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what is a lump on your neck mean?

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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Depends: Depends on size, duration, location and whether it is hard, soft, painful.

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What does visible neck vessel pulsations suggest?

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Dr. Scott Rudkin
Emergency Medicine 23 years experience
Likely normal: People with a more lean body habitus had less tissue covering the vessels. As such, it can be normal to notice a pulsation in the neck. There are some conditions where pulsations can be abnormal (eg. Aortic insufficiency), but it is unlikely the case given your age.
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What does blackness around neck indicate?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Black around neck: acanthosis nigracans Goole it and see if tt looks like this. Can mean diabetes.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you have a cold in your neck?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sort of ..: Cold effecting the neck is called pernicious winds in traditional chinese medicine. It is an area of vulnerability to strong or cold wind.
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A 23-year-old male asked:

If your glands are swollen will you be able to see it in your neck because i can only feel it and it feels like it's bigger then the other maybe norma?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes normal: Glands can swell independently...One side can be bigger than the other...They are more easily seen in children. In adults we typically feel them as you note. If they are tender or red or huge then be seen. Usually they are normal and once swollen may not return to completely un-feelable.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when there's a little lump in the neck?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
A few things: Can be an abscess from a tooth, a swollen lymph node, enlarged salivary gland, thyroid mass, cyst, tumor, etc. Whatever it is, not normal. See ENT doc ASAP.

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