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Soft Lump On My Neck
Have a small soft lump on my Neck after day 2 of zpack -- Dr. originally put me on it since he detected slightly over sized lymph node on Left side?
Could be: just a lymph node, but obviously hard to say without examining you. Also more information would seem to help out, as did your doctor just start you on a Z-pack because a suspected enlarged lymph node alone or where you having other symptoms, like a sore throat, cough, tooth pain? Remember there are many causes to enlarged lymph nodes, many non-bacterial, that won't respond to a Zpack. ...Read more
Gland/Lipoma: Better get it checked....not knowing your age/PMHx/FHx....this much can be said. ...Read more
After a few days of sinus problems, including sore throat and slight /occasional earache, I found a soft lump on left side of my neck. It's at the base sort of under my ear and jawbone. Any idea what this could be?
Reactive node: It sound's like you have a reactive lymph node. This is a lymph node that is doing it's job by enlarging to help get rid of the infections you've been suffering. It should be gone within 4 weeks. If it's not, see your doctor. ...Read more
Lateral SCM presses: Side to side and front to back movements with weights will give you added muscle strength. Sit-ups, with your neck held up with also improve, besides doing exercises for the traps. However, overall conditioning and strengthening will add to these muscles as part of your preparation for sports or continuation in sports. Wear a helmet! ...Read more
5mm neck mass, had for atleast 1 mth now.Follow up in 3mths. What could be the cause? What is coarse if treatment?
Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
What is the probability that a 0.5 CM neck mass (hard but not rock hard) is cancer?it is on the right back side of the neck
How fast does a malignant neck mass usually grow? can it stay the same size for months and still be cancer?
Variable rates: Tumors do grow at widely variable rates and a cancer stay the same size for a few months. It is important to get it checked out. A palpable neck may be suitable for evaluation by a fine needle aspirate. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right away!: Fatigue is a nonspecific symptom and may be due to a variety of factors. But if you detect, or even suspect a mass in your neck, those could be very serious. Thyroid problems, infections, and cancer can all cause symptoms like this. See your family doctor immediately to have this evaluated. ...Read more
How likely is an about a CM big hard neck mass cancer? please tell me how likely and dont just say see your doctor.the mass is there for months
What is this neck mass that reoccurs under stress or when the season changes from fall to winter it leaks bloody pus following a mucus (thick) oozing ?
Neck mass: Nick mass that bleeds must be evaluated by a physician ...Read more
Plz tell me how concerning is this.Tonsil ulcer keeps coming back in the same spot. this tonsil is a little larger than the other..also tiny neck mass?
Neck mass CT done told don't know wht it is no needle biopsy but surgery needs to come out Malignant unknown cancer not ruled out. Is this bad.
Follow-up needed: A neck mass at your age is usually an enlarged lymph node. These can enlarge for many reasons, but if the mass has not reduced in size (as it would during a resolving infection), it should be biopsied. Needle biopsy sometimes does not yield a diagnosis and then a formal node biopsy should be done. Also, your doctor may want to do a scan to determine if other lymph nodes are enlarged. ...Read more
I have calcification on my thyroid and some in my neck mass. When i did my fna, the doctor only sampled the thyroid. Why not the mass? Same finding?
It depends,,,: It depends on other tests and what they showed if the doctor did them. For example, an iodine uptake test may be done for a thyroid with nodules and depending on the results there may not have been a need for an aspiration of the nodule. It also depends on what was being looked for, cancer or another disease so more info. Like the aspiration results is likely needed. Best of luck. ...Read more
I have a neck mass. All results have come back fine. I'm also losing hearing in my left ear. The mass is behind miscle in left side of neck. I am very concerned about this. It doesn't hurt. I have had it for a year or more and it's getting bigger over tim
Neck mass: The only definitive diagnosis of any mass is to have it biopsied. There are lymph chains in your neck area, so depending on where it is, it may be simply a benign lymphadenopathy, but again, as stated, the only definitive diagnosis is made by biopsy. An ENT Doctor would be able to perform a therapeutic and diagnostic excisional biopsy of the area if warranted after an examination. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer