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Right tonsil is swollen and painful when swallow. Lump in neck. Breastfeeding currently. Recently move have no PCP. Can I wait an watch or need check?

Right tonsil is swollen and painful when swallow. Lump in neck. Breastfeeding currently. Recently move have no PCP. Can I wait an watch or need check?

May need strep test: Sore throat and tonsillitis symptoms usually are evaluated by a rapid strep test in addition to an exam. If there are strep germs, antibiotics such as Amoxil (amoxicillin) or Zithromax are needed. Sometimes tonsils get whitish mucousy stuff on them. A patient can call around town to see if there is a new PCP who can fit her in within 48 hours. Going online to her insurance's website can bring up a PCP list. ...Read more

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Lump At Front Of Neck (Definition)

Swelling prominent in anterior part of the neck, such ...Read more


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Worried about a lump on the side of my tongue that is accompanied with a sore throat, earache, white spot on tonsil, lump in neck - feels like a pea.

Worried about a lump on the side of my tongue that is accompanied with a sore throat, earache, white spot on tonsil, lump in neck - feels like a pea.

Time for a visit.: It's time to visit your oral surgeon /primary care physician for a thorough examination and possibly a strep test. ...Read more

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I have had a right swollen tonsil for 10 years now and a lump on the right side of my neck under the skin that moves and doesn't hurt and no pain.?

I have had a right swollen tonsil for 10 years now and a lump on the right side of my neck under the skin that moves and doesn't hurt and no pain.?

See your doctor: Many things can cause a tonsil to swell, even persistently. The lump on the right side of your neck suggests that you might have lymph nodes reacting to whatever's causing the tonsil problem. That lump might also be the lymph nodes reacting to a problem in the neck or upper chest. A thorough examination, imaging, and possibly a biopsy are advisable. Please make an appointment to get these things. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lump on my neck under my jaw a lil bit below where u would check ur tonsiles what could it be? Also what should I do?

I have a swollen lump on my neck under my jaw a lil bit below where u would check ur tonsiles what could it be? Also what should I do?

Watch it for 1 week: It could be an inflamed lymph gland. That happens with a sore throat or a virus infection. In that case it would be a tender lump.
If it is painless and does not settle down in the next 2-4 weeks, get it checked by your doctor especially if it keeps enlarging. ...Read more

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My tonsils have been swollen and look like there's big lumps on them and many red lumps in back of throat for a year now. What are its possible reasons?

My tonsils have been swollen and look like there's big lumps on them and many red lumps in back of throat for a year now. What are its possible reasons?

Tonsils: Hello, tonsil tissues are lymph organs that have unique folds, crypts and looks to them. When they are enlarged, they pose a problem with swallowing and breathing. They also have the ability to swell with inflammation. The red bumps in the back of your throat is lymphoid studding or islands of small lymph tissue. These are normal. ...Read more

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Got a sore throat very suddenly, lasted for a week. I have red lumps on the back of my throat and my tonsils are swollen. What could it be?

Got a sore throat very suddenly, lasted for a week. I have red lumps on the back of my throat and my tonsils are swollen. What could it be?

Pharyngitis: That's a fancy medical term for a throat infection. Any number of bacteria or viruses could cause this. I'm sure you've heard of 'Strep throat' for example. The best thing to do, is see a doctor who can take a culture or perform other tests to make the best determination of what you have. Then, the treatment can be targeted. Sometimes 'no answer' is found, and you just have to deal with symptoms ...Read more

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2 lumps in mouth their far apart.1 inside tongue 1 in cheek upper molars my sore throat has went away but left side of neck feels swollen. Oral cancer?

2 lumps in mouth their far apart.1 inside tongue 1 in cheek upper molars my sore throat has went away but left side of neck feels swollen. Oral cancer?

Oral lesion: At 16 years old, it is highly doubtful that you have cancer. There can be some lesions which might need excision. See an ENT or oral surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have red throat, bump near uvula, 1 swollen tonsil. Help?

What to do if I have red throat, bump near uvula, 1 swollen tonsil. Help?

Sx's: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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What could cause a pea sized lump in neck?

What could cause a pea sized lump in neck?

Lots of things: There are many different things that can present this way. The most common is an enlarged lymph node. I would recommend an md visit if the issue doesn't resolve. ...Read more

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Why would one have neutropenia and lump in neck?

Why would one have neutropenia and lump in neck?

May be unconnectedor: May not be related or could indicate a disorder suppressing neutrophils - e.g., lupus, lymphoma. ...Read more

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Hard lump in neck that feels like grissle - muscle?

Hard lump in neck that feels like grissle - muscle?

A few things: Can be an abscess from a tooth, a swollen lymph node, enlarged salivary gland, thyroid mass, cyst, tumor, etc. Whatever it is, not normal. See ENT doc ASAP. ...Read more

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Which medicine is best if I have difficult to sallow saliva feeling lump in neck?

Which medicine is best if I have difficult to sallow saliva feeling lump in neck?

See your physician.: It is always best to evaluate the cause of a problem before taking any medicine for symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a small lump in neck that's moveable considered lynphoma? Does size indicate if it's lynphoma? I've been losing weight

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 more

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I have a white spot on my right tonsil and my also said the right side of my neck looks swollen. What could this indicate?

I have a white spot on my right tonsil and my also said the right side of my neck looks swollen. What could this indicate?

Tonsillitis: White spots on the tonsils particularly when associated with symptoms (sore throat, fever) suggest acute tonsillitis. The lymph gland on the same side also gets inflamed and gets larger and becomes tender. Tonsillitis needs evaluation and its bacterial needs therapy with antibiotics ...Read more

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My right tonsil is swollen and has a puss pocket like thing near it and the right side of the back of my neck is also swollen why?

My right tonsil is swollen and has a puss pocket like thing near it and the right side of the back of my neck is also swollen why?

Infection: From your description it sounds like you have a right tonsillar infection with an area that is plugged with a tonsilith. The swelling in the back of your neck is likely reactive lymphadenopathy. Check with your doctor, you may need an antibiotic. In the meantime keep your mouth clean and gargle with an antiseptic or a salt solution. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Lump in neck on adams apple. Should I be concerned?

Lump in neck on adams apple. Should I be concerned?

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

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What could cause this very painful lump in neck?

What could cause this very painful lump in neck?

A few things: Can be an abscess from a tooth, a swollen lymph node, enlarged salivary gland, thyroid mass, cyst, tumor, etc. Whatever it is, not normal. See ENT doc ASAP. ...Read more

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Lump on tonsil and swollen tonsil?

Lump on tonsil and swollen tonsil?

Tonsilitis: Sounds like an infection of the tonsils. Call your primary for evaluation and treatment with proper antibiotic. Untreated infection may create problem in the future. ...Read more

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Lump in neck of my baby just below her chin?

Lump in neck of my baby just below her chin?

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

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Small lump in neck, how likely to be lymphoma?

Small lump in neck, how likely to be lymphoma?

Unlikely: It is more likely to be swelling of a lymph node from non-cancerous causes. There are other possibilities especially depending on the location on the neck. ...Read more

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I have a very deeply hole behind my right tonsil. It just appeared last night and it hurts extremely bad. And the side of my neck it's on is swollen.

I have a very deeply hole behind my right tonsil. It just appeared last night and it hurts extremely bad. And the side of my neck it's on is swollen.

Tonsil disease: You should see a doctor for evaluation of the area. It is impossible for any patient to "see" a hole in the tonsil, or evaluate the tonsil adequately. Pain and swelling may indicate a simple tonsillitis, or it may be other things, such as an impaled foreign body, fish bone, or other debris. ...Read more

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Early20s.healthy.4 lumps in neck and mastoid. (less than 1 cm).no pain. Been there for months. One of them for years. On same sideof lumps, tonsil isbigger?

Early20s.healthy.4 lumps in neck and mastoid. (less than 1 cm).no pain. Been there for months. One of them for years. On same sideof lumps, tonsil isbigger?

Ear Nose Doctor: I would suggest you see your primary doctor and if indicated a referral to an Ear Nose Specialist. This way they can verify the bumps and examine your tonsils. Good luck ...Read more

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Low energy, large lump in neck, weight gain?

Low energy, large lump in neck, weight gain?

Check thyroid: One possible cause of the symptoms you mention would be an underactive thyroid. Simple blood tests can screen for this. ...Read more

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Must I have marrow biopsy if neutropenia and lump in neck?

Must I have marrow biopsy if neutropenia and lump in neck?

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