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Hard lump in neck that feels like grissle - muscle?

Hard lump in neck that feels like grissle - muscle?

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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Lump At Front Of Neck (Definition)

Swelling prominent in anterior part of the neck, such ...Read more


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Pea sized hard lump in neck, should I see doctor?

Pea sized hard lump in neck, should I see doctor?

Yes: Pea size lump in neck might be swollen lymph node,go to doctor and he will examine you to check for any other enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Craniotomy nov '11 meningioma, small residual tumor left. Hard lump in neck afterwards. U/s indicates hypoechoic nodule. Tsh norm. Concern warranted?

Craniotomy nov '11 meningioma, small residual tumor left. Hard lump in neck afterwards. U/s indicates hypoechoic nodule. Tsh norm. Concern warranted?

Yes: While this is unlikely to be related to your meningioma, it should be further evaluated. If this is in your thyroid it could well be an adenoma, but without a biopsy of some type you will not know! ...Read more

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I have a hard lump in neck didn't show of CT with contrast, have neck and shoulder pain, can you feel a bulging disc? Do they get rock hard like a bone

I have a hard lump in neck didn't show of CT with contrast, have neck and shoulder pain, can you feel a bulging disc? Do they get rock hard like a bone

Bulging disk: You will not be able to feel a bulging disk in your neck as the lesion is too deep to feel. The lump in your neck is likely muscle spasms, a reaction from the disc causing irritation to the nerve. ...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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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.

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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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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V hard lump on neck, under ear behind jaw, comes & goes. Not v painful but aware of.On amtrymitline for headaches.Seen dentist & doc all blood work ok?

V hard lump on neck, under ear behind jaw, comes & goes. Not v painful but aware of.On amtrymitline for headaches.Seen dentist & doc all blood work ok?

Neck mass: Se an ENT as this could be a sebaceous cyst, a lymph node or parotid gland neoplasm, among other things. It warrants an exam and possibly imaging, followed by a biopsy or removal of the mass. ...Read more

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