what can a lump in your neck mean

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My baby has lumps near behind her neck. I can describe it like the lumps on the chickens neck (if you know what I mean).

Probably lymph node

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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.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. David Kornguth answered:

Do painless neck lumps always mean cancer?

No

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Painless neck lumps are common and very few are cancerous. See your primary care doctor for exam and evaluation.
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What does it mean if lumps appear on your neck?

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Lumps could be related to acne, cycts, swollen lymph nodes? See a physician if this remains a problem.
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Whats it mean when you have alot of tiny lumps inside your neck?

Lymph nodes

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Many possibilities including enlarged lymph nodes due to viral infection. See your family doctor or internist.
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Dr. LaMont L. Gee answered:

what does it mean if i have lumps in my neck/ chin? It started out with just one at least a year ago today I noriced there are at least 3

Get checked

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A long standing unexplained lump in the neck or chin needs to be checked and sooner is better than delaying. While there are many things that can cause this, most of which are benign, there is a real potential for something very serious. Get started right away.
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Dr. Mary B. Engrav answered:

Can you get toxic shock syndrome from the plastic from a tampon being left in your vagina? I have had a fever and chills, then extreme periods of sweating along with a lump behing my ear and one that is getting pretty big on my neck below it. These lumps

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Toxic Shock Syndrome was felt to be secondary to extremely-absorbable tampons, which became associated with Staph and Strep infections. Toxic Shock Syndrome has symptoms of high fever, rash, and often vomiting or diarrhea. If a patient had high fever, vomiting, and rash, then they should consult with their physician. The reasons for swelling behind the ears and in the neck may be a different cause of infection.
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Dr. Dragos Luca answered:

Signs that lumps in your neck are lymphoma? My boyfriend has some small lumps in his neck but the doctor said they were fatty tissue. Recently he discovered another lump by his lymph node. It's squishy and he can move it around. He doesn't think it's gott

Hard to say...

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Lumps in the neck area can be associated with numerous clinical conditions including infections, cysts, malformations, various types of cancer including lymphoma, etc. Generally, signs and symptoms that may be associated with lymphoma include unexplained weight loss, fatigue, night sweats, loss of appetite. Consulting your doctor is recommended. Possibly a lymph node biopsy may be necessary.
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Dr. Stevan Cordas answered:

Can hives cause lumps at the back of the neck?

Lumps

Hives
They don't usually leave a lump. Hives itch a lot and are raised. Sometimes a chemical on the label of a shirt could trigeer them there or left over aftershave, shampoo. If they persist check with a skin doctor.
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Can toothaches cause lumps in your neck or throat?

Yes

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An infection can drain to your neck lymph nodes causing tender, mobile, lumps. See your dentist as soon as possible.
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