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Doctor insights on: Multitude Of Small Cysts In Front Neck Tendons

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Was told by doc a large hard lump on my collarbone not near my neck was just a tendon sheath cyst- he barely looked at it should I get 2nd opinion?

Was told by doc a large hard lump on my collarbone not near my neck was just a tendon sheath cyst- he barely looked at it should I get 2nd opinion?

Yes: I would definitely get a second opinion. You should have an x-ray to make sure there is not a problem with you bones (ie tumor or infection). In general there are no tendon sheaths on or near your collarbone. Definitely a second opinion from an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have thyroid benign cyst on front of my throat for last 4.5 years. It grew to size of a small ball where adam's apple is, remains unchanged in size?

I have thyroid benign cyst on front of my throat for last 4.5 years. It grew to size of a small ball where adam's apple is, remains unchanged in size?

Thyroglossal duct?: If you have a cyst in the front of your neck, in the midline, it may be a thyroglossal duct cyst. This is something you were born with, but developed increased fluid so that it became visible. It may require removal if it continues to enlarge or becomes infected. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my neck for years it was small and grew over time will I need to have it removed through surgery?

I have a cyst on my neck for years it was small and grew over time will I need to have it removed through surgery?

Get it checked: If it is a sebaceous cyst or a lipoma, if you want it gone, then you have to have it removed surgically. Depending on where it is and how big it is, often it can just be done in the doctor's office. You need to have it checked by a doc to know for sure that it is benign (not cancer) and to tell you what you need to do to get rid of it. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has a small, bean sized (almost cyst-like) mass on the right side of his neck. Any thoughts on what this could be?

My 3 year old son has a small, bean sized (almost cyst-like) mass on the right side of his neck. Any thoughts on what this could 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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What kind of dr should I see for a small epidermal cyst that's on the back of my neck? Is it cheaper to see a surgeon or a dermatologist, no insurance

What kind of dr should I see for a small epidermal cyst that's on the back of my neck? Is it cheaper to see a surgeon or a dermatologist, no insurance

Go To Family Doctor: I always advise starting with the family physician. Many of these simple skin issues can be taken care of at the family clinic. ...Read more

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My mom had a ultrasound scan for a swelling in her neck and the results came as a small cyst with a hypoechoic nodule. What does that mean??

My mom had a ultrasound scan for a swelling in her neck and the results came as a small cyst with a hypoechoic nodule. What does that mean??

Sounds like: The result one would see describing a benign thyroid cyst, but since you didn't say what structure contained the cyst I can't be certain. Doesn't address why there is swelling in your mom's neck. Discuss with the physician ordering the ultrasound. ...Read more

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How risky is surgery for removal of small ganglion cyst in soft tissue of tendon sheath on back of big toe @ what is involved in post-op care.

How risky is surgery for removal of small ganglion cyst in soft tissue of tendon sheath on back of big toe @ what is involved in post-op care.

Not: Very risky but as with any surgery could get infection, scar tissue. Since its small I imagine a few sutures bandage and surgical shoe for approx 2 weeks but without seeing it this is a guess. ...Read more

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I was told I have a cyst in my brain and for the last week or so I've been waking up with headaches and frequent urination also my neck is swollen front and back what is this

I was told I have a cyst in my brain and for the last week or so I've been waking up with headaches and frequent urination also my neck is swollen front and back what is this

With: With your history, it is important that you contact your doctor or your neurologist with these symptoms as soon as possible. Since they are more familiar with what kind of cyst you have, where it is located, and your other medical history, they are the ones that will best be able to know if your symptoms are related to your cyst and what you should do from here. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had MRI done last may showed small cyst. Neuro not concerned. Symptoms worse problem walk, swallowing, face & neck hurts. Barium swallow normal?

I had MRI done last may showed small cyst. Neuro not concerned. Symptoms worse problem walk, swallowing, face & neck hurts. Barium swallow normal?

MRI of what?: What was the MRI performed of: brain, spine, head and neck, esophagus? Not sure where the cyst is. If you provide more information, maybe a more specific answer can be given. ...Read more

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Sarcoid lesions in marrow of humeral head and neck. Small 4 mm tear of the anterior fibers of the supraspinatus tendon. Rest of rotor cuff ok.-surgery?

Sarcoid lesions in marrow of humeral head and neck. Small 4 mm tear of the anterior fibers of the supraspinatus tendon. Rest of rotor cuff ok.-surgery?

How much pain: Are you having? If you are in persistent pain and cannot use your shoulder or have night pain, typically the tear would be responsible and surgery might be indicated. Most docs have to see the MRI to determine need for surgery. If you have little pain and or are using the shoulder without too much problems you probably don't need surgery. ...Read more

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Tender hard lump less than dime size on left front neck? Tendons? ... Tight muscles both sides. Pain down to shoulder when touched. Not like lymph lump

Tender hard lump less than dime size on left front neck? Tendons? ... Tight muscles both sides. Pain down to shoulder when touched. Not like lymph lump

Get it checked: A long list of things can cause a lump like that - some more serious than others. Since it is painful, you should have it evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Small lump in left breast near armpit and in neck. Cyst or tumor?

Small lump in left breast near armpit and in neck. Cyst or tumor?

Need to see adoctor: You need to see a medical doctor, get evaluated and be appropriately directed. ...Read more

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Small bump on back of neck (rt side) dr said was cyst. Experiencing sore neck/throat (rt side) & noticed a small movable bump on throat. Help?!

Small bump on back of neck (rt side) dr said was cyst. Experiencing sore neck/throat (rt side) & noticed a small movable bump on throat. Help?!

Probably not related: Small bump on the side of neck could be a lymph node related to sore throat. I would do some OTC meds like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or anti inflammitories. If persistant see your doc. ...Read more

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I have excrutiating pain in my jaw in front of my ear and have swollen glands behind my ear and neck. The pain seems worse after eating. Could this be a parotid salivary gland blockage or cyst? I don't have a fever or any other symptoms and haven't had a

I have excrutiating pain in my jaw in front of my ear and have swollen glands behind my ear and neck. The pain seems worse after eating. Could this be a parotid salivary gland blockage or cyst? I don't have a fever or any other symptoms and haven't had a

Sialadenitis: The history is indeed suspicious for parotid infection (parotitis) and/or stone in the parotid duct, but it is not clear exactly what is going on. Other possibilities include neck abscess or lymphadenitis. All of these are pretty high acuity problems that warrant prescription medication treatment. I would consider ENT evaluation, or see your primary. If it's bad, er evaluation is appropriate. ...Read more

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I have a mass on the right lobe of my thyroid that I am getting removed. There are small cysts on the left lobe, should total removal be considered?

I have a mass on the right lobe of my thyroid that I am getting removed. There are small cysts on the left lobe, should total removal be considered?

It's a consideration: This is a decision between you, your thyroid surgeon and endocrinologist. There are pros and cons either way. As a thyroid surgeon, I discuss all of this with the patient and let them decide which surgery to proceed with. ...Read more

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Please explain "left lobe of thyroid is 4.6x1.9x1.5cm & contains 9mm hypoechoic nodule at lower pole w/ small cystic component" mildly complicated. TY?

Please explain "left lobe of thyroid is 4.6x1.9x1.5cm & contains 9mm hypoechoic nodule at lower pole w/ small cystic component" mildly complicated. TY?

FNA not essential: As the nodule is less than 1 cm. FNA biopsy is not essential in most cases. But if any risk factors like history of radiation to head or neck or family history of thyroid cancer then need to follow up more closely by ultrasound and may also consider FNA biopsy ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more