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I just found a small lump on my neck right above my left collar bone. What could this be?

I just found a small lump on my neck right above my left collar bone. What could this be?

Lymph node. : This is a common place for lymph nodes. It depends on how large and how long it has been there if it is a worry or not. This area usually does not have large nodes so see your doctor given the location. ...Read more

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My family doctor sent me to a ENT for a biopsy for my thyriod and neck mass. They both have small calification. Am i looking at surgery ?

My family doctor sent me to a ENT for a biopsy for my thyriod and neck mass. They both have small calification. Am i looking at surgery ?

Small calcification : Small calcifications are seen in the thyroid in some conditions. Usually they are seen in psommoma bodies which are a pathological feature seen in papillary thyroid carcinoma fortunately papillary thyroid cancer is very treatable and has a great chance of cure. Any neck nodes can be removed with a selective neck dissection. The good news is lymph nodes in pap thy cancer do not mean badness. ...Read more

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Small lump on my neck but I had it for years?

Small lump on my neck but I had it for years?

Any symptoms?: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor if there are any changes in the lump, e.g., enlargement, ulceration, bleeding or if other lumps appear. ...Read more

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There's a small lump on my neck and it really hurts. I've had it for about three days now.

There's a small lump on my neck and it really hurts. I've had it for about three days now.

Neck lump: Given the acuity of the lump, it is probably a small abscess or a lymph node, secondary to a nearby infectious process. However, since you did not give ample detail, I am unable to say, unequivocally, whether the infection started in the throat, or just the scalp. ...Read more

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I've got a small lump on my neck that moves around and can see slightly by other people, I've had to for about 6 months now?

I've got a small lump on my neck that moves around and can see slightly by other people, I've had to for about 6 months now?

Neck lump: Hello~ it depends where the lump is and how big is it. If its on either side of the windpipe, its probably the thyoid. If is under the jaw, its probably a lymph or salivary gland. In far lateral neck probably a small sebaceous cyst. The only way to be certain is to let your doc check it .thanks ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my neck that showed up, feels like a lymph node and has been there before but still worried ?

I have a small lump on my neck that showed up, feels like a lymph node and has been there before but still worried ?

Viral: Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck are usually due to a recent viral infection, like a common cold. However, they can indicate malignancy in rare cases. If it is present for a prolonged period of time, or you are having fevers, fatigue, or other vague symptoms, please see a physician. ...Read more

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What is this small lump on my neck - located between the cervical & jugulogastric nodes? I have lump towards that back of my neck. Based on the location of the lump, i think it could be one of the cervical glands. It could also be a cervical or jugulogast

What is this small lump on my neck - located between the cervical & jugulogastric nodes? I have lump towards that back of my neck. Based on the location of the lump, i think it could be one of the cervical glands. It could also be a cervical or jugulogast

It : It is not entirely clear by your description of the location of the swelling, but there isn't a whole lot back there that could swell. A pustule or boil or an enlarged lymph node are the most likely findings, the first being a skin lesion, the second being a secondary lesion. The treatment for a pustule or boil would be warm soaks and drainage of the boil, with or without antibiotics, depending on the size and other conditions, such as other medical problems, symptoms (e.g. Fever). However if it is a lymph node, the location could place it as an occipital lymph node, posterior auricular lymph node (more behind the ear), supraclavicular lymph node (tends to be more in the front of the next above the clavicle) or superior superficial cervical lymph nodes. Next is to determine the pathology of why the lymph node is enlarged. Lymph nodes are found throughout the body and normally are non-tender and relatively small. During infections or invasion with cancer, the lymph nodes can enlarge. It is important to distinguishing between localized and generalized lymphadenopathy is important in formulating a differential diagnosis. Although the presence or absence of tenderness does not reliably differentiate benign from malignant nodes, clearly a non-tender enlarged lymph node is more concerning. In addition, the size of the enlarged lymph node is important, those greater than 1 cm in diameter are considered to be abnormal. A three- to four-week period of observation is prudent in patients with localized nodes and a benign clinical picture.

Causes of lymphadenopathy in this area include:
1) superior superficial cervical lymph nodes drain the scalp and neck, skin of arms and chest and enlargement may represent viral infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma or head and neck malignancy
2) occipital lymph nodes drain the scalp and head and enlargement usually represents a local infection, either bacterial or viral
3) posterior auricular lymph nodes drain the external ear and scalp and enlargement usually represents a local infection usually bacterial
4) supraclavicular nodes drain the chest and abdomen and enlargement is concerning for malignancy
5) generalized adenopathy should always prompt further clinical investigation. ...Read more

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Could this be cancer. Found a small lump in the neck?

Could this be cancer. Found a small lump in the neck?

Exam necessary: Skin and soft tissue lumps are incredibly common and only a small fraction of these end up being cancerous. I would advise you to see your doctor to have a physical examination. There is really no way to know based on your description. ...Read more

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Are neck lymph nodes symmetrical? Found a small lump on the back right side of my neck. 90% sure it's a lymph node but can't feel 1 on the other side?

Are neck lymph nodes symmetrical? Found a small lump on the back right side of my neck. 90% sure it's a lymph node but can't feel 1 on the other side?

Nodes: Typically they are symmetrical but not always. The node is on the other side of your neck but either your neck muscle is not symmetrical making it harder to feel or the larger node is larger because of something aggravating it like an infection. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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I was sick about a month ago and since then I've had a small bean sized lump on my neck which moves around under my skin. It is not visible.

I was sick about a month ago and since then I've had a small bean sized lump on my neck which moves around under my skin. It is not visible.

Lymph node: This is most likely a lymph node that enlarged during your recent illness and may slowly recede over time. Sometimes the node permanently remains as a burned out small mass and is not significant. If the mass in your neck enlarges,becomes tender or if new masses appear, see your Physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Iv been having a weird feeling/sensation in my neck, it dnt hurt. itchy.also i just was feeling and found a small lump on the side of "adams apple"??i

Iv been having a weird feeling/sensation in my neck, it dnt hurt. itchy.also i just was feeling and found a small lump on the side of "adams apple"??i

Have checked: The small lump could be many things. Your thyroid gland is in that general area. Nodules (lumps) in the thyroid should be evaluated by a Physician. The best way to know what the lump is includes a physical examination ...Read more

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What kind of doctor can I see for a small painful lump on my neck?

What kind of doctor can I see for a small painful lump on my neck?

Start with primary: A good family medicine or internal med can probably determine what it is: either a sebaceous cyst, beginning of abscess, lymph node, or something else completely. It should be quicker to see your primary doc and can determine if its worth your time and money to see a specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have a small soft lump on my Neck after day 2 of zpack -- Dr. originally put me on it since he detected slightly over sized lymph node on Left side?

Have a small soft lump on my Neck after day 2 of zpack -- Dr. originally put me on it since he detected slightly over sized lymph node on Left side?

Could be: just a lymph node, but obviously hard to say without examining you. Also more information would seem to help out, as did your doctor just start you on a Z-pack because a suspected enlarged lymph node alone or where you having other symptoms, like a sore throat, cough, tooth pain? Remember there are many causes to enlarged lymph nodes, many non-bacterial, that won't respond to a Zpack. ...Read more

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Hello, two months ago, I've had a small painless, and movable lump on the right side of my neck, and a week ago i found another one on the right side?

Exam needed: I recommend that you be examined in view of the fact that two lumps are now present on either side of your neck. These may be enlarged lymph nodes and if so blood tests looking for blood dyscrasias and mononucleosis are indicated. A biopsy may be advisable if these don't recede or increase in size or number. A benign situation like a viral illness may be the cause,however and they could recede. ...Read more

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I found a lump internally on the left side of my neck. It was there one month ago but it went away. Now it came back. It causes a small discomfort but no real pain.

I found a lump internally on the left side of my neck. It was there one month ago but it went away. Now it came back. It causes a small discomfort but no real pain.

Many conditions: A number of conditions can cause neck lumps.
Lymph gland enlargement and thyroid lumps are examples. Some conditions are minor but some conditions can be serious such as cancer.
As you are 58 yrs I would recommend you consult your doctor for a proper examination and diagnosis.
If your doctor isn't sure of the diagnosis they may organize a scan and a needle biopsy to help. ...Read more

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The more I feel for lumps I keep finding it scaring me so much its like im obsessed just found a little small one towards back of neck so scared?

The more I feel for lumps I keep finding it scaring me so much its like im obsessed just found a little small one towards back of neck so scared?

See Doctor: Most lumps smaller than the size of a standard pencil eraser are not serious, but if you are worried, a primary care doctor can help you figure out if there is anything going on. ...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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I have small lump at the back of my neck left side but it doesn't hurt?

I have small lump at the back of my neck left side  but it doesn't hurt?

A cyst or node: Epidermal inclusion ( sebaceous) cysts and lipomas often occur here. Could also be a lymph node, but if not enlarging is not of concern. ...Read more

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Today i noticed a small lump inside the back of the neck on the left side. What could it be?

Today i noticed a small lump inside the back of the neck on the left side. What could it be?

Normal lymph node: We have lymph nodes scattered throughout our body & they are often detected in the neck where they sit on top of neck muscles. These nodes are little fluid strainers that take body lymph & remove stray germs and debris from things like bug bites. They are often pea sized at rest & grow to dime sized when working. Within 2-3 wks they often shrink back down unless they are stimulated further. ...Read more

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I have got a small pink flat lump on the right at the back of my neck I have had it for a year ?

I have got a small pink flat lump on the right at the back of my neck I have had it for a year ?

Mole?wart?: It is probably just a mole or wart. It is best to have your doctor check it to make sure that it is benign and not a form of skin cancer. Even if it is a skin cancer it does not sound like the serious type, melanoma. Those are usually dark colored and irregular in shape. Don't worry, just have it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on the side of my neck that is moveable, I noticed it a few weeks ago, should I be concerned?

I have a small lump on the side of my neck that is moveable, I noticed it a few weeks ago, should I be concerned?

Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a swollen lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. Other things could be a boil or a lipoma. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have two small lumps right side of my neck what are they?

I have two small lumps right side of my neck what are they?

Let me explain: Those lumps could be simple to infection around the area, or could be sign of more serious disease the thing is to check out. ...Read more

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3 year old has small lump on his neck what could it be?

Could be many things: You should have a pediatrician look at your child. It could be nothing or something very serious, so guessing without an in person evaluation would be down right dangerous.
Good luck from nyc. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my left side on my neck what is it?

I have a small lump on my left side on my neck what is it?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. I would also stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. Please see doctor to rule out other things. Peace & good health. ...Read more