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What is a lump on your neck mean?

What is a lump on your neck mean?

Depends: Depends on size, duration, location and whether it is hard, soft, painful. ...Read more

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What can I do if my grandaughter has a lump on her neck what could it be?

What can I do if my grandaughter has a lump on her neck what could it be?

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & 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 viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more

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Lump/ball in neck-under chin for a year. No pain and i can only feel it if i push down on it. It's maybe the size of a dime.. What is it?

Lump/ball in neck-under chin for a year. No pain and i can only feel it if i push down on it. It's maybe the size of a dime.. What is it?

Lymph node: I think you should be checked for any mass under the chin. This may be a submandibular lymph node; however, you must have it checked to find out why it happpened. ...Read more

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What could a lump on my neck be?

What could a lump on my neck be?

NECK LUMP: Conditions that can cause neck swellings are: lymph adenitis secondary to infections, thyroid nodule, adenopathy due to cancers like lymphomas, sarcomas, infectious mono, tb.Etc. ...Read more

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Lump in my neck, should I be concerned?

Lump in my neck, should I be concerned?

Have it checked: Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things ranging from from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious things like cancer. Any neck lumps in someone who smokes are especially worrisome and should be checked by a physician. See your doctor so he/she can do an exam and recommend a specialist if needed (like an ENT doctor). ...Read more

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How should a lump in the neck be treated?

How should a lump in the neck be treated?

See a Doctor: It really depends on what the lump is. There are many things it could be based on the age of the patient, the location in the neck, the duration of the mass, the mobility, the associated symptoms and other factors. Please see your primary doctor to start with. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my neck what could this be ?

I have a lump in my neck what could this be ?

See your PCP: There are many different causes. Some are concerning and need immediate attention, others will resolve on their own. Most of the time if it is not associated with an obvious cause (like infection), ultrasound is used to image the area and differentiate between solid and cystic etiology. The lump should be examined by a pcp and he or she will determine the work up necessary. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump on my neck?

I have a hard lump on my neck?

Be seen: Lumps and bumps in the head and neck need to be evaluated as the possibilities are many. Your primary md is a good place to start or go straight to an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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What can cause a lump on my neck?

What can cause a lump on my neck?

Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read more

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My son has a pea size lump on his neck.

My son has a pea size lump on his neck.

Lymph nodes: Are much easier to feel on children than adults. If it is not tender, is mobile and doesn't get any larger then don't worry. If he recently had some type of infection of the scalp, ear, noes or throat then really don't worry. Normal response. ...Read more