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What kind of doctor can I see for a small painful lump on my neck?

What kind of doctor can I see for a small painful lump on my neck?

Start with primary: A good family medicine or internal med can probably determine what it is: either a sebaceous cyst, beginning of abscess, lymph node, or something else completely. It should be quicker to see your primary doc and can determine if its worth your time and money to see a specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've got a hard lump on my neck very painful for past year. Help?

I've got a hard lump on my neck  very painful for past year. Help?

Neck lump.: If it's in the front of the neck or under jaw, it could be a salivary gland. Sometimes there are stones in the salivary duct causing this. If on the side, a lymph node is most likely. Lymph nodes swell with viral infections, but can be a presentation of something worse, a lymphoma. If it is growing it needs to be biopsied. If it comes and goes its its less urgent, but still needs a doctor visit. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my neck, i was told it was a fat tissue. But it's grown and is painful?

I have a lump on my neck, i was told it was a fat tissue. But it's grown and is painful?

See below: Lumps in the neck are common in young healthy patients and are usually enlarged lymph nodes after an infection. Generally speaking, see you doctor if it doesn't resolve in 3-4 weeks. You may need to have a biopsy or fine needle aspiration. ...Read more

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Painful lump, what could it be? I'm 23 years old and in fairly good health. I noticed a lump on my neck yesterday.

Probably inflamatory: Painful lumps in the neck occue due to throat infections. So if you have sore throat, then this lump is unlikely to be anything worrysome. But you need to watch it for 10-14 days. If it keeps growing(and does not start subsiding soon), you should get it checked by your family doctor or by an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up with a lump on my neck. its painful when I push on it. can you help me and maybe give me your opinion on what it might be?

I woke up with a lump on my neck. its painful when I push on it. can you help me and maybe give me your opinion on what it might be?

Need the info: The neck is a big place its like saying guess what city I am in Im on the map of the USA. Common causes would be a swollen pharyngeal tonsil associated with tonsillitis. See MD for a full exam. ...Read more

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Large hard lump on my neck/above the collerbone, burning an painful, itchy appeared 2days ago what could it be possibly? Is it serious?

Large hard lump on my neck/above the collerbone, burning an painful, itchy appeared 2days ago what could it be possibly? Is it serious?

See a doctor : Large lumps that occur suddenly always should be checked out by a doctor. Most "lumps" are not serious but some are. Your doctor will determine if further tests are needed. ...Read more