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Fast growing neck lump with high fever in hospital for 5 days. They said it was savilary gland. Couldn't 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. Couldn't 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

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The lump on neck changes in size often. Thinking it's a trigger point? Thoughts?

It depends: A trigger point is the presence of tiny knots along a muscle fiber and when pressed may causes severe pain (jump sign). If you are saying a non painful lump on your neck and there is no limitation on your range of motion. It is unlikely to be a trigger point. Have it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have hard big lump on neck behind ear?

I have hard big lump on neck behind ear?

See Head & Neck doc.: Possible lymph node vs. Parotid gland mass other rare cause. Enlarged nodes from 1) normal response to inflammation 2) lymph node cancer 3) regional cancer moved to lymph node 4) weird infections. Parotid masses usuallu require surgery but 80% are benign. If this has been present for more than a few weeks please see a doc experienced in head and neck disease. Usually a Plastic Surgeon or ENT. ...Read more

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I have a boil under chin and lump on neck. Should I seek doctor?

I have a boil under chin and lump on neck. Should I seek doctor?

Yes: This would be helpful and would be effective in determining the best course of therapy. ...Read more

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Had an ultrasound on small lump on neck today, since the probe pressed on it my lump is smaller, like it pushed it in. What could it be?

Had an ultrasound on small lump on neck today, since the probe pressed on it my lump is smaller, like it pushed it in. What could it be?

Node, cyst or others: A small lump on the neck usually is a lymph node, a small sebaceous cyst or a lipoma, although it could be something else. Did the ultrasound show what it was? It is uncommon for the ultrasound to make it smaller. ...Read more

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Lump on neck, should I get CT with contrast or without?

Possibly neither: Physical and history may be sufficient. Depending on those, imaging could involve ct, mri, or ultrasound. ...Read more

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Expwriencing frquwnt urination fatigue and lump on neck and dry mouth?

Expwriencing frquwnt urination fatigue and lump on neck and dry mouth?

See doctor: With the symptoms you describe you need to see the doctor and get checked out ...Read more

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Very painful lump on neck after dying hair. How do I get rid of 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

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Moveable lump on neck of 9 yr old. Lower neck near shoulder. 3 weeks duration. Got at camp. Almond size.

Probably benign: Probably a reactive lymph node often 2ndary to trauma such as a scratch in that area or a bugbite. If nontender, not rock hard, movable and not growing, usually benign. But a doctor's exam can verify. ...Read more

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Lump on neck began as brief itchy spot, 8 months later diagnosed as scar tissue. Another lump, same itchiness, same area, last week. Coincidence?

Lump on neck began as brief itchy spot, 8 months later diagnosed as scar tissue. Another lump, same itchiness, same area, last week. Coincidence?

NECK SWELLING?: Lump in neck means swelling or palpable node. Scar tissue is old healed lesion. If you have recurrent node or swelling please be checked thoroughly for any sickness. ...Read more

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My last molar got extracted 2 months ago. 3 days ago I felt pain on jaw below the area and now I have lump on neck below the area as well. What is this?

Neck pain & swelling: Greetings. The neck pain and swelling adjacent to the area of a tooth extraction points you back to the dentist. Your family doctor or an ENT would also be an option. From what I gather, you could have reactive lymphadenopathy that would respond to an antibiotic. Your dentist would be wise to re-examine the extraction site for any signs of persistent infection. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Found sudden hard lump on neck yesterday. Near back of neck. Don't smoke, don't drink. It isn't painful. Is it pinched nerve? No infection. I worry.

Skin: This is likely a skin issue like an ingrown hair or small abscess. Have someone look at it or take a picture so you can see it. If it gets larger or hurts more the go see your Doc. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on neck above my collar bone. Its not noticeable until lean my head to the side. Had this b4 but it was a lot bigger & noticeable?

I have a small lump on neck above my collar bone. Its not noticeable until lean my head to the side. Had this b4 but it was a lot bigger & noticeable?

Lymphnode: This is probably an enlarged lymphnode. These drain lymph from particular areas of the body and can be enlarged if there is inflammation, infection or a cancerous process going on. You may have had an inflammation in the head and neck area causing this ...Read more

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Daughter has lump on neck behind ear and its red around area any suggestions what it could be?

Skin infection: This is either a skin infection known as staph or it is an infected lymph node. Either way her doctor needs to see this and get her treated. ...Read more

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Can anybody give me advice about lump on neck and feeling of lump in throat making it feel weird/hard to breath?

Can anybody give me advice about lump on neck and feeling of lump in throat making it feel weird/hard to breath?

See an ENT: If you have these symptoms, particularly the airway symptom, you should see an ENT. Many possibilities, some serious. ...Read more

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Hard lump on neck, not on skin but underneath at throat. 3 docs checked but can't feel it but you do need to press hard to feel it? Headaches too

Hard lump on neck, not on skin but underneath at throat. 3 docs checked but can't feel it but you do need to press hard to feel it? Headaches too

Hard lump: You need ultra sound or ct scan of neck to confirm the hard lump once for all. If it is there then biopsy is in order. Remember head & neck tumor could be serious business. ...Read more

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Have soft lump on neck near spine, ringing in ears, fatigue, tightness on neck and occasional headaches?

Have soft lump on neck near spine, ringing in ears, fatigue, tightness on neck and occasional headaches?

Lump: Size? Duration? Did it appear at same to e as other symptoms? Important that you see your Physician for examination and applicable diagnostic procedures. ...Read more