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Pls help, I have a painful, pea sized lump on LHS back of neck, 1cm below hairline. Health has been poor and glands under neck seem enlarged, esp RHS?

Pls help, I have a painful, pea sized lump on LHS back of neck, 1cm below hairline. Health has been poor and glands under neck seem enlarged, esp RHS?

Lymph nodes: enlargement of local lymph nodes may be due to local infection and may get better with the use of antibiotics. please see a physician, you may have a simple easily treatable problem like local infection ...Read more

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Lump At Front Of Neck (Definition)

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What could cause a pea sized lump in neck?

What could cause a pea sized lump in neck?

Lots of things : There are many different things that can present this way. The most common is an enlarged lymph node. I would recommend an md visit if the issue doesn't resolve. ...Read more

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Pea sized hard lump in neck, should I see doctor?

Pea sized hard lump in neck, should I see doctor?

Yes: Pea size lump in neck might be swollen lymph node,go to doctor and he will examine you to check for any other enlarged lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Worried about a lump on the side of my tongue that is accompanied with a sore throat, earache, white spot on tonsil, lump in neck - feels like a pea.

Worried about a lump on the side of my tongue that is accompanied with a sore throat, earache, white spot on tonsil, lump in neck - feels like a pea.

Time for a visit.: It's time to visit your oral surgeon /primary care physician for a thorough examination and possibly a strep test. ...Read more

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I've had a painful pea sized lump (feels like a lymph node) on the side of my neck for a week-I haven't been sick. I have been very tired.. Thoughts?

I've had a painful pea sized lump (feels like a lymph node) on the side of my neck for a week-I haven't been sick. I have been very tired.. Thoughts?

Nodes?: Most swollen glands or lumps under the skin are not cause for concern. The glands (lymph nodes) on either side of the neck, under the jaw, or behind the ears commonly swell when you have a cold or sore throat. More serious infections may cause the glands to enlarge and become very firm and tender.

If it gets bigger or you have fevers see a doctor. Try some ibuprofen in the meantime. ...Read more

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2 small pea size lumps on right side of neck not painful and been there a lot of months without growing in size! just curious as to what these could be?

Lymph nodes: Almost everybody has a few. It's just that not everybody discovers them. I'm glad you're a good obvserver of your own body. If they are stable and not fixed to the surrounding structures, they're no cause for concern. ...Read more

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29yr old female with small pea size lump under skin middle of neck just below chin.Not painful.Been there unchanged for years.What could it be?

29yr old female with small pea size lump under skin middle of neck just below chin.Not painful.Been there unchanged for years.What could it be?

See your doctor: You sould see your doctor. This lump needs to be palpated by your doctor and he/she needs to be able to put the rest of your symptoms in perspective. ...Read more

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I've a pea size lump on left side of my neck over a year.it was a pimple. nw ts about 1cm. i've no other problems.its not painful.slightly movable.

I've  a pea size lump on left side of my neck over a year.it was a pimple. nw ts about 1cm. i've no other problems.its not painful.slightly movable.

Probably ok but >>: Usually lymph nodes less than 1 cm are insignificant, and those over 2 centimeters are more worry some. In a young healthy patient with no other symptoms, and no increase in the size of the lymph node over one year, it's unlikely that this 1 cm lymph node is significant.

You need an examination to evaluate for lymph node enlargement in other sites. Dr will decide if you need if you need a biopsy. ...Read more

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Theres a hard painful lump right under/against the center of my left clavical. I also found 2 pea sized non painful knots above left clavical by neck?

Theres a hard painful lump right under/against the center of my left clavical. I also found 2 pea sized non painful knots above left clavical by neck?

See a doctor!: Lumps or masses are usually benign, however hard painful lumps are not normal regardless of age and need to be evaluated by a doctor. Additional testing may be needed such as an MRI. The non-painful lumps also need to be evaluated. They may be swollen lymph nodes or something else concerning. ...Read more

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Terrified have a pea sized lump in cervical neck region slightly painful not movable not visible unless polish down on skin help please!!!!!

Terrified have a pea sized lump in cervical neck region slightly painful not movable not visible unless polish down  on skin help  please!!!!!

Do not Panic: It could be an abscess.
Need more information. How old are you?
How long have had this? Is this growing in size? Only one single? No other movable lump?
Do you have Dental problem?
See your Doctor. You find relief with correct diagnosis. and Rx. We cannot help you. ...Read more

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Hi.Yestrday i found a lump in back of my neck like peas size so hard, little painful, i went dr here says maybe infection, is that true or it could cancr?

Hi.Yestrday i found a lump in back of my neck like peas size so hard, little painful, i went dr here says maybe infection, is that true or it could cancr?

Probably infection: If a lymph node is painful, it is a reassuring sign and likely due to infection. Cancers tend to cause hard but painless node enlargment. ...Read more

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2 soft pea size lump on left side of neck behind the sternocleidomastoid They are not painful I'm very scared of cancer ?

2 soft pea size lump on left side of neck behind the sternocleidomastoid
They are not painful
I'm very scared of cancer
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Lymph nodes: Doing what they are supposed to do to protect you from infections. Don't worry about them, don't mess with them, and they will probably go away. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is a pea sized lump on my neck dangerous? It's on the left side, about 2 inches above collarbone. Tender but not painful, and red.

Is a pea sized lump on my neck dangerous? It's on the left side, about 2 inches above collarbone. Tender but not painful, and red.

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum. 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 if pain not gone then have it chkd. ...Read more

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I've had neck and shoulder pain for about a week now.. I woke up this morning and I found a pea sized painful lump in my trap muscle.

I've had neck and shoulder pain for about a week now.. I woke up this morning and I found a pea sized painful lump in my trap muscle.

Benign need Photo: Hi YRuiz,
Neck and shoulder pain are probably not related to your new finding in the trap muscle.
It might be helpful to have someone take a picture of the lump. Furnucle, lipoma are two benign conditions that might be there.
Over the counter med like naprosyn or ibuprofen with food may help the overall neck and shoulder pain. Can purchase at customcaremedical.com store.
Dr Lori Lange ...Read more

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I have a pea sized pimple or lump under my skin it is a bit moving and is painful it is at my shoulder beside my neck on the left sidis that serious?

I have a pea sized pimple or lump under my skin it is a bit moving and is painful  it is at my shoulder beside my neck on the left sidis that serious?

Unlikely- possible: Sometimes this can be dangerous, although usually not. The good news is that is is mobile. It could be anything from an infected hair follicle (most likely) to a cancer (less likely).
Evaluation and diagnosis is provided by an ENT or general surgeon. ...Read more

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I have been in severe pain for years. I now have a painful, hard ,pea sized lump under the skin on the side of my neck . I can't find a doctor to help?

I have been in severe pain for years. I now have a painful, hard ,pea sized lump under the skin on the side of my neck .
I can't find a doctor to help?

Go to ER: Although this should not be your first choice in getting health care but given that you can't find a doctor to see you, the ER would be the best option to get the help you need. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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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Son has pea sized, non painful, hard lump on the back of neck. Doctor said lymphnode. However, 9 weeks later it is still present. Moves under finger. ?

Son has pea sized, non painful, hard lump on the back of neck. Doctor said lymphnode. However, 9 weeks later it is still present. Moves under finger. ?

Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter (pea sized) and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.What you describe is normal.If concerned review this with the kids doc. ...Read more

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Extremely painful lump next to left tragus. Growing. Now size of two peas. When touched, sends pain to skull, ear, neck, and left arm. What is it?

Extremely painful lump next to left tragus. Growing. Now size of two peas. When touched, sends pain to skull, ear, neck, and left arm. What is it?

Need to see: It's going to be really hard to answer this question without seeing the lesion you're talking about but it could be an infected cyst that needs treatment with antibiotics and possibly even drainage.It could also possibly be a very enlarged lymph node which become enlarged when there is some other infection in the area which still leads me to believe you need to be seen by your doc ASAP ...Read more

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My son has a pea size lump on his neck.

My son has a pea size lump on his neck.

Lymph nodes: Are much easier to feel on children than adults. If it is not tender, is mobile and doesn't get any larger then don't worry. If he recently had some type of infection of the scalp, ear, noes or throat then really don't worry. Normal response. ...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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I have hard lumps on my neck, two are a bit bigger than the size of a pea and the other is about 3 times the size. They have appeared over 2/3 days.

I have hard lumps on my neck, two are a bit bigger than the size of a pea and the other is about 3 times the size. They have appeared over 2/3 days.

Lymph nodes: Multiple possibilities. Enlarged lymph nodes would be a top consideration. There is are several chains of nodes in that area. They usually become enlarged in response to an infectious etiology Although there are other possibilities. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Lump the size a pea in neck just under jawline hurts to touch?

Lump the size a pea in neck just under jawline hurts to touch?

Lymph node: Sounds like inflamed lymph node. In this locations an infected tooth or throat infection, with throat pain, becomes of concern. Cancer lumps do not hurt to touch. ...Read more

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Firm pea sized lump on the right side of the back of my neck at the bottom of my hairline. What is it?!

Firm pea sized lump on the right side of the back of my neck at the bottom of my hairline. What is it?!

Typical for mono: It may be enlarged occipital lymph nodes. It may be sebaceous cyst. It may be... I may continue with long list. See your doctor; let him examine that "pea sized lump". Sorry, can not say better not seeing and touching this lump, and without knowing your history. ...Read more