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Can a neck mass found 2 months after a car accident be related to the accident?

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

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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What could be a neck mass found a couple of months after car accident?

What could be a neck mass found a couple of months after car accident?

Neck Mass: If you have a neck mass go get it checked now! Who knows if it is related to the accident or you have something else, I'm not going to specualte at to what it is, you need an examination and likely some radiology studies. ...Read more

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What would cause a neck mass in a 3 year old?

What would cause a neck mass in a 3 year old?

Lots of things.: Causes range from enlarged lymph node, cyst, abscess, enlarged thyroid, and scar tissue, to a tumor. It's best to have the doctor evaluate it. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How do I increase my neck mass, strength for rugby?

How do I increase my neck mass, strength for rugby?

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

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What is the definition or description of: neck mass?

Neck mass: This is a 'mass', whether benign or malignant, located within the neck structure. ...Read more

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5mm neck mass, had for atleast 1 mth now. Follow up in 3mths. What could be the cause? What is coarse if treatment?

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

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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

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

Hard to say: Unless an exam, lab work and possibly biopsy is done it is hard to give a probability of whether this is cancer. Characteristics of something cancerous are fixed masses, large, painful in nature. Should there be more concern please see your doctor for more answers. ...Read more

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Can anyone help explain head and neck mass in a baby?

Can anyone help explain head and neck mass in a baby?

Get checked: There are a huge number of possibilities, from infection to a cyst to a hemangioma or vascular malformation to a tumor (benign or malignant). This is something that needs to be checked out by the child's pediatrician asap. ...Read more

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Neck mass, what can it be, scar tissue?

See a Doctor: A neck mass can be serious so please get checked. I can't tell what a mass is unless I examine a patient and that is hard to do over the internet. It could be a swollen lymph node and that could be from an infection or from cancer so don't fool around. Good luck! ...Read more

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How fast does a malignant neck mass usually grow? Can it stay the same size for months and still be cancer?

How fast does a malignant neck mass usually grow? Can it stay the same size for months and still be cancer?

Variable rates: Tumors do grow at widely variable rates and a cancer stay the same size for a few months. It is important to get it checked out. A palpable neck may be suitable for evaluation by a fine needle aspirate. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been feeling more tired and have some neck mass. When should I see the doctor?

I've been feeling more tired and have some neck mass. When should I see the doctor?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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

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

See below: Jane 581: What is your reluctance to seeing your doctor? It is not feasible to divine the nature of the mass without examining it. It is not likely to be cancer, but it could be other bad things like tuberculosis. A fine needle aspirate may provide diagnostic information. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Ultrasound: Can better show what the mass is. An enlarged lymph node looks very different from the carotid artery so this question can be put to rest with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Sharp stabbing pain/numbness in head&neck car accident last week CT scan normal, had two of them done. So why the pain?

Muscle spasm: After accident, most pain is muscle spasms and inflammation. Try heat, massage, hot baths, anti inflammatories. Therapy can help too. If no improvement, may need MRI to evaluate more. ...Read more

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Why is my neck and chest sore one day after a car accident?

Why is my neck and chest sore one day after a car accident?

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

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I'm still getting neck pain 24 hours later after a car accident. Should I be worried?

I'm still getting neck pain 24 hours later after a car accident. Should I be worried?

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

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If my neck hurts after a car accident what should I do?

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

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Which is better for neck pain relief after a car accident - naproxen or hydrocodone?

Which is better for neck pain relief after a car accident - naproxen or hydrocodone?

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

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How can I relieve shoulder and neck pain after a car accident? The doctor said nothing was damaged, but I still hurt.

2nd opinion: If you have a good amount of pain, it is not normal and I would encourage a second opinion. There are many options for treatment including medications, physical therapy, chiropractic; if you had not had an MRI, it can be very helpful to evaluate the more specific cause. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Neck Mass (Definition)

This is a 'mass', whether benign or malignant, located ...Read more