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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have small bump on neck under ear. feels like marble. think it's firm and tender glands and it hurts my ear but not my throat. what is it?

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Urgent Care 21 years experience
Adult Neck Mass: 23 year old lady presenting with a neck mass under ear. You need a full history and careful exam by a physician that includes examination of your head, neck, oral mucosa, teeth, nasopharynx. Young adults typically present with cervical lymphadenopathy, cysts and benign masses, however, referral to an ENT specialist and Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology may sometimes need to be performed based/exam.
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Here is something for you to read if you are interested in how physicians approach a neck mass: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0901/p831.html
Apr 29, 2016
Last updated May 11, 2016


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