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I Have A Lump In The Back Of My Throat On The Left Side What Could It Be
No simple answer: You need to check this out promptly....A good ENT can help resolve the question by a careful examination. ...Read more
I have strange ear/jaw/throat symptoms. Hard lump to the side of the tragus. Typical swimmers ear symptoms except lump. It is hard and jaw hurts a bit. Mostly getting better on own but lump is scary!!
I am unable to give: You a diagnosis without actually seeing the lump and performing certain tests. Is it towards the jawline, fevers? Is the lump diminishing as your ear gets better? If yes then monitor if it continues for more than 2 weeks, I recommend visiting your primary for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Back of only left side of what I believe is my lingual tonsils in my throat feels as if there is a huge lump while swallowing has been for weeks??
Get An Exam: Yeah, feels weird, right? If by"lingual tonsils"you mean little bumps on the back of your tongue, that's right, tonsil tissue is scattered on the top of the tongue back there & like any tonsil tissue can swell if it is revved-up for some reason, like inflammation, infection or some foreign material stuck back there. Some people are just unlucky enough to have big ones for no reason. Get it checked out ...Read more
Throat hurts&lump under the left side of my jaw & also a sore in the back of my mouth that hurts when I swallow. It also makes crates alot of saliva?
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
My 17 year old son has a pea size lump on the back of his neck under the skin it doesn't move it's just below hairline left side. What could this be?
Possible cyst: Some individuals have a prominent point at the base of the skull bone in the midline in the back, and could feel like a nodule. Other likely diagnosis would be a sebaceous cyst, which arises from a hair follicle. They are benign and do not need to be removed unless iinfected, or painful, or continue to enlarge, in which case an excision is important to identify the true nature of the nodule ...Read more
About 2 months ago I noticed a lump on the back of my neck. It was accompanied by a sore on my scalp. However, the sore healed and the lump is still there. It is on the back of my neck, left side and sometimes causes pain (like a pinched nerve would). Th
Neck lump: The two are probably not related. The fact the neck lump is causing you discomfort makes it a good reason to have it checked out. ...Read more
Lump on back of neck near C1 and C2 on left side about the size of a acorn, no pain associated with the bump?
Cyst: Usually these are sebaceous cysts or lipomas. Both are benign. Could be something else so keep an eye on it and see someone if it is enlarging. ...Read more
Stone hard lump the size of a quarter located where I can feel it on the side and back of neck on left side. Eczema is there. What is it?
a lump on the left side on the back of my neck near my ear is slightly painful, has not gone down in 3 weeks, another lump has appeared next to it?
I have a lump on the back of head right on top of neck line. In addition, the left side back of the ear area is tender to touch. What could that be?
Ear infection: There is branch of lymph nodes or "intersections of your immune system" that run in a chain down your neck and around your neck line. Most likely you are feeling the swelling of a lymph node. Considering your ear hurts I would have to imagine you have an ear infection or some other irritation. ...Read more
I have a small lump about the size of a marble on the left side of the back of my neck by my spinal cord. Tender.?
See below: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will his doctor be in a position to tell him what's wrong and what needs to be done to help him. ...Read more
Noticed a small lima bean shaped lump on the base of my skull on the back of my neck on the left side. No pain or any symptoms.
I feel a little lump on the left side back of my neck kinda where the shoulder and back of neck meet....and not sure if there is a gland there? And ma
Lump: If this is something you have just noticed you must see your Primary doctor as soon as possible. Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more
Meningiomas tumors does the lump show up on the outside of the skull? I have a lump on the back of my neck right where the skull and neck meet in the dip. On the left side. It's noticed by touch
My wife 31yrsold have small lump at back of lower head upper neck. Dr.give antihistamine. Now beter but have pain on left side under arm and fingers.
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
I have a decent size lump on the back of my head on the left side toward my neck. It hurts to touch. I've had no head trama?
Well: Really need more information. There are many possibilities here. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment ...Read more
I have a pea sized hard lump on my left side, back of the neck about 1" from my hairline. No pain and it's under my skin. Had for couple months?
[probably acne cyst: Since it is not inflamed you can ignore it. No attention indicated unless it becomes larger, tender, or drains. ...Read more
Painful pea sized lump on left side on back of my neck, hurts constantly even more to touch it. Then one above it on back of my skull. What is it?
Boils or lymph nodes: Most commonly these are either small boils or lymph nodes and usually self limiting but if worse seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
2 yr old son with a lump at back of left side neck, size about 1 by 2 cm. Obvious when head turns to right. Gets bigger when sick. Possible diagnose?
My nephew has an enlarged lump on the left side of his neck toward the back of his head. What could this be?
Lymph nodes: Good = movable, soft, variable size. Concerning = hard, red, tender, fixed, and progressively larger. Probably has a normal lymph node. They are located everywhere In The body. In the back of the head at the base of the skull there are lymph nodes in both sides. See your doctor and let him follow it with you. ...Read more
Had a migraine on the left side for the 1st time (usually on right) and it has left a lump on the left side of the back of my neck.
I have a dime sized lump on the back of my neck that isn't painful, isn't moveable, and is right under my hair line on the left side.?
Many possibilities: There are many thoughts here. The best thing for you to do is to go to doctor and have it checked. It may just go away on its own but since you are worried get an exam ...Read more
Hard immovable lump on back of neck near hairline (left side). Appeared last week and seems to change slightly in size. Should I worry?
You should see a primary care physician soon for a thorough evaluation. Your "lump" can be something common that doesn't necessarily need treatment (lipoma, sebaceous cyst) or something treatable (boil, abscess) or something potentially serious (enlarged lymph node) or something definitely serious (cancerous tumor).
Since you are in Wash, DC, you can make appt to see me. ...Read more
Hi I have a painful lump in back of my neck it hurts to move or touch the left side of back of neck im 53yrs old and I know its not a regular cyst?
Lymph node?: Sounds like it is a cyst - trichilemmal or sebaceous or possibly a lymph node. ...Read more
26 years old. Very painful lump on back of neck on the right side. The lump is very painful to touch and also when left alone. Headache on right side?
I have a long painful lump on the left side in the back of my head and now I have a lump on the base of my neck its painful and its happened before ca
Ca usually does not cause pain.
But better check with your doc to be safe. ...Read more
Pain in the very back left side of my mouth under tongue sometimes when I swallow or move tongue. I also have a lump on the left back of neck?
See ENT or OMS: Numerous problems can affect your tongue, such as pain, sores. When there is a lump on your neck you'd better take immediate measures to find out its reason. See ENT for OMS for examination. ...Read more
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