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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

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Small soft lump on left side of neck. Only can feel it when i bend neck to right. Had it for about 4 years. No pain. Should i be concerned?

Small soft lump on left side of neck. Only can feel it when i bend neck to right. Had it for about 4 years. No pain. Should i be concerned?

Nodes : It's likely you have a slightly enlarged lymph node in your neck. As long as it moves freely underneath the skin and is less than a cm in size, you are probably fine. However, i would suggest that you have your doctor take a look and feel of the area just to make sure. ...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?

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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Small lump on front, right side of neck, and voice vibrating. Is it because I am 61?

Small lump on front, right side of neck, and voice vibrating.  Is it because I am 61?

No: Your description suggests a problem that needs to be evaluated regardless of your age. An ENT would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Small moveable lump on bottom left side of neck, just above my shoulder. Doesnt hurt. So worried :( what could it be? Should I be worried??

Small moveable lump on bottom left side of neck, just above my shoulder. Doesnt hurt. So worried :( what could it be? Should I be worried??

It could b a: lymph node from a prior infection that didn't shrink back down to normal.If u carefully search,U may find a few others. To be safe,show ur doc at next visit.If it grows or changes,or U find multiple lumps,make an appointment.A lot of manipulation may make it tender. ...Read more

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Are small lumps on the side of neck a prominent sign of cancer?

Are small lumps on the side of neck a prominent sign of cancer?

Maybe: The lumps you describe might be enlarged lymph nodes. Knowing what causes their enlargement depends on more history: how long have they been enlarged, have you had a cancer of the head and neck, etc. It could be from an infection, but it might also be cancer, especially if you already have a cancer diagnosis. See your doctor. ...Read more

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1 large swollen lump on right side of neck with multiple small pea size lumps surrounding larger one. No other symptoms. ?

1 large swollen lump on right side of neck with multiple small pea size lumps surrounding larger one. No other symptoms. ?

Go see ur Family Doc: Not to be an alarmist, but painless lumps are worrisome. Best to go see your Family Doc for a complete evaluation. Is lump fixed in place? Matted down, so to speak? Or freely mobile? Any unexplained weight loss? Fevers, sweats & chills? Interesting (foreign) travel? Many different reasons for lump depending upon your answer. So best recommendation is still to see your Family Doc. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on the left side of neck and it's located near left side of ear. It hurts at times and is increasing in size. What is this?

I have a small lump on the left side of neck and it's located near left side of ear. It hurts at times and is increasing in size. What is this?

Access vs lymph node: If it is red and hot, then it may be an abscess or infection. It could also be a lymph node. If you have any head cold symptoms, this could just be a reactive lymph node, which is the body's way of gathering white blood cells to fight the infection. If you are feeling otherwise well, then it should be checked out, with possible labs, imaging and/or a biopsy. ...Read more

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I have two lumps on side of neck one for a year the other just appeared and two behind ears.relation to psoriasis? They are itchy and hard what is thi

I have two lumps on side of neck one for a year the other just appeared and two behind ears.relation to psoriasis? They are itchy and hard what is thi

Likely not: The lesions you described do not appear to be from psoriasis. You may try some Hydrocortisone cream on them to see if it helps. If not , consult your doctor. I have seen this on some patients who have vitamin D3 deficiency and thus you should get a blood test to see if you are indeed low in this vitamin. ...Read more

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Right side of neck bulges out. Not a small lump like a swollen node. The side of the neck actually bulges out. Slight discomfort. Muscle? Tumor?

Right side of neck bulges out. Not a small lump like a swollen node. The side of the neck actually bulges out. Slight discomfort. Muscle? Tumor?

Could be trapped air: This may sound crazy but i've seen something like this before. In some people if there is a small tear in the lining of the airways or throat air can escape and enter into the tissue. This is known as subcutaneous emphysema. This is more common after some sort of trauma. See your doctor and get appropriate studies. ...Read more