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Does having a maxilliary retention cyst on the left side of neck for months mean I have cancer? And reactive adenopathy CT scan results.

Does having a maxilliary retention cyst on the left side of neck for months mean I have cancer? And reactive adenopathy CT scan results.

Maxillary and Neck: Maxillary area is on the face and not Neck. Most commonly if the Maxillary Retention cyst gets infected, it will cause painful lymph nodes in the neck. It is not that common for Maxillary Retention Cyst to become malignant cancer. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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My son is 30 with no insurance. He has large sebaceous cyst right side of neck. I'm paying 148/150 cash for the removal. Need ballpark idea of cost p?

My son is 30 with no insurance. He has large sebaceous cyst right side of neck. I'm paying 148/150 cash for the removal. Need ballpark idea of cost p?

Large neck cyst: If you are just simply wanting it incised and drained (with the risk for recurrence), you can call doctors in your area and inform them of your budget and see if any will be able to accommodate you. If you want it removed, the fees are much higher as the procedure takes more time and precision and involves more risk. With obamacare, your son should be able to obtain insurance for this. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a doctor tell the difference between a cyst and a cancer lump on side of neck by feeling it?

It could be possible that a doctor tell the difference between a cyst and a cancer lump on side of neck by feeling it?

Probably: It is possible to feel the difference between a hard solid lump and a softer lump. If there is any question an ultrasound is a very simple easy noninvasive way to be certain. ...Read more

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I have a lump in back of neck that is being treated as a cyst. Was put on sulfameth Wednesday, now I have a swollen lymph nose on side of neck.

I have a lump in back of neck that is being treated as a cyst. Was put on sulfameth Wednesday, now I have a swollen lymph nose on side of neck.

Need re-exam: There are several causes and diagnosis for the "cyst" on the back of your neck. I would advise you to see your primary care physician to get a referral to a surgeon the excise the "cyst" and see what kind of a lesion it is composed of. The swollen lymph node & the "cyst" may be related and could be a more serious problem. ...Read more

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What causes pain on left side of neck?

What causes pain on left side of neck?

Anti-inflammatory: Neck pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks or if you experience chest and/or arm pain see your physician. ...Read more

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What causes pain in the left side of neck?

What causes pain in the left side of neck?

Neck arthritis: There are several joints and intervertebral discs in the neck. These can wear out over time leading to pain. Degeneration of the joints or discs can cause neck pain, headaches, and shoulder pain. You can also get neck pain from a muscle strain. In some cases pain in the left side of the neck could be related to your heart so be sure to see you physician. ...Read more

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Big swollel on left side of neck after having food?

Big swollel on left side of neck after having food?

Zenker?: I'm sending this to the gastroenterologists and they may tell me I'm way off, but I'm concerned about a zenker diverticulum. ...Read more

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I have a dull throbing pain on the left side of neck when I stand up or when I exercises. What could this be?

I have a dull throbing pain on the left side of neck when I stand up or when I exercises. What could this be?

Soft tissue: At your age, this is most likely due to soft tissue/muscle inflammation and/or sprain/strain. It would be reasonable to observe for a week or two and try anti-inflammatory meds as well as ice/heat. If your symptoms persist or worsen, see a physician. ...Read more

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Lump on Left side of neck.

Lump on Left side of neck.

Neck mass: A mass on the neck could be many things without more details. If it is in the skin, it could be a cyst. If it is deeper, it could be associated with the muscles, lymphatics, or vascular structures. Other structures that can develop masses would include the parotid or submandibular glands, as well as the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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I have. Small knot on back left side of neck right by bottom of hairline?

I have. Small knot on back left side of neck right by bottom of hairline?

Lumps and bumps.: We don't have enough info! But any new lump, without any other symptoms, if small and painless, can be watched for a week or two. If it persists, get checked. A lump that has been present and unchanged for years, is probably not serious, but this needs to be confirmed by a doctor, who can then monitor it and see if further evaluation is needed. A painful lump, with fever, getting bigger fast: ER. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of neck extending up head and down neck. What should I do?

Pain in left side of neck extending up head and down neck. What should I do?

Ice it.: Consider taking something cold from freezer, wrapping it in a towel, and place on the area 10 mins. On, and 10 mins off.

Good luck. ...Read more

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What. Would cause left. Side of neck and face to swell. Its been thst way for 6 months?

What. Would cause left. Side of neck and face to swell. Its been thst way for 6 months?

Many causes: Could be inflammation of parotid gland or lymph nodes in neck. Needs evaluation by pcp or ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp pop on left side of my neck felt liquid now left side of neck is very painful.?

Neck pop: You may have had a neck sprain or muscle spasm. It's hard to say without a thorough history and exam, but i'd be on the lookout for any numbness/weakness/tingling in your arms, especially on the left side. That could signify nerve impingement. Make sure you get this checked out properly by your doctor! Best of luck! ...Read more

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Submandibular lymphnodes mildly enlarged bilaterally on left side of neck? What does this mean? Causes?

Submandibular lymphnodes mildly enlarged bilaterally on left side of neck? What does this mean? Causes?

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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I had a pain in the left side of neck which lasted 3 mins yesterday, had exactly the same today at the same time any ideas?

I had a pain in the left side of neck which lasted 3 mins yesterday, had exactly the same today at the same time any ideas?

When and how: When it keep happening, is it right after you wake up, if that the case it could be the way you slept, is it after exercising or after a long day looking at a computer screen.
and how it feels, like spasm, stabbing, or choking, is it one sided or both sides.
most of the time it is a muscle spasm, like the one we get in the legs or the back, but more scary because of location.
apply heat, eat banana, oranges. ...Read more