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Doctor insights on: Small Lump On Side Of Neck Under Skin

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There's a small lump noticed months ago about 1/2way down side of neck under skin, not like a pimple. Can't tell if it's vein or cartilage. What is it?

There's a small lump noticed months ago about 1/2way down side of neck under skin, not like a pimple. Can't tell if it's vein or cartilage. What is it?

Neither: A lump in neck is neither cartilage (which, in the neck, is always connected to bone) nor vein (which does not form lumps). The only way to diagnose what it is is to have a doctor feel it. ...Read more

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Cold symptoms--fever, head/bodyaches, chills. Now noticed a small lump on right side of neck only in-between chin and shoulder. Should I be concerned?

Cold symptoms--fever, head/bodyaches, chills. Now noticed a small lump on right side of neck only in-between chin and shoulder. Should I be concerned?

Tis the season: To have the colds! You are not alone. Just make sure you are not coming down with the flu. Swollen lymph gland is a normal reaction of the body to fight infection. It should resolve in time. Not to worry unless it gets bigger, tender and hot to touch then it needs to be treated. Continue your current medications as prescribed. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have a lump on back left side of neck under hairline next to spine it's under the skin no movement more rubber than hard feeling changes sizes?

I have a lump on back left side of neck under hairline next to spine it's under the skin no movement more rubber than hard feeling changes sizes?

Maybe a lipoma: You may have what is called a lipoma. This is a fancy name for a little bundle of fat under the skin. Lipomas are totally benign. However, you should go see your dermatologist to get an exact diagnosis. I'm not happy that you describe it as "no movement". Just get it checked to be sure. ...Read more

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Can you give any insight on an under the skin, dime sized lump that moved from the bottom left side of neck to the bottom right side of head near brai?

Can you give any insight on an under the skin, dime sized lump that moved from the bottom left side of neck to the bottom right side of head near brai?

Moving lump: Can you give any insight on an under the skin, dime sized lump that moved from the bottom left side of neck to the bottom right side of head near brai? ANS: you did not mention if you have been in Africa recently where they have those worms that crawl under your skin? Assuming not this is a very strange lump. I would see what your Dr. Says. Suspect it is not moving just 2 different ones. ...Read more

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22mth son has a large solid fixed lump on right side of neck below his ear. Looks like half a golf ball when he turns his head. Doesn't seem poorly?

22mth son has a large solid fixed lump on right side of neck below his ear. Looks like half a golf ball when he turns his head. Doesn't seem poorly?

Neck swelling: This could be a cyst, a lymph node or another structure. It is large enough, that it requires evaluation by a physician. Sometimes an Ultrasound may help sort it out. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a pea size lump on left side of neck, I've had bad head aches and pain in my collar bone every so often. Please what do you think it is?

I have a pea size lump on left side of neck, I've had bad head aches and pain in my collar bone every so often. Please what do you think it is?

Lymph node: Any unexplained neck mass should be evaluated and if needed you should get blood testing and lymph node evaluation, especially in view of the severe headaches, I would recommend a CT scan of the head and neck. You must be examined and tested. ...Read more

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Severe all back & shoulder pain/aches/uncomfortable. Lump in right side of neck, feel shooting pain up back of head and right eye when I rub my neck?

Severe all back & shoulder pain/aches/uncomfortable. Lump in right side of neck, feel shooting pain up back of head and right eye when I rub my neck?

Occipital neuralgia: Involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache. The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. This is treatable condition. Rec. See orofacial pain or pain management specialist. You can take Advil (ibuprofen) pm as needed.
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Rubbed cryoderm on neck for pain large bump appeard behind ear small bumps on hair line r side of neck tight hair band around head feel ruff sore?

Rubbed cryoderm on neck for pain large bump appeard behind ear small bumps on hair line r side of neck tight hair band around head feel ruff sore?

Infection or allergy: Your symptoms suggest the possibility of allergic reaction or possible infection. With any skin lesion it is always best to see and feel the lesion. Recommend you see your doctor for evaluation. ...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 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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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?

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. Doesn't hurt. So worried : (what could it be? Should I be worried??

Small moveable lump on bottom left side of neck, just above my shoulder. Doesn't 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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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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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

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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