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neck mass and ear pain

A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Yes: It's big enough to cause some problems. See your doctor to get this evaluated for an ultrasound guided fine needle biopsy.
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Thyroid mass: By your post, it appears that you've had an ultrasound of your thyroid which demonstrates a mass on the right & enlargement of the left. This could ce ... Read More
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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Thyroid mass: This mass should be evaluated. It may be benign or malignant. Would not let it go without biopsy or surgical evaluation.
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A 25-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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Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Neck mass: The only definitive diagnosis of any mass is to have it biopsied. There are lymph chains in your neck area, so depending on where it is, it may be sim ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharafali Diwan
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Thymus: Not the ear , should get the "mass/lump" further evaluated, exam/radiologically/biopsy if need be
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Head and neck masses in infants must be thoroughly worked up by specialists.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
This is called ...: Referred pain. The pain centers in the throat and ear and TMJ are close enough that disease in one area can produce pain in the others. Ear pain does ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Get checked: Consider getting a smartphone device such as Cellscope which can show whats going on in your ear by taking pictures. Without an exam its going to be ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Cervical strain: Tight neck muscle in suboccipital triangle can do this.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. If there is a rash limited ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
33 years experience Pediatrics
Ibuprofen: To begin with I would try Ibuprofen. As long as there are no neurological symptoms this would be the first step. Warm compresses help too. If symptoms ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Visit Doctor: This lump might be a lymph node, which tends to swell when a source of infection is near--in this case it might be your ear and its pain. However, if ... Read More
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