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Doctor insights on: Sudden Lump On Side Of Neck

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Small pea sized lump on side of neck. Somewhat movable can move from side to side. Terrified it's cancer! In the spot where lymphnodes are.

Small pea sized lump on side of neck. Somewhat movable can move from side to side. Terrified it's cancer! In the spot where lymphnodes are.

Need to examine: Do you have lesions in your scalp, or face? Even bad dandruff or pimples on the face may lead to enlargement of local lymph nodes. If you have no lesions on the scalp and/or face, you can wait to see what happens. It is not likely that you have cancer, but if the node persists for more than two weeks, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a huge lump on side of neck, ear, and side of face. Can't eat normally! Hurts constant ; what is wrong with me! Should I go ER?

I have a huge lump on side of neck, ear, and side of face. Can't eat normally! Hurts constant ; what is wrong with me! Should I go ER?

At least seek urgent: Help. You may not need to go to the ER, particularly if you can seek your primary care provider urgently, otherwise, you are right, the ER may be necessary. If you can't eat well or drink then you need to seek help ASAP. This could be from a severely inflammed lymph node or a parotid gland infection/stone, or an abscess. Don't wait too long. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a doctor tell the difference between a cyst and a cancer lump on side of neck by feeling it?

It could be possible that a doctor tell the difference between a cyst and a cancer lump on side of neck by feeling it?

Probably: It is possible to feel the difference between a hard solid lump and a softer lump. If there is any question an ultrasound is a very simple easy noninvasive way to be certain. ...Read more

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Have small lump on side of neck. My total protein is 8.7 and albumin is 5.2. My CRP is. 95. Ldh is normal. Should I be concerned about lyphomia.

Have small lump on side of neck. My total protein is 8.7 and albumin is 5.2. My CRP is. 95. Ldh is normal. Should I be concerned about lyphomia.

Unlikely: Lymphoma would cause an inflammatory response in your immune system, and your CRP would be elevated. Ldh, protein, and Albumin tell me your nutritional status is stable. If your lump gets larger, go see your doctor. It may be a lymph node and the only real way to r/o bad things is with a biopsy, but at this point, I would watch and wait. ...Read more

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Small lump on side of neck with what looks like a bite above it? Earache and throat ache

Small lump on side of neck with what looks like a bite above it? Earache and throat ache

Neck bite?: I would see a doctor quickly. I worry about tick bites, or perhaps a reaction to another type of insect bite. Feel better. ...Read more

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Painless lump on side of neck with no other obvious infection (cold, flu, ear). Doc says it's nothing and won't run any tests. Advice?

Painless lump on side of neck with no other obvious infection (cold, flu, ear). Doc says it's nothing and won't run any tests. Advice?

Lymphadenopathy: This may be an enlarged lymph node, and the characteristics appreciated by your doctor have convinced them that it is nothing of concern. The major test they could run would be to biopsy and this is both risky and expensive. If you don't trust their opinion suggest you see another provider. Good luck. ...Read more

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27f- small lump on side of neck for 2 weeks. Doesn't hurt. Feels like little ball I can move around. Had cold/sore throat when 1st found- better now.

27f- small lump on side of neck for 2 weeks. Doesn't hurt. Feels like little ball I can move around. Had cold/sore throat when 1st found- better now.

How big?: If the mass is over 1 cm and not getting smaller and nontender I would recommend a full head and neck exam by an ent. If smaller and mobile and not getting bigger, probably nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I have 3 lumps on right side of neck and 1 in oval shape on right side for more than 2 years. They are painless & move able.

I have 3 lumps on right side of neck and 1 in oval shape on right side for more than 2 years. They are painless & move able.

Lumps: They sound like lymph nodes. If they are small, less than an inch in size, freely moveable and painless and all individual and not in other places, they sound like normal lymph nodes. All the best. ...Read more

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I have got 3 lumps on left side and 1 on right side of neck. They are soft, painless and moveable. Are they dangerous? What are they?

I have got 3 lumps on left side and 1 on right side of neck. They are soft, painless and moveable. Are they dangerous? What are they?

Depends: It depends upon size and consistency so you really need an exam to be sure. Most likely they are cysts or lymph nodes. Movable is a good sign. If any of them are larger than 1 cm then see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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About 5 (1cm, movable)lumps on one side of neck. Had them at least for 6 months. Not changing in size. One of them is fixed. Early 20s.healthy,?

About 5 (1cm, movable)lumps on one side of neck. Had them at least for 6 months. Not changing in size. One of them is fixed. Early 20s.healthy,?

Doctor should check: Whether or not a lymph node is called swollen depends on the size of the node and the average size of nodes in that part of the body, in people of that age group. A node about the diameter of a dime may be called enlarged, and one that is half the width of a dime is called normal sized. In children neck nodes usually get larger than dime-width in strep throat or other infections. ...Read more

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Lump on Left side of neck.

Lump on Left side of neck.

Neck mass: A mass on the neck could be many things without more details. If it is in the skin, it could be a cyst. If it is deeper, it could be associated with the muscles, lymphatics, or vascular structures. Other structures that can develop masses would include the parotid or submandibular glands, as well as the thyroid gland. ...Read more

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What to do if overworrying, lump on left side of neck?

What to do if overworrying, lump on left side of neck?

See your doctor: It may be something or nothing. Best to find out. ...Read more

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My boy friend has an unusual shaped lump on right side of neck?

My boy friend has an unusual shaped lump on right side of neck?

Be seen: It is likely a reactive lymph node due to an infection, but he should be seen to determine if he needs antibiotics or something else, such as a biopsy. ...Read more

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I've got a lump on lefted side of neck half way round the back of starting of neck and felt a little one on same side same place?

I've got a lump on lefted side of neck half way round the back of starting of neck and felt a little one on same side same place?

Usually is: Lymph nodes are located throughout the body & generally noticable in exposed areas like the neck. They are usually pea sized at rest and enlarged when stimulated by bug bites, dermatitis, drainage or infection. They rarely can become damaged by infection & grow to golf ball size & need drainage or removal. Most enlarge and later shrink back down within a 3 wk cycle unless chronically stimulated. ...Read more