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I have a lump in the back of my throat on the left side. What could it be?

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

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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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 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

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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 ??

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

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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?

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?

You need and exam: Symptoms are suspicious for an infection, either bacterial like a strep throat or viral. Without the ability to examen you and to look at the sore in your mouth, the best advice would be for you to see a physician to evaluate your throat. ...Read more

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Today i noticed a small lump inside the back of the neck on the left side. What could it be?

Today i noticed a small lump inside the back of the neck on the left side. What could it be?

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

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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?

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

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Lump on back of neck near C1 and C2 on left side about the size of a acorn, no pain associated with the bump?

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