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Small lump in left breast near armpit and in neck. Cyst or tumor?

Small lump in left breast near armpit and in neck. Cyst or tumor?

Need to see adoctor: You need to see a medical doctor, get evaluated and be appropriately directed. ...Read more

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Have a larger lump in middle of chest on sternum not sebaceous gland as too hard and smaller lumps above in centre of sternum?

Have a larger lump in middle of chest on sternum not sebaceous gland as too hard and smaller lumps above in centre of sternum?

Biopsy: Easier for doctor to diagnose with physical exam, both visual and touch. If not able to identify what it is with both, they take a biopsy (small piece of tissue) and sent it to a pathologist to be seen under the microscope to identify what it is. ...Read more

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Is the lump in my neck a benign tumor?

Is the lump in my neck a benign tumor?

Lump in neck: at any age a lump any where needs to be evaluated! have it examined and check for infection or neoplasia if needed they may want to biopsy it ...Read more

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Lump on rib cage just under collar bone in the middle of chest?

Lump on rib cage just under collar bone in the middle of chest?

Impossible to: tell just by this description. Soft tissue mass in this area is most likely lipoma, but it could be abnormally enlarged lymph node caused by infection or tumor. Have your doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck

Hard immovable lump where top of neck and base of skull meet along the hairline (occipital lymph node?); itchy scalp; swollen lymph nodes on neck

Don't worry: It's common at age 16 to have enlarged lymph nodes- you have an active immune system. The lymph nodes at the base of your skull in back are occipital lymph nodes. They get big from viral infections, particularly mononucleosis. If these wax and wane in size, don't worry. If they stay big, see a doctor. Rarely 16-year-olds get lymphoma. I don't think your itchy scalp is related; dandruff? ...Read more

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Bean sized painful lump in the middle of my breasts?

Bean sized painful lump in the middle of my breasts?

Folliculitis: Though it is hard to guess without seeing but it could be folliculitis ( inflammation of hair follicle) or may be a boil. If you don't recall any injury than this might be most likely. If getting bigger/ staying painful then it needs to be examined and treated. ...Read more

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Lump the size a pea in neck just under jawline hurts to touch?

Lump the size a pea in neck just under jawline hurts to touch?

Lymph node: Sounds like inflamed lymph node. In this locations an infected tooth or throat infection, with throat pain, becomes of concern. Cancer lumps do not hurt to touch. ...Read more

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Hard lump behind my left ear right at the top of the jaw bone?

Need exam: This is the area of the parotid gland. Could be a parotid tumor, or lymph node, or enlargement of TMJ. See ENT doc for exam. ...Read more

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Is the small lump in my neck likely cancerous?

Is the small lump in my neck likely cancerous?

?: I can't imagine how anybody could answer with the information you provide. Go see your doctor and get a real examination. Hopefully is nothing serious. ...Read more

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A pea sized movable lump in the right armpit?

Axillary lesion: It may be a simple cyst, abscess, or Lymph-node. Get an exam to determine which one it is. ...Read more

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Swelling in left breast, collar bone, armpit, and shoulder blade area in the left half of my back. A hard bone like lump above my left breast.

Swelling in left breast, collar bone, armpit, and shoulder blade area in the left half of my back. A hard bone like lump above my left breast.

Worrisome: Based on your age I would be less concerned about breast cancer, but you describe a hard lump so this concerns me. Is the area red or painful? This might indicate infection; please see a doctor ...Read more

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Lump in base of skull neck and experiencing headache, what's wrong?

Possible: Localized spasm and inflammation of the muscle where it attaches to the skull due to persistent strain from poor posture or something completely different. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Fell, sharp pain in the base of skull?

Fell, sharp pain in the base of skull?

Ice application: If you have pain at the base of the head, try icing the area for a few minutes (5-7 minutes) and see if it helps. You will most likely benefit from tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If it is a severe headache with any other symptoms, contact your pcp. If you just sustained the injury, depending on the severity, you might even want to go to the er. ...Read more

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Very hard non moveable lump in parotid gland just next to bottom front of ear is it related to my swollen glands in neck and lump in front of throat?

Very hard non moveable lump in parotid gland just next to bottom front of ear is it related to my swollen glands in neck and lump in front of throat?

R/O LYMPHADENOPATHY : LYMPHADENOPATHY THAT PERSISTS LONGER THAN 8 WEEKS DEMANDS A FULL EVALUATION. You need an Exam& Labs. CT SCAN OF CHEST ABD & PELVIS. BX OF LYMPH NODE. If the pathology is not diagnostic you need a RADICAL LYMPH DISSECTION TO R/O LYMPHOMA VS METASTATIC PROCESS. SEEK PROMPT EVALUATION FROM YOUR INTERNIST AND A GENERAL SURGEON OR ENT Second opinion may be warranted ...Read more