaluate the issue.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jennifer Haley
22 years experience Dermatology
Evaluate and remove: It sounds like a subtype of a lipoma with more fibrous tissue that tends to be more symptomatic for people and occurs in the upper back area. I would ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anderson Bauer
17 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: Most likely it is not cancer, but there is an increasing number of younger people with lumps that turn out to be cancerous. Part of this is due to lym ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Ham
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mastitis: Mastitis, or an infection of the breast is most likely, but it should be checked out. Rarely, it could be forms of cancer, more uncommon though in the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Yes, yes, and rarely: There are certainly lymph nodes in the anterior, inferior neck. If you injured your neck, you could certainly have swollen muscle tissue or general sw ... Read More

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