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Sudden Lump In Neck
Found sudden hard lump on neck yesterday. Near back of neck. Don't smoke, don't drink. It isn't painful. Is it pinched nerve? No infection. I worry.
Call physician: Anytime a lump develops, it is important to have it checked out to determine what it is and if any treatment is needed. This could be a thyroid problem. ...Read more
Midline swelling?: If the lump is in the midline it may be remnant of thyroid development. It is known as thyroglossal cyst.If this be the case see your pediatrician and discuss the problem with him. If the lump is on the side of the neck it may be a lymph gland resulting from a old or upper respiratory infection. Again see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Yes: A bone marrow biopsy is needed due to the presence of neutropenia if it is otherwise unexplained. In addition, the presence of the lump in the neck is worrisome and should be, if needed, biopsied. If the neck node is + for lymphoma a bone marrow would be required to see if there is lymphoma in the bone marrow. Hope this helps and good luck. ...Read more
See your physician.: It is always best to evaluate the cause of a problem before taking any medicine for symptoms. ...Read more
Can a small lump in neck that's moveable considered lynphoma? Does size indicate if it's lynphoma? I've been losing weight
Not necessarily : Lymph nodes are everywhere in your body and act as filters help your immune system function properly. They can filter foreign particles such drainage from allergies, infection or cancer cells. They can become inflamed or enlarged.An enlarged node's size doesn't tell whether it is more likely or not to be cancerous. further tests such as a CT or biopsy. Neck lump poss thyroid nodule. Appt needed ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had FBC done after finding a lump in neck. results came back "satisfactory" and nothing else was said. Still waiting on ultrasound. is that good?
Yes it is!: There are many different causes for a neck lump. Taking an accurate history and performing a thorughly examination often brings forth the diagnosis. The FBC was probably performed to exclude a tumour of the blood such a lymphoma, and to see the result as 'satisfactory' is reassuring. The USS will help further with this diagnosis and don't be surprised if they say they want to a biopsy. ...Read more
Thyroid?: Should be evaluated to eliminate thyroid condition. ...Read more
Low probability: Tender, red or painful lumps in the head and neck region most often represent inflammatory lesions like abscess or inflamed cyst or hair follicle etc. Pain is a symptom of nerve irritation either by inflammation or blunt/sharp trauma. If cancer invades a nerve it may also cause pain. In principle, any lump should be investigate ...Read more
Is coughing and with phlegm associated with lymphoma? I also have a little lump in neck and been losing weight.
See your Doctor: It is not a presenting symptom of lymphoma-cough and phlegm. I noticed several questions from you in this regards. Seems your very much concerned about it and may be stressed out too.Best way is to be seen by your MD and if needed he ca or she can do some work up as well . Once the issue of Lymphoma is ruled out you will be at peace ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could i still have thyroid issues with normal bloodwork lump in neck thinks its thyroid? Had three miscarriages too no answers
Not sure...: Thyroid levels can fluctate, so even if it was normal once, it can be abnormal later. Check with your endocrinologist. If you feel a lump in your neck, get it looked at. The endocrinologist can also likely take care of the evaluation for that, but you might need an ENT to look further into it. ...Read more