Doctor insights on:
Are Lymphoma Lumps Hard Or Soft
I have 2 marble sized hard lumps I can feel under my skin of my abs. Could this be a sign of non-hodgkin lymphoma?
Had 3 hard lumps possibly lymph nodes on back of hand (tender), below my nose (tender) and on the side of my neck (not tender) for 1 wk. Is it lymphoma?
Firm enlarged lump r/s of neck. Another on l/s of spine below skull. Intermittent night sweats. Extreme tiredness >6wks! Is this lymphoma? Cbc normal
With persistent: Lumps and night sweats one would be concerned beyond 2 weeks. Probably time for more testing. ...Read more
My daughter is occasionally complaining of pain on her left clavicle. I felt a hard lump no there yesterday. Broken? Lymphoma? Cyst?
See a physician:
It could be many different things. You should take your daughter to her pediatrician for appropriate evaluation.
Physical exam, including visualization, inspection of mobility, evaluation of pain, physical exam of other body parts and regions, will lead to further recommendations, that may include blood work, xrays, etc.
Good luck! ...Read more
3 yo has small hard lump under muscles in neck. Not movable and hard to find. Feels like a bone. Is this a bone I'm feeling? Worry lymphoma?
Sounds like it: Lymph nodes are round firm swellings. There are bones in the neck protecting the breating tube. It seems you have found one. Ask your doctor about it during the next check-up but it doesn't sound urgent ...Read more
My 2 year old has 2cm hard lump in groin right side. It is movable and painless. He has no other symptoms. Could this be lymphoma at his age?
Should be checked: A 2 year-old with a 2 cm groin lump in a boy could be a lymph node or his testicle. A hernia or hydrocele (fluid-filled lump) is softer, not hard. If it's a lymph node the doctor will check for an injury or infection in the leg, as well as check for other enlarged lymph nodes. The doctor can also see if it's a skin cyst. Lymphoma is very rare in toddlers and should be in more than one lymph node. ...Read more
My 3 yo has a bony little lump under cartilage in neck. It's not movable. Is there a bone there? It feels hard like a bone. I worry about lymphoma.
Could I have lymphoma? Bad headaches for few weeks, small lump behind ear (firm but moves slightly), tiredness and breathlessness?
Have it checked out:
Sounds like a small lymph node, which for a 19 year old is most likely completely normal.
However, if you are having other symptoms and are concerned for a cancerous process, have it checked out. The bump may or may not be related to your other symptoms. ...Read more
Besides breast cancer/lymphoma, what else causes a hard, immovable, non-tender lump under collarbone in area of infraclavicular node on left side? Thx
Many things: Infection, cyst, benign tumor, bruise/bleed; most lumps are not cancer, but masses that are cancer in general continue to grow with time. If you are over 40, I would recommend you should be having annual mammography, regardless of whether you have an infraclavicular mass. Pay attention to this mass, and you should try to see your physician regarding this. ...Read more
Chemo/radiation in neck 11yrs ago for Hodgkins lymphoma now hard to swallow w/pain. Has worsen. Doc did endoscopy n took out a lump odds of being bad?
Pathology: It depend to pathology and if positive you need to be treated again, ...Read more
No: Patients with some types of leukemia can develop lumps or tumors. Today these are called granulocytic or myeloid sarcomas or extra medullary myeloid tumors. In the past they were called chloromas because of their greenish hue when cut open. They are usually not in lymph nodes. Lymphomas generally do not float around in blood to the same degree and the tumors are usually in the lump nodes. ...Read more
Possibly: See a doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do all lumps need to be biopsied? I have one 9.6 mm on the supraclavicular and worried about Lymphoma. How long does the disease takes to progress?
Lumps: Great question. Not all lumps have to be biopsied. Sometimes they are observed, some have xray studies and some are biopsied. Sometimes though if there is other history the nodes are biopsied. ...Read more
Lymphoma can occur..: ..at any age, but is more common in older people. Lymphoma does not usually cause visible red, painful lumps in the skin. It is usually painless and causes swellings in lymph nodes under the skin or much deeper. Red lumps in the armpits can be due to shaving and ingrown hairs, or furuncles which are like pimples or acne lesions. ...Read more
Unlikely: It is extremely unlikely that dietary changes alone can cure your disease. I would follow your oncologists' recommendations first and foremost and discuss your ideas/questions about diet with them. ...Read more
I have two lumps on my neck that have gotten bigger. Have had them for years. Also have difficulty swallowing for a month. Worried about lymphoma.
Can feel tiny bumps/lumps in pocket above collar bone, but I have to lean forward and really feel around to feel them. Scared of lymphoma. Hypochondri?
Went to surgeon won't do biopsy for lumps on side of knee. Told me she doesn't feel it's lymph nodes (have lymphoma) told me not to worry. How not?
Signs that lumps in your neck are lymphoma? My boyfriend has some small lumps in his neck but the doctor said they were fatty tissue. Recently he discovered another lump by his lymph node. It's squishy and he can move it around. He doesn't think it's gott
For a full evaluation of lumps in the neck, definitely see a doctor. Small, soft lumps are usually not dangerous. We have 70-80 lymph nodes in each side of the neck. They help fight infection and remove impurities--infection and inflammation are the main cause of swelling in the nodes (ear and throat infections, skin infections, sinusitis, etc.) soft, squishy lumps that are easily moved around and the fact that a doctor called them fatty, makes me thin kthat he may have a lipoma (benign, fatty tumor of fat cells). Nodes can fluctuate in size. If a neck mass/lump does not start to get better after a couple of weeks, it should be evaluated.
The differential diagnosis of neck lumps changes with age. Anyone over 40 years old, especially if smoking and drinking, absolutely needs to be seen. ...Read more
I have two lumps on my neck. One behind my ear and the other on the right a few inches below my ear. Could this be lymphoma?
2 painful pea sized lumps on the inside crease of my arm + muscle weakness. Worried because the warnings of lymphoma risk on mtx. What could they be?
Can you have benign cyst in your neck? I have two lumps, one behind my ear and the other a few inches lower than that. No pain. High chance of lymphoma?
Yes: Yes, definitely. You can be born with cysts, they can also develop over time. Also, it is very common to have lymph nodes enlarge in your neck. It is most important to have an ENT examine you if these lumps do not go away on their own or continue to enlarge. Lymphoma involves enlarged lymph nodes. If there is concern, you will need blood work and imaging, possibly a biopsy. ...Read more
? Lymphoma but no enlarged lumps or bumps. Weight loss, night sweats, anaemia, chronic low back/hip pain present. T.b ruled out. Still? Lymphoma?
The symptoms you report are important and you need to have something done about it.
You can go back to your doctor for further evaluation or make an appointment with another doctor for evaluation and management. ...Read more
3 groin lumps dr said no infection but possible leukemia/lymphoma did blood work just had cbc/metab panel 4 weeks ago and normal. Can it change quick?
Biopsy: If the lymph nodes have been enlarged for 6 weeks or more and are not getting smaller, a biopsy should be considered. See your doctor again. Normal blood tests do not indicate that everything is ok, though it may be nothing serious. ...Read more
Gp suspects lymphoma. Low white blood cell count &abnormalities have shown. Been referred to a professor. No lumps/night sweats. Other symptoms lymph?
See below: Other symptoms can include weight loss, fatigue, joint pain, diarrhea, rashes. ...Read more
18, have two painless movable lumps (>1cm in size)on the right side of neck n doc said its normal and cuz of a throat infection. I'm scared its lymphoma.
Probable infection: Throat infection probable cause of the problem especially if the two nodes are on the same side as the throat infection. With antibiotics for the infection/nodes, they should subside within a 2 wk. Period of time. If the do get smaller and do not increase in number while on meds, one can rule out lymphoma. ...Read more
Pain behind sternum? Thymus? Lumps behind throat. Scared I have Lymphoma or thymoma? What other symptoms? So scared, single mum with 1yr old
Husband has 2-3 inch lump on thigh. It is rock hard, ultrasound revealed it could be a limpoma, but needs to be removed... Are they usually hard?
No: Lipomas are usually not hard, can feel firm but have some give to them. This is why it should be removed because until the pathologist evaluates the tissue you don't know the exact diagnosis. ...Read more
Can lymphoma be found in a small lump that's moveable? I've been losing weight. I feel fine also?
Weight loss: Is a significant symptom. Suggest you visit your GP for a check up. Make certain you point out the lump. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Is there a chance I have lymphoma? I have a small moveable lump on the side of my neck. I am so anxious.
Probably cyst: Small movable lumps are more likely benign cysts and not lymphoma. However there is no way to tell this without exam. Please see your doctor and have them check it and check for other possibly enlarged lymph nodes. The doctor may want to do some testing. If they think it is other than a benign cyst they may want to do a biopsy. Do not worry but please see doctor for exam. ...Read more
I have lump on side of my neck and been there for over 5 months, not painfull, hasn't grown. Having other health issues aswell. Could this be lymphoma?
"could be": But could also be lots of other things, particularly at 23. See your dr for exam and testing. ...Read more
If you notice a lump in ua for about 2 years now is it possible for lymphoma how long does lymphoma take?
Hi how are you. I have a soft painful lump under my armpit and I was wondering if I should go get it checked out. Family history of lymphoma?
You should: But remember, it's actually better that a lump be painful from a cancer perspective as lymphomatous nodes tends to be painless while reactive nodes (like from infections) tend to be painful. It may not be a lymph node at all though, and having it checked out is good medicine. Best of luck. ...Read more
Are lymphoma lymph nodes moveable? I have a lump in my neck that is tiny but when I turn my neck it gets slightly bigger. It is also quite mobile.
Lymphoma: Nodes are usually quite large with variable mobility. A single cervical lymph node is quite common and not usually cause for alarm unless it enlarges or becomes hard. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Have a small lump of about 7x4mm on back of hand for 4 wks. It grew in size for 2.5wks then started to shrink. What condition is it? Is it lymphoma?
? ganglion cyst: The most common lump that people get on the back of the hand is a ganglion cyst. It is caused when a bit of the synovium (lining of the joint) pops out in a joint space. They are benign and usually go away on their own. This is not a typical presentation for lymphoma. If you are anxious about it have your doctor take a look. ...Read more