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How do I increase my neck mass, strength for rugby?

How do I increase my neck mass, strength for rugby?

Lateral SCM presses: Side to side and front to back movements with weights will give you added muscle strength. Sit-ups, with your neck held up with also improve, besides doing exercises for the traps. However, overall conditioning and strengthening will add to these muscles as part of your preparation for sports or continuation in sports. Wear a helmet! ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Neck Mass (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: neck mass?

Neck mass: This is a 'mass', whether benign or malignant, located within the neck structure. ...Read more

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What would cause a neck mass in a 3 year old?

What would cause a neck mass in a 3 year old?

Lots of things.: Causes range from enlarged lymph node, cyst, abscess, enlarged thyroid, and scar tissue, to a tumor. It's best to have the doctor evaluate it. ...Read more

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What could be a neck mass found a couple of months after car accident?

What could be a neck mass found a couple of months after car accident?

Neck Mass: If you have a neck mass go get it checked now! Who knows if it is related to the accident or you have something else, I'm not going to specualte at to what it is, you need an examination and likely some radiology studies. ...Read more

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Can a neck mass found 2 months after a car accident be related to the accident?

Can a neck mass found 2 months after a car accident be related to the accident?

May be: After injury, it may be collection of blood called hematoma most of the time will resolve on its own, see your physician. ...Read more

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5mm neck mass, had for atleast 1 mth now. Follow up in 3mths. What could be the cause? What is coarse if treatment?

5mm neck mass, had for atleast 1 mth now. Follow up in 3mths. What could be the cause? What is coarse if treatment?

Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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What is the probability that a 0.5 CM neck mass (hard but not rock hard) is cancer? It is on the right back side of the neck

What is the probability that a 0.5 CM neck mass (hard but not rock hard) is cancer? It is on the right back side of the neck

Hard to say: Unless an exam, lab work and possibly biopsy is done it is hard to give a probability of whether this is cancer. Characteristics of something cancerous are fixed masses, large, painful in nature. Should there be more concern please see your doctor for more answers. ...Read more

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Neck mass, what can it be, scar tissue?

See a Doctor: A neck mass can be serious so please get checked. I can't tell what a mass is unless I examine a patient and that is hard to do over the internet. It could be a swollen lymph node and that could be from an infection or from cancer so don't fool around. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can anyone help explain head and neck mass in a baby?

Can anyone help explain head and neck mass in a baby?

Get checked: There are a huge number of possibilities, from infection to a cyst to a hemangioma or vascular malformation to a tumor (benign or malignant). This is something that needs to be checked out by the child's pediatrician asap. ...Read more

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How fast does a malignant neck mass usually grow? Can it stay the same size for months and still be cancer?

How fast does a malignant neck mass usually grow? Can it stay the same size for months and still be cancer?

Variable rates: Tumors do grow at widely variable rates and a cancer stay the same size for a few months. It is important to get it checked out. A palpable neck may be suitable for evaluation by a fine needle aspirate. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been feeling more tired and have some neck mass. When should I see the doctor?

I've been feeling more tired and have some neck mass. When should I see the doctor?

Right away!: Fatigue is a nonspecific symptom and may be due to a variety of factors. But if you detect, or even suspect a mass in your neck, those could be very serious. Thyroid problems, infections, and cancer can all cause symptoms like this. See your family doctor immediately to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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How likely is an about a CM big hard neck mass cancer? Please tell me how likely and don't just say see your doctor. The mass is there for months

How likely is an about a CM big hard neck mass cancer? Please tell me how likely and don't just say see your doctor. The mass is there for months

See below: Jane 581: What is your reluctance to seeing your doctor? It is not feasible to divine the nature of the mass without examining it. It is not likely to be cancer, but it could be other bad things like tuberculosis. A fine needle aspirate may provide diagnostic information. ...Read more

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Neck mass CT done told don't know wht it is no needle biopsy but surgery needs to come out Malignant unknown cancer not ruled out. Is this bad.

Neck mass CT done told don't know wht it is no needle biopsy but surgery needs to come out Malignant unknown cancer not ruled out. Is this bad.

Follow-up needed: A neck mass at your age is usually an enlarged lymph node. These can enlarge for many reasons, but if the mass has not reduced in size (as it would during a resolving infection), it should be biopsied. Needle biopsy sometimes does not yield a diagnosis and then a formal node biopsy should be done. Also, your doctor may want to do a scan to determine if other lymph nodes are enlarged. ...Read more

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I have calcification on my thyroid and some in my neck mass. When I did my fna, the doctor only sampled the thyroid. Why not the mass? Same finding?

I have calcification on my thyroid and some in my neck mass. When I did my fna, the doctor only sampled the thyroid. Why not the mass? Same finding?

It depends,,,: It depends on other tests and what they showed if the doctor did them. For example, an iodine uptake test may be done for a thyroid with nodules and depending on the results there may not have been a need for an aspiration of the nodule. It also depends on what was being looked for, cancer or another disease so more info. Like the aspiration results is likely needed. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have a neck mass. All results have come back fine. I'm also losing hearing in my left ear. The mass is behind miscle in left side of neck. I am very concerned about this. It doesn't hurt. I have had it for a year or more and it's getting bigger over tim

I have a neck mass. All results have come back fine. I'm also losing hearing in my left ear. The mass is behind miscle in left side of neck. I am very concerned about this. It doesn't hurt. I have had it for a year or more and it's getting bigger over tim

Neck mass: The only definitive diagnosis of any mass is to have it biopsied. There are lymph chains in your neck area, so depending on where it is, it may be simply a benign lymphadenopathy, but again, as stated, the only definitive diagnosis is made by biopsy. An ENT Doctor would be able to perform a therapeutic and diagnostic excisional biopsy of the area if warranted after an examination. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My family doctor sent me to a ENT for a biopsy for my thyriod and neck mass. They both have small calification. Am I looking at surgery?

My family doctor sent me to a ENT for a biopsy for my thyriod and neck mass. They both have small calification. Am I looking at surgery?

Small calcification: Small calcifications are seen in the thyroid in some conditions. Usually they are seen in psommoma bodies which are a pathological feature seen in papillary thyroid carcinoma fortunately papillary thyroid cancer is very treatable and has a great chance of cure. Any neck nodes can be removed with a selective neck dissection. The good news is lymph nodes in pap thy cancer do not mean badness. ...Read more

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I believe I have a neck mass that is causing inappropriate carotid sinus stimulation causing bradycardic pre syncope. Do I need MRI or can CT/us work?

I believe I have a neck mass that is causing inappropriate carotid sinus stimulation causing bradycardic pre syncope. Do I need MRI or can CT/us work?

You need to: See a Head & Neck surgery specialist if you and your doctor think this might be a chemodectoma, a rare tumor of carotid sinus. ...Read more

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Neck mass right side assumed lymph node 3cm 2+mo. Fatigue normal CBC chest xray. Ent now said may carotid artery. What can ultrasound determine?

Neck mass right side assumed lymph node 3cm 2+mo. Fatigue normal CBC chest xray. Ent now said may carotid artery. What can ultrasound determine?

Ultrasound: Can better show what the mass is. An enlarged lymph node looks very different from the carotid artery so this question can be put to rest with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for neck swelling and head ache that cause of bump?

What is the best medicine for neck swelling and head ache that cause of bump?

Time and sleep: Some questions are hard to answer without an examination. If you have a viral infection that may cause some lymph node swelling in the neck and give you a headache and fatigue then time alone will allow your immune system to fight off the infection. If you have the one tender spot in the neck associated with a tender lump you should be seen by the doctor right away. I hope that helps. Sleep helps. ...Read more

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My dad will be given cisplatin for squamos carcinoma cell of a mass removed from neck. Is this medicine strong on him? Pet scan clear of mestatsis.

My dad will be given cisplatin for squamos carcinoma cell of a mass removed from neck. Is this medicine strong on him? Pet scan clear of mestatsis.

Dose is tailored: Platinum-based medication in treatment of squamous cell cancers after surgery, and often in addition to radiation is the drug of choice. Depending on your dad's kidney function, and overall status, dose of the medication can be adjusted. Sister drug to cisplatin is carboplatin and sometimes used. Erbitux is a new alternative, different side effects, not as effective. ...Read more

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How common are benign neck masses?

How common are benign neck masses?

Very: Almost everyone has a mildly enlarged lymph node (s) somewhere on their neck. It is a little tricky though. Let your doctor decide if the mass should be worked up. ...Read more

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Facial and neck swelling that relates to the side I lay down on example lay with left side on the pillow left side swells?

Face swelling: It sounds like something is causing excess fluid in the tissues of the face and neck, which moves with gravity to the lowest side when you lay down and still. Causes may include allergic reactions, infections of the teeth or sinuses, kidney disease, blockages to the veins in the neck, etc. If this finding persists more than a day or two, get it checked out by a physician. ...Read more

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What could cause sudden neck swelling?

What could cause sudden neck swelling?

Many things: The list of answers to your question is so long it cannot be explained here. Causes range from strep throat or other infection to allergic reaction to swollen lymph nodes or goiter. If the neck swelling causes trouble breathing, that is an emergency. If not, it may not be emergent, but you should probably start by seeing your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get neck swelling?

Neck swelling: A numer of condition cause neck masses, swelling, or limps. Lymph nodes are all over the neck, enlarge to help fight local infections. Thyroglossal cysts can get infected, small lump becoming larger and tender. Goiter, swelling of the thyroid, can get very large. Thyroid and cancer in the lymph nodes, and other sources of swelling are possible. Get any swelling checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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What would cause left neck swelling during the day but seems to go away while laying down?

What would cause left neck swelling during the day but seems to go away while laying down?

Muscle strain, fatty: Tumor, hormone effect-? Cushing's syndrome etc are possibilities. See your dr for reassurance. Take care! I. ...Read more