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Dr. Martin Raff
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Sore lump in my neck right below the chin. Lymph node? Why?

Dr. Martin Raff
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Sore lump in my neck right below the chin. Lymph node? Why?

Natural response: May be dental infection, viral illness, other. If it persists, continues to enlarge or becomes worse, see your family doctor. Lymph nodes help fight inflammation and get large when they do so. It is usually helpful to you, but may produce unpleasant symptoms in the process. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Travis Kidner
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Small lump on right side of neck, just behind jaw, about inch below ear. Is this just a swollen lymph node? Slight sore throat. Worried it's a tumor.

Dr. Travis Kidner
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Small lump on right side of neck, just behind jaw, about inch below ear. Is this just a swollen lymph node? Slight sore throat. Worried it's a tumor.

Lymph Node: You are most likely feeling a lymph node that is reacting to a infection that is causing your sore throat. Lymph nodes monitor our bodies and aid in the fight against infections. Once the infection is over this lymph node should return to normal. If it persists, bring it to the attention of your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Amy Deeken
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Very sore throat, a lump in my right side of my neck, fna of right lymph node says "lymphocytes consistent with reactive lymphoid hyperplasia" ?

Dr. Amy Deeken
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Very sore throat, a lump in my right side of my neck, fna of right lymph node says "lymphocytes consistent with reactive lymphoid hyperplasia" ?

Benign report...: Fna of the lymph node is the first step in diagnosing the cause of lymphadenopathy. The quote from the pathology report means the findings of the aspirate are benign. Lymphoid hyperplasia means there is external stimulation of the lymph node by infection or possibly an autoimmune process. Please follow up closely with your doctor. Sometimes more tests are needed if it doesn't go down in size. ...Read more

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Dr. Hernani Cualing
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How to tell when a lump in the neck is a swollen lymph node or something else? My lump is not sore either. On left side only!

Dr. Hernani Cualing
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How to tell when a lump in the neck is a swollen lymph node or something else? My lump is not sore either. On left side only!

Get examined: I believe these are reactive or benign reactions to your previous story of runny nose but since it is low on neck and on left, have a clinic doc examine that for you. The definite way to tell noninvasively is by radiologic imaging or even a biopsy But those procedures are only planned if your clinic doc saw your person, evaluated your lump and decides. We can not tell by just reading your notes. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Roland
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I have a tender spot and lump on the side of my neck the size of a dime. Not visible on skin. I was sick last week. Should I be worried? Is it an inflamed lymph node?

Dr. Aaron Roland
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I have a tender spot and lump on the side of my neck the size of a dime. Not visible on skin. I was sick last week. Should I be worried? Is it an inflamed lymph node?

Lymph node: A smallish tender swelling in the neck is most likely a lymph node. If the pain is not too great it makes sense to wait a few days to a week or two to see if this goes away, or at least becomes non-tender and smaller, before running to a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Josa
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Had psoriasis for years &very mild on back of scalp. 3 weeks ago I noticed small hard lump one side back of head/neck lymph node. Related? Not tender

Dr. Thomas Josa
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Had psoriasis for years &very mild on back of scalp. 3 weeks ago I noticed small hard lump one side back of head/neck lymph node. Related? Not tender

Already there?: If it's not growing it could be a scarred lymph node from a previous infection that went unnoticed. To be safe have it checked out. ...Read more

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