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Doctor insights on: Painful Lump On My Neck Muscles Symptoms

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Have muscle spasm on my neck lump on the right side?

Have muscle spasm on my neck lump on the right side?

Refer to answer: It could be pulled muscle, or a pinch nervefor pulled muscle keep it warm and massage it. Stop all cereals. Take whole milk cheese.Do less than 10lbs push pull lift for two weeks. Take vit d3 1000 units. Bend forward do forward streching exercise with your neck completely relaxes and try to touch your toes in up and down for ten times twice a day.If it is from pinch nerve should go away. ...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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Squishy moveable lump on lower neck where my neck meets my shoulder. Doesn't hurt, on left side. Size of pea maybe. Should I be concerned?

Squishy moveable lump on lower neck where my neck meets my shoulder. Doesn't hurt, on left side. Size of pea maybe. Should I be concerned?

Yes, see a doctor: You should have this evaluated. It could be a lymph node or possible a mass. It may also be related to an infection. ...Read more

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Hi! My symptoms include: persistent headache, sore chin, sore top right jaw bone, and lumps on either sides of my throat.

Hi! My symptoms include: persistent headache, sore chin, sore top right jaw bone, and lumps on either sides of my throat.

Flu season: Flu season has arrived :'( Your symptoms sound like typical symptoms from the common cold. At this point, you should focus on rest and hydration. The flu typically lasts 3-7 days. Make sure someone is around to help take care of you, until you feel well. If you do not start to improve in the next few days, I would certainly suggest going to see your Doctor. Hang in there. Happy Thanksgiving!! ...Read more

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Large lump in neck bothers &gets sore occasionally now I have swollen areas on my head, poor vision headache, chest pains abdomen pain more symptoms?

Large lump in neck bothers &gets sore occasionally now I have swollen areas on my head, poor vision headache, chest pains abdomen pain more symptoms?

Sounds serious: You need to see a head and neck surgeon asap to make sure that it is not cancer! best luck to you and let me know how things turn out! ...Read more

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Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg. With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Lump on backside of head numbness on left side, face, arm and leg.  With that headaches, but where the lump is on neck area causes dizzness and pain?

Need surgical eval: These symptoms - suggestive of spinal cord being compressed - need evaluation to rule of cancer or growth causing these symptoms. The other explanation could be herniated disc but you need further evaluation and this is very serious so get evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Lump under the skin, on top of inside left rib cage. Painful and swollen. Left rib cage protruding. Nausea, dizziness, headache, sore muscles. Help?

Lump under the skin, on top of inside left rib cage. Painful and swollen. Left rib cage protruding. Nausea, dizziness, headache, sore muscles. Help?

Multiple symptoms: We dont know anything about you including what was going on or what happened before these symptoms appeared but they are worrisome and I recommend you seek medical attention without further delay. ...Read more

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Woke up today with a stiff neck from below ear downwards, feel unwell and lump on sternocleidomastoid muscle. My neck really tender hurts to touch?

Woke up today with a stiff neck from below ear downwards, feel unwell and lump on sternocleidomastoid muscle. My neck really tender hurts to touch?

Get checked out: A lump on your sternocleidomastoid could be a lymph node. In that case, you might have an infection or inflammation. There are many causes of stiff neck, but in the setting of swollen lymph nodes, i would be sure to be checked out. Meningitis can cause stiff neck, for example, and you don't want to miss that diagnosis. I would see a doc asap. ...Read more

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Neck aches/tension headaches. When i lay my head back on anything the area where my skull meetstmy neck feels a little sore. Any ideas on cause?

Neck aches/tension headaches. When i lay my head back on anything the area where my skull meetstmy neck feels a little sore. Any ideas on cause?

See that you suffer: From anxiety. Some people tend to carry their tension/ stress in their necks & upper backs. The first thing i would recommend is to get your anxiety & stress under control. I note you described this as tension headaches - if not formally evaluated by a doctor would do so. Would encourage you to look into options like acupuncture to help with the tight muscles (& possible trigger points) in neck &. ...Read more

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I have enlarged, swollen, painful lymph nodes on the back of my neck, that came up suddenly shoulder and ear pain on right and white blister on tongue?

I have enlarged, swollen, painful lymph nodes on the back of my neck, that came up suddenly shoulder and ear pain on right and white blister on tongue?

I suggest that: I suggest that you see your physician for an evaluation. Your symptoms may or may not be related. These types of things require a one on one personal exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Painful lump on left side of hard palet, now having pain in left side neck glands and ear. Sever pain and hurts to swallow what could it be?

Painful lump on left side of hard palet, now having pain in left side neck glands and ear. Sever pain and hurts to swallow what could it be?

It could be from....: ....a bad tooth in the area......... see an oral surgeon asap to evaluate. there are many things that you MAY have and some can be very serious see an oral sugreon asap ...Read more

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Swollen lymph nodes on the right sideof my neck with red spots and right arm and leg pain?

Swollen lymph nodes on the right sideof my neck with red spots and right arm and leg pain?

See a physician: Swollen lymph nodes are often a sign of infection, so i would recommend that you see a physician for closer evaluation. The right arm and leg pain may not be related, and may require separate workup. ...Read more

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Thyroid feels big, hard lump on back of neck, difficulty breathing, red/purple stretch marks on thighs, and occasional headaches. What could this be?

Thyroid feels big, hard lump on back of neck, difficulty breathing, red/purple stretch marks on thighs, and occasional headaches. What could this be?

? Medication effect: First i need to know more details about the medications that you are currently taking since some of the medications (like steroids) may give occasional headaches, lump on back of the neck and stretch marks in addition to some other symptoms and signs like weight gain, elevated blood sugar, hypertension... ...Read more

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18yr old recurring muscle knots trapezius area on left side&neck pain. Occas.base of head pain& headache. Now left ring and mddle fingers numb. worry?

18yr old recurring muscle knots trapezius area on left side&neck pain. Occas.base of head pain& headache. Now left ring and mddle fingers numb. worry?

Be checked: I would not worry, but I do think it would be wise to be checked. Numbness in your arm in the pattern you are describing is usually associated with an abnormality in the cervical spine. A detailed exam and probably an MRI would go a long way to establish the cause. ...Read more