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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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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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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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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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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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Do lymph nodes always swell up on both side of neck? Had sore throat and now I feel a small lump on the right side of neck just below the curve of jaw

Do lymph nodes always swell up on both side of neck? Had sore throat and now I feel a small lump on the right side of neck just below the curve of jaw

Lymphadenopathy: Frequently, the lymph nodes respond to local infection or inflammation and are unilateral in the neck when the source of inflammation is on one side. If the node is not resolved after the infection is successfully treated, seel additional medical attention. ...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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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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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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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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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 tried to slow a sneeze by holding it back this gave me a pain in neck, now I feel a swelling in the left side of neck and a small lump what to do?

I tried to slow a sneeze by holding it back this gave me a pain in neck, now I feel a swelling in the left side of neck and a small lump what to do?

Subcutaneous emphysema?: You might have cervical subcutaneous emphysema caused by withholding forceful sneeze. You should go to the hospital for an Xray and evaluation. Do not hold a sneeze. ...Read more

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Small pea sized lump side of neck (haven't noticed getting bigger) occasional night sweats. Lymphoma? So worried

Small pea sized lump side of neck (haven't noticed getting bigger) occasional night sweats. Lymphoma? So worried

More info needed: How long has lymph node been present? Any prior viral illness like mono--cytomegalovirus? Blood counts?
Chest xray?

Requires careful physical exam and history

please be seen and have node measured and followed.

Good luck. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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My boy friend has an unusual shaped lump on right side of neck?

My boy friend has an unusual shaped lump on right side of neck?

Be seen: It is likely a reactive lymph node due to an infection, but he should be seen to determine if he needs antibiotics or something else, such as a biopsy. ...Read more

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Lump on right side of neck and under my chin. No symptoms of lymphoma except tiredness which I had for years. No pain? Movable little lump

Exam: See your doctor for examination and labs. Any lumps or bumps need to be examined, at least to determine baseline and cause. ...Read more

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Hard immoveable lump on right side of neck below jaw. Hurts a little when pressed. No other symptoms. Is it cancer?

Hard immoveable lump on right side of neck below jaw. Hurts a little when pressed. No other symptoms. Is it cancer?

Go see Yur Doctor: Any hard lump in the neck requires a medical examination which can be done by your family doctor. If it is more than one CM and growing, then you should not delay a medical check up as this lump can be a cancer. ...Read more

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Lump on right side of neck that gets bigger and smaller with pain/numbing on right side of tongue and pain up to right ear.?

Lump on right side of neck that gets bigger and smaller with pain/numbing on right side of tongue and pain up to right ear.?

Probably nothing.: Lumps that get bigger and then smaller are usually enlarged lymph nodes responding to infection or inflammation. I wonder if you have some sort of infection going on near a tooth or near the back of your tongue. This could cause referred pain to your ear. If it doesn't get better on its own within a few days, would get it checked out. ...Read more

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6 months chemo for colon cancer, finished scans all clear no signs of cancer, 3 weeks later lump on right side of neck size of golf ball?

6 months chemo for colon cancer, finished scans all clear no signs of cancer, 3 weeks later lump on right side of neck size of golf ball?

Probably unrelated: Chemo post surgery without evidence of metastatic disease is adjuvant with goal of preventing recurrence. When latter happens it most often is seen in liver or lungs. Rarely spread to distant nodes occur and usually related to Virchows nodes, the left suproaclavicular nodes. Lesion in rt. Neck should have core bx to r/o lymphoma, another primary lesion or possible spread from original lesion ...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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Pea size lump on right side of neck, painless, for 5 months; can be moved side to side if pressed. Tingling/numbness in right arm; CRP & ESR raised (?)

Pea size lump on right side of neck, painless, for 5 months; can be moved side to side if pressed. Tingling/numbness in right arm; CRP & ESR raised (?)

Likely arthritis nec: The lump that can be moved under the skin is probably an incidental finding at location where pressure could cause symptoms of nerve root irritation even if there was no lump. High sed rate and CPR indicate inflammatory activity. ...Read more

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I have 3 lumps on right side of neck and 1 in oval shape on right side for more than 2 years. They are painless & move able.

I have 3 lumps on right side of neck and 1 in oval shape on right side for more than 2 years. They are painless & move able.

Lumps: They sound like lymph nodes. If they are small, less than an inch in size, freely moveable and painless and all individual and not in other places, they sound like normal lymph nodes. All the best. ...Read more

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I have got 3 lumps on left side and 1 on right side of neck. They are soft, painless and moveable. Are they dangerous? What are they?

I have got 3 lumps on left side and 1 on right side of neck. They are soft, painless and moveable. Are they dangerous? What are they?

Depends: It depends upon size and consistency so you really need an exam to be sure. Most likely they are cysts or lymph nodes. Movable is a good sign. If any of them are larger than 1 cm then see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more