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Dr. Daniel Konold Dr. Konold
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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My 5 y/o has a super ball sized, hard, painful, lump on neck near chin. Does the pain suggest that this is probably an infection?

My 5 y/o has a super ball sized, hard, painful, lump on neck near chin. Does the pain suggest that this is probably an infection?

Possible cyst: It could be an infection if it is hot and red. If not then it could be a thyroglossal duct cyst. See your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Lump At Front Of Neck (Definition)

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


Dr. Ayisha Gani Dr. Gani
Internal Medicine
years in practice
Madurai University, Tirunelveli Medical College
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Hard slightly painful lump on neck behind ear, looks all over blue/ dark purple colour. Had for 2 weeks and had nose bleeds for the last 5 days too.

Hard slightly painful lump on neck behind ear, looks all over blue/ dark purple colour. Had for 2 weeks and had nose bleeds for the last 5 days too.

Lesion behind ear: The lesion behind the ear could either, hair follicle infection, sebaceous cyst, lymph node enlargement, if does not resolve on its own have it checked out ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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There has been a hard, very painful lump in my neck under my TMJ joint for 2 years. It has recently doubled in size. What should I do?

There has been a hard, very painful lump in my neck under my TMJ joint for 2 years. It has recently doubled in size. What should I do?

See doctor: t 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
Urgent Care
15 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Hard, non painful small lump in my neck under my lymph nodes. Any ideal what this? MRI showed no concern on it.

Hard, non painful small lump in my neck under my lymph nodes. Any ideal what this? MRI showed no concern on it.

Get checked: Could be a cyst or fat collection/lipoma. If you had an MRI and it was read normal there is less likelihood this is dangerous. I would see your doctor to review the MRI results and the area that is uncomfortable. Good luck ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
Pediatrics
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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I have a golf ball sized, hard, fixed, non painful lump in my neck underneath my earlobe. It does not protrude but can be felt when u touch my neck.

I have a golf ball sized, hard, fixed, non painful lump in my neck underneath my earlobe. It does not protrude but can be felt when u touch my neck.

That's not good: The normal hard lumps in the neck are bones, which are symmetrical (left side is the same as right side). Any other newly-found hard lump should be evaluated as soon as the doctor is available (within a few days to a week). At the bottom of the earlobe is the mastoid bone. If one side (either left or right) is much bigger than the other side, that is not normal and needs evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia Dr. Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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What could cause this very painful lump in neck?

What could cause this very painful lump in neck?

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

Dr. Clarene Cress Dr. Cress
Pediatrics
years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Child has painful lump in neck, painful swallowing, coughing blood for 18 months. Chest xrays clear. Gerd + asthma meds not helping. What could it be?

Child has painful lump in neck, painful swallowing, coughing blood for 18 months. Chest xrays clear. Gerd + asthma meds not helping. What could it be?

Many possibilities.: 18 months is a long time for a child to be ill without a formal diagnosis. Sometimes blood with coughing is actually from the tonsils or sinus drainage, so look to the head as well as the chest and esophagus. After ENT exam, more thorough pulmonary studies like CT scan or bronchoscopy may be indicated, as well as GI endoscopy to assess esophageal inflammation like EE. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia Dr. Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
41 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Ibrahim ElGendy Dr. ElGendy
Internal Medicine
9 years in practice
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
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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

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld Dr. Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
28 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What are the chances of a hard immovable bone like lump in neck turn out begnin? Not a cyst or infection

What are the chances of a hard immovable bone like lump in neck turn out begnin? Not a cyst or infection

Biopsy: Hard nodes fixed to surrounding tissues are often malignant. But have seen calcified granulomas present like this, due to TB and other slowly progressive infections. The biopsy is the answer. ...Read more

Dr. Alvaro Aranda Dr. Aranda
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
31 years in practice
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
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Dr. Lawrence Hochman Dr. Hochman
Radiation Oncology
27 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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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Dr. Christian Schultheis Dr. Schultheis
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
20 years in practice
American University of the Caribbean
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Dr. Bassam Amawi Dr. Amawi
Psychiatry
45 years in practice
University of South Florida College of Medicine
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Lump in neck itching in chest doctor said its related to deviated septum i don't believe him lump is hard like a bone in a lot of pain ?

As above: These things r difficult to be judged without evaluation. It seems u do not trust u doctor , see another one for second opinion. ...Read more

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Dr. James Goodrich Dr. Goodrich
Neurosurgery
37 years in practice
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
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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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Dr. Myron Arlen Dr. Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
60 years in practice
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Can throat cancer be detected during a upper endoscopy for gerd? Does gerd increase the risk of throats cancer? I'm 24 and I feel a hard lump in neck

Can throat cancer be detected during a upper endoscopy for gerd? Does gerd increase the risk of throats cancer? I'm 24 and I feel a hard lump in neck

Not detected: GERD requires lower endoscopy and on rare occasion reaches vocal cord area causing laryngopharyngitis , that part of the pharynx behind the voice box. Throat cancer involves nasopharynx. oropharynx and to some degree hypopharynx, all areas essentially missed on lower endoscopy. An oral, digital exam can detect pharyngeal Ca mostly by palpation and then bx. If lump in neck have it checked. ...Read more

Dr. Farhad Sigari Dr. Sigari
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
16 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What could cause a pea sized lump in neck?

What could cause a pea sized lump in neck?

Lots of things : There are many different things that can present this way. The most common is an enlarged lymph node. I would recommend an md visit if the issue doesn't resolve. ...Read more

Dr. Bruce Rothschild Dr. Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
37 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Why would one have neutropenia and lump in neck?

Why would one have neutropenia and lump in neck?

May be unconnectedor: May not be related or could indicate a disorder suppressing neutrophils - e.g., lupus, lymphoma. ...Read more

Dr. Joel Doyon Dr. Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic
32 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Lump in neck on adams apple. Should i be concerned?

Lump in neck on adams apple. Should i be concerned?

Call physician: Anytime a lump develops, it is important to have it checked out to determine what it is and if any treatment is needed. This could be a thyroid problem. ...Read more