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Doctor insights on: Small Hard Lump On Side Of Neck

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Had psoriasis for years &very mild on back of scalp. 3 weeks ago I noticed small hard lump one side back of head/neck lymph node. Related? Not tender

Had psoriasis for years &very mild on back of scalp. 3 weeks ago I noticed small hard lump one side back of head/neck lymph node. Related? Not tender

Already there?: If it's not growing it could be a scarred lymph node from a previous infection that went unnoticed. To be safe have it checked out. ...Read more

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My 19 mo. old has small lump on right side of neck, hard but slippery. Healthy, bit of allergies, had a bug bite close to that area a few days ago.

My 19 mo. old has small lump on right side of neck, hard but slippery. Healthy, bit of allergies, had a bug bite close to that area a few days ago.

Likely reactive: Lymphadenopathy or a lymph node that is swelling in response to the bite. As long as it remains small, less than an inch and is mobile and starts to resolve with time, it will be fine. If not, let your doctor take a look. All the best. ...Read more

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Had lump in upper left side of neck for 3yrs no symptoms until recently, small short headaches. Can this be a cancer tumor? Size changes, not hard.

Had lump in upper left side of neck for 3yrs no symptoms until recently, small short headaches. Can this be a cancer tumor? Size changes, not hard.

Can this be a cancer: Cancer can indeed grow and metastasize. Size alone or softness/hardness , headaches are not good enough to definitive diagnose cancer. A biopsy and or scans are helpful tests. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on the left side of neck and kind of behind my left ear. Its not an abscess or a pimple. quite firm like a bone. It hurts at times?

I have a small lump on the left side of neck and kind of behind my left ear. Its not an abscess or a pimple. quite firm like a bone. It hurts at times?

Possibly lymph node?: Have lymph nodes throughout our bodies to protect us. Some are near surface of skin and you can feel. If you've had an ear infection recently or possibly scratched your scalp nearby the node could have started to swell as it pumped out lymphocytes. If it doesn't go down in a few weeks go see your doc. ...Read more

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Small pea sized lump on side of neck. Somewhat movable can move from side to side. Terrified it's cancer! in the spot where lymphnodes are.

Small pea sized lump on side of neck. Somewhat movable can move from side to side. Terrified it's cancer! in the spot where lymphnodes are.

Need to examine: Do you have lesions in your scalp, or face? Even bad dandruff or pimples on the face may lead to enlargement of local lymph nodes. If you have no lesions on the scalp and/or face, you can wait to see what happens. It is not likely that you have cancer, but if the node persists for more than two weeks, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Have small lump on side of neck. My total protein is 8.7 and albumin is 5.2. My CRP is .95. Ldh is normal. Should i be concerned about lyphomia.

Have small lump on side of neck. My total protein is 8.7 and albumin is 5.2. My CRP is .95. Ldh is normal. Should i be concerned about lyphomia.

Unlikely: Lymphoma would cause an inflammatory response in your immune system, and your CRP would be elevated. Ldh, protein, and Albumin tell me your nutritional status is stable. If your lump gets larger, go see your doctor. It may be a lymph node and the only real way to r/o bad things is with a biopsy, but at this point, i would watch and wait. ...Read more

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Small lump on side of neck with what looks like a bite above it? Earache and throat ache

Small lump on side of neck with what looks like a bite above it? Earache and throat ache

Neck bite?: I would see a doctor quickly. I worry about tick bites, or perhaps a reaction to another type of insect bite. Feel better. ...Read more

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27f- small lump on side of neck for 2 weeks. Doesn't hurt. Feels like little ball i can move around. Had cold/sore throat when 1st found- better now.

27f- small lump on side of neck for 2 weeks. Doesn't hurt. Feels like little ball i can move around. Had cold/sore throat when 1st found- better now.

How big?: If the mass is over 1 cm and not getting smaller and nontender i would recommend a full head and neck exam by an ent. If smaller and mobile and not getting bigger, probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more