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How can you tell if it is a lymph node on neck or lump?

How can you tell if it is a lymph node on neck or lump?

Nodes: Anatomical location ( site and depth) as well as consistency, mobility and relationship to other structures. The best way is to have a physician examine you ...Read more

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Is is common to have a swollen limp gland in your neck if you have a bad pimple on your cheek?

Is is common to have a swollen limp gland in your neck if you have a bad pimple on your cheek?

Yes: the lymph nodes get enlarged when there is an infection in their drainage area.keep the pimple clean and make sure it does not get infected.if it does--swollen,painful see a dr. ...Read more

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My doctor is sending me to a specialist regarding a lump under my armpit that may be skin cancer. How fast can it spread if it is not removed soon?

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My doctor is sending me to a specialist regarding a lump under my armpit that may be skin cancer. How fast can it spread if it is not removed soon?

Depend on what it is: First thing first. The answer will depend on what the lump really is? See the specialist and have a biopsy done & other work-up then discuss result with your doctor. A lump under the arm pit can be caused by many things- infection, inflammation, cancer both solid and blood calncer etc. So first to see if this is cancer, if it is, then what cancer? Breast vs skin ?Etc, then what stage? Etc. Etc, . ...Read more

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There's a bump in the back and i'm wondering if it could be keloid. How would i be able to tell?

There's a bump in the back and i'm wondering if it could be keloid. How would i be able to tell?

See your Doctor: It may be a cyst or a growth or it could be a keloid. You should see your doctor and let him/her examine you and tell you as to what it could be and the needed treatment. ...Read more

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Can you accurately describe what an moveable lump and unmoveable lump is? And how do i tell if the lump is hard or soft if it is under the skin?

Can you accurately describe what an moveable lump and unmoveable lump is? And how do i tell if the lump is hard or soft if it is under the skin?

Hard or soft: Does not matter which is which - you must bring this to the attention of your doctor. More than likely some imaging will be done but tht does not mean anything else is necessary and you can stop worrying. Hope all goes well. Please let me know. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you find a knot under your chin in your throat?

What does it mean if you find a knot under your chin in your throat?

Lymph node: Hello, the knot under your chin sounds like you have found a lymph node. Lymph nodes swell due to inflammation in the head and neck region. It also could be a swelling called a thyroglossal duct cyst. Especially if it is in the midline. Either of the possibilities require a careful examination from your ENT doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I know if a lump in my neck is a clogged gland or a tumor?

How do I know if a lump in my neck is a clogged gland or a tumor?

Exam, maybe biopsy: First, you need to see a healthcare provider. He or she will ask you how long the lump has been there, if it's sore, and what other symptoms you have. An exam will show if the lump if fluid-filled, rubbery, hard, and where it is compared to glands in your neck. If that doesn't provide an answer, the provider may order more tests which might include a biopsy. ...Read more

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How can I tell when a lump under my skin is a lymph node or an under the skin pimple?

How can I tell when a lump under my skin is a lymph node or an under the skin pimple?

See a Doctor: Generally a lymph node is not too red or draining. A cyst can be more inflamed and look for a central pore. However, it is suggested for you to visit a physician for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a lump on the shin bone is something to be concerned about?

How can you tell if a lump on the shin bone  is something to be concerned about?

Lump on shin: Your doctor would palpate it to feel it consistency, movable ir fixed, fluctuant or solid. On the basis if his examination he might order x ray studies. ...Read more

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How do I know if a lumps is a cyst or lipoma? It's right under my rib, hard and the size of a marble. Doctor won't biopsy

How do I know if a lumps is a cyst or lipoma? It's right under my rib, hard and the size of a marble. Doctor won't biopsy

See below: A lipoma is soft not hard.You can go to a general sugeon who can remove it and it will be checked by a pathologist.Chances are very likely it is something benign.Good kuck. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a sore on my arm is a pimple or a spider bite?

How can I tell if a sore on my arm is a pimple or a spider bite?

Dots: A spider bite usually has several dots in the red area. Also, the spider injects venom which causes a much larger area of redness and induration(roughness). ...Read more

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How do doctors tell if it is a swollen lymph node or just a natural lump?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries and veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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. If ?, biopsy. ...Read more

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I have a lump under the skin on my chin, what can be a cause? Will it go away by itself? And is there any danger to me.

I have a lump under the skin on my chin, what can be a cause? Will it go away by itself? And is there any danger to me.

Difficult to say...: Possible lymph node if under side if chin. Consult with your PCP or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I know if a lump is a swollen lymph node?

How can I know if a lump is a swollen lymph node?

Site of origin: Lumps represent any palpable mass anywhere in the body. An enlarged lymph node is also a lump when palpated. One however can suspect a node when present along major lymph node chains such as in the femoral tri angle along femoral vein, in the axilla along along the axillary vein and in the neck in the region of the jugular vein. ...Read more

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Can someone tell what and where a thyroid gland is and if you can feel it by touching to feel if it's swollen without a blood test??

Can someone tell what and where a thyroid gland is and if you can feel it by touching to feel if it's swollen without a blood test??

Front of neck: Please consult this site for information on anatomy of thyroid gland. http://www.webmd.com/women/picture-of-the-thyroid Thyroid disorders are not easy to diagnose just by palpating the gland. Blood tests are far more useful. ...Read more

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I can see a hump on my neck? Is it a matter to worry?

Hump in neck: This requires a medical examination to determine the cause of the hump and to treat it if necessary. Call your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you guys tell me how big does a gland in the neck need to be before it is considered swollen ?

Can you guys tell me how big does a gland in the neck need to be before it is considered swollen ?

Monitoring Centers: The lymphatic system carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells/digested food.Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph to see if anything bad is there 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 and you feel them. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a testicular cyst to be concerned about? I feel a fairly small lump in the front of my teste. Not attached to the teste

How can you tell if you have a testicular cyst to be concerned about? I feel a fairly small lump in the front of my teste. Not attached to the teste

Need Evaluation: If it is a cyst confirmed by sonogram , seen by a a doctor ( preferably a surgeon or urologist ) then You can observe or take it out. All testicular masses need physician evaluation to make sure is not testicular tumor. Testicular tumors are curable in early stages. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a bump on my tongue is a tumor? It seems to be irritated in morning. I have a permanent retainer. I have an app not sure go sooner.

How can I tell if a bump on my tongue is a tumor? It seems to be irritated in morning. I have a permanent retainer. I have an app not sure go sooner.

Have it examined: The chance of a serious growth on your tongue is minimal at your age. Whether or not it's normal, an inflamed papilla, a small benign growth or something else can be determined once you see a dentist to have it e-valuated. Most likely this will not even need to be biopsied but does need to be seen, especially if it’s been there more than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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