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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 with a black dot on the middle. I have had it for months and its isnt going away.  Help?

Have it looked at...: In New Zealand there are high skin cancer rates and it is a good rule of thumb to get most new lesions / lumps checked by your Doctor. With technology this can sometimes be done online, or remotely, using a high resolution photograph. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my neck that showed up, feels like a lymph node and has been there before but still worried ?

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

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I have a small lump in my neck that is not on the other side, what is it?

I have a small lump in my neck that is not on the other side, what is it?

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 more

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What to do if I have a small lump in my neck. Is it possible that my lymph nodes are at risk?

What to do if I have a small lump in my neck. Is it possible that my lymph nodes are at risk?

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

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What do you suggest if I have a small lump in my neck. Is it possible that my lymph nodes are at risk?

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

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I have a small hard lump in my neck its been there for 3 months, what could this be?

Neck lump: Any prolonged, suspicious lump should be examined by your physician. The list of potential differential diagnosis is quite extensive and best handled by an experienced provider. ...Read more

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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

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

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Please help! I have a small lump on the front of my neck!?

More info: Need a better description of location, size and appearance to make a possible diagnosis. ...Read more