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Small pea sized lump on side of neck

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Need to examine: Do you have lesions in your scalp, or face? Even bad dandruff or pimples on the face may lead to enlargement of local lymph nodes. If you have no lesi... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
Pediatrics 50 years experience
More info needed: How long has lymph node been present? Any prior viral illness like mono--cytomegalovirus? Blood counts? Chest xray? Requires careful physical exam ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Lymph nodes: Almost everybody has a few. It's just that not everybody discovers them. I'm glad you're a good obvserver of your own body. If they are stable and not... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 32 years experience
Go see ur Family Doc: Not to be an alarmist, but painless lumps are worrisome. Best to go see your Family Doc for a complete evaluation. Is lump fixed in place? Matted down... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 54 years experience
See details: It may be a cyst or a small node Cannot tell without an exam. See a doctor if you are concerned.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum. There are many in the neck, head ; behind the ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 48 years experience
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 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
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
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Emergency Medicine 48 years experience
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
Dentistry 34 years experience
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
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