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Fast growing neck lump with high fever in hospital for 5 days. They said it was savilary gland. Couldnt talk or eat. Sent home with same symptoms. ?

Fast growing neck lump with high fever in hospital for 5 days. They said it was savilary gland. Couldnt talk or eat. Sent home with same symptoms. ?

Follow-up with Dr.: A person with salivary gland swelling (presumably due to infection or blockage) can follow-up with her ENT doctor or primary care doctor, to be sure that the recovery is going as expected. Sometimes additional treatment is needed. If symptoms are worrisome, and the patient cannot get in touch with her doctors, then she can go to the E.R. To be seen and treated. ...Read more

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Neck Mass (Definition)

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


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I have a lump on neck. Appeared 10 days ago and is growing i noticed a sm, lump on r- side of neck 10 days ago. 3 inches down 2 inches to r- of ear. Now it is 1 , 1/2 inch round and sticks out 1/2 inch min.Does not hurt much cancer in family, dr looked an

I have a lump on neck. Appeared 10 days ago and is growing i noticed a sm, lump on r- side of neck 10 days ago. 3 inches down 2 inches to r- of ear. Now it is 1 , 1/2 inch round and sticks out 1/2 inch min.Does not hurt much cancer in family, dr looked an

Hello. : Hello. Cannot make a diagnosis through this venue. Although there can be swollen lymph nodes in that area; 1.5 inches in diameter would be much larger than expected. If it was a fatty tumor, would not expect it to have noticeable growth over ten days. If it is red, hot and tender, it could be an infected cyst. I agree with the doctor who examined you. If it becomes painful, red, hot, more swollen or there is swelling or heat in the surrounding area or you get an associated fever than you need to get it rechecked. ...Read more

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Lump on neck right side, harmless?

Lump on neck right side, harmless?

Depends: If its been there only a short time and hasn't changed in size, probably harmless. If enlarging and chronic, that would be more concerning and worth a doctor visit. ...Read more

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How to treat muscular lump on neck?

How to treat muscular lump on neck?

Needs evaluation: A lump may or may not be muscular. Lumps always need consideration for a biopsy because rarely this can be a tumor and I have even seen a muscle tumor due to the muscle swelling in the neck. Your physician will need to evaluate you and decide the best course. ...Read more

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What to do about a painless hard lump on neck?

What to do about a painless hard lump on neck?

Have it checked: Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things ranging from from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious things like cancer. Any neck lumps in someone who smokes are especially worrisome and should be checked by a physician. See your doctor so he/she can do an exam and recommend a specialist if needed (like an ENT doctor). ...Read more

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Can feel tiny lump on neck right side, can feel it feel only when i press hard on it. Is it bad?

Can feel tiny lump on neck right side, can feel it feel only when i press hard on it. Is it bad?

Neck lump: lymph nodes are commonly found in the neck to be enlarged when fighting an infection. Lumps that are changing should be evbaluated ...Read more

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Lump on neck lymph node, what is it?

Lump on neck lymph node, what is it?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more