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painful lump on left side of neck

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Possible: The thyroid is in the front of the neck. You need to see your doctor to see what this "lump" is.

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Lymph nodes: Doing what they are supposed to do to protect you from infections. Don't worry about them, don't mess with them, and they will probably go away. Good ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Likely reactive node: Lymph nodes are scattered about the body & act to sift through body serum removing germs & debris. They can enlarge from symptomatic and to ot ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Neck Lump: All lumps need to be examined by your doctor. Please see him/her. I may be a cyst or something more serious. Peace and good health.
A member asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Infected lymph nodes: could be infected lymph nodes or another infected structure. Please seek medical attention
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Neck lump?: Best for you to get the Neck lump clinically evaluated. It may be a reactive lymph node, but an exam and some testing would tell you definitively. N ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
Please see your: doctor. Without being seen, you cannot be diagnosed properly. The lumps sound like swollen lymph nodes, but could be abscesses (bacterial infection). ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Wait for report: Wait for biopsy report , if it is benign, it is post operative reaction and will subside in couple of wks , speak to your surgeon if any treatmen ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Painful: Cervical lump needs evaluation could be a lympgadenopathy or a carbuncle and less likely a tumor
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Glands: I cannot tell by your symptoms alone without examining you.But the first thing that comes to mind is possibly mono. But there are many other possibili ... Read More
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