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Had ultrasound on neck lump. Dr was supposed to send me to an ENT for a biopsy. But my account is blocked from referrals. What does that mean?

Had ultrasound on neck lump. Dr was supposed to send me to an ENT for a biopsy. But my account is blocked from referrals. What does that mean?

Account blocked: If you have a neck mass, it is potentially serious. You should demand referral from your primary doctor without excuses. If unsatisfied, call your health insurance representative. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Had an ultrasound on small lump on neck today, since the probe pressed on it my lump is smaller, like it pushed it in. What could it be?

Had an ultrasound on small lump on neck today, since the probe pressed on it my lump is smaller, like it pushed it in. What could it be?

Node, cyst or others: A small lump on the neck usually is a lymph node, a small sebaceous cyst or a lipoma, although it could be something else. Did the ultrasound show what it was? It is uncommon for the ultrasound to make it smaller. ...Read more

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Was sent to get a neck ultrasound for a lump found during physical. The radiologist who conducted the ultrasound said she could not find the lump that my primary care dr found but instead found an oval hole on the left side of my neck that she said was in

Ultrasound: Sometimes a doctor may feel something and ask for a ultrasound. If the radiologist can not find anything then your doctor may have been feeling normal structures and was just making sure. You can ask your doctor to make a mark on your neck and repeat sonogram. I am not sure what a oval hole. It may have been a benign cyst or a benign appearing lymph nose or a lipoma. Ask them to explain. ...Read more

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Neck mass right side assumed lymph node 3cm 2+mo. Fatigue normal CBC chest xray. Ent now said may carotid artery. What can ultrasound determine?

Neck mass right side assumed lymph node 3cm 2+mo. Fatigue normal CBC chest xray. Ent now said may carotid artery. What can ultrasound determine?

Ultrasound: Can better show what the mass is. An enlarged lymph node looks very different from the carotid artery so this question can be put to rest with an ultrasound. ...Read more

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I have had an ultrasound. My neck lumps are not from lymph nodes, so what else could it be? I have 3 on right side

Few things: Could be estill small lymphnodes not picked up by us, could be things called branchial cysts which could be anatomical remnants of some clefts we had suring development as a foetus inside mother's womb, soft tissue tumors-benign ones -called lipomas/fibromas/neiurofibromas etc. If not causing pain, if not fast growing, if not identifiedas thyroid tissue sitting in some other place like neck, no worry. ...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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What to do if I have a fairly large lump on the side of my neck. The ultrasound showed a small lymph node. What now?

What to do if I have a fairly large lump on the side of my neck. The ultrasound showed a small lymph node. What now?

Watchfully wait: Most enlarged lymph nodes are reactive, meaning they enlarge in response to nearby infection or inflammation. A reactive lymph node should gradually decrease in size and return to normal within one to two weeks. If it doesn't, you should follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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My Husband is experiencing neck lump or bulge. It came on suddenly 1 week prior to a cold in front of voice box. Lump is hard and oriented slighty above voicebox in middle of neck.

My Husband is experiencing neck lump or bulge. It came on suddenly 1 week prior to a cold in front of voice box. Lump is hard and oriented slighty above voicebox in middle of neck.

Likely lymph node: Most likely a lymph node, which is enlarged because of the cold (viral infection). If it persists more than a few weeks, new areas appear, or it enlarges get it checked out by a doctor. There are more serious diseases which can cause lymph node enlargement. ...Read more

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Pain lower jaw and I also have a neck lump. What is this?

Pain lower jaw and I also have a neck lump. What is this?

Many choices: It could be an abscessed tooth or an impacted wisdom tooth. Advise you to start with a dental visit for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a slight neck lump or bulge. Upper neck close to head. Slight pain for a couple of nights if sleeping in wrong position.?

I am experiencing a slight neck lump or bulge. Upper neck close to head. Slight pain for a couple of nights if sleeping in wrong position.?

The most common: Cause of a neck lump is an enlarged lymph node. Or, in the location you describe, an enlarged or swollen salivary gland. But the fact that it seems to be associated with pain in certain positions makes me wonder if you could just have a muscle strain with some associated inflammation and swelling. I think you can watch this for a few days, but if it persists >1 week, see your Doctor for evaluation ...Read more

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My doctor has sent me for an ultrasound because of lumps in my neck, what could the test find? Could something be wrong if he's asked for a test?

My doctor has sent me for an ultrasound because of lumps in my neck, what could the test find? Could something be wrong if he's asked for a test?

Not to worry yet: Depends on the location and size of the lump. Sometimes "lump" is normal neck tissue or just a small lymph node. Getting an ultrasound doesn't necessarily something is wrong. Ultrasound of the neck can survey lymph nodes, salivary and thyroid glands, etc. ...Read more

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What is it? I have neck lump or bulge, it doesn't move feels like it's a lump attached to a bond and feels a as hard as a bone would, doesn't hurt

What is it? I have neck lump or bulge, it doesn't move feels like it's a lump attached to a bond and feels a as hard as a bone would, doesn't hurt

Depends: It could be a bone, a bone spur, a cyst that is adherent to (stuck) to a bone beneath it, or something else. The fact that it not painful and not mobile would warrant investigation if it is new. ...Read more

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Is a very small, half size of pea hard fixed lump on back of neck for over 3 years no change in size a concern, had ultrasound nothing out of ordinary?

Is a very small, half size of pea hard fixed lump on back of neck for over 3 years no change in size a concern, had ultrasound nothing out of ordinary?

Not to worry: We have lumps for all sorts of reasons. They are often small sebaceous cysts or nevi (moles). The fact that it hasn't changed in 3 years is a sign that it is stable and not cancerous. However, if it starts to grow or hurt, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a neck lump or bulge located between my chin and neck. I have no abnormal symptoms that would indicate cancer. What might be going on?

I am experiencing a neck lump or bulge located between my chin and neck. I have no abnormal symptoms that would indicate cancer. What might be going on?

Lymph node, infected: Your symptoms could be as simple as a lymph node swollen from infection (e.g.viral) or it could be an infected pimple or an infected sebaceous gland or an ingrown hair follicle. If it increases in size, definitely see your PCP. Otherwise, watch and see if it goes away in a few days. ...Read more

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Could my neck lump be a sign of cancer? I have a pretty big lump that is visible on my left side especially if I turn my head. I am 21 years old cur

Could my neck lump be a sign of cancer? I have a pretty big lump that is visible on my left side especially if I turn my head. I am 21 years old cur

What about the lump?: If it is VERY large, more than a good inch across, rock hard, and / or stuck to nearby structures, get it seen. Otherwise, it's probably a lymph node and your friend. ...Read more

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Hi I went for a ultrasound on my neck as a large lump could be felt I have a 4 CM nodule what is my chance of it being cancer I am female and 30 year?

Hi I went for a ultrasound on my neck as a large lump could be felt I have a 4 CM nodule what is my chance of it being cancer I am female and 30 year?

Need to see your MD: Depends on location, duration presence of oropharyngeal infections, need work up, in 30 yr old has to rule out lymphomas, see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Have muscle spasm on my neck lump on the right side?

Have muscle spasm on my neck lump on the right side?

Refer to answer: It could be pulled muscle, or a pinch nervefor pulled muscle keep it warm and massage it.
Stop all cereals. Take whole milk cheese. Do less than 10lbs push pull lift for two weeks. Take vit d3 1000 units. Bend forward do forward streching exercise with your neck completely relaxes and try to touch your toes in up and down for ten times twice a day. If it is from pinch nerve should go away. ...Read more

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I had biopsy done of neck lump node. It has been present for over 8 months. No appetite and weight loss. Positive for cd20, cd3, bcl6, bcl2. Meaning?

I had biopsy done of neck lump node. It has been present for over 8 months. No appetite and weight loss. Positive for cd20, cd3, bcl6, bcl2. Meaning?

Biopsy: CD 20 is an antigen present on a wide range of normal and neoplastic B lymphocytes. This could be lymphoma but please consult with us to ask more questions to see likelihood it is cancerous. I will post on my blog a more info: see eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com for more info. Consult with us to discuss if you would like more information as well. ...Read more

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Fbc results:hgb14.1, pcv0.394, rbc4.23, mcv93.1, mch33.3 (hi), mchc35.8 (hi), plt302, wbc11.7 (hi) neck lump>5mths intermittent night sweats&ext fatigue?

Fbc results:hgb14.1, pcv0.394, rbc4.23, mcv93.1, mch33.3 (hi), mchc35.8 (hi), plt302, wbc11.7 (hi) neck lump>5mths intermittent night sweats&ext fatigue?

Get a diagnosis. ..: Neck lump with systemic symptoms (night sweats, weight loss, fatigue) mandates examination and investigation for cause. Possible infective causes include bacterial, tubercular, viral infection. Malignancy and Thyroid disorders need excluded here. See http://patient. Info/doctor/neck-lumps-and-bumps for a structured medical approach to neck lumps. Work with your GP for diagnosis +/- referral. ...Read more

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I am experiencing Severe neck pain and neck lump or bulge. Arm pain also been experiencing for several months. No accident what could be wrong?

I am experiencing Severe neck pain and neck lump or bulge. Arm pain also been experiencing for several months. No accident what could be wrong?

Difficult to know: Without a physical exam it is difficult to know if what you are experiencing is due to a pinched nerve and subsequent muscle spasm, a lipoma pressing on a nerve, or herniated disc in your cervical spine, among others. The arm pain may be referred from the neck or it could be a separate issue -good physical exam by an MD or DO should be able to better differentiate what may be going on, so see Dr! ...Read more

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Son had neck lump last month which doc suspected is thyroglossal cyst. Was treated for strep and lump shrank. Now has cough and again swollen. Why?

Son had neck lump last month which doc suspected is thyroglossal cyst. Was treated for strep and lump shrank. Now has cough and again swollen. Why?

Lump: Neck lump that partially responds to antibiotics needs to be further investigated. Neck ultrasound would be the first step. Consult with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have head to toe night sweats...Day sweats...A rubbery neck lump...Cough with lump sensation while swallowing. Should I be worried-?

I have head to toe night sweats...Day sweats...A rubbery neck lump...Cough with lump sensation while swallowing. Should I be worried-?

No, but concerned: You need to see your doctor about this. This doesn't sound like it needs to be worked up in an E.R. Unless you are short of breath or can't swallow, etc. Make sure your doctor knows all your symptoms. This should prompt a work up to look for causes of your symptoms. Resist the urge to "consult dr. Google" as this may cause worry. Let your doctor order the right tests to consider making dx. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing neck lump the size of half a ping pong ball after hurting it at gymnastics 3 days ago, but the lump has come up today. She is complaining of pain behind her ear too but no lump and has had a temperature. It hurts to touch?

My Daughter is experiencing neck lump the size of half a ping pong ball after hurting it at gymnastics 3 days ago, but the lump has come up today. She is complaining of pain behind her ear too but no lump and has had a temperature. It hurts to touch?

Medical attention: Possible lymphadenitis due to bacteria infection
Need to see your doctor
Have the doctor do a strep test also, sometimes strep throat can cause this problem.
There are other causes for lymph nodes enlargement
If antibiotics doesn't resolve it then you child need further work up like CBC with manual differential, CMP, LDH.
If there are cat at home get cat scratch disease titer- Bartonella titer ...Read more

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What is it? I have neck lump or bulge and tender swollen lump in breast.

What is it? I have neck lump or bulge and tender swollen lump in breast.

Need to be examined: Have a healthcare personnel examine the breast lumps to determine the nature and right treatment. The lump on your neck may or may not be related with the lump in the breast. Your primary care provider or a GYN doctor will be of great help. ...Read more

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Fast growing neck lump with high fever in hospital for 5 days. They said it was savilary gland. Couldn't talk or eat. Sent home with same symptoms.?

Fast growing neck lump with high fever in hospital for 5 days. They said it was savilary gland. Couldn't talk or eat. Sent home with same symptoms.?

Follow-up with Dr.: A person with salivary gland swelling (presumably due to infection or blockage) can follow-up with her ENT doctor or primary care doctor, to be sure that the recovery is going as expected. Sometimes additional treatment is needed. If symptoms are worrisome, and the patient cannot get in touch with her doctors, then she can go to the E.R. To be seen and treated. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Neck Mass (Definition)

This is a 'mass', whether benign or malignant, located ...Read more