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What does it mean if I have lumps in my neck/ chin? It started out with just one at least a year ago today I noriced there are at least 3

What does it mean if I have lumps in my neck/ chin? It started out with just one at least a year ago today I noriced there are at least 3

Get checked: A long standing unexplained lump in the neck or chin needs to be checked and sooner is better than delaying. While there are many things that can cause this, most of which are benign, there is a real potential for something very serious. Get started right away. ...Read more

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I have 3 lumps in my neck for years. 2 are soft, movable and pea sized. The other is hard and doesn't move. Should cancer be a concern?

I have 3 lumps in my neck for years. 2 are soft, movable and pea sized. The other is hard and doesn't move. Should cancer be a concern?

Swollen lymph node: A persistently swollen node is concerning and needs to be worked up. Your ENT will likely order a biopsy (FNA, fine needle or open). It is important to understand what process is going on. A pathologist will review your biopsy and hopefully provide answers. Cancer is possible and should be ruled out with the biopsy. ...Read more

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I have painless lumps in my neck and groin. Had them for a while and they haven't changed size any idea what this could be? And what should I do?

I have painless lumps in my neck and groin. Had them for a while and they haven't changed size   any idea what this could be? And what should I do?

Cervical masses: I would see your doctor about these. While they are very likely nothing, they should be evaluated to make sure. Feel better. ...Read more

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Im 27 and I have two lumps in my neck, should I seek treatment? The first lump is at the base of my skull on the right side it is hard and painless the size of a lima bean. The second lump is just under my right ear was the same size but has grown to be t

Im 27 and I have two lumps in my neck, should I seek treatment? The first lump is at the base of my skull on the right side it is hard and painless the size of a lima bean. The second lump is just under my right ear was the same size but has grown to be t

This : This is something that has to be checked out asap. Your age, fatigue, anorexia, weight loss, and growth of multiple neck masses raises real concern over the possibility of lymphoma. It is not normal to have these masses in your neck for a year. I would seek the help of an experienced ENT who can obtain a thorough history and exam, and perform fna ( fine needle aspiration) on the dominant neck mass. It should be sent for c & s, cytopathology, and flow-cytometry. Depending on the results, you may require open biopsy ( these are probably enlarging lymph nodes) for further characterization. If the doctor can't do this in the office, you can be sent to interventional radiology for ultrasound-guided fna. You are not wasting anybody's time you must be seen. Wishing you the best. ...Read more

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I have hard lumps on my neck, two are a bit bigger than the size of a pea and the other is about 3 times the size. They have appeared over 2/3 days.

I have hard lumps on my neck, two are a bit bigger than the size of a pea and the other is about 3 times the size. They have appeared over 2/3 days.

Lymph nodes: Multiple possibilities. Enlarged lymph nodes would be a top consideration. There is are several chains of nodes in that area. They usually become enlarged in response to an infectious etiology Although there are other possibilities. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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I have two lumps on my neck, had them for years. Could that be an indication of Leukemia?

I have two lumps on my neck, had them for years. Could that be an indication of Leukemia?

No: cuatnaeous leukemia can rarely present as a skin lesion and not lumps on neck. Think more of those lumps present for a long time that do not appear to have enlarged dramatically or increased in number and one should suspect a benign process. While these could be inflammatory nodes, more likely one thinks of lipomas or sebaceous cysts. ...Read more

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I have two lumps on my neck that have gotten bigger. Have had them for years. Also have difficulty swallowing for a month. Worried about lymphoma.

I have two lumps on my neck that have gotten bigger. Have had them for years. Also have difficulty swallowing for a month. Worried about lymphoma.

Enlarged node: It's important to have this worked up. Your doctor may suggest an FNA (fine needle aspirate) or a needle biopsy. Either would be submitted to a pathologist for examination. See your doctor and start the workup. ...Read more

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I have two lumps on my neck. One behind my ear and the other on the right a few inches below my ear. Could this be lymphoma?

I have two lumps on my neck. One behind my ear and the other on the right a few inches below my ear. Could this be lymphoma?

Need more info: How long have you had these lumps? Have these grown? Do you have fever? Are there anythings going on in your scalp, even dandruff can cause local lymph nodes to enlarge. If the lumps start getting larger, it would be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a question I have these lumps on my neck from my previous surgery my doctor thinks there muscle knots can they be seen on a MRI ?

I have a question I have these lumps on my neck from my previous surgery my doctor thinks there muscle knots can they be seen on a MRI ?

Yes: MRI has great resolution for muscle, but it'd be a VERY expensive test to just diagnose some muscle knots. There may be more serious things that an MRI can pick up, i.e. enlarged lymph nodes in your neck, but this would be unlikely unless you were also having fevers, fatigue, night sweats, or some sign of infection. Try warm compresses and a massage to see if they'll go away. ...Read more

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I am 24 and I have no significant pmh. I have two small lumps in my neck one on either side in almost the exact same spot. What could they be?

I am 24 and I have no significant pmh. I have two small lumps in my neck one on either side in almost the exact same spot. What could they be?

Location and Size: Lymph nodes are normal unless large, painful or in wrong location. Small, round, firm, painless along chain in front or back of neck is normal. Increase in size with response to inflammation, i.e. Allergies/uri. Abnormal if large, painful, external skin changes or associated with systemic symptoms such as fever, fatigue, weight loss, rash- and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I had thyroid cancer 5yrs ago and now I have two swollen lumps in my neck , really tired? Cancer again prob aye

I had thyroid cancer 5yrs ago and now I have two swollen lumps in my neck , really tired? Cancer again prob aye

Maybe: Go back to your surgeon and/or endocrinologist. Thyroid cancer recurs in the lymph nodes with some frequency and is usually curable with appropriate treatment, especially if you are young and had either papillary or follicular thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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I have pimple like lumps on my neck what could they be?

I have pimple like lumps on my neck what could they be?

Many etiologies: There are many things that can cause bumps on the neck. You should see a dermatologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have sle and over the years I have had numerous lumps on my neck and face. In recent months they are back and numerous, lumps that wont go away?

I have sle and over the years I have had numerous lumps on my neck and face. In recent months they are back and numerous, lumps that wont go away?

Calcium Deposits: What you are describing could be caused by calcium deposits under the skin (calcinosis cutis). This can happen in autoimmune conditions like lupus. You can get a definitive answer by seeing your doctor or a dermatologist and have a biopsy of one of the lumps. The biopsy will tell you and your doctor what is causing the lumps. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I have 5-7 lumps on my neck, behind ear, spine. they start out like a small hard lump or large lump and scab over. im 22. is this cancer? it dont hurt

I have 5-7 lumps on my neck, behind ear, spine. they start out like a small hard lump or large lump and scab over. im 22. is this cancer? it dont hurt

Possibly infection: If the lesions end up with scabs it sounds more likely that these lumps are infection such as a boil or abscess. However, I tend to be conservative and the lumps should be evaluated and if necessary a biopsy may be taken or if there is discharge then a culture could be taken. See a medical provider. Good luck ...Read more

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I've had migraines 2 months with no relief with any pain meds also..I have dizzieness and multiple lumps on my neck and head what could cause this?

I've had migraines  2 months with no  relief with any pain meds also..I have dizzieness and multiple lumps on my neck and head what could cause this?

Wens: Bumps on yor head may be sebaceous cysts and the glands in your neckmy be swollen because of it.Are you sure you have migraines andnot pain from your cysts? ...Read more

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I'm feeling a pain when I push on a bone in my upper chest and I have night sweats occasionally and some times I have I feel little lumps on my neck?

I'm feeling a pain when I push on a bone in my upper chest and I have night sweats occasionally and some times I have I feel little lumps on my  neck?

Costochondritis: Chest pain that is reproducible by pressing on the breast bone(sternum) is usually caused by costochondritis. This is an inflammatory condition of the cartilage at the junction of a rib and the sternum. Can be difficult to treat. NSAIDs and rest. See you doctor. ...Read more

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I've got these weird small lumps in my neck that move. What does this sound like?

I've got these weird small  lumps in my neck that move. What does this sound like?

Lymph nodes: These may be lymph nodes and may be normal. If they are painful, discolored, causing skin changes, or growing then you should have them checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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4 weeks now I've been getting bruises very easily & they seem to heal slower than usual. Also found three sensitive lumps in my neck.

4 weeks now I've been getting bruises very easily & they seem to heal slower than usual. Also found three sensitive lumps in my neck.

Easy Bruising : I suggest you go see your primary care doctor for an exam and to have some blood work to check a blood count and some liver functions snd some chemistries to find out why you are having these problems . In the mean time stop all Asprin , ipuprophen Aleve (naproxen) and similar drugs ...Read more