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pea sized lump on left side of neck

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Lymph node: any unexplained neck mass should be evaluated and if needed you should get blood testing and lymph node evaluation, especially in view of the severe h ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably ok but >>: Usually lymph nodes less than 1 cm are insignificant, and those over 2 centimeters are more worry some. In a young healthy patient with no other sympt ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Lump: It suggests a benign lesion like an inclusion cyst, wen, or burnt out lymph node. Of course a physician would have to inspect it to be sure.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dia Arpon
Dr. Dia Arpon answered
26 years experience Psychiatry
Carbuncle: It could be a staph infection, insect bite, boil, or sebaceous cyst due to a blocked sweat gland. I would have it evaluated by your primary care physi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Watch it: Check it every week or so. If it does not double in size, nor becomes painful, you may leave it alone. An occasional enlarged lymph node in the neck i ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not to worry: almost all such tiny lumps in our necks are just lymph nodes doing the job of fighting some infection nearby, even a cold, keeping us safe.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Pohlhaus
32 years experience Dentistry
See a dentist: The pea size lumps are probably lymph nodes. The oral signs you indicate may mean you have chronic periodontal disease which may explain the enlarged ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Basil Harris
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Probable Lymph Node: It's probably a small lymph node just doing it's job. Keep track of it and check with your primary doctor.

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