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Hard and painful neck mass for over 2.5 months on left side. ultrasound revealed a "calcified " mass. and blood tests were normal. neck hurts and slightly swollen lymph nodes on left side. pain radiating from ear to collar bone. heat/ pain in ears?

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

I would think the next step would be a CT scan of the neck. Findings indicate a chronic process. Concern would be for malignancy of the left lobe of the thyroid gland. A biopsy will most likely be recommended to obtain a tissue diagnosis. An experienced head and neck surgeon should be involved in your care.

Answered 6/18/2021

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