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I Have A Small Lump On My Neck
I have a small lump on my neck with a black dot on the middle. I have had it for months and its isnt going away. Help?
I have a small lump on my neck that showed up, feels like a lymph node and has been there before but still worried ?
Viral: Enlarged lymph nodes in the neck are usually due to a recent viral infection, like a common cold. However, they can indicate malignancy in rare cases. If it is present for a prolonged period of time, or you are having fevers, fatigue, or other vague symptoms, please see a physician. ...Read more
Lump in Neck: If the lump is tender it may be a lymph node swollen from an infection in the mouth, throat, scalp or skin. It can also be an infected cyst. A painless lump or one that grows is potentiall more serious and any lump that is persistent or growing - painful or not should be checked by a qualified head & neck or ENT physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad 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. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have a small lump in my neck. Is it possible that my lymph nodes are at risk?
Have it checked: Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things ranging from from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious things like cancer. Any neck lumps in someone who smokes are especially worrisome and should be checked by a physician. See your doctor so he/she can do an exam and recommend a specialist if needed (like an ENT doctor). ...Read more
I have a small lump in my neck. I think its a swollen lymph node. It is very painful. Shoud i worry?
Lump: If that painful, it needs to be looked at. ...Read more
I have small lump nodes around my neck , should I be worried ? Because I had protected sex and after that I had dry throat, Thick white coat at tongue
Lymphadenopathy: 18 yo male with 'diffuse' palpable lymph nodes is most likely self-limited due to a viral infection like flu. Go see a primary doc if don't go away after a month. Could also be mono if unusually fatigued, weak, or tired all the time. In which case, you might be infectious. ...Read more
More info: Need a better description of location, size and appearance to make a possible diagnosis. ...Read more
I have a small lump at the back of my neck on right side, it's a little painful. Should I be worried?
Neck lump: How long has it been presrent? Is it growing or painful? ...Read more
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