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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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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 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 two lumps on both sides of my neck what are they ?

I have two lumps on both sides of my neck what are they ?

Lymph nodes: These are most likely lymph nodes which are reacting to some infection in the throat such as tonsillitis or strep throat. They are usually tender on palpation. ...Read more

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I have two small lumps right side of my neck what are they?

I have two small lumps right side of my neck what are they?

Let me explain: Those lumps could be simple to infection around the area, or could be sign of more serious disease the thing is to check out. ...Read more

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I have two lumps on the back of my neck what could they be. They are about a finger length apart. They don't hurt but they are hard.?

I have two lumps on the back of my neck what could they be. They are about a finger length apart. They don't hurt but they are hard.?

Can't tell here: Get examined, could be simply part of your spine (especially if in midline), could be other things, including lymph nodes-that's a different story. Need to be examined to determine what is what. ...Read more

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I have two lumps in the vein on my neck. Is this something to be concerned about?

I have two lumps in the vein on my neck. Is this something to be concerned about?

Lumps: Absolutely!!
Please contact your primary doctor and a decision will be made either with a clinic visit or a referral to specialist.
Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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I have neck pain and 2 lumps on my neck could it be thyroid cancer? Also back pain and cough since october and done light nausea

I have neck pain and 2 lumps on my neck could it be thyroid cancer? Also back pain and cough since october and done light nausea

Possible: You need to consult a physician. These issues may or may not be related. The neck lumps could simply be enlarged lymph nodes due to infection of the lungs (explaining the cough) or something more serious. ...Read more

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Hey, i'm 18, female. I've realize that I have 2 lumps at the back of my neck. It's been here for 2 weeks or so. Am i suppose to be worried? -lyn

Hey, i'm 18, female. I've realize that I have 2 lumps at the back of my neck. It's been here for 2 weeks or so. Am i suppose to be worried?       -lyn

Not to worry: But this needs to be checked out. Although ikely to be inflammed inflammatiory lymph nodes some serious medical conditions can present in this way. Please go and see your dr. And let her/him advise. ...Read more

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Lumps on the back of my neck, I have doctors appointment in 2weeks should I wait to have them looked at? I have 2 lumps on the back of my neck they are about the size of a grape the one on the right side is very tender to touch not so much the lump but ar

Lumps on the back of my neck, I have doctors appointment in 2weeks should I wait to have them looked at? I have 2 lumps on the back of my neck they are about the size of a grape the one on the right side is very tender to touch not so much the lump but ar

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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The past 2 days, I have 2 lumps behind my right ear & severe neck pain. I went to dr. & said it was swollen nodes possible infection. Is this normal?

The past 2 days, I have 2 lumps behind my right ear & severe neck pain. I went to dr. & said it was swollen nodes possible infection. Is this normal?

Not Normal: Swollen neck nodes is common and often is from infection. Can be bacterial (like strep throat) or viral (like "mono"). Other more serious problems should be considered if it doesn't get better. This could include hodgkins disease or non-hodgkins lymphoma and would require a biopsy for diagnosis. Other blood tests can help. ...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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Have two swollen lymph nodes/lumps on my neck for years. No infections, possible cancer?

Have two swollen lymph nodes/lumps on my neck for years. No infections, possible cancer?

Most likely not: Probably not in a person as young as you if 1) they are not growing, 2) they have been stable for years, 3) you don't have symptoms of fever, weight loss, etc. But get them checked - lumps near the midline can be related to thyroglossal duct cysts and those on the sides may be branchial cleft cysts - both congenital abnormalities that should be treated. ...Read more

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I have two lumps on the right side of my neck. They are firm, painless. I am 27. One is on top of the other. The bottom is a bit bigger. What canit be?

I have two lumps on the right side of my neck. They are firm, painless. I am 27. One is on top of the other. The bottom is a bit bigger. What canit be?

Many things: Lymphnodes that have enlarged, sebaceous cysts, branchial cleft cysts, lipomas to name a few. Best to see doctor to see, feel which we always need to do with lumped/bumps. Sorry not more helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr. R ...Read more

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I have had a headache for about a week now it goes away with meds but comes right back also the back of my neck is sensitive to touch with two lumps?

I have had a headache for about a week now it goes away with meds but comes right back also the back of my neck is sensitive to touch with two lumps?

Chronic headache: Unusual headache that lasts for longer than usual should prompt to seek medical attention. Once organic causes are excluded (secondary headache), primary headaches such as migraine, tension type headaches, and so forth should be considered. ...Read more

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I have two white pimple like lumps on the side of my neck.?

I have two white pimple like lumps on the side of my neck.?

Milia: Milia are a common skin condition that is noncancerous and affects people of all ages. Milia appear as small white bumps and are the result of skin that does not slough off normally being trapped in a hair follicle or sweat gland. Some milia may occur after an injury or blistering of the skin and have appeared on people suffering from sun-damaged skin. ...Read more

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I've got two lumps at the back of my neck. it is slightly bigger than pimple. and is soft to touch. what could it be? 57male this year.

I've got two lumps at the back of my neck. it is slightly bigger than pimple. and is soft to touch. what could it be? 57male this year.

Are they painful?: These could be lymph nodes or sebaceous cysts, or pimples. Please have them checked by your doctor, who can diagnose them and check to see if you have any other related physical problems. ...Read more

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Over the last two weeks several large lumps have appeared on my neck. They are raised maybe 1/4 in tall and an inch wide. What could be the cause?

Over the last two weeks several large lumps have appeared on my neck. They are raised maybe 1/4 in tall and an inch wide. What could be the cause?

You need to see ENT: Go to see an ear nose and throat ( ent)doctor for a. Complete history taking and a careful examination. Possible causes vary from viral infextion vs malignancy of the lymphatic organ like lymphoma ( hodgkin's/ non hodgkin''s) vs other reactive process to condition located at the mouth or throat. Ultimately, a core biopsy of one of those lymph nodes would likely be needed to establish a dx. ...Read more

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How can you tell if neck lumps are malignant or benign? I have two on my neck. One feels like it is deeper below the skin than the other.

How can you tell if neck lumps are malignant or benign? I have two on my neck. One feels like it is deeper below the skin than the other.

Mass on neck: The only way to know for certain is to have an FNA (fine needle aspiration). During this procedure a small needle is inserted into the mass and the cells collected are sent to a pathologist for examination. The other option is to have a surgeon remove them. At your young age the chances are great that these are benign. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between limpoma and a lympnode? Had two drs say movable lumps on neck were limpoma and other said lymphnode

How can you tell the difference between limpoma and a lympnode? Had two drs say movable lumps on neck were limpoma and other said lymphnode

Limpoma?: A lipoma is a fat tissue benign tumor. A lymphoma is a malignant tumor involving lymph nodes. I am not sure which one of the two was yor dr. Referring to. The only way to know for sure which is which is by removing the whole lump or part of it and performing histopathology and immunology tests. Those tests are indicated in lumps that are not obviously normal lymph nodes. ...Read more

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I have two small pea size lumps on either side of my neck towards the bottom just above my collarbone. These are painless but growing slightly. help?

I have two small pea size lumps on either side of my neck towards the bottom just above my collarbone. These are painless but growing slightly. help?

Needs to be checked: These bumps as these are growing bigger need to be checked by your doctor.These may be lymph glands and can be caused by infection or another disease in the lymph nodes.Sometimes we leave them alone and watch and other times we remove and examine(biopsy) to find what it may be.There are other possibilities like cysts or othet kind of tumors.I suggest you get it checked by your doctor ...Read more

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My sister has two medium sized lumps on her chest between her shoulders and neck and one under her armpit. What could be the cause.

My sister has two medium sized lumps on her chest between her shoulders and neck  and one under her armpit. What could be the  cause.

Chest lumps: The causes of your sister's lumps can be multiple. It doesn't sound like they are in her breasts, though, but if they are, she needs to have them checked promptly. I suspect you may be referring to lymph nodes since lymph nodes are located in the armpits and in the areas between the shoulders and neck. I would have them checked as well as those lymph nodes may need prompt attention. ...Read more

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Three lumps under skin at back of my neck, in a row first an inch below hair line and the other two follow below towards top of spine. ?

Normal bony promence: Spinous process of the c6c7 vertebrae are palpable in thin people when they bend neck forward. ...Read more