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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Lump At Front Of Neck (Definition)

Swelling prominent in anterior part of the neck, such ...Read more


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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?

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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What could cause this very painful lump in neck?

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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Child has painful lump in neck, painful swallowing, coughing blood for 18 months. Chest xrays clear. Gerd + asthma meds not helping. What could it be?

Child has painful lump in neck, painful swallowing, coughing blood for 18 months. Chest xrays clear. Gerd + asthma meds not helping. What could it be?

Many possibilities.: 18 months is a long time for a child to be ill without a formal diagnosis. Sometimes blood with coughing is actually from the tonsils or sinus drainage, so look to the head as well as the chest and esophagus. After ENT exam, more thorough pulmonary studies like CT scan or bronchoscopy may be indicated, as well as GI endoscopy to assess esophageal inflammation like EE. ...Read more

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

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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Sneezed last night and now there is a lump on the left side of my neck just under my jaw line. The lump is smaller today but kind of painful.

Sneezed last night and now there is a lump on the left side of my neck just under my jaw line. The lump is smaller today but kind of painful.

A cold: You likely have a cold and the lymph node enlargement was an immune response to the viral insult. Since the node is getting smaller, I think it will be normal again in a couple of weeks. But if it remains painful or gets worse in the next few days, perhaps a doctor visit should be considered. ...Read more

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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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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.

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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