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My daughter 4 years old and she has a lump where her carotids are, should I be worried?

My daughter 4 years old and she has a lump where her carotids are, should I be worried?

Neck lump: Hopefully, it is a transient lymph node enlargement from an upper respiratory infection that will become less noticeable with time, but instead of worrying, please take your child to her pediatrician to have the lump assessed. ...Read more

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I have a lump and pain in my carotid artery why is this?

I have a lump and pain in my carotid artery why is this?

This needs: To be checked out!!
DO NOT PRESS ON IT ANY MORE 9I know you have been)
See a medical professional as soon as practicable! This does not fall into an ER visit unless the pain increases or the lump enlarges!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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What would cause pain and a lump in the right side of your neck near carotid artery?

What would cause pain and a lump in the right side of your neck near carotid artery?

Neck lump: Could be a swollen lymph node from throat infection or mass in neck/upper chest or could be infected cyst or abscess. Would follow up with doc ...Read more

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What would cause pain and a lump in the right side of your neck near carotid artery?

What would cause pain and a lump in the right side of your neck near carotid artery?

See ENT: This is not a forum to diagnose your problem. There are numerous possible causes. See your PCP or an ENT Specialist NOW. ...Read more

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He is having pressure on the right side of his neck along the carotid artery. No pain or swelling or lumps. What could this be?

He is having pressure on the right side of his neck along the carotid artery. No pain or swelling or lumps. What could this be?

Neck pressure: Occasionally the carotid artery can become inflamed causing pain and tenderness. More common would be tension or mild inflammation in one of the strap muscles of the neck. Other possibilities include inflammation of the lateral lobe of the thyroid gland or an inflamed lymph gland. A physician or otolaryngologist would have to examine you in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you easily feel carotid bulb? There's a noticeable lump above my pulse. I'm worried it's my lymph nodes. Doc says carotid bulb. Should I worry?

Can you easily feel carotid bulb? There's a noticeable lump above my pulse. I'm worried it's my lymph nodes. Doc says carotid bulb. Should I worry?

Depending on: Your anatomy and how thick your neck soft tissues are, it is certainly possible to feel your carotid bulb. ...Read more

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Painful lump approx 1"long x.25" wide along the left side of neck - what feels like the carotid artery area. Also - cold sore weeping into left eye?

Painful lump approx 1"long x.25" wide along the left side of neck - what feels like the carotid artery area. Also - cold sore weeping into left eye?

R/O LYMPHADENOPATHY: LYMPHADENOPATHY may be secondary to infection, requires Ab. If it persists LONGER 8 WEEKS DEMANDS A FULL EVALUATION. You need an Exam& Labs. CT SCAN OF CHEST ABD & PELVIS. BX OF LYMPH NODE. If the pathology is not diagnostic you need a RADICAL LYMPH DISSECTION TO R/O LYMPHOMA VS METASTATIC PROCESS. SEEK PROMPT EVALUATION FROM YOUR INTERNIST AND A GENERAL SURGEON. Second opinion may be warranted ...Read more

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Was riding in golf cart. Passenger. Friend hit speed bump hard. Deliberately. Going 7 mph. Could I have whiplash? Carotid artery tear?

Was riding in golf cart. Passenger. Friend hit speed bump hard. Deliberately. Going 7 mph. Could I have whiplash? Carotid artery tear?

Anything is possible: What symptoms do you have? Why do you think anything is injured? It is relatively easy to sustain a whiplash injury. However it would be uncommon at such a low rate of speed. A carotid artery injury would be unheard of without a significant cervical spine injury. The bottom line. If you are concerned, the only way to know is to have appropriate imaging done. ...Read more

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What are causes of painful tittie lumps.

What are causes of painful tittie lumps.

Maybe fibrocystic: Some women have lumpy breasts, especially painful in the premenstrual part of your cycle. Http://tinyurl. Com/4doxzfm it can be part of pms. Tell your doctor you're having them, and follow over the month. If any lumps become hard and do not go away, you'll need to have it examined especially. Try avoiding caffeine, sugar and unhealthy fats. Evening primrose oil may help; heating pad too. ...Read more

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Lumps in between the shader blades, what could this be?

Lumps in between the shader blades, what could this be?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a mass in my bre?

I have a mass in my bre?

Breast mass?: Let your doc know as soon as possible. You will need an office visit, followed by further tests, mammogram or ultrasound as felt necessary. ...Read more

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Are cancerous lumps painful?

Are cancerous lumps painful?

Usually not: Cancerous lumps are usually not painful unless they are sitting on a nerve or a bone. ...Read more

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Are carotid duplexes dangerous?

Are carotid duplexes dangerous?

No: Duplex ultrasound is an excellent, noninvasive method to check for abnormal flow and atherosclerotic plaque buildup in your arteries. They are safe and effective. Occasionally a secondary test such as a ct or MRI will be recommended to confirm findings on an ultrasound. The test is not painful, and involves the technician using jelly on the area to be studied and gentle pressure with a probe. ...Read more

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What should I do if I found a lump?

What should I do if I found a lump?

Depends where: Lumps in the breast should be evaluated. Lumps elsewhere can be from many causes and should be seen if they are enlarging, there are many of them, if they are red or painful or interfere with function or if you have a history of cancer. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my back what could it be?

I have a lump in my back what could it be?

Many possibilities: A "lump in my back" can be due to a number of things including a lipoma (fatty mass), sebaceous cyst, lymphoma, tumor (muscle, skin, or other tumor), keloid, bony prominence, or other causes. See your doctor for a more definite diagnosis and possible treatment plan. ...Read more

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Have you heard of tying a carotid attery off?

Have you heard of tying a carotid attery off?

Unusual: This is done during tumor surgery only if cancer is invading the carotid artery but after careful occlusion studies to ensure that tying of the carotid will not affect blood flow to the brain enough to cause neurologic problems. It may be done in an emergency in order to stop bleeding. The carotid has two main branches, and the external branch may be tied off safely for the most part. ...Read more

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What is considered a lump in self examinations?

What is considered a lump in self examinations?

Different options: The body has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, vessels, tendons and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more

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A small lump outside my cheak. What might this be?

A small lump outside my cheak. What might this be?

Could be cyst: Lump out side cheek could be cyst, tumor of inflammatory nature or some serious process. We need more history as to when it started, how its progress is, whether it is painful or not, whether there is swollen nodes in the neck. Are you smoker, chew tobacco, drink regularly? My advice is watch the lump and if it is not resolving, consult with your doc. ...Read more

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What if I have a lump by my vergaina and its hard?

What if I have a lump by my vergaina and its hard?

Possible lymph node?: This could be a lymph node or infected hair follicle. Possible cyst. An exam is needed. ...Read more

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Hello ie got itchness in my nuckle and a lump inbetween?

Hello ie got itchness in my nuckle and a lump inbetween?

Take a picture: I wish we could see the picture because that would help in diagnosis so much. A lump and itchiness could mean 10 different things! It could be completely benign, or slightly dangerous. ...Read more

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I have whit pimhead lumps not on my clit but around it its ichy?

I have whit pimhead lumps not on my clit but around it its ichy?

Get tested: There are many things that can cause something like this but herpes would be my worry. Get tested soon and avoid intercourse until then. ...Read more

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Got a lump on my spine?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. I would not hesitate to be seen for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes a lump on face?

What causes a lump on face?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more