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Soft lump on right side of neck

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Lymph nodes: All teens have a few. They are your friends. Malignant nodes are clearly abnormal. Glad you are a good observer of your body. Best wishes.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Be seen: It is likely a reactive lymph node due to an infection, but he should be seen to determine if he needs antibiotics or something else, such as a biops... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aileen Marty
40 years experience
Yes: This could be benign, inflammatory, or malignant. Please schedule to see your pcp.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Sometimes: Especially If the tonsillitis is caused by infectious mononucleosis, enlargement of lymph nodes usually occur also.
A female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 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
A member asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Likely reactive: Lymphadenopathy or a lymph node that is swelling in response to the bite. As long as it remains small, less than an inch and is mobile and starts to r... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lauren Bickel
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lymph node?: It sounds like this might be a small lymph node. If you have had any recent ear/respiratory symptoms the node could be a reaction from that. If no sy... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Pyle
Dentistry 40 years experience
Needs evaluation: Need to be evaluated; most commonly this is not cancer, but cause should be determined so that it can be treated. See physician.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Exam: See your doctor for examination and labs. Any lumps or bumps need to be examined, at least to determine baseline and cause.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
It is probably: An enlarged lymph node in response to your infection. If it is larger than 1 cm or persists more than a few weeks, consult a doctor.
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