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Dr. Michael Michaels
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I have a lump at the back left side of my neck,what does this mean?

I have a lump at the back left side of my neck,what does this mean?

Many: It could be one of many things. No point anyone guessing online. Please get examined by a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
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What does it mean if u have a lump on the back of your neck?

What does it mean if u have a lump on the back of your neck?

Two most common: A sebaceus cyst and a lipoma or fatty fumor. Your doctor will tell you right away. If it feels like cheese, cyst. If it feels liquid, lipoma. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Hill
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What is a lump on your neck mean?

What is a lump on your neck mean?

Depends: Depends on size, duration, location and whether it is hard, soft, painful. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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My baby is a month old and a couple of days ago i was massaging his neck and i felt a little lump on the back of it. What does it mean?

My baby is a month old and a couple of days ago i was massaging his neck and i felt a little lump on the back of it.  What does it mean?

Probably lymph node: There are several lymph glands located within the structures of the neck & will vary in size from the size of a pea to much larger if stimulated.When stimulated they can enlarge quickly and feel tender to touch or compression. A visit with your dr during regular hours should separate the simple transient issues from those needing further tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. Robert Jackson
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Dr. Louis Gallia
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What does it mean when there's a little lump in the neck?

What does it mean when there's a little lump in the 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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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I have weird lump things on the side of my neck when i push down there painless but i thought lumps probably mean I have cancer?

I have weird lump things on the side of my neck when i push down there painless but i thought lumps probably mean I have cancer?

I bet you're fine: Show your physician at your next office visit, or make an appointment if it keep growing, is stony-hard, and/or sticks to surrounding structures. Most young people have several palpable benign lymph nodes in the neck. ...Read more

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Dr. Kris Gast
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What does a lump on the side of my neck mean? Could it be cancerous?

What does a lump on the side of my neck mean? Could it be cancerous?

Lump on neck: A lump in the neck is a lymph node. It can be enlarged due to infection, like a sore throat. Or it can be enlarged due to cancer. If it has been there for more than 2 weeks you need to see a ENT doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Can a lump on the neck mean cancer?

Can a lump on the neck mean cancer?

Not necessarily: Lumps anywhere are either benign or cancerous. Benign lumps in neck are frequently caused by infections in the throat which are common(colds and coughs due to viruses). But cancer can affect the neck lymph nodes or any other organs like thyroid or inside the mouth, which can show up as an enlarged neck nodes. You need to think cancer when the lump is painless and is continuing to grow for >3-4 wk. ...Read more

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