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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?

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

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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?

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

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How do I increase my neck mass, strength for rugby?

How do I increase my neck mass, strength for rugby?

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

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What would cause a neck mass in a 3 year old?

What would cause a neck mass in a 3 year old?

Lots of things.: Causes range from enlarged lymph node, cyst, abscess, enlarged thyroid, and scar tissue, to a tumor. It's best to have the doctor evaluate it. ...Read more

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What could be a neck mass found a couple of months after car accident?

What could be a neck mass found a couple of months after car accident?

Neck Mass: If you have a neck mass go get it checked now! who knows if it is related to the accident or you have something else, i'm not going to specualte at to what it is, you need an examination and likely some radiology studies. ...Read more

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Can a neck mass found 2 months after a car accident be related to the accident?

Can a neck mass found 2 months after a car accident be related to the accident?

May be: After injury, it may be collection of blood called hematoma most of the time will resolve on its own , see your physician. ...Read more

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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

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

Hard to say: Unless an exam, lab work and possibly biopsy is done it is hard to give a probability of whether this is cancer. Characteristics of something cancerous are fixed masses, large, painful in nature. Should there be more concern please see your doctor for more answers. ...Read more

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Neck mass, what can it be, scar tissue?

See a Doctor: A neck mass can be serious so please get checked. I can't tell what a mass is unless i examine a patient and that is hard to do over the internet. It could be a swollen lymph node and that could be from an infection or from cancer so don't fool around. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can anyone help explain head and neck mass in a baby?

Can anyone help explain head and neck mass in a baby?

Get checked: There are a huge number of possibilities, from infection to a cyst to a hemangioma or vascular malformation to a tumor (benign or malignant). This is something that needs to be checked out by the child's pediatrician asap. ...Read more

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How fast does a malignant neck mass usually grow? can it stay the same size for months and still be cancer?

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 more

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I've been feeling more tired and have some neck mass. When should I see the doctor?

I've been feeling more tired and have some neck mass. When should I see the doctor?

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

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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

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

See below: Jane 581: What is your reluctance to seeing your doctor? It is not feasible to divine the nature of the mass without examining it. It is not likely to be cancer, but it could be other bad things like tuberculosis. A fine needle aspirate may provide diagnostic information. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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

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 more

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