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Can A Neck Mass Found 2 Months After A Car Accident Be Related To The Accident
May be: After injury, it may be collection of blood called hematoma most of the time will resolve on its own, see your physician. ...Read more
Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. Automobile, auto vs. Motorcycle, motorcycle vs. Motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. Bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. ...Read more
I have calcification on my thyroid and some in my neck mass. When I did my fna, the doctor only sampled the thyroid. Why not the mass? Same finding?
It depends,,,: It depends on other tests and what they showed if the doctor did them. For example, an iodine uptake test may be done for a thyroid with nodules and depending on the results there may not have been a need for an aspiration of the nodule. It also depends on what was being looked for, cancer or another disease so more info. Like the aspiration results is likely needed. Best of luck. ...Read more
Lateral SCM presses: Side to side and front to back movements with weights will give you added muscle strength. Sit-ups, with your neck held up with also improve, besides doing exercises for the traps. However, overall conditioning and strengthening will add to these muscles as part of your preparation for sports or continuation in sports. Wear a helmet! ...Read more
Neck mass: This is a 'mass', whether benign or malignant, located within the neck structure. ...Read more
5mm neck mass, had for atleast 1 mth now. Follow up in 3mths. What could be the cause? What is coarse if treatment?
Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
What is the probability that a 0.5 CM neck mass (hard but not rock hard) is cancer? It is on the right back side of the neck
How fast does a malignant neck mass usually grow? Can it stay the same size for months and still be cancer?
Neck mass under mastoid, deep (not seen superficially), felt when neck flexed, unilateral, hard, fixed, about 2cm, mildly sensitive, not new. DDx? Thx
Mass: Any hard fixed mass needs to be seen by a doctor, you may start with your primary or ENT doc for eval and possible biopsy ...Read more
Right away!: Fatigue is a nonspecific symptom and may be due to a variety of factors. But if you detect, or even suspect a mass in your neck, those could be very serious. Thyroid problems, infections, and cancer can all cause symptoms like this. See your family doctor immediately to have this evaluated. ...Read more
My family doctor sent me to a ENT for a biopsy for my thyriod and neck mass. They both have small calification. Am I looking at surgery?
Small calcification: Small calcifications are seen in the thyroid in some conditions. Usually they are seen in psommoma bodies which are a pathological feature seen in papillary thyroid carcinoma fortunately papillary thyroid cancer is very treatable and has a great chance of cure. Any neck nodes can be removed with a selective neck dissection. The good news is lymph nodes in pap thy cancer do not mean badness. ...Read more
Neck mass CT done told don't know wht it is no needle biopsy but surgery needs to come out Malignant unknown cancer not ruled out. Is this bad.
Follow-up needed: A neck mass at your age is usually an enlarged lymph node. These can enlarge for many reasons, but if the mass has not reduced in size (as it would during a resolving infection), it should be biopsied. Needle biopsy sometimes does not yield a diagnosis and then a formal node biopsy should be done. Also, your doctor may want to do a scan to determine if other lymph nodes are enlarged. ...Read more
I have a neck mass. All results have come back fine. I'm also losing hearing in my left ear. The mass is behind miscle in left side of neck. I am very concerned about this. It doesn't hurt. I have had it for a year or more and it's getting bigger over tim
Neck mass: The only definitive diagnosis of any mass is to have it biopsied. There are lymph chains in your neck area, so depending on where it is, it may be simply a benign lymphadenopathy, but again, as stated, the only definitive diagnosis is made by biopsy. An ENT Doctor would be able to perform a therapeutic and diagnostic excisional biopsy of the area if warranted after an examination. Best wishes. ...Read more
How likely is an about a CM big hard neck mass cancer? Please tell me how likely and don't just say see your doctor. The mass is there for months
What is this neck mass that reoccurs under stress or when the season changes from fall to winter it leaks bloody pus following a mucus (thick) oozing?
Neck mass: Nick mass that bleeds must be evaluated by a physician ...Read more
Plz tell me how concerning is this. Tonsil ulcer keeps coming back in the same spot. This tonsil is a little larger than the other. Also tiny neck mass?
I believe I have a neck mass that is causing inappropriate carotid sinus stimulation causing bradycardic pre syncope. Do I need MRI or can CT/us work?
You need to: See a Head & Neck surgery specialist if you and your doctor think this might be a chemodectoma, a rare tumor of carotid sinus. ...Read more
Neck mass right side assumed lymph node 3cm 2+mo. Fatigue normal CBC chest xray. Ent now said may carotid artery. What can ultrasound determine?
I was in a car accident two days ago, the air bags deployed. I'm feeling extreme pain in my lower neck and back should I go into the ER to be seen?
IMHO, Yes: Actually, I wish you'd have asked two days ago. Yes, be seen and keep a record of the findings. Injuries from such events can take some time to express themself and you should be examined and treated ASAP. I hope you feel relief soon! ...Read more
I was in a car accident two years ago, and I never went to the hospital, my neck has been bothering me badly since, what should I do?
My daughter was in a car accident two days ago. Her neck and shoulders are very painful. Should I take her to the ER or UC, or just leave it alone?
Get seen: She needs to be seen to verify she doesn't have any concerning injury as well to possibly obtain treatment/relief. This is also a good idea to have medical documentation of her pain in case it gets worse or causes long term issues. Best of luck! ...Read more
Sharp stabbing pain/numbness in head&neck car accident last week CT scan normal, had two of them done. So why the pain?
See a physician: Most neck injuries in automobile accidents are a result of sudden deceleration of the vehicle resulting in what is commonly referred to as "whiplash"- at minimum, this represents a sprain or strain but could be more serious (i.e. A herniated disc or fracture). Your chest may be sore due to deceleration against the seat belt restraint which can bruise the chest wall or possibly fracture a rib. ...Read more
Wait another week: Many injuries like what sounds like what you are having will resolve on its own in a few days to weeks. If you are still in a lot of pain and anti-inflammatories are not helping or if you notice numbness/weakness presenting itself then seek medical care to evaluate this further. ...Read more
Doctor Exam: Neck pain after a mechanical injury is properly evaluated by a doctor, who can decide if only soft tissues like muscles and ligaments are injured or whether skeletal tissues like bones and disks are injured. These latter tissues often require imaging studies to determine what therapies are needed. Referral of pain to the shoulder (s) or upper extremities suggests need for emergent attention. ...Read more
Both can help: These medications are in 2 different classes. Naproxen is an NSAID and hydrocodone is an opioid and probably also has tylenol. If you don't have major kidney disease or stomach ulcers, Naproxen should be the safer of the 2. If inadequate, hydrocodone can be added until no longer needed. Use all meds as directed and carefully note all sources of acetaminophen/tylenol-3000mg/day max! ...Read more
How can I relieve shoulder and neck pain after a car accident? The doctor said nothing was damaged, but I still hurt.
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