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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?

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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Small lump in right neck near area below ear and jaw. How big of a lump before worrying?

Small lump in right neck near area below ear and jaw. How big of a lump before worrying?

Worry now: Should be evaluated. Depends on the history and physical exam. Sooner is better later. ...Read more

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My last molar got extracted 2 months ago. 3 days ago I felt pain on jaw below the area and now I have lump on neck below the area as well. What is this?

My last molar got extracted 2 months ago. 3 days ago I felt pain on jaw below the area and now I have lump on neck below the area as well. What is this?

Neck pain & swelling: Greetings. The neck pain and swelling adjacent to the area of a tooth extraction points you back to the dentist. Your family doctor or an ENT would also be an option. From what I gather, you could have reactive lymphadenopathy that would respond to an antibiotic. Your dentist would be wise to re-examine the extraction site for any signs of persistent infection. Good Luck. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has a small lump above the neck in the head area.?

My 1 year old has a small lump above the neck in the head area.?

Look for nits: Lice {common in schools today) cause swelling of occipital lymph nodes (back of neck). But this can also be due to a small sore on the scalp. Nits are small rounded flakes that stick to individual hairs and are the lice eggs. Look for them, they can be combed out with a fine tooth comb. ...Read more

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I have a small lump under my chin in the neck area. It's movable and slightly firm. Hurts a little when I touch with some force. What is this?

I have a small lump under my chin in the neck area. It's movable and slightly firm. Hurts a little when I touch with some force. What is this?

Below: Could be a cyst, or a lymph node.

If it does not go away in the next 3 weeks, then you need to see your DR for exam.

If it becomes more swollen, painful, then don't wait for 3 weeks, go to your DR.

Use some warm, moist packs, 3 times per day, for about 15 min each time
while waiting for the 3 weeks to go by ...Read more

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I have hard marble sized lumps on the bottom area if my neck, and have now developed a rash on the back of my neck and shoulder. What could this be?

I have hard marble sized lumps on the bottom area if my neck, and have now developed a rash on the back of my neck and shoulder. What could this be?

Neck lumps: Marble sized lumps may be swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy). CMV (mono), tinea (ringworm), ctcl and many other disease cause rash and lymphadenopathy. Physician evaluation recommended. ...Read more

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I have fungual infection im on medicine but reciently just noticed lumps on my head and neck where the infected area is should I be worried?

I have fungual infection im on medicine but reciently just noticed lumps on my head and neck where the infected area is should I be worried?

Needs to see doctor: If you have diagnosis of fungal infection proved by culture than need to be seen by physician as you may have secondary infection. This may be concomitant bacterial infection. ...Read more

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U/S of lump r. neck shows 3 hypoechoic nodules w/internal echogenic area compatible w/lymphnode 1.4x0.6x0.6 & 0.8x1.1x0.7 & 1.0x0.4x0.8 Advise biopsy?

U/S of lump r. neck shows 3 hypoechoic nodules w/internal echogenic area compatible w/lymphnode 1.4x0.6x0.6 & 0.8x1.1x0.7 & 1.0x0.4x0.8 Advise biopsy?

Ans: Inflamed lymph node not uncommon. Only on one side is of concern. Biopsy is possible but is it necessary? Us report is not bad. Wait a bit and see if they go down unless you have. More symptoms. Then biopsy ...Read more

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Have lump on back of neck had it for two years two days ago it became sore now it's hurting all the time. Even when I move my neck. Area is bright red?

Have lump on back of neck had it for two years two days ago it became sore now it's hurting all the time. Even when I move my neck. Area is bright red?

Check with your doc: Bright red may indicate infection. This may need an antibiotic or excision, although unlikely. Check with your doc to avoid complications. This may be infected folliculitis or something else. There is no need to wait. Good luck. ...Read more

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Lump on neck began as brief itchy spot, 8 months later diagnosed as scar tissue. Another lump, same itchiness, same area, last week. Coincidence?

Lump on neck began as brief itchy spot, 8 months later diagnosed as scar tissue. Another lump, same itchiness, same area, last week. Coincidence?

NECK SWELLING?: Lump in neck means swelling or palpable node. Scar tissue is old healed lesion. If you have recurrent node or swelling please be checked thoroughly for any sickness. ...Read more

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My 19 mo. Old has small lump on right side of neck, hard but slippery. Healthy, bit of allergies, had a bug bite close to that area a few days ago.

My 19 mo. Old has small lump on right side of neck, hard but slippery. Healthy, bit of allergies, had a bug bite close to that area a few days ago.

Likely reactive: Lymphadenopathy or a lymph node that is swelling in response to the bite. As long as it remains small, less than an inch and is mobile and starts to resolve with time, it will be fine. If not, let your doctor take a look. All the best. ...Read more

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I have recently lost my sense of smell I'm not congested did have a cold around the neck area I got like a lump next to my neck and on the back of my head. I feel fine and can even breath just can't smell.

I have recently lost my sense of smell I'm not congested did have a cold around the neck area I got like a lump next to my neck and on the back of my head. I feel fine and can even breath just can't smell.

There: There are many causes of anosmia (loss of smell). These include:
nasal polyps
injury to the from surgery or head trauma.
Exposure to toxic chemicals (i.E solvents or pesticides.)
certain medications-most commonly antibiotics, antidepressants, anti-inflammatory medications etc.
Cocaine abuse
old age
medical conditions- including alzheimer's disease, parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, nutritional deficiencies, congenital conditions, and hormonal disturbances.
Radiation treatment

you should follow up with your doctor for a complete evaluation for this problem, to include work up of the "lump" on your neck and back.

Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hi, iv found a large lump on the right side of  my head /neck area, and sore neck left side, I had my thyriod removed 1yr ago is it connected?  

Hi, iv found a large lump on the right side of  my head /neck area, and sore neck left side, I had my thyriod removed 1yr ago is it connected?  

Not likely: Description is fairly vague, but probably not related to thyroidectomy. Sounds like possibly an infected cyst/abscess. This could cause some local lymph node swelling and soreness. Have evaluated in person to verify diagnosis and determine best way to treat. ...Read more

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Have lg lump that's squishy in triangle area above collarbone on each side at base of neck & pain/swelling going up sides of face w/ numbness. Plz help?

Have lg lump that's squishy in triangle area above collarbone on each side at base of neck & pain/swelling going up sides of face w/ numbness. Plz help?

GET AN EXAM: Your symptoms described above are concerning
You need to see your DR for an exam.

There are many possibilities as to the cause of this, and only with exam will one be able to give you a correct DX ...Read more

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I have a lump on the left side of my neck. It hurts to swallow. It is in the mid-lower area of the side of my neck and there is a lump. I had a tooth?

I have a lump on the left side of my neck. It hurts to swallow. It is in the mid-lower area of the side of my neck and there is a lump. I had a tooth?

Incomplete: Incomplete question. Do you have an infected tooth? Was it remove ed? Were ou placed on antibiotics and if so, are you taking them exam try as directed? Return to treating Dentist or specialist Oral Surgeon to have "lump" evaluated and, if necessary, treated. ...Read more

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Daughter has lump on neck behind ear and its red around area any suggestions what it could be?

Daughter has lump on neck behind ear and its red around area any suggestions what it could be?

Skin infection: This is either a skin infection known as staph or it is an infected lymph node. Either way her doctor needs to see this and get her treated. ...Read more

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What are these small lumps behind my ear and nape/neck areas, its also painful. I just had after after my hair color though its not my first time?

What are these small lumps behind my ear and nape/neck areas, its also painful. I just had after after my hair color though its not my first time?

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head and behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or skin irritation can increase their size. They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more