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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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What could cause this very painful lump in neck?

What could cause this very painful lump in neck?

A few things: Can be an abscess from a tooth, a swollen lymph node, enlarged salivary gland, thyroid mass, cyst, tumor, etc. Whatever it is, not normal. See ENT doc ASAP. ...Read more

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What could cause a pea sized lump in neck?

What could cause a pea sized lump in neck?

Lots of things : There are many things that can present this way. The most common is an enlarged lymph node. I would recommend a md visit if the issue doesn't resolve. ...Read more

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Can a tender lump in neck be malignant? I've heard that cancerous lumps don't cause any pain??

Can a tender lump in neck be malignant? I've heard that cancerous lumps don't cause any pain??

Low probability: Tender, red or painful lumps in the head and neck region most often represent inflammatory lesions like abscess or inflamed cyst or hair follicle etc. Pain is a symptom of nerve irritation either by inflammation or blunt/sharp trauma. If cancer invades a nerve it may also cause pain. In principle, any lump should be investigated ...Read more

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What would cause a palpable and visible lump in neck to not show up on ct scan? About the size of grape...

What would cause a palpable and visible lump in neck to not show up on ct scan? About the size of grape...

Possible lipoma: Regardless of normal imaging, any palpable finding should be evaluated and followed by your PCP. However, lipomas just below the skin surface are common and frequently on imaging do not show a capsule or margin and just blend in with the surrounding fat. Contrast enhanced MRIs are frequently obtained to further evaluate and confirm such a suspicion. ...Read more

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Can enlarged turbinates in nose cause a painless lymph node in neck? I think it is an enlarged turbinate in my nose and I have a lump in neck.

Can enlarged turbinates in nose cause a painless lymph node in neck? I think it is an enlarged turbinate in my nose and I have a lump in neck.

See a doctor: If you have boggy turbinates you probably have allergic rhinitis or hay fever, which can be associated with enlarged lymph nodes in the neck. Get your doctor to check you out. There are other reasons for enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Should i be worried if I have a small lump behind my head, (somewhere near my neck)? It causes me headache and leave me the feeling of uncomfort.

Should i be worried if I have a small lump behind my head, (somewhere near my neck)? It causes me headache and leave me the feeling of uncomfort.

Have it seen: By pcp, ; possibly have it removed- could be cyst, or lymph node1 is there any sign of infection on scalp--? ...Read more

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I have a lump at base of neck top of spine it radiates painful heat causes headaches and sweats

I have a lump at base of neck top of spine it radiates painful heat causes headaches and sweats

Have it examined: Possibilities include lipoma/fatty tumor, sebaceous cyst, lymph node etc.
Have it examined by your dr for reassurance.
Take care! ...Read more

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Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg. With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Need surgical eval: These symptoms — suggestive of spinal cord being compressed — need evaluation to rule of cancer or growth causing these symptoms. The other explanation could be herniated disc but you need further evaluation and this is very serious so get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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31 w/ hot flash, night sweats, lump in throat feeling, hair thin, joint pain, headaches, long cycle. Norm fsh/lh, 3.5 tsh. On 25 mcg lev. Other causes?

31 w/ hot flash, night sweats, lump in throat feeling, hair thin, joint pain, headaches, long cycle. Norm fsh/lh, 3.5 tsh. On 25 mcg lev. Other causes?

See a doctor: There is no way that anyone could make an accurate diagnosis from the info you have provided. Go and see a good general practitioner and be professionally evaluated. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Why would one have neutropenia and lump in neck?

Why would one have neutropenia and lump in neck?

May be unconnectedor: May not be related or could indicate a disorder suppressing neutrophils — e.g., lupus, lymphoma. ...Read more

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Hard lump in neck that feels like grissle — muscle?

Hard lump in neck that feels like grissle — muscle?

A few things: Can be an abscess from a tooth, a swollen lymph node, enlarged salivary gland, thyroid mass, cyst, tumor, etc. Whatever it is, not normal. See ENT doc ASAP. ...Read more

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Lump in neck on adams apple. Should i be concerned?

Lump in neck on adams apple. Should i be concerned?

Call physician: Anytime a lump develops, it is important to have it checked out to determine what it is and if any treatment is needed. This could be a thyroid problem. ...Read more

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Lump in neck of my baby just below her chin?

Lump in neck of my baby just below her chin?

Midline swelling?: If the lump is in the midline it may be remnant of thyroid development. It is known as thyroglossal cyst. If this be the case see your pediatrician and discuss the problem with him. If the lump is on the side of the neck it may be a lymph gland resulting from an old or upper respiratory infection. Again see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Small lump in neck, how likely to be lymphoma?

Small lump in neck, how likely to be lymphoma?

Unlikely: It is more likely to be swelling of a lymph node from non-cancerous causes. There are other possibilities especially depending on the location on the neck. ...Read more

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A lump on the back of my neck right on my hairline Is causing me headaches.

A lump on the back of my neck right on my hairline Is causing me headaches.

I doubt it: Unless the lump is tender it is not the cause of your headaches. See a doctor and have the lump evaluated. It is likely to be a cyst. ...Read more

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Must I have marrow biopsy if neutropenia and lump in neck?

Must I have marrow biopsy if neutropenia and lump in neck?

Yes: A bone marrow biopsy is needed due to the presence of neutropenia if it is otherwise unexplained. In addition, the presence of the lump in the neck is worrisome and should be, if needed, biopsied. If the neck node is + for lymphoma a bone marrow would be required to see if there is lymphoma in the bone marrow. Hope this helps and good luck. ...Read more

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Which medicine is best if I have difficult to sallow saliva feeling lump in neck?

Which medicine is best if I have difficult to sallow saliva feeling lump in neck?

See your physician.: It is always best to evaluate the cause of a problem before taking any medicine for symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a small lump in neck that's moveable considered lynphoma? Does size indicate if it's lynphoma? I've been losing weight

Can a small lump in neck that's moveable considered lynphoma? Does size indicate if it's lynphoma? I've been losing weight

Not necessarily : Lymph nodes are everywhere in your body and act as filters help your immune system function properly. They can filter foreign particles such drainage from allergies, infection or cancer cells. They can become inflamed or enlarged. An enlarged node's size doesn't tell whether it is more likely or not to be cancerous. further, tests such as a CT or biopsy. Neck lump poss thyroid nodule. Appt needed ...Read more

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I had FBC done after finding a lump in neck. Results came back "satisfactory" and nothing else was said. Still waiting on ultrasound. Is that good?

I had FBC done after finding a lump in neck. Results came back "satisfactory" and nothing else was said. Still waiting on ultrasound. Is that good?

Yes it is!: There are many causes for a neck lump. Taking an accurate history and performing a thorughly examination often brings forth the diagnosis. The FBC was probably performed to exclude a tumour of the blood such a lymphoma, and to see the result as 'satisfactory' is reassuring. The USS will help further with this diagnosis and don't be surprised if they say they want to a biopsy. ...Read more

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Pea sized hard lump in neck, should I see doctor?

Yes: Pea size lump in neck might be swollen lymph node, go to doctor and he will examine you to check for any other enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Low energy, large lump in neck, weight gain?

Low energy, large lump in neck, weight gain?

Check thyroid: One possible cause of the symptoms you mention would be an underactive thyroid. Simple blood tests can screen for this. ...Read more

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Can anybody give me advice about lump in neck stomach and back?

Can anybody give me advice about lump in neck stomach and back?

Not normal: Definitely not normal. You need to see your MD ASAP. Neck masses should be evaluated by ENT surgeons ...Read more

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Lump At Front Of Neck (Definition)

Swelling prominent in anterior part of the neck, such ...Read more