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Doctor insights on: Lump On Neck Under Jaw Line

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Neck Mass (Definition)

This is a 'mass', whether benign or malignant, located ...Read more


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V hard lump on neck, under ear behind jaw, comes & goes. Not v painful but aware of.On amtrymitline for headaches.Seen dentist & doc all blood work ok?

V hard lump on neck, under ear behind jaw, comes & goes. Not v painful but aware of.On amtrymitline for headaches.Seen dentist & doc all blood work ok?

Neck mass: Se an ENT as this could be a sebaceous cyst, a lymph node or parotid gland neoplasm, among other things. It warrants an exam and possibly imaging, followed by a biopsy or removal of the mass. ...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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I have a small lump on neck above my collar bone. Its not noticeable until lean my head to the side. Had this b4 but it was a lot bigger & noticeable?

I have a small lump on neck above my collar bone. Its not noticeable until lean my head to the side. Had this b4 but it was a lot bigger & noticeable?

Lymphnode: This is probably an enlarged lymphnode. These drain lymph from particular areas of the body and can be enlarged if there is inflammation,infection or a cancerous process going on.You may have had an inflammation in the head and neck area causing this ...Read more

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I feel a grape sized lump on neck under my ear next to my jawbone. Hard, fixed, for many years. Have lump at the same spot on other side but smaller?

I feel a grape sized lump on neck under my ear next to my jawbone. Hard, fixed, for many years. Have lump at the same spot on other side but smaller?

Surgeon or Derm.: Ask your dentist or primary care physician. Give them more details on the history of the mass(es) and any symptoms associated with them. They will probably send you to an oral surgeon or dermatologist depending on their clinical findings. It's good that it hasn't changed much (usually that suggests it's benign). Could be a number of different things. ...Read more

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How to treat muscular lump on neck?

How to treat muscular lump on neck?

Needs evaluation: A lump may or may not be muscular. Lumps always need consideration for a biopsy because rarely this can be a tumor and I have even seen a muscle tumor due to the muscle swelling in the neck. Your physician will need to evaluate you and decide the best course. ...Read more

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Lump on neck lymph node, what is it?

Lump on neck lymph node, what is it?

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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Lump on neck right side, harmless?

Lump on neck right side, harmless?

Depends: If its been there only a short time and hasn't changed in size, probably harmless. If enlarging and chronic, that would be more concerning and worth a doctor visit. ...Read more