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I Feel A Lump In My Neck
When I tilt my head to the left and lift it up I feel a lump on my neck at the top right like right by the bone. is it an enlarged gland?
Let someone examine: this lump. the word picture i currently have is not sufficient to help you. If you let a doc or nurse practitioner check this, they can guide you on wether it belongs there and is normal, or, if it is not normal and needs more study. ...Read more
I had total thyrodectomy in dec 2012. On the right side of my neck i feel a small lump scar is sore my neck is tight and pulling is this normal
Yes this is common: Some intial tenderness and pulling from a thyroidectomy scar is normal. Sometimes there can be some tethering of the scar down to the windpipe that may pull when you swallow. Occasionally scar revision surgery can be helpful but you should wait at least 6 months- and perhaps up to 1 year- for the scar to mature. Sometimes an injection of cortisone can help the healing- ask your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Major concern. I feel a zit shaped bump/lump behind my neck/right below hair/at spinal nerves area!feels hard like could be a bone/lump. It's hard ?
See doctor: The description of bumps in neck area suggests that these may be swollen /enlarged glands called lymph glands .These glands become firm or hard and palpable , mostly due to infection or some other reason . You may get some sore throat and fever .Consult your doctor,get examined and treatment . ...Read more
Lateral SCM presses: Side to side and front to back movements with weights will give you added muscle strength. Sit-ups, with your neck held up with also improve, besides doing exercises for the traps. However, overall conditioning and strengthening will add to these muscles as part of your preparation for sports or continuation in sports. Wear a helmet! ...Read more
5mm neck mass, had for atleast 1 mth now.Follow up in 3mths. What could be the cause? What is coarse if treatment?
Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
What is the probability that a 0.5 CM neck mass (hard but not rock hard) is cancer?it is on the right back side of the neck
How fast does a malignant neck mass usually grow? can it stay the same size for months and still be cancer?
Variable rates: Tumors do grow at widely variable rates and a cancer stay the same size for a few months. It is important to get it checked out. A palpable neck may be suitable for evaluation by a fine needle aspirate. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right away!: Fatigue is a nonspecific symptom and may be due to a variety of factors. But if you detect, or even suspect a mass in your neck, those could be very serious. Thyroid problems, infections, and cancer can all cause symptoms like this. See your family doctor immediately to have this evaluated. ...Read more
How likely is an about a CM big hard neck mass cancer? please tell me how likely and dont just say see your doctor.the mass is there for months
What is this neck mass that reoccurs under stress or when the season changes from fall to winter it leaks bloody pus following a mucus (thick) oozing ?
Neck mass: Nick mass that bleeds must be evaluated by a physician ...Read more
Plz tell me how concerning is this.Tonsil ulcer keeps coming back in the same spot. this tonsil is a little larger than the other..also tiny neck mass?
Neck mass CT done told don't know wht it is no needle biopsy but surgery needs to come out Malignant unknown cancer not ruled out. Is this bad.
Follow-up needed: A neck mass at your age is usually an enlarged lymph node. These can enlarge for many reasons, but if the mass has not reduced in size (as it would during a resolving infection), it should be biopsied. Needle biopsy sometimes does not yield a diagnosis and then a formal node biopsy should be done. Also, your doctor may want to do a scan to determine if other lymph nodes are enlarged. ...Read more
I have calcification on my thyroid and some in my neck mass. When i did my fna, the doctor only sampled the thyroid. Why not the mass? Same finding?
It depends,,,: It depends on other tests and what they showed if the doctor did them. For example, an iodine uptake test may be done for a thyroid with nodules and depending on the results there may not have been a need for an aspiration of the nodule. It also depends on what was being looked for, cancer or another disease so more info. Like the aspiration results is likely needed. Best of luck. ...Read more
I have a neck mass. All results have come back fine. I'm also losing hearing in my left ear. The mass is behind miscle in left side of neck. I am very concerned about this. It doesn't hurt. I have had it for a year or more and it's getting bigger over tim
Neck mass: The only definitive diagnosis of any mass is to have it biopsied. There are lymph chains in your neck area, so depending on where it is, it may be simply a benign lymphadenopathy, but again, as stated, the only definitive diagnosis is made by biopsy. An ENT Doctor would be able to perform a therapeutic and diagnostic excisional biopsy of the area if warranted after an examination. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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