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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Painful Lump On Front Of The Neck

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I have a hard lump in the front of my neck. Is this a cause for alarm?

I have a hard lump in the front of my neck. Is this a cause for alarm?

Needs evaluation: It could be any number of things from a simple enlarged lymph node to something more serious. It would be best to have this evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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I woke up with a lump in the front of my neck I have difficulty looking up and it causes pressure when I sing. I am a singer so this worries me ?

I woke up with a lump in the front of my neck I have difficulty looking up and it causes pressure when I sing. I am a singer so this worries me ?

Lump on neck: We typically don't worry about various lumps & bumps unless they cause pain or pressure or keep growing. These may be due to cysts & glands getting clogged up. Or they may represent an abscess or pocket of pus. Of note, Adam's apple becomes more prominent in adolescent boys as voice changes. Bottom line, b/c this lump in neck bothers you & affects your singing, see your Family Doc & ENT ...Read more

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Feeling well but woke up with very painful lumps behind each ear...Now my front lymph glands are also up..But no sore throat. Not sure of cause?

Feeling well but woke up with very painful lumps behind each ear...Now my front lymph glands are also up..But no sore throat. Not sure of cause?

Lymph node: Enlargement in those areas are usually benign esp if they are small and not accompanied by other symptoms.They could be from a viral, bacterial, respiratory or surrounding skin infection. See your dr for an accurate diagnosis. Take care! ...Read more

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Lump on front of neck is sore. Who do I go to to get it checked out?

Lump on front of neck is sore. Who do I go to to get it checked out?

Options.: I would start with your primary care provider. He or she will determine if you need otolaryngology or internal medicine specialist referral. ...Read more

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Thyroid levels up & down. Hoarse voice comes an goes 4 mths. Round lump on front of neck at thyroid gland. Dr appt fri-- concerning? No sugar coating

Thyroid levels up & down. Hoarse voice comes an goes 4 mths. Round lump on front of neck at thyroid gland.  Dr appt fri-- concerning? No sugar coating

Don't panic: There are a lot of benign thyroid growths that are totally benign, but still cause symptoms. Even if this winds up as a type of cancer, thyroid cancers are generally curable and easily treated. Can it be something bad? Yes- but not likely. Seeking out a doc to help you get this worked up and diagnosed early is your best move! ...Read more

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Small squishy moveable pea size lump in the front of the neck/throat area. I have a lipoma on my neck/shoulder. Could this be another one??

Small squishy moveable pea size lump in the front of the neck/throat area. I have a lipoma on my neck/shoulder. Could this be another one??

Perhaps: Lipomas are usually firm and lumpy, something like a jellybean under the skin, would not call squishy. so I'm not sure what it is. Safest thing is to have a doctor look at it, but low risk of anything serious. You could also just watch it and make sure it doesn't change or enlarge, and see the doctor if anything changes. Probably safe to do this, but changes = doctor. ...Read more

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Please help! I have a small lump on the front of my neck!?

Please help! I have a small lump on the front of my neck!?

More info: Need a better description of location, size and appearance to make a possible diagnosis. ...Read more

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My habitually fwd low bent neck has caused painful lump at neck base. Can this be modified/resolved? How? Ali

My habitually fwd low bent neck has caused painful lump at neck base. Can this be modified/resolved? How?  Ali

Let us see if could: Having a lump on the base of the neck indicate you have a problem in the cervical spine, try to go to spine surgeon he will be able to help you. ...Read more

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What could cause this very painful lump in neck?

A few things: Can be an abscess from a tooth, a swollen lymph node, enlarged salivary gland, thyroid mass, cyst, tumor, etc. Whatever it is, not normal. See ENT doc ASAP. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lump at front of neck?

What is the definition or description of: lump at front of neck?

Neck lump: Swelling prominent in anterior part of the neck, such as enlarged thyroid gland. ...Read more

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Over the past few days, I wake up with a large tender lump on the front of my neck. It goes away during the day and comes back in the morning. ?

Over the past few days, I wake up with a large tender lump on the front of my neck. It goes away during the day and comes back in the morning. ?

Interesting.: That sounds very interesting. If the lump sticks around long enough in the morning for you to get examined by a clinician it would be worthwhile to do so. ...Read more

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Pressure in right front of neck 6 months. Tongue sometimes feels strange on that side Gets worse with strenuous activity. No lumps felt anywhere????

Pressure in right front of neck 6 months. Tongue sometimes feels strange on that side Gets worse with strenuous activity. No lumps felt anywhere????

Probably muscular: This well may be muscular discomfort but I recommend that you have an otolaryngologist examine your neck and advise you if any imaging studies are indicated. ...Read more