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I found a mass the size of a thumbprint that's firm/bony &very tender to the touch. It's on the left side ear level. Below it, sore node on back neck?

I found a mass the size of a thumbprint that's firm/bony &very tender to the touch. It's on the left side ear level. Below it, sore node on back neck?

Exam needed: I recommend that you have a physician examine this mass. Even if it appears to be an enlarged lymph node it should be reexamined in a week or two to assure that it has receded in size and if it hasn't, further evaluation by biopsy may be advised in order to rule out malignancy. Reexamination is also important to ensure that other masses have not appeared. ...Read more

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Soft nodule on back of neck, if touched, I experience vertigo. Lump is directly behind thyroid nodule on front of neck. Are they connected issues?

Soft nodule on back of neck, if touched, I experience  vertigo. Lump is directly behind thyroid nodule on front of neck. Are they connected issues?

No: The thyroid is in the front of the neck. If this "soft nodule" is on the back of the neck, then it's not a thyroid. If pressing it cause vertigo, please see a physician to get it evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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33 f found pea size lump on lt side of back beside spine not on.. Are there lymph nodes on bk and what to do it feels hard not movable cancer healthy?

33 f found pea size lump on lt side of back beside spine not on.. Are there lymph nodes on bk and what to do it feels hard not movable cancer healthy?

Lymph node can be: Lymph nodes are found all over the body. It is very hard to really know what you have on your back. It is most likely benign, but a visit to your family can answer your question, and put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Infected pimple on forehead. Same side hard tender lump pea siz on face beside ear (drum area). Just appeared with onset of pimple. What is this ?

Infected pimple on forehead. Same side hard tender lump pea siz on face beside ear (drum area). Just appeared with onset of pimple.  What is this ?

Lymph node: The appearance of a swollen gland, or lymph node, is a sign your body's immune system is working well to clear up the infection. On the same side. Rest easy. ...Read more

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Thyroid mass 3.5cm enlarged nodes on same side of mass. Mass hard non moveable. None of it hurts gotta get ct scan done. Likely cancer or cyst?

Thyroid mass 3.5cm enlarged nodes on same side of mass. Mass hard non moveable. None of it hurts gotta get ct scan done. Likely cancer or cyst?

This needs: attention as soon as practicable but no diagnosis is possible without TESTING which may include CT, and specialized THYROID SCANNING! A biopsy (needle) may also be required! Your PCP may wish to refer you to a Board Certified ENDOCRINOLOGIST! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a pimple lump on your pelvis near clit?

What are symptoms of a pimple lump on your pelvis near clit?

That would differ: for each person. Are you asking about symptoms or did you mean diagnosis? ...Read more

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I have a hard mass on right side of thyroid (I believe) and large hard lump on left clavicle showed up 3 months ago. Are they correlated?

I have a hard mass on right side of thyroid (I believe) and large hard lump on left clavicle showed up 3 months ago.  Are they correlated?

Hard to say: What you describe needs a physical exam, likely with a thyroid ultrasound and possibly a us guided fine needle biopsy. I would encourage you to seek out an endocrinologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Are neck lymph nodes symmetrical? Found a small lump on the back right side of my neck. 90% sure it's a lymph node but can't feel 1 on the other side?

Are neck lymph nodes symmetrical? Found a small lump on the back right side of my neck. 90% sure it's a lymph node but can't feel 1 on the other side?

Nodes: Typically they are symmetrical but not always. The node is on the other side of your neck but either your neck muscle is not symmetrical making it harder to feel or the larger node is larger because of something aggravating it like an infection. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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2 painful pea sized lumps on the inside crease of my arm + muscle weakness. Worried because the warnings of lymphoma risk on mtx. What could they be?

2 painful pea sized lumps on the inside crease of my arm + muscle weakness. Worried because the warnings of lymphoma risk on mtx. What could they be?

See details: It is impossible to say without being able to examine the area. It could be small cysts or small lymph nodes. The risk of lymphoma is low. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Small, hard bump on back of neck. Not visible. Size of a tiny pinky nail. No symptoms. It's on the right side on cartilage part. Help! i'm worried?

Small, hard bump on back of neck. Not visible. Size of a tiny pinky nail. No symptoms. It's on the right side on cartilage part. Help! i'm worried?

Nodule on the neck: The most common small nodular lesion is a cyst. If the lesion is stable in size, mobile and non-tender it is probably ok. If it does not resolve in a few weeks or if it changes you should see your doctor.S. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid lump present on the side of your neck? One appeared and family history of benign tumors on thyroid

Can a thyroid lump present on the side of your neck? One appeared and family history of benign tumors on thyroid

In Mets: The thyroid gland is a midline neck structure sitting on the larynx or Adams Apple. When on swallows the thyroid gland moves up so that any pathology noted is known to become elevated higher in the midline neck. If the mass you are palpating in the side of the neck region does not move as noted, think of metastatic nodal pathology which must be evaluated. Neck scan and bx necessary. ...Read more

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Grape size hard lump on left side of skull parallel with ear. no trauma to the area. could it be cancer?

Grape size hard lump on left side of skull parallel with ear. no trauma to the area. could it be cancer?

Some concerns about: that. It is not exactly the right spot for normal lymph nodes. Furtehrmore that is quite large for a normal lymph node. without an exam, I can only give general information and it would seem to be something to get an exam for. ...Read more

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Can a suspicious mass on ultrasound come back as 'benign breast tissue' on pathology? What could it have been then?

Can a suspicious mass on ultrasound come back as 'benign breast tissue' on pathology? What could it have been then?

communication: Your breast radiologist and pathologist need to speak with each other and ensure there is correlation between the us and pathology findings. ...Read more

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Several mouth ulcers & sore throat. Pain/tenderness in jaw with pea size firm movable mass. Mass is on jaw line middle of lower jaw. What is this?

Several mouth ulcers & sore throat. Pain/tenderness  in jaw with pea size firm movable mass. Mass is on jaw line middle of lower jaw. What is this?

Possible lymph node: When a body fights bacteria or a virus the lymph nodes drain away the results and sometimes they will swell when active . An exam by a dentist or physician is warranted ...Read more

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Hard gape size bump on berate and arm.... Brest cancer? What could it be.

Hard gape size bump on berate and arm.... Brest cancer? What could it be.

Get it checked: If you feel a lump under your arm or in your breast you should get it checked by your doctor and get a referral to a breast specialist. ...Read more

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Mass on mandible below chin. What could this be?

Mass on mandible below chin. What could this be?

Many things possible: There are many things that could produce your problem. Infected tooth, infected salivary gland, or some other cause. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the chances of cancer with these symptoms? Hoarse voice for 4 weeks, 1cm lump on the thyroid and a bigger lymph node on the same side.

What are the chances of cancer with these symptoms? Hoarse voice for 4 weeks, 1cm lump on the thyroid and a bigger lymph node on the same side.

Lumps on the throat: To determine the nature if the lump, it depends on the size and it's consistency and location. It is best to see an ENT doctor who will work this out for you. You are young and not likely to get cancer at your age. You may have a nodule or a polyp on your vocal cord. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more

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On left knee- inner, fatty part- I have several large bean size moveable, tender lumps. Conditions that could cause this? Cancer? Begnin cysts?

On left knee- inner, fatty part- I have several large bean size moveable, tender lumps. Conditions that could cause this? Cancer? Begnin cysts?

Yes, all of the abov: Asking same question daily would not help you and also wastes physician time. A visit to a doctor's office is the only solution to your concerns, so go see one please! ...Read more

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I have a firm mobile mass just behind the ear lobe since 1.5 years with no systemic symptoms,size fluctuates n sometimes overlyin skin is warm n red

I have a firm mobile mass just behind the ear lobe since 1.5 years with no systemic symptoms,size fluctuates n sometimes overlyin skin is warm n red

? sebaceous cyst?: You should have your PCP or a dermatologist look at this.... it may be a lymph node, or it may be a gland in the skin that gets inflamed and infected on and off (a sebaceous cyst). Your parotid gland is IN FRONT of your ear, so I doubt it is a problem with that. But having a doctor examine it is your best course of action. They will probably want to biopsy it or excise it. ...Read more

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My husband has a large soft mass above his hairline. It is sore. He wont go to the doc. What concerns me it is near his earlobe?

My husband has a large soft mass above his hairline.  It is sore.  He wont go to the doc.  What concerns me it is near his earlobe?

Need more info: This could be benign or a malignancy. Hard to say without an exam & more info. Please use your feminine persuasion as his wife to convince him to see a dermatologist very soon. Most likely if I were to guess is that it is a benign sebaceous cyst that will not go away on its own. If I am correct it is a simple bit of surgery to remove. Don't play Russian roulette. Get him to the specialist. ...Read more

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How is chronic parotitis treated? I am a 50 year old woman in good health with the exception of migraines.I have a swelling/mass directly in front of my earlobe at my jawline. It's about the size of a large pecan and is firm, but not hard. It is usually p

How is chronic parotitis treated? I am a 50 year old woman in good health with the exception of migraines.I have a swelling/mass directly in front of my earlobe at my jawline. It's about the size of a large pecan and is firm, but not hard. It is usually p

Visit an ENT: There are nerves located in the proximity of your parotid glands. Impingement could be causing ur headaches. Please visit ur doctor for an evaluation. Treatment can vary from observation to drainage to removal depending on diagnosis. Good luck and be well. ...Read more

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A white mass was seen in her ear. Is this a polyp?

A white mass was seen in her ear. Is this a polyp?

Could be: Could be a foreign body, polyp, cholesteotoma, osteoma of the ear canal, other entity, ect. You should see an ent. ...Read more

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What antibiotic is best for this mass at the lower ear & neck. And how many days should I take?

What antibiotic is best for this mass at the lower ear & neck. And how many days should I take?

Cannot diagnose: You need to be seen by a doctor, provide a history and be examined. This should be fully evaluated by a professional before treatment recommendations are made. ...Read more

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Recently i found out that i have a hard mass behind my ear..it is immovable, what could it be? Dangerous?

Recently i found out that i have a hard mass behind my ear..it is immovable, what could it be? Dangerous?

Lymph node: This could be a lymph node, abscess, or other growth. Usually lymph nodes will be moveable, so I would have it checked by an M.D. ...Read more

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If a mass( very hard,fixed,no pain)was discovered behind left ear, normally, how long does it take to disappear?now it's been two weeks

If a mass( very hard,fixed,no pain)was discovered behind left ear, normally, how long does it take to disappear?now it's been two weeks

Sebaceous cyst?: If your doc had diagnosed this a a sebaceous cyst ask him/her about removing it. It the sack of the cyst is not removed it can keep refilling. It is an easy in office procedure. Peace and good health. Please see doc for proper diagnosis to make sure it is not something more serious. ...Read more

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My 7y nephew has a swollen mass on his neck below his ear, and is stating nothing hurts but his back, what should be done?

My 7y nephew has a swollen mass on his neck below his ear, and is stating nothing hurts but his back, what should be done?

Best thing to: Do is get him checked out . This could be two separate issues but, without additional medical history , it is hard to say. Please schedule an appointment with his pediatrician so he may get treatment on a timely manner. ...Read more

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My hard,fixed& not painful mass behind ear was examined by doc. and palpated surrounding area& said as long as there's no other masses it's ok.enough?

My hard,fixed& not painful mass behind ear was examined by doc. and palpated surrounding area& said as long as there's no other masses it's ok.enough?

No other masses: He cannot palpate any other masses but there may be ones that are not accessible to him. I would document their size and location and re-evaluate in 6 months time. If any change, then have it excised. An old rule, when in doubt, cut it out. It's near the surface of the skin! It shouldn't be too hard to do! ...Read more

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I have a mass growing in my ear lobe. And it looks like another in my other ear .What could it be?

I have a mass growing in my ear lobe. And it looks like another in my other ear .What could it be?

See doctor: You would need to have it biopsied and evaluated under a microscope to determine what it truly is. ...Read more

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I have a mass build up in my left&right lower part of my ear sometimes big sometime small but pain less im not smoking, is it a warthins tumor?

I have a mass build up in my left&right lower part of my ear sometimes big sometime small but pain less im not smoking, is it a warthins tumor?

Get seen: If i were a betting person, i'd consider an epidermoid inclusion cyst (maybe a pair if "left and right") that's been partially ruptured. Best get that thing seen though. ...Read more

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I found a mass the size of a thumbprint that's firm/bony &very tender to the touch. It's on the left side ear level. Below it, sore node on back neck?

Exam needed: I recommend that you have a physician examine this mass. Even if it appears to be an enlarged lymph node it should be reexamined in a week or two to assure that it has receded in size and if it hasn't, further evaluation by biopsy may be advised in order to rule out malignancy. Reexamination is also important to ensure that other masses have not appeared. ...Read more

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Ive been feeling dizzy and now I found a large mass in the back of my head and in my neck and by left ear ?

Ive been feeling dizzy and now I found a large mass in the back of my head and in my neck and by left ear
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Vertigo/ neck mass: There is not enough info to give you a diagnosis but I would recommend that you start witha visit to your PCP to start with an exam and order some site directed imaging. Thereafter it can be determined who is best to treat this either ENT or another type of surgeon or specialist. ...Read more