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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

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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How do I increase my neck mass, strength for rugby?

How do I increase my neck mass, strength for rugby?

Lateral SCM presses: Side to side and front to back movements with weights will give you added muscle strength. Sit-ups, with your neck held up with also improve, besides doing exercises for the traps. However, overall conditioning and strengthening will add to these muscles as part of your preparation for sports or continuation in sports. Wear a helmet! ...Read more

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Coping with Mass Shootings (Checklist)

Get adequate rest, food, sleep
daily
Avoid exposure to trauma cues, including TV images
daily
Seek support from loved ones and peers
daily
Talk about events and feelings only if this feels helpful
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What is the definition or description of: neck mass?

Neck mass: This is a 'mass', whether benign or malignant, located within the neck structure. ...Read more

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What would cause a neck mass in a 3 year old?

What would cause a neck mass in a 3 year old?

Lots of things.: Causes range from enlarged lymph node, cyst, abscess, enlarged thyroid, and scar tissue, to a tumor. It's best to have the doctor evaluate it. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What could be a neck mass found a couple of months after car accident?

What could be a neck mass found a couple of months after car accident?

Neck Mass: If you have a neck mass go get it checked now! Who knows if it is related to the accident or you have something else, I'm not going to specualte at to what it is, you need an examination and likely some radiology studies. ...Read more

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Neck mass, what can it be, scar tissue?

See a Doctor: A neck mass can be serious so please get checked. I can't tell what a mass is unless I examine a patient and that is hard to do over the internet. It could be a swollen lymph node and that could be from an infection or from cancer so don't fool around. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've been feeling more tired and have some neck mass. When should I see the doctor?

I've been feeling more tired and have some neck mass. When should I see the doctor?

Right away!: Fatigue is a nonspecific symptom and may be due to a variety of factors. But if you detect, or even suspect a mass in your neck, those could be very serious. Thyroid problems, infections, and cancer can all cause symptoms like this. See your family doctor immediately to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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How likely is an about a CM big hard neck mass cancer? Please tell me how likely and don't just say see your doctor. The mass is there for months

How likely is an about a CM big hard neck mass cancer? Please tell me how likely and don't just say see your doctor. The mass is there for months

See below: Jane 581: What is your reluctance to seeing your doctor? It is not feasible to divine the nature of the mass without examining it. It is not likely to be cancer, but it could be other bad things like tuberculosis. A fine needle aspirate may provide diagnostic information. ...Read more

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Can anyone help explain head and neck mass in a baby?

Can anyone help explain head and neck mass in a baby?

Get checked: There are a huge number of possibilities, from infection to a cyst to a hemangioma or vascular malformation to a tumor (benign or malignant). This is something that needs to be checked out by the child's pediatrician asap. ...Read more

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How fast does a malignant neck mass usually grow? Can it stay the same size for months and still be cancer?

How fast does a malignant neck mass usually grow? Can it stay the same size for months and still be cancer?

Variable rates: Tumors do grow at widely variable rates and a cancer stay the same size for a few months. It is important to get it checked out. A palpable neck may be suitable for evaluation by a fine needle aspirate. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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5mm neck mass, had for atleast 1 mth now. Follow up in 3mths. What could be the cause? What is coarse if treatment?

5mm neck mass, had for atleast 1 mth now. Follow up in 3mths. What could be the cause? What is coarse if treatment?

Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more

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What is the probability that a 0.5 CM neck mass (hard but not rock hard) is cancer? It is on the right back side of the neck

What is the probability that a 0.5 CM neck mass (hard but not rock hard) is cancer? It is on the right back side of the neck

Hard to say: Unless an exam, lab work and possibly biopsy is done it is hard to give a probability of whether this is cancer. Characteristics of something cancerous are fixed masses, large, painful in nature. Should there be more concern please see your doctor for more answers. ...Read more

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I have calcification on my thyroid and some in my neck mass. When I did my fna, the doctor only sampled the thyroid. Why not the mass? Same finding?

I have calcification on my thyroid and some in my neck mass. When I did my fna, the doctor only sampled the thyroid. Why not the mass? Same finding?

It depends,,,: It depends on other tests and what they showed if the doctor did them. For example, an iodine uptake test may be done for a thyroid with nodules and depending on the results there may not have been a need for an aspiration of the nodule. It also depends on what was being looked for, cancer or another disease so more info. Like the aspiration results is likely needed. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can a neck mass found 2 months after a car accident be related to the accident?

Can a neck mass found 2 months after a car accident be related to the accident?

May be: After injury, it may be collection of blood called hematoma most of the time will resolve on its own, see your physician. ...Read more

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Neck mass CT done told don't know wht it is no needle biopsy but surgery needs to come out Malignant unknown cancer not ruled out. Is this bad.

Neck mass CT done told don't know wht it is no needle biopsy but surgery needs to come out Malignant unknown cancer not ruled out. Is this bad.

Follow-up needed: A neck mass at your age is usually an enlarged lymph node. These can enlarge for many reasons, but if the mass has not reduced in size (as it would during a resolving infection), it should be biopsied. Needle biopsy sometimes does not yield a diagnosis and then a formal node biopsy should be done. Also, your doctor may want to do a scan to determine if other lymph nodes are enlarged. ...Read more

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I have a neck mass. All results have come back fine. I'm also losing hearing in my left ear. The mass is behind miscle in left side of neck. I am very concerned about this. It doesn't hurt. I have had it for a year or more and it's getting bigger over tim

I have a neck mass. All results have come back fine. I'm also losing hearing in my left ear. The mass is behind miscle in left side of neck. I am very concerned about this. It doesn't hurt. I have had it for a year or more and it's getting bigger over tim

Neck mass: The only definitive diagnosis of any mass is to have it biopsied. There are lymph chains in your neck area, so depending on where it is, it may be simply a benign lymphadenopathy, but again, as stated, the only definitive diagnosis is made by biopsy. An ENT Doctor would be able to perform a therapeutic and diagnostic excisional biopsy of the area if warranted after an examination. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My family doctor sent me to a ENT for a biopsy for my thyriod and neck mass. They both have small calification. Am I looking at surgery?

My family doctor sent me to a ENT for a biopsy for my thyriod and neck mass. They both have small calification. Am I looking at surgery?

Small calcification: Small calcifications are seen in the thyroid in some conditions. Usually they are seen in psommoma bodies which are a pathological feature seen in papillary thyroid carcinoma fortunately papillary thyroid cancer is very treatable and has a great chance of cure. Any neck nodes can be removed with a selective neck dissection. The good news is lymph nodes in pap thy cancer do not mean badness. ...Read more

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I believe I have a neck mass that is causing inappropriate carotid sinus stimulation causing bradycardic pre syncope. Do I need MRI or can CT/us work?

I believe I have a neck mass that is causing inappropriate carotid sinus stimulation causing bradycardic pre syncope. Do I need MRI or can CT/us work?

You need to: See a Head & Neck surgery specialist if you and your doctor think this might be a chemodectoma, a rare tumor of carotid sinus. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing the nodes under my jaw and neck swelling up and down. Chewing and the icy weather seems to trigger it. Ultrasound shows nothing?

I've been experiencing the nodes under my jaw and neck swelling up and down. Chewing and the icy weather seems to trigger it. Ultrasound shows nothing?

Need more info: What is your question? I need more information to offer any perspective. Have you had a recent cold? How is the health of your gums and teeth? Any throat infection? Any problems in the ears? What is your tuberculosis status? Have you had a complete blood count? Please feel free to schedule a full consult with a physician for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Ultrasound shows solid mass on throat, What could this be?

Ultrasound shows solid mass on throat, What could this be?

Depends on where: From the point of view of anatomy where exactly it is will determine what it may be. Certainly a large lymph node may be a good thought. So it depends on what the doctor reading the study says compared to the throat. Best talk to you doctor. Also a CT may be needed to really see what is going on. ...Read more

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I have a hard fixed nodule directly on my right clavicle near throat. X ray and blood work are clear however ultrasound shows solid mass. No pain.

I have a hard fixed nodule directly on my right clavicle near throat. X ray and blood work are clear however ultrasound shows solid mass. No pain.

Have it worked up: Lumps in the neck can be caused by a number of things. They range from benign (like lymph nodes responding to an infection, cysts, or non-cancerous tumors) to serious conditions like cancer. If it is suspicious, then a fine needle aspiration (needle biopsy) would be the next step. ...Read more

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I'm having an ultrasound scan on my neck an was wondering Would an ultrasound scan be able to detect a lymphoma or an abnormal mass in my neck?

I'm having an ultrasound scan on my neck an was wondering Would an ultrasound scan be able to detect a lymphoma or an abnormal mass in my neck?

Yes: An ultrasound of an area can detect an abnormal mass in that area and characterize is as fluid-filled or solid. An MRI and CT scan with IV contrast can also be used to evaluate neck masses, and may offer additional information or image a larger area. ...Read more

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Hello I have a pulsatile mass in my neck. 2cm wide it s very painful and bothering. Years ago I had ultrasounds = 2 neck cyst. Is this the problem?

Hello I have a pulsatile mass in my neck. 2cm wide it s very painful and bothering. Years ago I had ultrasounds = 2 neck cyst. Is this the problem?

Need to be evaluated: If the mass is pulsatile, possibilities include a vascular lesion (aneurysm or pseudo-aneurysm) or a tumor (such as a paraganglioma, i.e. Carotid body tumor or glomus vagale). You should consult, and have some form of neck imaging with contrast enhancement, either ct or mri.
That said, at your age, and in the absence of prior trauma, what you describe suggests a branchial cleft cyst. ...Read more

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Small hard lump deep within neck for two months. Ultrasound results say "No visible mass. There is shadowing 5 mm calcification in the deep soft tissue of the left posterior neck, seems to correspond to a palpable lump". Feeling scared about this?

Small hard lump deep within neck for two months. Ultrasound results say "No visible mass. There is shadowing 5 mm calcification in the deep soft tissue of the left posterior neck, seems to correspond to a palpable lump". Feeling scared about this?

Neck lump: Great that you had it checked. Did you have any sort of prior injury to that spot? Even acne can leave a calcification behind after it heals. Did the radiologist recommend repeating the sonogram in 6-12 months? Might help to see if there is a change over time.
Don't worry, but do recheck it. ...Read more

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My doctor said they found an echogenic mass in my fetus' liver during my 20 week ultrasound. What could this mean?

My doctor said they found an echogenic mass in my fetus' liver during my 20 week ultrasound. What could this mean?

The ultrasound: Report should have provided potential causes for this finding and recommendations (if any needed) for further evaluation. If it didn't then consider a more detailed fetal ultrasound at a center offering level 2 or level 3 studies. These centers have greater expertise in fetal ultrasound and can often answer questions which arise on a screening study. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Neck Mass (Definition)

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