Top 20 Doctor insights on: Ball neck

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Lump/ball in neck-under chin for a year. No pain and I can only feel it if I push down on it. It's maybe the size of a dime. What is it?

Lump/ball in neck-under chin for a year. No pain and I can only feel it if I push down on it. It's maybe the size of a dime. What is it?

Lymph node: I think you should be checked for any mass under the chin. This may be a submandibular lymph node; however, you must have it checked to find out why it happpened. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a little ball on his neck what can it be?

My boyfriend has a little ball on his neck what can it be?

Not a lymph node?: Most people have at least one palpable lymph node in the neck. If it's just a tiny bit tender, isn't growing rapidly, isn't fixed to surrounding structure, and isn't stony-hard, and is less than an inch across, should be safe to ignore. A physician's office visit is in order otherwise. ...Read more

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Please tell me if I should be worrying about this ball in my neck?

Please tell me if I should be worrying about this ball in my neck?

Yes: Where exactly in your neck? It could be an enlarged lymph node, or thyroid nodule, oth othe neck tumor. ...Read more

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I have constant pain in my shoulder and the ball of my neck how do stop the pain?

I have constant pain in my shoulder and the ball of my neck how do stop the pain?

Need evaluation: You need to see doctor to get evaluation for your shoulder and neck pain.You need x-ray, muscle relaxant and anti-inflammatory med. ...Read more

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I have a big red painful ball in my neck and it hurt really bad what should I take or do?

I have a big red painful ball in my neck and it hurt really bad what should I take or do?

Likely abscess: This sounds very much like an abscess which is a pocket of bacterial infection. These need to be drained by a doctor which is the only way to treat them effectively. Antibiotics will have little to no effect on an abscess except perhaps helping to buy time and prevent worsening until it can be drained. An abscess should be treated promptly at a primary care office, urgent care center or ER. ...Read more

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Should my back hurt? At my softball game last thursday I was the catcher... A pop fly was hit between me and the third basemen and we collided at full speed... Let's just say we both flipped. But caught the ball.... Immediately my neck started to hurt an

Should my back hurt? At my softball game last thursday I was the catcher... A pop fly was hit between me and the third basemen and we collided at full speed... Let's just say we both flipped. But caught the ball.... Immediately my neck started to hurt an

See your doctor: If you had a sports injury, there are lots of sports medicine clinics, but any primary care provider can assess you and get xrays if necessary. Both for the sake of your health, and for insurance and liability issues later you need to get a physical examination and whatever else is needed as suggested by the exam asap. ...Read more

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My wife 43 years, has a tumor like ball in her neck like of the notre dame. What we should do?

My wife 43 years, has a tumor like ball in her neck like of the notre dame. What we should do?

Go see MD and biopsy: She should go to see her doctor and have further evaluation. A biopsy should be done to really find out what it is. Necessary blood work and imaging studly like a ct likely need to be done as well. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a ball on your neck under you ear?

What does it mean when you have a ball on your neck under you ear?

Lymph node: This is probably and enlarged lymph node if it persist, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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The last week ive had pain right below jaw and chin now today I feel a pea size ball under skin neck its tender. Any advice?

The last week ive had pain right below jaw and chin now today I feel a pea size ball under skin neck its tender. Any advice?

Lymph node: What you are describing could be an inflamed submental lymph node. Lymph nodes can be painful if you have an infection. Infections from the lower lip, floor of the mouth, teeth, salivary gland, tip of the tongue and the skin of the cheeks all can affect the submental lymph node. I suggest seeing your doctor to find out where the infection is coming from. ...Read more

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Had a fever of 101.6 2days ago w/ a headache that has lasted for 3days nonstop, there is some sort of ball in my neck, having joint pains. F, 20yrsold?

Viral infection??: You have got to see your primary care physician now for an exam and blood tests. Viral infections spread by mosquitoes are common at this time of the year and some are serious. ...Read more

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What is this? I have two round balls growing inside towards the side of my neck one ball is bigger then the other you can't see it only feel it when you touch it and it doesn't hurt do I need to remove it? Is it a tumor?

What is this? I have two round balls growing inside towards the side of my neck one ball is bigger then the other you can't see it only feel it when you touch it and it doesn't hurt do I need to remove it? Is it a tumor?

Your: Your description is a bit confusing. Not sure what you mean ×´inside towards the side of youe neck×´
the possibilities of what this balls mean is very broad.
You need to see an ear nose and throat dr. So he can examine you.
I would do it sooner than later.

Michel siegel, md. ...Read more

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How come I have a goiter the size of a tennis ball growing in my neck?

How come I have a goiter the size of a tennis ball growing in my neck?

Good Question: Impossible to answer why in this forum. You should see a thyroid specialist- either an endocrinologist or a thyroid surgeon to help answer this question. ...Read more

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I got hit in neck with ball. Can it cause a swollen lymph node that last a mint and a half? Cancer? No crazy symptoms. Just a little paranoid. Help!

I got hit in neck with ball. Can it cause a swollen lymph node that last a mint and a half? Cancer? No crazy symptoms. Just a little paranoid. Help!

Sounds normal: The average male teen can find three easily palpable lymph nodes in his neck. If they are not fixed to the surrounding tissues, are not growing fast, and are not massive, you can ignore them. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I have a marble sized ball on right side of my neck?

Should I be worried if I have a marble sized ball on right side of my neck?

Lymph node?: It depends on how long it has been there, if growing, if painful, and other medical conditions you have. If concerned, should get it examined to determine what it is and how or if to treat it. See your dr or urgent care or ENT for evaluation. ...Read more

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I feel a ball inside the left side of my neck. It moves around when I push it around it's wierd. What can this be. Haven't noticed any symptoms at all?

I feel a ball inside the left side of my neck. It moves around when I push it around it's wierd. What can this be. Haven't noticed any symptoms at all?

Reactive LN?: It is not unusual for a person to have occasional reactive lymph nodes that enlarge in response to infections and inflammation. Nodes in that area can react to dental or oral problems. Piercings that are removed often or irritated can cause this. It could also be a deep cyst, an enlarged salivary gland, and other things. You should get it checked. ...Read more

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There's a hard moveable ball on my left side of upper neck by jawline. What is it?

There's a hard moveable ball on my left side of upper neck by jawline. What is it?

Parotid?: What you have described could be a small nodule in the parotid gland. Could also be a lymph node, but I suspect the former, and almost surely benign. Point it out to your provider, who may suggest you seek the opinion of an ENT specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 6 yr olds neck hurts to the touch and has a small ball like knot that moves around when you touch it. Feels swollen some too.

My 6 yr olds neck hurts to the touch and has a small ball like knot that moves around when you touch it. Feels swollen some too.

Common finding: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body ; generally noticeable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They usually return to resting size in 3-4 wks. They rarely can become damaged by infection ; grow to golf ball size ; need drainage or removal. ...Read more