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I've got a small lump on my neck that moves around and can see slightly by other people, I've had to for about 6 months now?

I've got a small lump on my neck that moves around and can see slightly by other people, I've had to for about 6 months now?

Neck lump: Hello~ it depends where the lump is and how big is it. If its on either side of the windpipe, its probably the thyoid. If is under the jaw, its probably a lymph or salivary gland. In far lateral neck probably a small sebaceous cyst. The only way to be certain is to let your doc check it .thanks ...Read more

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Lump At Front Of Neck (Definition)

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I was sick about a month ago and since then I've had a small bean sized lump on my neck which moves around under my skin. It is not visible.

I was sick about a month ago and since then I've had a small bean sized lump on my neck which moves around under my skin. It is not visible.

Lymph node: This is most likely a lymph node that enlarged during your recent illness and may slowly recede over time. Sometimes the node permanently remains as a burned out small mass and is not significant. If the mass in your neck enlarges,becomes tender or if new masses appear, see your Physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Lump on my neck, it moves when I swallow and today It's hard to swallow.normal blood test,ultrasound said not a typical lump. What could it be?

Lump on my neck, it moves when I swallow and today It's hard to swallow.normal blood test,ultrasound said not a typical lump. What could it be?

Need to examine: If an ultrasound and supposedly examination by a doctor have not provided an answer, it would not be feasible to answer the question in this forum. It may require additional imaging, needle aspiration biopsy or open biopsy and examination of the material by a pathologist. ...Read more

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Why have my 17 month old son got a ball type lump in his neck and it moves like a ball?

Why have my 17 month old son got a ball type lump in his neck and it moves like a ball?

Likely a lymph node: There are many pea sized lymph nodes located in the tissues of the neck & they are prominent when they overly muscles. They can enlarge when stimulated by bug bites on the surrounding skin or illness or throat drainage. On rare occasion they can become infected by various germs & swell to the size of a walnut & need to be drained.Most settle down after 2-3 wks & resume their pre-stimulated size. ...Read more

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I have a large hard lump between my collerbone an neck that moves an is painful like burning type pain what could this be? An should I be concerned?

I have a large hard lump between my collerbone an neck that moves an is painful like burning type pain what could this be? An should I be concerned?

Yes: Anything that is a mass, is painful, and is burning needs to be evaluated by an orthopedic tumor specialist. The burning sensation could mean that it is involving the nerves. ...Read more

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Large cyst like lump in neck under ear near jaw. It moves to touch. Related to allergies or cold? What is it?

Large cyst like lump in neck under ear near jaw.  It moves to touch. Related to allergies or cold?  What is it?

See a doctor.: In the area you mentioned, it could be a parotid gland problem. At your age it could be a blocked salivary duct. It could also be something more serious, so go to your primary care physician. ...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 a old or upper respiratory infection. Again see your doctor for further evaluation. ...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 different things that can present this way. The most common is an enlarged lymph node. I would recommend an md visit if the issue doesn't resolve. ...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