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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)

The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...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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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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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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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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Pulsating lump in neck, movable and soft. Ultrasound of carotid clear. What is this?

Hard to say: A movable pulsating lump could be a lymph node that is lying on the carotid and you are feeling a transmitted pulse. Try ultrasound over the mass to see if it is fluid or solid.If it is solid it possibly should be removed to make sure it isn't a tumor. ...Read more

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Lump on my neck, it moves when I swallow and today It's hard to swallow.normal blood test,ultrasound said not a typical lump. What could it be?

Lump on my neck, it moves when I swallow and today It's hard to swallow.normal blood test,ultrasound said not a typical lump. What could it be?

Need to examine: If an ultrasound and supposedly examination by a doctor have not provided an answer, it would not be feasible to answer the question in this forum. It may require additional imaging, needle aspiration biopsy or open biopsy and examination of the material by a pathologist. ...Read more

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