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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Board Certified, Dentistry
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Rt sided throat pain, very sore, painful lump under neck/jaw. Pain swallowing and migraine. Going on 3 wks. Getting harder to breathe. ?

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Rt sided throat pain, very sore, painful lump under neck/jaw. Pain swallowing and migraine. Going on 3 wks. Getting harder to breathe.  ?

ER: If you are having difficulty breathing due to airway obstruction, you need to see a physician immediately before this condition becomes life threatening. Please go NOW. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Leroy Kareus
Board Certified, Family Medicine
46 years in practice
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Large cyst like lump in neck under ear near jaw. It moves to touch. Related to allergies or cold? What is it?

Dr. Leroy Kareus
Board Certified, Family Medicine
46 years in practice
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Large cyst like lump in neck under ear near jaw.  It moves to touch. Related to allergies or cold?  What is it?

See a doctor.: In the area you mentioned, it could be a parotid gland problem. At your age it could be a blocked salivary duct. It could also be something more serious, so go to your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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What could cause this very painful lump in neck?

Dr. Louis Gallia
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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What could cause this very painful lump in neck?

A few things: Can be an abscess from a tooth, a swollen lymph node, enlarged salivary gland, thyroid mass, cyst, tumor, etc. Whatever it is, not normal. See ENT doc ASAP. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Board Certified, Pediatrics
28 years in practice
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Right tonsil is swollen and painful when swallow. Lump in neck. Breastfeeding currently. Recently move have no PCP. Can I wait an watch or need check?

Dr. Robert Kwok
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Right tonsil is swollen and painful when swallow. Lump in neck. Breastfeeding currently. Recently move have no PCP. Can I wait an watch or need check?

May need strep test: Sore throat and tonsillitis symptoms usually are evaluated by a rapid strep test in addition to an exam. If there are strep germs, antibiotics such as Amoxil or Zithromax are needed. Sometimes tonsils get whitish mucousy stuff on them. A patient can call around town to see if there is a new PCP who can fit her in within 48 hours. Going online to her insurance's website can bring up a PCP list. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. John Scuba
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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What might be causing the painful recurring lump on the upper left side of my neck right under my jaw?

Dr. John Scuba
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What might be causing the painful recurring lump on the upper left side of my neck right under my jaw?

Neck lump jaw pain: See a head and neck or oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Many neck/jaw masses are dental in origin, and are often overlooked. Wisdom teeth, abscessed jaw teeth, or other dental pathology may present this way. A good oral exam of the teeth and jaws is a good first step. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Rollofson
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I have a painful, sudden lump under the skin on my neck on the left side only. Located just under my jaw about half way back to wisdom tooth.

Dr. Donald Rollofson
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I have a painful, sudden lump under the skin  on my neck on the left side only. Located just under my jaw about half way back to wisdom tooth.

See your dentist: This is quite probably an infected tooth and needs to be diagnosed and treated properly. There is significant potential for the lump, or isolated infection , to spread and threaten your health severely. Call today. ...Read more

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Dr. Addagada Rao
Board Certified, General Surgery
51 years in practice
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Hard lump under jaw left side of neck. Been for scans. Biopsy and lymph node removed 3 weeks ago. Lump still there and more painful, what could it be?

Dr. Addagada Rao
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Hard lump under jaw left side of neck. Been for scans. Biopsy and lymph node removed 3 weeks ago. Lump still there and more painful, what could it be?

Wait for report: Wait for biopsy report , if it is benign, it is post operative reaction and will subside in couple of wks , speak to your surgeon if any treatment(s) are required based on the report. ...Read more

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Dr. William Culviner
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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V hard lump on neck, under ear behind jaw, comes & goes. Not v painful but aware of.On amtrymitline for headaches.Seen dentist & doc all blood work ok?

Dr. William Culviner
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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V hard lump on neck, under ear behind jaw, comes & goes. Not v painful but aware of.On amtrymitline for headaches.Seen dentist & doc all blood work ok?

Neck mass: Se an ENT as this could be a sebaceous cyst, a lymph node or parotid gland neoplasm, among other things. It warrants an exam and possibly imaging, followed by a biopsy or removal of the mass. ...Read more

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Dr. Laura Anissian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
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I"ve a pea size 1cm lump on my neck just 1inch away frm my left jaw over a year.its NT painful. ive no other problems.it was lyk a pimple.ive toothach?

Dr. Laura Anissian
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Lymph node?: Could be a lymph node or a lipoma which is just a benign fat tumor. Have your MD feel it and order Ultrasound or biopsy as needed. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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Hard lump behind lft ear, then another lower down behind ear. painful to touch and pain shoots down jaw and neck, help??

Dr. John Chiu
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
52 years in practice
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See doctor: This is likely an infection which requires a doctor's exam and treatment. ...Read more

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