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Moving Lump In Neck
Different options: The neck has a lot of things in it both in the skin and below it. Sweat glands, hair follicles and skin cysts as well as lymph nodes, fatty tissue, blood vessels and other things. Is the lump growing, inflamed, painful, painless, draining, recurrent or constant, moveable or fixed...? Each of these (and many more) will provide your doc the answers as to what it is and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Midline swelling?: If the lump is in the midline it may be remnant of thyroid development. It is known as thyroglossal cyst. If this be the case see your pediatrician and discuss the problem with him. If the lump is on the side of the neck it may be a lymph gland resulting from a old or upper respiratory infection. Again see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
See your physician.: It is always best to evaluate the cause of a problem before taking any medicine for symptoms. ...Read more
Can a small lump in neck that's moveable considered lynphoma? Does size indicate if it's lynphoma? I've been losing weight
Not necessarily: Lymph nodes are everywhere in your body and act as filters help your immune system function properly. They can filter foreign particles such drainage from allergies, infection or cancer cells. They can become inflamed or enlarged. An enlarged node's size doesn't tell whether it is more likely or not to be cancerous. Further tests such as a CT or biopsy. Neck lump poss thyroid nodule. Appt needed ...Read more
I had FBC done after finding a lump in neck. Results came back "satisfactory" and nothing else was said. Still waiting on ultrasound. Is that good?
Yes it is!: There are many different causes for a neck lump. Taking an accurate history and performing a thorughly examination often brings forth the diagnosis. The FBC was probably performed to exclude a tumour of the blood such a lymphoma, and to see the result as 'satisfactory' is reassuring. The USS will help further with this diagnosis and don't be surprised if they say they want to a biopsy. ...Read more
Call physician: Anytime a lump develops, it is important to have it checked out to determine what it is and if any treatment is needed. This could be a thyroid problem. ...Read more
Yes: A bone marrow biopsy is needed due to the presence of neutropenia if it is otherwise unexplained. In addition, the presence of the lump in the neck is worrisome and should be, if needed, biopsied. If the neck node is + for lymphoma a bone marrow would be required to see if there is lymphoma in the bone marrow. Hope this helps and good luck. ...Read more
Thyroid?: Should be evaluated to eliminate thyroid condition. ...Read more
Not normal: Definitely not normal. You need to see your MD ASAP. Neck masses should be evaluated by ENT surgeons ...Read more
Low probability: Tender, red or painful lumps in the head and neck region most often represent inflammatory lesions like abscess or inflamed cyst or hair follicle etc. Pain is a symptom of nerve irritation either by inflammation or blunt/sharp trauma. If cancer invades a nerve it may also cause pain. In principle, any lump should be investigate ...Read more
Is coughing and with phlegm associated with lymphoma? I also have a little lump in neck and been losing weight.
See your Doctor:
It is not a presenting symptom of lymphoma-cough and phlegm.
I noticed several questions from you in this regards. Seems your very much concerned about it and may be stressed out too. Best way is to be seen by your MD and if needed he ca or she can do some work up as well. Once the issue of Lymphoma is ruled out you will be at peace ...Read more
Could I still have thyroid issues with normal bloodwork lump in neck thinks its thyroid? Had three miscarriages too no answers
Not sure...: Thyroid levels can fluctate, so even if it was normal once, it can be abnormal later. Check with your endocrinologist. If you feel a lump in your neck, get it looked at. The endocrinologist can also likely take care of the evaluation for that, but you might need an ENT to look further into it. ...Read more
Hard immovable lump in neck...Causing pain in neck and chest. Left lower part of neck, have to push hard to feel it not on other side of neck?
See a doctor: You should see a doctor. This is something that should be checked out asap. ...Read more
Evaluation: There are so many things in the neck, that you really need to be evaluated. If you have a primary care provider, that is a good place to start. If you don't, an ENT specialist is best suited to provide you the care you need. ...Read more
What are the chances of a hard immovable bone like lump in neck turn out begnin? Not a cyst or infection
Biopsy: Hard nodes fixed to surrounding tissues are often malignant. But have seen calcified granulomas present like this, due to TB and other slowly progressive infections. The biopsy is the answer. ...Read more
Feel fine, losing weight, have a cough, a little lump in neck moveable and soft, blood work is fine. Lymphoma?
Bet it's not: Little, moveable and soft isn't lymphoma. Every one of your buddies has at least one lymph node palpable just like you do. If you feel fine, be thankful for good health. Weight fluctuates at your age as your habits evolve -- this would be a great time to re-commit yourself to what will holpefully be lifelong fitness and sensible eating. ...Read more
Hard lump in neck immovable, causing pain in chest and neck have to push to feel it feels like bone, but don't have it on other side burning itch?
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I have a lump in neck on top of coroided artery 2cm. Very soft very moveable. Shrinks and swells depending on day. Is it a cyst or lymph node?
More info: Matt, for us to conclude something, need more background history and need to palpate to assess as to final conclusion. Please have your doctor look at it and then feel it after getting enough information. ...Read more
Lump in neck for about a month. Had bronchitis about 3 weeks ago. Tried zpack&amoxicilin and lump still there about size of nickel. What could it be?
Lymph node?: When did it appear? How big? Is it getting bigger, staying the same size, or slowly getting smaller? If it appeared when you were sick with the bronchitis, I would assume at this point that they are related. It can take 1-2 months for the lymph node to shrink after an infection. As long as no new lumps appear, you are feeling well otherwise, I think you could watch it. If not, go see doc. ...Read more
Start with dental: Visit a dentist for xrays to eliminate wisdom teeth problems and go from there. ...Read more
Could be direct: Or indirect pulsation. Should be evaluated for blood flow by ultrasound. ...Read more
What would cause a palpable and visible lump in neck to not show up on ct scan? About the size of grape...
Possible lipoma: Regardless of normal imaging, any palpable finding should be evaluated and followed by your PCP. However, lipomas just below the skin surface are common and frequently on imaging do not show a capsule or margin and just blend in with the surrounding fat. Contrast enhanced MRIs are frequently obtained to further evaluate and confirm such a suspicion. ...Read more