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Soft Lump On The 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
Hi, I have discovered a soft lump in my son's neck last week . I am very concerned. I am not sure but it looks a bit bigger than last week.Please help?
Lymph node: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head, behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks ...Read more
Gland/Lipoma: Better get it checked....not knowing your age/PMHx/FHx....this much can be said. ...Read more
Have soft lump on neck near spine, ringing in ears, fatigue, tightness on neck and occasional headaches?
Lump: Size? Duration? Did it appear at same to e as other symptoms? Important that you see your Physician for examination and applicable diagnostic procedures. ...Read more
Sore throat, tenderlymph nodes, red/white bumps on back of throat, soft lump on neck 1.5 from lymph node. No fever what is this if no strep or mono?
Throat pain: It could be caused by a viral illness. ...Read more
I noticed a small soft non tender lump on the neck of my hubby only in mornings when he was lying on bed as soon as he get up it disappears. What it is
Lump on neck: There are various glands, lymph nodes, and muscles in specific places along the front and sides of the neck. It can be any one of those — and it's more prominent when lying down because of how gravity is affecting the skin and subcutaneous tissues. It's impossible to know what it is without an exam, however. ...Read more
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
Felt a soft movable lump in front of neck (more to left), when feel with fingers. Not obvious when look in mirror. Only a slight bulge when look up?
Probably lymph node: There are several lymph glands located within the structures of the neck, they will vary in size from the size of a pea to much larger if stimulated. When stimulated they can enlarge quickly and feel tender to touch or compression. A visit with your dr during regular hours should separate the simple transient issues from those needing further tests. ...Read more
Soft lump on right front side of neck moves when I swallow about 1 1/2 above collar bone. What could be wrong?
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 its 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
Go see a doc: A good place to start is to have a physician examine you and determine if you are having any other concerning symptoms. If there are concerns for a malignancy, the next step would to get a biopsy. Most small lumps are not cancerous, but it is important to see someone who can help determine if further testing is needed. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Lumps anywhere are either benign or cancerous. Benign lumps in neck are frequently caused by infections in the throat which are common(colds and coughs due to viruses). But cancer can affect the neck lymph nodes or any other organs like thyroid or inside the mouth, which can show up as an enlarged neck nodes. You need to think cancer when the lump is painless and is continuing to grow for >3-4 wk. ...Read more
Have it checked: Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things ranging from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious things like cancer. Any neck lumps in someone who smokes are especially worrisome and should be checked by a physician. See your doctor soon, so he/she can do an exam and recommend a specialist if needed (like an ENT doctor). ...Read more
Lymphadenopathy: Swollen lymph nodes is a common cause of multiple lumps in the neck. See an ENT doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Let me explain: The lump on the side of the neck, could be simple lymph node or could something else, the best thing to do check it out with your family doctor. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Could be a cyst, insect bite, wisdom tooth, etc. Recommend dental/medical visits to ascertain and treat. ...Read more
Many things: Could be taut muscle band or muscle spasm called a tender point or a trigger point. This could also be a tender lymph node, especially if you were recently sick. Other things could be a boil or a lipoma. If it is bothering you and does not resolve, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
More info: Need a better description of location, size and appearance to make a possible diagnosis. ...Read more
Cyst or Lymph Node: Could be an epidermal cyst or a painful lymph node if your sick. Check with your doctor to see what it might be and what needs to be done. ...Read more
Neck lump: Probably need an ultrasound to figure out what that lump is before you can figure out what to do about it. ...Read more
Two most common: A sebaceus cyst and a lipoma or fatty fumor. Your doctor will tell you right away. If it feels like cheese, cyst. If it feels liquid, lipoma. ...Read more
Neck lump: A hard lump on the neck that lasts more than 2 weeks should be evaluated by a physician. Sometimes you can get a cyst or swollen lymph node, but if it's lasting for more than 2 weeks a clinical exam is important to determine whether this is something serious or not. If you have fever, redness over the lump, discharge from the lump, or difficulty opening your jaw you should see your doctor asap. ...Read more